Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lip Balm Holder & Keychain

Lip balm Holder & Keychain
PDF version here: download now

Fingering (sock) weight yarn
4 double point needles, size 1
1 Keychain ring
1 tube of lip balm

To make holder:

CO 20 sts, divide among 3 needles.
Join to knit in the round.

Kint 2X2 ribbing (k2, p2) until holder is long enough to cover lip balm tube. I chose to have the holder be slightly longer than the lip balm tube.

Next round: K2tog, P2tog around.

Cut yarn leaving a good size tail. Thread tail through yarn needles and then thread tail through loops on the needles, remove needles and draw opening closed. Fasten yarn off to the inside.

To make keychain loop:

With one double point needle, pick up and knit three stitches inside the holder, just below the holder opening.

Knit 3 stitch I-cord for desired length.

With a second double point needle, pick up 3 stitches close to other stitches you picked up. Perform a three needle bind off to create a loop.

Insert keychain ring in loop and hang from keys.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Translation for Swedish Pattern!

Okay, so I put the word out on Facebook and my friend Sarah hooked me up with her friend Janne who not only knows swedish but also knitting! PERFECT! Her is the pattern link again and what she told be about the pattern.

----From Janne----
Basically, it says to measure the widest part of your hand, knit a test swatch (knit color not pearl band), and use that to calculate how many stitches you need. Put that many on a needle, and follow this pattern:
six rows pearl with color 1
*six rows knit with color 2
1 row knit with color 1
six rows pearl with color 1*
Knit pattern between * - * until it's the length you want it. Knit off, and conceal the seams.

I think that is easy enough. Now I have to go and start over because I was a little off, oh yeah, and I didn't measure or swatch.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Wrist Warmers/Coffee Sleeve

So I found this really cute pattern on that I really, really want to knit. Here is the link if you'd like to take a look:

The pattern is for wrist warmers that can double as a coffee sleeve. This pattern has me written all over it. I drink coffee all the time and the fact that they are wrist warmers means that I would always have one handy to use. Reminds me of how I always have a rubber band on my wrist in case I need to put my hair up :-)

My only problem is the pattern is in Swedish and I don't speak any Swedish AT ALL! I used Google translate but the pattern still didn't make much sense.

So, until I can find someone that does speak Swedish and can translate it for me, I'm going to try to wing it. I plan to post my version or the translated version here, which ever comes first.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday!

I want to wish a happy first birthday to my baby Gracie!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I'm Back.........

Well, I wanted to do more with this blog that just post one pattern and than disappear for a year but......that is exactly what I did! LOL. Well, as most of you know, life can sometimes take up the majority of your time and that's what has happened. I had a baby one year ago tomorrow and that has put my knitting and other crafting on hold. Now that she is one, I'm starting to have time to pick up a few crafts here and there, you know between nap time and a few times when she plays independently. Although I may not be able to craft like I could before she came, I am just happy to be able to at least do something again :0) I hope to be posting some things very soon!