Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oh and a few more xmas items I forgot....

I crocheted an xmas pickle. It goes on the tree and the person who finds it is supposed to get a prize. Don't ask me where the tradition comes from, there are many stories out there but I have wanted to get one. Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts magazine had a pattern to knit one but since I cannot hold several tiny little needles at the same time, though I have tried (!) I just made up a pattern to crochet one. I copied the idea of having pretty glass beads meticulously strung onto the yarn beforehand.

I made a cup corset, a sexy little cute thing to help you hold onto a hot cup of coffee, I knitted it with supporting lines to indicate where boning would be and added red ribbon laces. I'm kind of thinking of making a bunch and selling them, do you think I could make big bucks??

I also made my sister a hat.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sweater Vest

I made this vest for Alfred in gray green to go with his eyes. The pattern is from Norah Gaughan Collection Men. It came out a little big, but still looks pretty nice. It has a nice vertical knit pattern.

Lily the Christmas Elf

I made this for my niece. It came out pretty cute. The pattern was from Lily Sugar 'n Cream (hence the name) and was free and in perfect time for the holiday. It whipped up pretty fast and I think the bells really added something to the enjoyment of the toy. She liked tossing it into the air and catching her, she was a "circus elf" apparently. :)

Hot Water Bottle Cover

The pattern was from Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine, Fall/Winter 2010 I just love the gingham stitch pattern in red and white, it's kind of thick and cushy too, perfect to protect you from water that's too hot. I changed the tie ends from pom poms to little red flowers.