Tuesday, August 19, 2008

At A Savings Of $42...

I made this hat that's very similar to one that sells (or sold) for about $50 at Banana Republic. Spending about $8 on yarn and using needles I had (plus a spare button from a sweater I don't even have anymore), I made the same hat in a different color. From a pattern I found online. Huzzah.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

DS Case Pattern

OK, this is the first time I've written a pattern, so here's hoping it's understandable.

Liza’s Groovy Striped DS Case


Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick N Quick
1 skein each: sky blue, fig, lemongrass
US size 11 straight needles
Tapestry/sewing needle

10 stitches and 6 rows = 3” X 2” (approx. 3 stitches and 3 rows per inch)

Main Pouch:

CO 20 stitches in fig
Knit 2 rows st st
Switch to sky blue*
Knit 2 rows st st
Switch to lemongrass
Knit 2 rows st st
Repeat pattern, knitting in st st for 2 rows in each color until approx. 12” long (should wrap around DS comfortable 3 times), for me this was 42 rows.
BO with last color (should be lemongrass)
Fold so that the DS is covered fully on both sides, with the remaining left as a flap (where you will add game pockets), sew up sides.
Game Pouch:
CO 20 stitches in fig
Knit in st st switching colors every row (you will k 1 row fig, p 1 row sky blue, etc) until the pockets fit a DS game lengthwise, for me this was 6 rows.
BO with last color (I switched the order to fig, lemongrass, sky blue for this part)
Sew the pouch on so it is in line with the edge of the case.
Sew 3 seams evenly spaced from the top to bottom of the pocket, making 4 game pockets - use a game cartridge to measure if you want (I sewed one seam in each color, but it doesn’t really matter since you can’t see them)
Take 3 even pieces of each color yarn long enough to wrap around the closed case several (at least 4 or 5) times.
Tie a knot at the end and braid until it is long enough to wrap around 3 times with enough room (an inch or two) to tuck the end in to fasten it, tie the braid off.
Tie or sew one end of the braid to the center of the flap.

*since it’s only 2 rows, you can carry the yarn up the side of the case instead of cutting and tying every time you switch colors

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Nintendo DS Case!

I wanted to make a case for my Nintendo DS, but I couldn't find a good pattern online. So I made something up:

I'll write out the pattern when I'm feeling more ambitious. And less hungry.

Finished Dog Sweater


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

On Deck.

Next up, a dog sweater.

Yes, Stitch n Bitch. Like I can afford a new book?

Sunday, August 3, 2008

All Done!

Well, except I have to buy two snaps and attach them. Minor detail.


update: I'm probably not going to put the snaps on it.

Mas Pursage

The orange body, completed:

Avec pink:

The whole main purse part:

Pink handle:

Beginning of the pouch:

It's felting right now, pictures when it's done.