October 29, 2011

Fast & Fun Newborn Hat Pattern

To go along with the knitting theme on this blog lately I thought I would share a very simple Newborn Hat Pattern I made up.  

I used some left over Outer Spud & Chloe yarn I had, but you can use any bulky weight yarn and still come out with one cute little hat.  

Needles: size 13 dpn

CO 30 stitches (10 on each of 3 dpns) and work in the round for the entire project.

Row 1-5: *K1-P1*
Stockinette stitch (K every row when working in the round) until hat measures 4 inches

Next row: *K4, K2tog*
Next row: K
Next row:*K3, K2tog*
Next row: K
Next row: *K2, K2tog*
Next row: *K1, K2tog*
Next row: *K1, K2tog*

Cut leaving about a 6 inch tail
Using a tapestry needle thread through remaining stitches on needles.  Pull tight to close the hole and weave in all ends from the inside of the hat (wrong side).

Ta da!! You have a cute and soft little hat for your little one.  You can whip so many of these up in no time.  So why not make one to match each outfit? :)

Hope you like this Fast & Fun project.

Take care mucho,

October 25, 2011

Knitting some more...

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been having a great time knitting for my little guy who can be making his appearance any day now (Yikes!).  Here are a few sweaters I have created for him to keep him cozy during the winter months.

This one is a Spud & Chloe pattern, Buga Baby Bunting.  It was just so cute I couldn't resist.  Plus I have been a fan of Spud & Chloe for a while now.  I loved their yarns and now I totally dig their patterns too, because this one clearly written and easy to follow.

 The pattern for this one I found on Ravelry.  I love the little old man feel to this one.  It reminds me of something my dad would wear.

And some cute little mocasins to keep his little feet nice and warm when we are out and about.  The pattern fro these were purchased on ebay but you can find the link on Ravelry here.

I have a few more knitted goodies, but just haven't been able to get a picture of them.  I will try to post them on to my flickr page as soon as possible. 

If you have any other suggestions of patterns I should try out for my little man please let me know.  I have really enjoyed these quick projects.  

Now only to see them on him.  That is going to be exciting!

Take care mucho,

October 21, 2011

Knitting up a storm....

So on top of all the fun Camp fun I had this summer I have been knitting like it is going out of style!  This baby news really makes crafting SO much more fun!  Making little things is exciting and instantly gratifying.  For some reason I am more into knitting for this baby than sewing, but I think it works out since he is coming in the middle of very cold weather.

 It all started with making some fun little hats....

(Pattern for this one coming soon )

Why hats?  I am sure you asking yourself.  Well......
  I am fortunate to have an awesome family friend, Maria, who is an AMAZING photographer.  I am always talking to her about creative endeavors.  The moment I found out I was expecting I "booked" her to take his newborn pictures.  I hope to use these hats during the photo shoot.  I just love how babies look with knitted pieces and naked bodies!  Check out Maria's pictures at her website Papillon Photography.  I am sure you will LOVE what you see! 

I am getting so excited to see what this little guy looks like in these little creations.  

More knitted items to come soon... after all I told you I have been knitting up a storm right?
Stay tuned :)

Take care mucho,

October 18, 2011

Sewing Camp 2011

School of Crafts Summer Sewing Camp was a great success!  I was a little nervous venturing on my own, but I knew that I would be starting a family soon and wanted to make sure I would be able to stay home with my kids.  So...  School of Crafts Sewing Camp came to be!

  For the first go around I am super happy with how well things went.  I had so much fun with all my students.  They were all so fun and I loved seeing their personalities come out in their projects.  Here is a nice photo recap of the AMAZING creations everyone made. 

There are so many more, but I figured I would just highlight a few :)  If you would like to see all the pictures taken please visit our Flickr page.  You truly will be amazed with the modifications and projects some of the students came up with all on their own and only after 1 week!

If you are interested in taking some classes with School of Crafts I will be posting Summer 2012 dates in February.  So be on the look out :)
Take care mucho,