Sunday, February 21, 2010

Isaac's Hat

After I made Rebekah's Hat, Isaac said he wanted one, so I made him one. We went to the store and he picked out the yarn. It is Packer colors, so it matches his coat. He wasn't very agreeable to me taking pictures, and he made faces at the camera, as you can see. :-) I also made one for myself, and now Anna says she wants one. :-) Pictures of hats for my Grandpa are coming soon as I have to mail them to him on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Block Party"

Calling all knitters and

You are invited to a

“Block Party!”

When: March 27, 2010 at 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: At my house - email me for directions

What: Everyone brings 6” crocheted or knitted squares (blocks), and we all sew them together and make blankets for charities. Please use machine washable yarn.

R.S.V.P.: Please R.S.V.P. to me by emailing me.

Bring: Finished 6” squares, yarn or tapestry needles (please bring as many as you have because we might run out), and blanket squares you are working on (if you want) as we might also be a making squares on that day. I am also going to be collecting baby hats (made with baby soft yarn) for the hospital, so bring those too if you want. Email and ask me for patterns, or go to the following sites for more ideas for 6" squares. For knitting patterns go to or For crocheting patterns go to or

Join us for a morning of fun and make some new friends. Snacks and punch will be provided. There will also be door prizes. If you would like to help, but you can’t make the date, please give or mail your squares and baby hats to me ahead of time so we can use them. If you have any questions, please contact me using my email above.

I am very excited and I'm looking forward to the date and I hope you can come!!! And no, this blocking doesn't have anything to do with my first post that was about blocking. :-)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My First Knitted Scarf

For my first knitting project, I made a scarf. I started it on Nov. 17, 2009 and I finished it on Saturday. My grandma gave me the ball of yarn, because she wasn't going to use it. It tried crocheting with it, and it was nearly impossible to crochet with, so I decided to knit a scarf with it. Knitting with fancy/fuzzy yarn isn't as difficult as crocheting, because you don't have to go back into the yarn with knitting like you do with crocheting. The reason it took me so long to finish it is because I couldn't figure out how to bind off (taking all the loops off of the needle), so I had to have someone show me. Another reason it took me so long is, (as you already know from reading my blog) I have been very busy. :-) Below are some pictures.

My Scarf

A closer view

The edges look like they are uneven, and that I messed up big time, but that is because the yarn changes thicknesses in different spots. I managed to keep the same number of stitches throughout the whole scarf.
Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Rebekah's Hat

My grandpa asked me to make him children's hats for an orphanage in the mountains of Mexico that some people in his church are going to. (I'll post about the hats with pictures when they are done.) I have been trying then on my siblings to make sure they fit. I made a smaller size and tried it on Rebekah, and she said that she wanted one. All of her other hats fall off. This one that I made for her has ear flaps and it ties under her chin, so it should stay on. We went to the store and she picked the yarn out and I whipped it up for her in a few hours. I think I am going to make one for myself in the same style, just bigger. I got the pattern from here, and edited it a little. Below are pictures of Rebekah and her hat.

Isn't she cute?

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Goals for 2010

I have been working on a list of goals for 2010 that I thought I would share. I am supposed to list some of my goals in my 4-H Record Book so I thought I would list them on my blog. (Hey, did you catch that? I have already started on my Record Book instead of waiting a week before it's due. :-) Hurray for me!)

Crochet Goals:

-Make an afghan

-Learn the popcorn stitch

-Learn the shell stitch

-Make 50 baby hats for charity (about 5 done)

-Teach at least 3 people to crochet (two down, one to go)

-Make a doily out of thread

-Made at least 6 snowflakes out of thread

-Buy less yarn and use more of what I have (Mom says that's a good goal :-))

Knitting Goals:

-Learn how to purl

-Make a scarf (Done)

-Make at least two baby hats for charity

-Make another scarf

Sewing Goals:

-Learn how my sewing machine was made and how it operates

-Make a summer top and shorts

-Design and make more of my own clothes

-Make a patchwork quilt

-Make fiesta skirt

I am sure there is more in all of these categories that I can't think of right now. What are your goals? Leave a comment and tell me. :-)