February 19, 2009

Gift from Yolie

Yolie... THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are an angel!!!
I was out having a smoke and my mail lady brought me a package from Yolie.... It has 4... count them 4 Knit Simple magazines AND and set of Clover Bamboo Knitting needles in size 0! She had called me one day while I was trying to do something with thread and size 3 needles and I complained to her that I needed size 0 for this and viola.... she sent me a set!!! I have to call her and thank her! I am so surprised!! YEAH!!! I now have knitting magazine... yeahhhhh!!!! And she doesn't even knit!!!! Thank you so much Yolie!

February 15, 2009

5 and 6 Gallon Jar Covers

Here 1 of the 6 gallon(brown variegateds) and 1 of the 5 gallon(red, white and blue variegateds) jar covers I made for my friend. I am making a 2 gallon cover and also 2 more 5 gallon covers for him. (if you are new to my blog there are the gallon covers here... http://mickidmw.blogspot.com/2008/11/jar-covers.html .

It's in the Details Jacket

This is unblocked... I just finished it... And look... the sleeves are the same length AND the hems line up on the sides... wow... I am impressed! It is in the January 2009 Crochet! magazine. It is called "It's in the Details Jacket". Very easy to make and if you are a plus size woman... I am thinking the 3X would be more like a 4X or a 5X. I normally wear L/XL sometimes 2X depending on the manufacturer and (The XL would have fit me AND both the grand babies in it as well,) So I made the size small # of rows for the bottom part of the sweater with the number of rows called for in size large for the Body. Turned out very nice, still a little loser than I would like, but it turned out really cute and looks really good on. very nice length. I will try to (maybe) post a picture of me in it when my daughter gets back from her vacation Tuesday. If I wouldn't have had the babies I could have finished this in a day and a half. it took 2 1/2 with the kids. So you know it is an easy pattern! LOL.. It is the first piece of clothing I have ever made myself ( well... besides the halters and things like that back in the day). I frogged the circles jacket from Caron.com and made this with it!

Pop Heart...

This was so quick to make, I am going to make a bunch of them for the babies. This one is with Caron Simply soft out of my stash. Pattern is here at MyGurumi's blog... http://mygurumi.blogspot.com/2009/02/pop-heart-pattern.html