My first attempt at a felt monster below. I think it's cute!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I've had a lot of spare time, and I've been learning new stitches on the loom. I've learned the knit stitch (stockingette) and purl, and combined the 2 into a garter stitch. I've knit some socks and wristwarmers with the garter stitch and a pair of mittens for my mom (I made her a matching hat last year) for her birthday. They aren't as huge as they look (camera angles) and they're really warm. Winters coming and we need our mittens! Those are also my first attempt at making mittens, I used a simple e-wrap for that. Click for a Flickr view.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
I learned the knit stitch and garter stitch on the loom. The orange socks are done with the garter stitch, the rainbow socks with the knit stitch. I sewed the head wrap with a tie dye type flannel and made a fall coloured toque as well!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
The cat hat I made is my favourite so far, I really like it and will be wearing it ALL winter. :D The dino hat was an experiment and I will be making more, I just need to buy more fleece. Fabricland has fleece on sale, so awesome! Enjoy and click for a Flickr view. (Oh, by the way, I am picking up that Canadian quarter with a magnet implanted in my ring finger on my left hand!)
I found a loom pattern for these slippers and HAD to try it out. My first attempt sucked, but I got it the second time around and made a rainbow pair. Thanks Ravelry for the tutorial! Click for a Flickr view. (And oh, they are so soft!)
Excuse my ugly carpet!
Excuse my ugly carpet!
Friday, September 23, 2011
I went on a knitting frenzy and made more socks. I finished the pair to the first one, made a fuzzy pair and an awesome DayGlo pair that is more of a slipper than a sock. I have so much wool to make socks and they're very comfy. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
They're both done using different techniques, and the 2nd one (the mouse) was the 2nd easiest and the best I've used for the hats. (The hat, black and red, in the entry below was made using the hardest technique) The first looks a bit wonky in the picture. It's cute though! I love making these. I'm going to have so many. I have a LOT of fleece left. I'll keep perfecting! Enjoy and click for the full version. (Sorry, iPhone pics, I'm being lazy and can't find my card reader)
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Or cat hat. It's my first attempt at making a hat out of fleece. It challenged my sewing skills a bit, and I like the way it turned out. So did my dog, Max. He kept trying to steal it off my head. So I'll have to hide the fleece hats. I'm making more, different technique. Click for a Flickr view, enjoy.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I made a little jumper out of a sheer fabric (yes, a bitch to sew) and a summery dress out of some nice blue and purple fabric (the detail on it is really nice, I'll post a macro). I used my new sewing machine, didn't have any help from my mom and didn't use a pattern for either. They aren't perfect, but I like them! Click for a larger view.
Monday, May 23, 2011
My mom helped me a lot sewing this skirt, the fabric is stretchy and hard to work with, and it turned out beautifully. The picture washes out a lot of colour, the fabric is very colourful. We measured my waist, calculated the radius, cut out a huge circle, and one inside for the waist, and made a waist band (can't see it in the picture), sewed the waist band to the skirt and sewed a hem. Pretty easy! I want to make more!