Friday, October 28, 2011

2011 Thing a Week - Week 43 - Hemlock Ring Blanket

So I finally knit up a Hemlock Ring Blanket.
Sorry about my head.
It's for my Gramma, for her birthday. I actually knit it wrong. Oops! In between the lace rows of the feather and fan part you're supposed to knit 4 rows in stockinette. I only knit 3. I think it makes it lacier, which isn't exactly what you want with a blanket, but I didn't realize the mistake until I was almost done, a few days before her birthday. I didn't have time to rip it and re-knit, but I think it looks ok. What about you?

Super lacy.
I know, crappy photos.

2011 Halloween - Day 28

Bee and her Flower

Friday, October 21, 2011

2011 Thing a Week - Week 42 - Purse

So I made another purse for one of Minnie's friends. We went to her second birthday party and I whipped this up in the morning before we left.
It's a little bigger than the original but it still works. I think I've got the sizing down for next time.

I hope she likes it!

2011 Halloween - Day 21

Star Burns from Community

Friday, October 14, 2011

2011 Thing a Week - Week 41 - Hummus

On Monday I cooked a ton of garbanzo beans for hummus. I just cooked all the beans that we had and it made 10 or 12 cups or something. A little ridiculous. So I will be making this hummus recipe often in the upcoming weeks.
The good news is that Minnie likes it now! The first few times I made it she didn't like it, which is a bummer as it's a good source of protein, but she gobbled it up with a spoon this time. I had made it with less garlic (the amount the recipe calls for; I usually add in an extra half a clove or so) but it could just be that she's used to the texture now.

It's yummy and super easy. Try it!

2011 Halloween - Day 14

Star Trek Red Shirt

Friday, October 7, 2011

2011 Halloween - Day 7

Bob the Builder

2011 Thing a Week - Week 40 - Ryan's Scarf

We were invited to a surprise 30th birthday party for our friend Ryan, and I decided it was a good time to knit him that scarf I've been promising. I picked the Cerus Scarf to knit, and I think it came out really well.

You can't really see the long color repeats in this picture, but it really does look beautiful.
Here's a close up of the linen stitch front (looks woven) and back (bumpy).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

2011 Halloween - Day 1

It is time for another 31 days of Halloween! We hope you enjoy them!


2011 Thing a Week - Week 39 - Seatbelt Covers

A few days ago I whipped up some seat belt covers for Minnie's car seat. It came with some but I didn't like them, and they weren't machine washable, so I finally made some replacements. I use the sweet yellow fabric that I made this dress out of. I love bright yellow on her.

There's batting between the layers to add some cushion. Cut the fabric 5"x6", put the fabric right sides together, add the batting on the bottom, sew around 1/4" from the edge and leave a gap, turn the fabric right side out and sew around 1/8". Add in the velcro to the edges and you're set!