Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bi-Fold Wallet

Hi friends,

I thought I'd share Modest Maven's awesome tutorial with you! I sewed it up the other morning and it was super easy, the tutorial is excellent, and the wallet is so cute! (and functional!)

My wallet is nowhere perfect and I'd like to sew another now that I know all the steps, but I love it anyways!!

I ended up sewing velcro strips to close it (not shown)

space for cards

bill fold! no cash...

Woo hoo! If you are in need of a new wallet or just want to sew something quick, this is an excellent project! The tutorial is outstanding :)

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jerry the Musical Monkey

I am completely in love with this little monkey:


Pattern: Jerry the Musical Monkey by Rebecca Danger
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool in Brown and a lighter brown
Needle: Size 5, Magic Loop
Modifications: I did shorten up the arms, legs, and tail by about five rows each, I think. I also knit the arms and legs two at a time on Magic Loop, and it really does go much faster!


He is for an order and needed to be finished by September 18. Since we are leaving soon, I really wanted to be sure he was done before we left. And he is! Woo hoo :) He is probably one of the most huggable, snuggliest Danger pattern I've made so far, and it's going to be sooooo hard to give him away!

I am definitely going to be knitting more, especially one for me!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rockefeller finished!

In my blogging absence, I've been busy finishing Rockefeller! It was finished waaaaay back on August 14, but it took me some time to block it, have Scott take photos, and then upload photos! I am way happy it is finished and am so pleased with it!


Pattern: Rockefeller by Stephen West, it was a Mystery KAL

Yarn: I ended up using FOUR different yarns because I kept running out... Color A (white) is Regia Extra Twist Merino and Classic Elite Alpaca Sox (I only needed the Sox for about four inches of a tip). Color B is Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in Big Sky and Mountain Tango. Big Sky was my initial color and is the mostly blue section, and Mountain Tango was used for the wings.
Needles: 3.00 mm
Modifications: none! 


So drapey!!


This was my first mystery knit-a-long and it was very exciting and fun! I have a feeling there are two different types of mystery knit-a-longers... One type who never look at the spoiler photos until they have completely finished knitting that clue, and the second type (me) who peeks at spoiler photos to see what they are in for. I just can't help myself :)

I have several projects going on right now, one is an order and has a deadline so I'm quickly knitting it. Pictures soon ('s a monkey!). I am also putting together projects for the road because in less than one week we are taking a vacation to the Oregon coast!!! I am completely psyched :) We will be gone for ten days, camping, hiking, swimming, knitting, reading, driving, ..... !

Happy weekend friends!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunberry Waffle Socks

First finished Ravellenics project:


Pattern: Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner
Needle: 2.75 mm
Yarn: Felici Sport in Sunny Day
Modifications: Adapted to toe up, 48 total stitches

They are also pair ten of twelve that I'm hoping to knit this year! (two more pairs to go! yay!) And they are modeled, for the first time, on the sock blockers Scott made me :) 


This pattern has become one of my favorites! It is easy to memorize and to adapt. And it is so quick in sport weight! It makes an excellent textured sock that works well with self-striping yarn (and is a little more interesting than plain stockinette socks).

My next Ravellenic project is Dot the Dress Up Box Monster for the Toy Toss event.

What events are you competing in?