I’m super excited about this project. I made five different dolls before I was happy with this one. I hope you all will fall in love with my little ballerinas. I’m sure that like me, you had one at home too.
The project is a bit complex and so I had to create two separate videos. Please return for part 2. The written pattern is for purchase because we have to keep the lights on at home and every little bit helps. I do make the video as comprehensive as possible for those that can not afford the pattern to be able to make this project that I love so much.
Make a name for yourself and then just sit back and reap the benefits. I heard this from my dad most of my life. Is that what happened to Walmart. They’re known by their low price advertisement. But is this true when it comes to yarn or is it just a perception? Watch this 3 minute video that might give you a good idea.
My last post was for a Santa Hat. In the video I promised to give you guys the pattern for the knitted pom-pom. I have to keep my promises so below is the pattern. I have also included the ball and ornament.
Every year someone will ask for a Santa hat pattern. This year I decided I would do an adult version. I hope you guys will like the textured brim and the knitted pom-pom. Both are a bit different but I think they make the hat a fun design. This video is only for the hat but the knitted pom-pom video should be available shortly. The written pattern does include both the hat and the pom-pom.
The step by step video link for the hat pattern is below. Please feel free to share your questions, comments or suggestions. All of them are greatly appreciated.
November 28, 2017Comments Off on Wire Spiral – Easy How to Video Tutorial
How to do a Wire Spiral Video Tutorial
A wire spiral is very useful for several craft projects. I like to use them as card holders for seating arrangements. You can also put short announcements, reminders and even a quick list. They can also hold your post it notes off your computer screen. For that I might need 12 bakers dozen. Not to worry, because they are quick and easy to make. Now all you have to do is make the base and for that I have a cute idea below.
This short video shows how to make wire spirals with supplies you probably already have at home. No special tools are necessary. ( Read More )…
I wanted to design a warm braided headband that would look cool and stylish. This project takes very little yarn, and can be done in just a few hours. I did a second headband in a light pink which my daughter loves. I can’t wait to see all the colors you guys will use. I’m considering some happy bright colors for the next one. Some Caron Simply Soft in jewel tones would be beautiful.
Below is the step by step video tutorial for the pattern.
The Rib Stitch napkin holder is part 3 of the table setting series. Recently I posted the Rib Stitch Flower and completed the Tiny Pumpkin pattern. I’m very excited about this project because like the other recent patterns you can make this one with just a little bit of yarn and just a little bit of time. It’s perfect for personal use and for gift giving, for a new homeowner, a ladies group or party favor.
The pattern is available for purchase but the it’s very simple and the video is enough for the average person to complete the project. I do suggest watching the video from the start to the end where I give a few cool suggestions.
Last week I filmed a video for the Rib Stitch Flower and I promised to do one for the leaf. Below is the video for the funky little leaf. I hope you guys like it, I named it the Whoville Leaf because it reminds of the little town in the Dr. Seuss videos.
The Rib Stitch Flowers are sweet little puffy daisy looking floral. They make great pin cushions, gifts in stocking stuffers, table settings for a ladies luncheon and perfect for bridal or baby showers. I hope you guys like them as much as I have enjoyed designing and knitting these cuties.
This is another scarp yarn project. Maybe I’m the only nut that just loves to use little bits of yarn to create pretty and practical items especially if I can give them away.
So I’m officially obsessed. The Chinese wave stitch is beautiful. I can tell you that as much as I tried I could not get a picture that would do justice to this stitch. It is thick and soft, lacy and warm, feminine but man friendly. Put in simple terms – I love it ! I’m hope you will too.
I have so many plans for this stitch. My first project will be for a washcloth. I love to give washcloths with homemade soaps. The pattern will be available on Patreon and at my store shortly:
October 13, 2017Comments Off on Basic Basket Weave Scarf Pattern and Video
Loom Knit the Basic Basket Weave Scarf
The basic basket weave scarf is great pattern for a quick and easy gift. If you start early you can finish the project in a day. What I like the most about it is that the stitch is unisex so you can make a matching set for a cute couple. One more thing to consider is the fact that the stitch is reversible. How cool is that?
The gift card holder is a pattern I will use many times over. Great for the holidays. You can attach them to your Christmas tree, use them as stockings, hide little Hanukkah gifts, use them as jewelry bags, well the list is endless.
I designed 5 different patterns but only filmed a video for the girl bear. I took a poll on my Patreon page and my super friends voted for Ms. Teddy so here you have it. Scroll to the bottom for the step by step video tutorial.
A few of my followers have asked me to show them how to avoid knitting ladders. Ladders happen when you have stitches that are more loose than the rest of the fabric. They cause an ugly seam down your hat. After finding these on a hat you’ve been working on for several hours is very disappointing.
The waffle rib stitch on a knitting loom. I love the fact that it is super easy. You only need to know how to knit and purl. This is a great unisex pattern for a nice fitting beanie hat or a textured dishcloth.
Below is a step by step video tutorial. I’m also so happy to introduce two amazing sponsors who have agreed to buy for the closed captioning on this video. Please support them by visiting their websites; PromiselearningAtl.com and ShantiStyledMe.com.