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Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Goodies!!!


Outbox

Homemade pouches with holiday brooches inside


Christmas Brooches


Digital Camouflage Blanket

Houndstooth Blanket


Inbox

 Handmade Reversible Grocery Bag


 Handmade Pin Cushion


Yarn and Christmas Card


Holiday Mugs


Books and Theater Voucher


T-Shirt and Playing Cards

© Christmas Goodies

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Striped Cardigan

© The Striped Cardigan

Lion Brand Yarn, Cotton Ease,
50% Cotton/50% Acrylic, 207 yards/100 g ball,
Machine washable and dryable.
Do not iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean any solvent.
Color # 152/Charcoal, Art # 830, Lot # 35578A, 1 x Yarn Ball,
Color # 149/Stone, Art # 830, Lot # 35578B, 4 x Yarn Balls,
Color # 122/Taupe, Art # 830, Lot # 41750A, 4 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US8 5.0mm, US6 4.0mm
Buttons: Blumenthal Lansing Co., Organic Elements #2701 (cured to allow washing)

Teddy and I

© Teddy and I 

Teddy wants to play grown up so I made him a moustache. 
I have the good old bow tie and moustache ideas implemented as brooches.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Late Bloomers

 © The Late Bloomers

Our cosmos seashells bloom in winter. Rest assured they are indoor.
No plants are harm in the photography session.

The Winter Wonder Dress

 © The Winter Wonder Dress

Lion Brand Yarn, Amazing,
53% Wool/47% Acrylic, 147 yards/50 g ball,
 Machine wash. Dry Flat. Do not iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean any solvent.
Color # 205/Olympia, Art # 825, Lot # 7185, 7752, 10 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US7 4.5mm

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The OCD Skirt

© The OCD Skirt

OCD - obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The construction of this skirt proved that I have OCD in a way or another.
I was so obsessed in getting the pattern to align at the seams.

The skirt is made of printed knit fabric with elastic band at waist.
Hopefully, it brings some colors to the dull winter.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010 ! ! !

 © Happy Halloween 2010

When it comes to cute food decorations, I'd say she's the best I've seen.
AnnaTheRed is THE bento girl!
Specific post inspiration from AnnaTheRed's Bento Factory: 
http://www.annathered.com/2010/10/21/how-to-make-temari-zushi-temari-sushi/

Ribbed Tank Top

 © Ribbed Tank Top

Pattern: knit.1 Spring/Summer 2005 #24
I knitted mine without the bust details and with different neckline and shoulder shaping.

Jo-Ann Sensations, Angel Hair
51% Nylon/49% Acrylic, 71 yards/50 g ball,
Hand wash, Dry flat.
Color # 13/Fushia, Art # 08140980, Lot # 3748, 4095, 6 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US7 4.5mm

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Big Bow

© Big Bow

Click on image for larger view.
This over-sized for comfort sweater has peter pan collar and a detachable bow on the front and a button closure on the back.

Sweater
Lion Brand Yarn, Baby's First Yarn,
55% Acrylic/45% Cotton, 120 yards/ 100 g ball,
Machine washable and dryable.
Do not iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean any solvent.
Color # 146/Sea Sprite, Art # 925, Lot # 10114, 10116, 9 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US10.5 6.5mm

Bow
Lion Brand Yarn, Cotton Ease,
50% Cotton/50% Acrylic, 207 yards/100 g ball,
Machine washable and dryable.
Do not iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean any solvent.
Color # 152/Charcoal, Art # 830, Lot # 35578A, 1 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US5 3.75mm

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hands Up in The Blue Sky

 
© Hands Up in The Blue Sky

Aye Captain!

 
© Aye Captain! 

This piece is inspired by "Grace - Sailor Dress" from Patons for kids.

Berroco Comfort, Knitting Worsted Weight,
50% Nylon/50% Acrylic, 210 yards/100 g ball,
Machine wash on gentle cycle in warm water.
No bleach. Tumble dry on low heat. Do not over dry. Do not iron.
Yarn: Color # 9763/Navy Blue, Lot # V1629, 1 x Yarn Balls
Color # 9700/Chalk, Lot # V1421, 6 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US6 4.0mm

I am watching you

© I am watching you - Ipod Nano 6th Gen

Highly Sought Item ...

© Highly Sought Item

... by the squirrel family

Happy Autumn!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

His and Hers

 © His and Hers 

Her sleeve detail. 

HIS
Bernat, Alpaca Natural Blends  
70% Acrylic/30% Alpaca, 120 yards/100 g ball,
Hand wash. Dry flat.
I do NOT recommend this yarn. It sheds too much.
Color # 93141/Indigo, Lot #224830
  10 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US10 6.0mm

HERS
Bernat, Cottontots 
100% Cotton, 171 yards/100 g ball,
Hand wash. Dry flat.
Color # 90005/Wonder White, Lot #226756, 4 x Yarn Balls
Color # 90128/Little Boy Blue, Lot #205433, 4 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US7 4.5mm

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Little Yarn Dress

© The Little Yarn Dress

Lion Brand Yarn, Vanna's Glamour,
96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester , 202 yards/50 g ball,
Machine washable and dry flat.
Do not iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean any solvent.

Art # 861 , Color # 109/Sapphire, Lot # 726, 562 , 4 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US5 3.75mm

Pattern by: SH

Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch

Size: US 2

Note: This dress is a two piece design, worked from bottom to top.

Pattern:
Cast on 109 sts. 

Front Piece
Ribbed Stitch for bottom end of dress
Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P1, ....., K1 (109 sts)
Row 2: P1, K1, P1, K1, ....., P1 (109 sts)
Row 3: Repeat row 1
Row 4: Repeat row 2

Stockinette Stitch for lower body
Row 5: K all sts (109 sts)
Row 6: P all sts (109 sts)
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:
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Row 100: P all sts (109 sts)

Reduce stitches at waist
Row 101: K2tog, K105, K2tog (107 sts)
Row 102: P107
Row 103: K107
Row 104: P2tog, P103, P2tog (105 sts)
Row 105: K105
Row 106: P105
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:
:
Row 140: P2tog, P79, P2tog (81 sts)
Row 141: K81
Row 142: P81
Row 143: K2tog, K77, K2tog (79 sts)
Row 144: P79
Row 145: K79

Stockinette Stitch
Row 146: P all sts (79 sts)
Row 147: K all sts (79 sts)
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:
:
Row 161: K all sts (79 sts)
Row 162: P all sts (79 sts)

Increase stitches for upper body
Row 163: Cast on 1 sts, K all sts (80 sts)
Row 164: Cast on 1 sts, P all sts (81 sts)
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:
:
Row 179: Cast on 1 sts, K all sts (96 sts)
Row 180: Cast on 1 sts, P all sts  (97 sts)

Sleeve
Row 181: Cast on 12 sts, K all sts (109 sts)
Row 182: Cast on 12 sts, P all sts (121 sts)
Row 183: K all sts (121 sts)
Row 184: P all sts (121 sts)
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Row 227: K all sts (121 sts)
Row 228: P all sts (121 sts)

Neckline
Row 229: K54, place 13 sts on holder, tie a second ball of yarn, K54

Right Panel
Row 230: P53, place 1 sts on holder
Row 231: Place 1 sts on holder, K52
Row 232: P51, place 1 sts on holder
Row 233: Place 1 sts on holder, K50
Row 234: P49, place 1 sts on holder
Row 235: Place 1 sts on holder, K48
Row 236: P47, place 1 sts on holder
Row 237: Place 1 sts on holder, K46
Row 238: P45, place 1 sts on holder
Row 239: Place 1 sts on holder, K44
Row 240: Bind off 6 sts, P37, place 1 sts on holder
Row 241: Place 1 sts on holder, K37
Row 242: Bind off 6 sts, P30, place 1 sts on holder
Row 243: Place 1 sts on holder, K30
Row 244: Bind off 6 sts, P23, place 1 sts on holder
Row 245: Place 1 sts on holder, K23
Row 246: Bind off 6 sts, P16, place 1 sts on holder
Row 247: Place 1 sts on holder, K16
Row 248: Bind off 6 sts, P9, place 1 sts on holder
Row 249: Place 1 sts on holder, K9
Row 250: Bind off 6 sts, P2, place 1 sts on holder
Row 251: Place 1 sts on holder, K2
Row 252: Bind off 2 sts, place 1 sts on holder

Left Panel
Row 230: Place 1 sts on holder, P53
Row 231: K52, place 1 sts on holder
Row 232: Place 1 sts on holder, P51
Row 233: K50, place 1 sts on holder
Row 234: Place 1 sts on holder, P49
Row 235: K48, place 1 sts on holder
Row 236: Place 1 sts on holder, P47
Row 237: K46, place 1 sts on holder
Row 238: Place 1 sts on holder, P45
Row 239: Bind off 6 sts, K38, place 1 sts on holder
Row 240: Place 1 sts on holder, P38
Row 241: Bind off 6 sts, K31, place 1 sts on holder
Row 242: Place 1 sts on holder, P31
Row 243: Bind off 6 sts, K24, place 1 sts on holder
Row 244: Place 1 sts on holder, P24
Row 245: Bind off 6 sts, K17, place 1 sts on holder
Row 246: Place 1 sts on holder, P17
Row 247: Bind off 6 sts, K10, place 1 sts on holder
Row 248: Place 1 sts on holder, P10
Row 249: Bind off 6 sts, K3, place 1 sts on holder
Row 250: Place 1 sts on holder, P3
Row 251: Bind off 2 sts, place 1 sts on holder 

Back Piece
Cast on 109 sts. 
Repeat Row 1 to Row 228 as for Front Piece.
Row 229: K all sts (121 sts)
Row 230: P all sts (121 sts)
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:
:
Row 237: K all sts (121 sts)
Row 238: P all sts (121 sts)

Neckline
Row 239: K45, place 31 sts on holder, tie a second ball of yarn, K45

Right Panel
Row 240: Place 1 sts on holder, P44
Row 241: Bind off 6 sts, K37, place 1 sts on holder
Row 242: Place 1 sts on holder, P37
Row 243: Bind off 6 sts, K30, place 1 sts on holder
Row 244: Place 1 sts on holder, P30
Row 245: Bind off 6 sts, K23, place 1 sts on holder
Row 246: Place 1 sts on holder, P23
Row 247: Bind off 6 sts, K16, place 1 sts on holder
Row 248: Place 1 sts on holder, P16
Row 249: Bind off 6 sts, K9, place 1 sts on holder
Row 250: Place 1 sts on holder, P9
Row 251: Bind off 6 sts, K2, place 1 sts on holder
Row 252: Place 1 sts on holder, P2
Row 253: Bind off 2 sts, place 1 sts on holder

Left Panel
Row 240: Bind off 6 sts, P38, place 1 sts on holder
Row 241: Place 1 sts on holder, K38
Row 242: Bind off 6 sts, P31, place 1 sts on holder
Row 243: Place 1 sts on holder, K31
Row 244: Bind off 6 sts, P24, place 1 sts on holder
Row 245: Place 1 sts on holder, K24
Row 246: Bind off 6 sts, P17, place 1 sts on holder
Row 247: Place 1 sts on holder, K17
Row 248: Bind off 6 sts, P10, place 1 sts on holder
Row 249: Place 1 sts on holder, K10
Row 250: Bind off 6 sts, P3, place 1 sts on holder
Row 251: Place 1 sts on holder, K3
Row 252: Bind off 2 sts, place 1 sts on holder 

Finishing 
Sew side and shoulder seams. Weave in ends.

Right and Left Sleeve Ends:
Pick up 120 sts around sleeve end. Place marker to indicate beginning of stitch.
Round 1: K2, P2, ....., K2, P2
Round 2 to 4: Repeat Round 1
Round 5: Bind off.

Collar:
Move sts on holder to knitting needles and bind off.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jasmine Kimono

 © Jasmine Kimono


Lion Brand Yarn, Baby's First Yarn,
55% Acrylic/45% Cotton, 120 yards/ 100 g ball,

Machine washable and dryable.
Do not iron. Do not bleach. Dry clean any solvent.
Art # 925, Color # 103/Fairy Tale, Lot # 10109, 6 x Yarn Balls
Needle: US10 6.0mm

Pattern: Free Pattern - Lion Brand Baby's First Jasmine Kimono from 2010 Michaels Stores, Inc. with size and tie modification by SH. The original pattern is for kids of 2 to 3 years. I resized this pattern to fit an adult female.

Gauge: 14 sts and 18 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch

Size: US 2 to US 4 

Note: Kimono is worked in one piece starting at lower edge of Back, worked up to and over the shoulders, down the Fronts, and ending at lower edge of Fronts. 

Back
Cast on 68 sts. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 12" from beg, end with a WS row. 

Shape Sleeves
Cast on 28 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 124 sts. Continue in St st, until piece measures 20" from beg, end with WS row. 

Shape Neck 
Next Row (RS)
K 46 sts and place stitches on holder for Right Front, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 32 sts for Back neck, k to end for Left Front. 

Left Front
Working on 46 sts on Left Front only, work 11 more rows in St st. 

Next Row (RS)
K 2, yo, knit to end - 47 sts at end of this row. 

Next Row
Purl to last 2 sts, yo, p 2 - 48 sts at end of this row. Repeat last 2 rows until Sleeve measures 16" from cast-on edge, end with a RS row. (23 rows at 71 sts) 

Shape Sleeve
Next Row (WS)
Bind off 28 sts, purl to last 2 sts, yo, p 2. Continue in St st working yo increases at neck edge every row until there are 68 sts on needle (24 rows). Continue even in St st until piece measures 42" from beg, end with a WS row. Bind off. 

Right Front
From WS, place Right Front stitches back on needle. Beg with a WS row, work 11 more rows in St st. 

Next Row (RS)
Knit to last 2 sts, yo, k 2 - 47 sts at the end of this row. 

Next Row
P 2, yo, purl to end - 48 sts at end of this row. Repeat last 2 rows until Sleeve measures 16" from cast-on edge, end with a WS row. 

Shape Sleeve
Next Row (WS)
Bind off 28 sts, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k 2. Continue in St st working yo increases at neck edge every row until there are 68 sts on needle. Continue even in St st until piece measures 42" from beg, end with a WS row. Bind off. 

Finishing
Fold piece in half at shoulder. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends. 

Ties
Sew on ribbons at lower end of Right Front neck shaping, at lower end of Left Front neck shaping, at inner Right Side, and outer Left Side. 

Abbreviations
beg = begin(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st = stitch(es)
St st = stockinette stitch
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over

The Scarf Lady

 © The Scarf Lady

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When Goth Meets Romance

This dress design can be worn three ways; belt at waist, no belt or belt at low waist. 
Details include black lace window with zipper and tiny black button on each end of sleeves. Twist belt tie however you want; front, side or back.

© When Goth Meets Romance

Eat Your Vegetables!

Apart from the two worst enemies, caterpillars and japanese beetles, our garden has been blooming very well.  

The bugs eat and destroy leaves! The japanese beetles also leave burn marks on the leaves which look very much like burned paper edges. The caterpillars like flower plants whereas the japanese beetle prefer okra, basil, and rose bushes.

Here are what I have harvested so far. Enjoy!


© Eat Your Vegetables!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

First Date

 Apparently, hair can speak a thousand words.

© First Date

Flower Power

Can someone help me identify the flowers in questions?
The wildflower mix has more than what is listed.
Click on images for better resolution.

 

From Top Left: Cosmos Bright Lights, Bachelor Button,
Shirley Poppy, ???,
???, Achillea

Sweetpeas

Clover???, ???

© Flower Power

A Blouse for Ma

 
© A Blouse for Ma 

Based on Pattern d in "A Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing" by Ondori.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Let's Polka!



© Let's Polka!

The Ugly Duckling

This has a lot to do with Peter if you ever wonder. After he marries Wendy, they live in Neverland, naturally. One day, while they are out picnicking on their usual oak tree branch, they rescue an ugly duckling. "What happen to the duckling?", you ask. The details to the rescue are not known to the public but I can assure you it is as exciting as watching the EKG screen. "What ugly duckling? They all look so cute!", you ask again curious and awed.

Choose a number 1, 2, or 3.


Answer 1:
You are blind. (You simply do not care. Ignorance is a bliss! 1 is the first number, you pick it out of convenience.)

Answer 2:
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. (You perceive everyone as equal. Good for you! 1 is too near, 3 is too far, 2 sits on the fence.)

Answer 3:
That is because it has had plastic surgery. (You perceive everyone as evil. Rule the world! 3 is your lucky number.)

© The Ugly Duckling

THE END.

Remember Peter?

Do you remember Peter? Yes, the short one. What?! You don't remember?
This Peter! Not that Peter!

Anyway, I heard he married Wendy. Here is their wedding picture!

© Wendy & Peter