A year and a half or so ago while shooting a Knit Bit at the non-profit shop Stitches from the Heart, I got this great pattern for the ” Quick Baby Sweater”, by Lorraine Major. I’d been wanting to knit one up ever since, but hadn’t had the time until this one for a friend’s baby boy. The yarn is “Vegas” from my collection, in color: Casino. I think it took about 3 balls. It’s knit from the top down on size 10.5 needles, so the pattern’s name is definitely apropos. 🙂
These buttons came from another L.A.-based yarn shop, A Mano, owned by my awesome friend Shannita (she was the guest on the Rasta Hat episode of KG.) I picked these beauties up last summer, while we were there shooting part of the Knitty Gritty Special (which, BTW now has an air date of July 3rd–Stay tuned for more details!) I liked ’em so much that Shannita sent me more, so I could also put them on a kids coat for Catwalk Crochet!
I spent some of my Easter sunday making these sock bunnies for my boys. They’re really easy, super-cute and cuddly, and (I’m proud to say) kid approved! General instructions on how to make them can be found on this website. I *heart* sock creatures.
Tristan took his first sewing class today–it was so dang cute, I could barely stand it! It was an afternoon “Plush Monsters” course at Craft-O-Rama in Austin. Tris loves little squishy toys and seems to be, dare I say, crafty–so this was the perfect stitching intro for him. Although he was a little intimidated at first, he really dug working with a sewing machine.
He’s too wee to reach the pedal, so we put down a bin to help out. 🙂
His finished project as you can see, is a pretty awesome robot for which he meticulously chose all of the materials, and hand-sewed the eyes and buttons on mostly by himself.
All in all I’d say, it’s been a very crafty couple of days. Just how we like it around here.
Ok, reposting the December Unboxing, because it looks like I chose the wrong posting option last time, so only 90 seconds came through. The vid’s 7 minutes, so hopefully this time it works! (It’s posted in full on my Facebook page, YouTube, and YarnYAY.com, too.) Thanks for your patience!...
It’s time for the last unboxing of 2023. This one was a bit of a technical adventure, but I pulled it off, just in the nick of time, and partially from my room at The Graduate Hotel in Nashville. As they say here, Happy Holidays, y’all!
Get the YarnYAY! December Box featuring limited edition, seasonal goodies at YarnYAY.com (link in @vickiehowell bio)