Tag Archives: Needlework

Embroidery? Well, okaaaayy…

12 Apr

Some silly someone-or-other put all the embroidery kits at Michael’s on clearance last week, and since my hurty fingers were looking for something to do other than crochet, I picked up a few kits and got to work.

Not bad for my first attempt at needlework, eh?

 

It was a total cheater pattern – the design was stamped on with some sort of washable blue ink – but I figured no one would really begrudge me some cheating on my first attempt, right?

 

 

A better mommy probably would have ironed these before taking pictures of them, but since the very first thing that’s going to happen to them is that they get vomit on them, I opted to forgo the ironing in favor of, well… not ironing.  Also, I don’t really know where my iron is right now.  Also, I think ironing is stupid.   I stayed home the day of President Obama’s inauguration (because ZOMG DC traffic on inauguration day = seriously don’t leave your house) & thought I’d save Husband & I some money by washing and ironing all of his work shirts instead of taking them to the cleaner.   I’m still feeling a bit traumatized.  Maybe I’ve subconsciously hidden the iron so I don’t ever have to iron anything ever again… Hmm…

We’ll see how my stitchery holds up after the nine or ten thousand trips these little guys will likely make through the laundry, but for now I’m calling my first attempt at embroider a win!  Hooray!

 

Infinity Scarf

6 Feb

Here’s hoping it’ll actually get cold this winter, because I *finally* made something for myself…

 

Yup, it’s an infinity scarf in my favorite color and

 

stitch (the Crazy Stitch, obviously).

 

Think I’ll get to wear it before the baby makes his debut in April?

it'll surely be winter again some day!

FPF: Dog Bone Ami

27 May

Wanna make a cute little bone for your cute little puppy friend?

Yeah, I thought you might.

Here’s the pattern, courtesy of Ginny over at Sunflowers at Home (you can also find it for FREE, of course, on Ravelry!)

Dog Bone Ami

1: work 6 sc in a magic circle

2: work 2 sc in each (12 sc)

3: (2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch) 6 times (18 sc)

4: (2 sc in next stitch, sc in each of the next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc), FO.

REPEAT rounds 1-4 but do not fasten off.

5: sc in each of the next 12 stitches, sc in any sc of the first circle made, sc in next 23 stitches of the first circle, sc in the next stitch of the original circle and in the remaining 11 sc (48 sc).

6: sc in 11, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 3 times, pull through all 4 loops on the hook, sc in each of the next 21 stitiches, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 3 times, pull through all 4 loops on the hook, sc in last 10 stitches (44 stitches).

7: sc in 10 (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 4 times, pull through all 5 loops on the hook, sc in each of the next 18 stitiches, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 4 times, pull through all 5 loops on the hook, sc in the last 8 stitches (38 stitches).

8: sc next 2 stitches together, (sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc next 2 stitches together) 6 times (31 stitches).

9: (sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc next 2 stitches together) 5 times, sc in last stitch (26 stitches).

10: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 5 times, sc in last stitch. (21 stitches).

11: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 4 times, sc in last stitch (17 stitches).

12-24: sc around.  FO.

Repeat from the beginning to make the second side of the bone.  Stuff each end (add a squeaker if you’d like), and sew the two sides together.

Now then.  Can I get a VOILA?  YAY!