I knit this guy for my sister-in-law. She loves frogs. It only took me three Christmas knitting sessions to finish it. :-) Mostly, it was just kinda boring to knit, so I put it off and then didn’t finish it. I made it from a kit at Morehouse Farms. I do love their critter knits. Also, their merino is super soft and they have such lovely colors.
The ravelry.com page for this project is: http://ravel.me/scitchet/qwy7
My baby brother actually used his gaitor, and posted a picture on facebook for me!
I made a second set of the Lima Fingerless Gloves I designed. This pair went to my brother’s girlfriend for Christmas. I jotted down the pattern this time. I’m going to type it up and test it again in a while before I post it to Ravelry.
The ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/g6jzl
I knit this on the plane ride home after Christmas. I was completely wiped out and just needed something simple. I made it up as I went. I put it in the box of Christmas stuff I sent to by brother and his girlfriend.
Here is the ravelry.com page for this project: http://ravel.me/scitchet/3lbll
THE AWESOME animal hat I knitted for my brother for Christmas. My husband commented on it when it was done (he almost never does that) and my brother called me immediately after opening it. It is obviously a big hit. :-D I used Aade yarn and charts from Alice Starmore’s Charts for Color Knitting book.
I have a feeling I’ll be making more hats like this. The next one will have to be for my husband. I may even have him pick out the charts.
The ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/k22ak
Giant Grab Bag of AWESOME!! My husband’s family has a hand-made white rabbit exchange. This was my gift. I designed the bag myself and after a few alterations to the pattern, I’m going to knit another one and then write up the pattern. I also included three knitted washcloths/dishcloths, two bags of home-made dog treats (I’m planning to post some of those recipes in the near future), and two bags of home-made granola.
The ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/4pucg
I made these for my dad. They are flip-top mittens out of Lamb’s Pride Bulky (I love Lamb’s Pride Bulky). I don’t entirely like they way they turned out. I’m thinking I may use what I learned making these and write my own pattern.
The ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/yhqbl
I really like the Age of Brass and Steam kerchief/shawl pattern. I’ve made a bunch of them in all different yarns. This one I gave to my mom for Christmas.
The ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/vw5s9
I made one of these for my sister-in-law for Christmas and there is enough yarn left over for me to make another one to donate. I bought a kit (with some of the proceeds going to breast cancer research) at an LYS while I was visiting my parents this spring. It is a do-rag in some very nice yarn.
The ravelry.com page for this project is: http://ravel.me/scitchet/i9owo
I made two cowls/gaitors as Christmas gifts this year. One for a friend of my in-laws and one for my baby brother. Each is made from one skein of Lamb’s Pride Bulky.
The ravelry.com project page for this item can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/kcmmt I have included details about my “pattern.”
Santa (my amazing husband) got me this for Christmas. It is an elephant stamped leather journal with hand-pressed and hand-cut paper. He had it shipped from India. He managed not to give it to me until Christmas. He wasn’t supposed to get me anything because he already got me football tickets.
This journal is extremely exciting. After a few days of thinking it over, this has become my exclusive story idea journal.
I always have a story bouncing around in my head. I’ve become disciplined enough to start writing down an outline, but I’ve never actually written one out. I usually just write them in my regular journal. Lately though, I’ve been thinking if I ever do manage to finish something and get published and become a famous author, I am not sure I want people going back through my personal journals, even after I’m dead. ;-)
I’ve got two new story lines going in this journal in two new universes that have been bouncing around in my head lately.
I feel like it is one more step towards actually finishing a story in print for people other than myself to enjoy.
This is a cowl/snood/hood thingy I made for my mom. It is in feather and fan stitch (one of my go-to stitch patterns because my fingers have it memorized). However, at some point 2/3 of the way through, my yarn over and k2tog sections got reversed… She doesn’t know though, so it is all good. ;-) It is made with an alpaca lace yarn I got at my “L”YS.
This is the hat I made for my dad. I used Lamb’s Pride Bulky, so it knitted up super quick. I also used this pattern. I added a K1, P1 rib for the first inch or so.
For the ladies in my life I made sugar body scrub (in cinnamon sugar) and little scrubbies for Christmas.
There is a “recipe”, but I have made sugar scrub enough that I usually just wing it.
Sugar Body Scrub
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2-4 tablespoons oil (olive, canola, vegetable, baby, whatever you want)
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel (optional, for problem skin)
- 1/2 cup dry milk
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)
- 1 and 1/3 cups honey (enough to make it all stick together, the amount may depend on the honey you use)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
Mix it all up. I add an ingredient, then stir, then add the next, then stir.
It smells great without any scents (cinnamon and vanilla). You can also add essential oils if you want a different scent.
If you use a vegetable oil of some sort, don’t put in the witch hazel, and don’t use essential oils, it is completely editable. I know for a fact that various recipients of this scrub have eaten some. ;-)
So, my amazing baby brother (he is 25, but he will always be my baby brother), got me a gift certificate to redhotpottery for a yarn bowl.
It arrived today!
I love my brother!