Thursday, October 02, 2008

Knitted Pumpkin Bath Tissue Cover & Praying Mantis

OK.....I'm sure that my kids think that I've lost it now! My kids say that I'll knit anything!

I saw this pattern for a baby's knitted pumpkin hat and I became inspired! My youngest DD and I recently decorated our house for Autumn and a while ago my sister gave me a beautiful white shower curtain with very pretty autumn leaves applicants on it. So....I decided on knitting the baby pumpkin hat as a bathroom tissue cover.



I adapted the pattern a little to suit me. Instead of working the pattern as stated, or doing a regular 2x2 rib. I did a 2x2 ribbing, but I knitted through the back loops, because I liked the look.

I knitted this on US size 10- two circulars rather than DPN.s & I did an I-Cord for the stem.

I'm starting to get inspired for a Christmas bathroom tissue cover now! LOL!

As if this isn't'bad enough.........youngest DD wants me to make her a pumpkin hat to wear for the Fall!

A praying mantis paid us a visit and stayed on my DS bike wheel for about 4 days.

Knitted Pumpkin Bath Tissue Cover & Praying Mantis

Knitted Pumpkin Bath Tissue Cover & Praying Mantis

OK.....I'm sure that my kids think that I've lost it now! My kids say that I'll knit anything!

I saw this pattern for a baby's knitted pumpkin hat and I became inspired! My youngest DD and I recently decorated our house for Autumn and a while ago my sister gave me a beautiful white shower curtain with very pretty autumn leaves applicants on it. So....I decided on knitting the baby pumpkin hat as a bathroom tissue cover.




I adapted the pattern a little to suit me. Instead of working the pattern as stated, or doing a regular 2x2 rib. I did a 2x2 ribbing, but I knitted through the back loops, because I liked the look.

I knitted this on US size 10- two circulars rather than DPN.s & I did an I-Cord for the stem.

I'm starting to get inspired for a Christmas bathroom tissue cover now! LOL!

As if this isn't'bad enough.........youngest DD wants me to make her a pumpkin hat to wear for the Fall!

A praying mantis paid us a visit and stayed on my DS bike wheel for about 4 days.


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Travel Knitting Bag & Projects

My DH went out the other day and of course, we just had to end up at Michael's Arts & Crafts. They've had these knitting travel bags for some time now, but I was never willing to pay full price for them when after all a zipper storage bag will do. Well....they had these bags on sale for more than 50% off, so I got one! See? It has a silver clip on the side so that it can be fastened onto your purse or belt or belt-loop while you knit. I already tried it out while waiting at the bus stop for the ride home from the craft store. I just happened to have a sock in progress in my purse. This is Berroco Comfort Sock yarn that I had gotten at LYS a few months back. It's acrylic and really soft, so I had to play around with my gauge a little. I'll post more about this yarn later.

Autumn is finally upon us I guess. It's not my favorite time of the year except for being great sock weather. We don't celebrate Halloween, but I try to encourage the kids to enjoy all of the seasons. So, I'm also knitting a pumpkin as a bathroom tissue cover. I know.....I need intervention or something! LOL!



This is Red Heart Soft yarn in tangerine. It close enough to pumpkin or orange and it's so much fun to work with this color yarn. My new box of crayons snydrome is kicking in. My oldest dd really does think I'm in need of some professional help with my knitting, but I'll save this for another posting, too!

Knitting Travel Bag and Projects

My DH went out the other day and of course, we just had to end up at Michael's Arts & Crafts. They've had these knitting travel bags for some time now, but I was never willing to pay full price for them when after all a zipper storage bag will do. Well....they had these bags on sale for more than 50% off, so I got one!

See? It has a silver clip on the side so that it can be fastened onto your purse or belt or belt-loop while you knit. I already tried it out while waiting at the bus stop for the ride home from the craft store. I just happened to have a sock in progress in my purse.


This is Berroco Comfort Sock yarn that I had gotten at LYS a few months back. It's acrylic and really soft, so I had to play around with my gauge a little. I'll post more about this yarn later.


Autumn is finally upon us I guess. It's not my favorite time of the year except for being great sock weather. We don't celebrate Halloween, but I try to encourage the kids to enjoy all of the seasons. So, I'm also knitting a pumpkin as a bathroom tissue cover. I know.....I need intervention or something! LOL!




This is Red Heart Soft yarn in tangerine. It close enough to pumpkin or orange and it's so much fun to work with this color yarn. My new box of crayons snydrome is kicking in. My oldest dd really does think I'm in need of some professional help with my knitting, but I'll save this for another posting, too!

Little Boy Vest