Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Being on a budget means coming up with my own design, yet again, and no Etsy splurging for an adorable ear warmer head band. Luckily I've mastered simple pattern techniques in my knitting skills.
Cozy Posy Ear Warmer Heandband
Lion Brand Alpine Wool (any roving wool or bulky weight yarn will work great)
Size 10 US needles (6mm)
Gauge not important
Roughly uses about 23 yards
Cast on 12 stitches using double cast-on.
Begin seed stitch.
Row one: k1, p1
Row two: p1, k1
Repeat rows one and two until you have 105 rows or can stretch around your head snug. Bind off in pattern. Leave a tail long enough to sew the seam. Seam both sides together. It doesn't have to be perfect because you will be wrapping yarn for the bow-like knot over the seam. Fold seam to create a bow-like effect then wrap roughly a yard of yarn around the folded seam to create the knot. Tie and seam in ends in the back.
This pattern produces plenty of stretch so you want it to be a bit snug. It stretches out just a bit after wearing. I've made a dozen so far. The pattern it quick, easy and these things are oh so warm!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Some of My favorite things:
Journals (this includes the perfect writing pen)
The smell of the library
Old leather shoes
The look on Kaseys' face when he is asleep
Sun warmed grass under my feet
The moment when I take yarn in my hand, before it becomes anything
Things colored soft peachy pink
Frozen grape juice
The smell of my momma's hair
Moths that look like magical butterflies
The sound of a fan
Realizing you haven't looked at the night sky in a long time and letting it suddenly take your breath away
Watching people truly smile
(to be continued)
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Today was one of those days where as I sit here endlessly going through Tumblr posts, Doctor Who spoilers, Facebooking, and dream Etsy shopping, I just have this peaceful feeling about what today was.
It's amazing and perfect for us and no more, "Do you hear that sound?" We rode around today playing with all the buttons, hidden compartments, and enjoying the truth that it is ours. I want to name it Rory...or Arthur, but Kasey isn't so comfortable with the idea of it being a guy. But it's so darn cute!