Monthly Archives: February 2012

Knit Tablet Cover

Back in November I received a Coby Kyros as a gift, and after several days of searching I found that I could not find a tablet cover. Of course I found covers for the IPad, the Kindle, and the Nook, but the Kyros doesn’t fit any of these.

Plan A of buying a cover was a failure, so I turned to Plan B. I had to make my own. The cover I made was a simple single ribbed tube sewn on one end using the Kitchener stitch. I used a combination of colors using Lion Brand yarn I had left over from my Transformers blanket. 

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I got several compliments about the cover, and I’m considering making a few for Christmas next year and add a copy of a good book or the Bible inside.

On another note, the hat I’m making is knitting up pretty nicely. I should be done with it by Friday.

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Quick Hat

I decided to make the Lina hat for myself this week.

This is the yarn I’m using.

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It is a yarn from Brown Sheep that I bought a very long time ago at a thrift store. I love the color purple, and this next pix shows the color a little better.

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I think the pattern is a quick knit. As long as you don’t have a problem with cables you can easily make it.  I plan to finish it by the end of the week.

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Now I’m going back to my Nascar racing. Have a good night!

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Fun Night!

Not too much to share today. I chose to make a Lina hat in a worsted Brown Sheep yarn in purple.

I wanted to start the hat earlier tonight but I found something much more fun to do that involved my son, since he isn’t fond of watching me knit, and we played Singstar +dance on the  PS3. I’ve been playing Singstar on the PS2 and I’ve had so much fun, but I love the PS3 version so much more. We started by just dancing for about thirty minutes or so, the we sang for another hour (which included some sings from the Singstar 90s disc). I plan on playing this one again in the future.

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Finished Ruffle Scarf

I’ve finished my crocheted ruffle scarf made from Country Loom Yarn in Landscape. The yarn is from Michael’s and is made of 100% acrylic.  Landscape is a blend of blues, and dark and light browns. The yarn is heavy, so I probably wouldn’t make a throw or a bulky sweater, but it’s fine for an accessory.

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I have four more skeins of this yarn, which means I will be doing a lot of research tonight looking for some inspiration.

I also plan on searching for a nice hat pattern to make this weekend. This morning my son and I walked to school and to our surprise it was extremely windy! I had to hold my son close so his little 40 pound self wouldn’t topple over and fall in the street. Then of course today was the day I thought the weather was nice enough for a thin sweater and nothing else, and it would have been great if not for that wretched wind. A few hours later when it was time to walk back to pick him up I discovered that I do not own a beanie that can stay on in such strong winds.

So now I am off to ravelry to find some inspiration. I may also check out Pinterest, I’ve read a few things about it on craft blogs and twitter. I will post if I find the site useful. Until tomorrow…

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Writing a Ruffled Scarf Pattern

This Christmas I received a big bag of chunky yarn from my brother. I loved the gift, but it left me with five skeins of Country Loom Yarn in 5 different colorways. So what’s a girl to do?

My first idea was to make something funky that I hadn’t made before, a scarf with ruffles! I spent a few hours looking at some available patterns online, but nothing seemed right. Either the amount of yarn was wrong, or the swatch was way too dense for a scarf that should look like it’s flowing.

I noticed a few similarities in the pattern repeats of crocheted ruffle scarfs, and with a size N hook I started making a practice scarf. I was hoping the yarn would be enough to get at least three rows of the scarf  if I used double crochets got each row. After about an hour of crocheting I found myself unraveling the stupid thing.

After a few deep breaths I pulled out a crochet magazine and looked up the treble crochet. It’s a taller stitch, but I’m not sure how much more yarn I’d need to get all three rows for the scarf. So far it looks like the scarf will have two rows, definitely. I am still not sure if the yarn will be enough for the third row. The treble stitches are adding about half an inch of width, so if the scarf ends up being only two rows it will be about 4 inches wide.

I haven’t taken pics of this scarf, buy here’s another cowl I designed last month. The teacher I made it for asked for something gold and warm. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Gold, and used a simple stitch pattern.

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What a busy morning

I have been awake since three o’clock this morning, and it has been a nonstop kind of day.

Started the day with a movie with the hubby, but he ended up falling asleep so I turned it off. Then it was time for school followed by a trip to Walmart for groceries. We had a quick lunch before getting my son from school, and then we came home and I cleaned like a mad woman. Seriously, the list of things I had to clean was ridiculous.

I did get to squeeze in some fun art activities with my little guy, and simultaneously work on his writing and spelling. He didn’t suspect a thing. Now I’m going to relax and watch some Gilmore Girls and start working on a new crocheted  ruffled scarf. I will post pictures of the yarn I’ll be using tomorrow.

Finally, today’s picture is of the Valentine’s Day mailbox I helped my son make last week. We began with a shoebox with a rectangular hole cut out of the lid. Next we wrapped the bottom of the box and the lid with construction paper. I used different colored paper to cut out different shaped hearts, and then my son glued the hearts randomly all over the box. And that’s pretty much it. It was very quick to make and he received lots of compliments.

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Gilmore Girls, a Lunch Date, and a Movie Night

This week began in a great way. We spent President’s Day at the movies watching Alvin & the Chipmunks part 3. The theatre was crowded but we got lucky when it came to our seats. The entire row in front of us was full of very short quiet kids, and with the exception of one crying baby, the kids were all pretty well behaved.
This afternoon was very exciting. It began with a lunch date with the hubby followed by a walk through the mall. The best part of the day was my visit to f.y.e. I was able to find the entire set of The Gilmore Girls at an awesome price, $40 of the listed price on each season! As I write this I am watching the first episode of season 2 since I already watched the entire first season.
Finally, today’s picture is of a long ribbed cowl in a grape color. The fit on me isn’t great, but the woman who has it now is a lot bustier than me, and it looks lovely on her. 🙂

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