Tag Archives: Knitting and Crochet

Another Rag Rug? Oh NO!

17 Sep

Really now, friends. The first one wasn’t THAT bad, was it? 

The moM came for a visit a bit ago and brought schfifty-five t-shirts with her, and since we already knew what *not* to do, we (well, mostly moM. But I was very supportive!) made a ton of t-shirt yarn!

Yeah, that's a quarter.

 

I gave moM one of my super gigantor crochet hooks (and some vino, of course), and she created this:

She made the shoes, too! (No, not really)

 

She used half-double crochets, so the rug was nice and thick (and quite modern looking) in the end.

Itsy Bitsy Snoopy

24 Aug

I finally finished my teenity tinity Snoopity doll! Hooray!

Snoop, there it is!

 

You can snag the pattern from My Etsy Shop for a few bucks, or send me a message if you’d like the little guy in finished product form.

The pictures didn’t turn out so great; I blame autofocus. I’ve already given little Snoop here to Brother (Huzzah!  He got his entire Christmas present in under a year!), so I’ll have to remember to take better pictures next time I make one.

I don't know...there's just something about teeny tails that makes me squeeeee!

 

This whole MySpace picture thing is getting to be a regular thing with my dolls... tee hee!

 

*Whew!*  2010 Christmas Gifts = DONE.  Now for 2011…

 

 

Nicholas the Bunny

21 Aug

Did you know you can request a custom item from my Etsy shop?  Claire wanted Nicholas the Bunny, the star of Richard Scarry‘s book, “I am a Bunny.”


I looked at a few pictures of little Sir Nicholas, turned my thinking cap on, and got started.

This is Nicholas's MySpace profile pic - he's such an Emo little guy.

 

Turns out no two pictures of Nicholas have *quite* the same detail, so I had to use my super-duper decision-making skills (and ask Husband, my mom, Chibi, and, you know, pretty much everyone I’ve seen in the past few days) to decide what to put in and what to leave out.

Adorable, no?

 

Here’s what the finished product looks like:

I literally cannot STAND the cuteness.

 

look at his cute little bunny tail! Awwww!

 

This is Nicholas’s Linked-In profile shot; it’s much more respectable.

 

 

Turns out that despite my previous pattern design projects, Mr. Nicholas here finally convinced my darling Chibi that I can actually invent crochet patterns, and she has subsequently asked for a Sailor Moon doll and that magic screwdriver thingy Dr. Who carries around (I’ve never seen the show, so please forgive my ignorance).  Since I finally finished my teeny Snoopy pattern (you’ll be seeing him in the very near future), it looks like I have my next few pattern projects lined up!

 

Have an idea for a project YOU’D like me to design?  Visit my Etsy shop (ferabeth.etsy.com) and send me a message today!

Sweet Mother of… erm… Babies.

22 Jul

My friend is going to have a baby soon, and since babies tend to like, you know, toys and clothing, I made the following:

the cutest hat in all the land

 

the cutest bunny lovie in all the land

 

the cutest baby shoes in all the land

 

Uhm, so, yes, as usual, I found all of these patterns for FREE. You can find them here:

PIXIE HAT

BUNNY LOVIE (you’ll need a LionBrand login for this one)

BABY SHOES

And as usual, I shunned wrapping paper (SHUN!) and transformed a regular old paper bag into a lovely little gift-giving device with a hole punch and a bit of ribbon:

 

Congratulations, Brandee & Richard!!!

Well, *someone* had to try on the hat!

Oh yeah, and eggs too.

19 Jul

EGGS.

Not as cool as toast, but still fairly awesome.

You can find the free pattern for these cute little eggywegs here:

Little Fried Egg

And that about does it for Nephew’s Birthday Breakfast.  I think I’ll make him lunch next year…

Happy Birthday, Nephewsula!

 

Yeah, Toast!

18 Jul

YUM.

 

 

I didn’t like any of the free patterns I found for toast, so I made up my own.

nom nom nom

 

I used an “H” hook and some cotton yarn in cream and dark brown.

TOAST (make 2):

ch13, turn

1: 12 hdc, ch2, turn

2: 12 dc, ch1, turn

*repeat rows 1+2 two more times*

3: with “crust” color: sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, 2hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc, FO.

FINISHING:

With “crust” color, sc the two pieces together, working 3sc into each corner and repeating row 3 along the top edge.  Stuff lightly if desired.

 

Now then.

 

VOILA!

 

Oh yeah, and you should probably watch this:

 

Apples

15 Jul

I made my nephew breakfast for his birthday.

See those apples? They’re just evenly increasing circles, folded in half and adorned with little brown “seeds.”

Start with 6 sc in a magic circle (or ch2, then work 6sc into the 2nd ch from hook), and go to town!  You know the drill – sc-inc around, then (sc, sc-inc), then (2sc, sc-inc)… just do the last row with red (or green), embroider yourself some little seeds, and fold that bad boy in half and sew him shut (no need to stuff, but you can if you’d like).

VOILA! Apple slices!