Sunday Yarn Scraps

Hi everyone!

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Work in Progress – single crochet striped blanket

Remember my blanket that I showed you guys last week? Well I added on two more stripes, one in blue and the other in coral yarn. Whoohoo! I’m putting all of my scrap yarn into it so hopefully I won’t have to go buy yarn for a little bit… but don’t tempt me. Meanwhile, onto the next stripe – orange!

It’s all fun and games until I knit/crochet too much and hurt my wrist. Ugh. For the past month or so I’ve been wearing a wrist brace on and off to relieve some pain for my wrist. Remember stitchers to stretch and take breaks. Don’t go to the point where your thumb starts to hurt and you decide “eh, just a few more rows” (where a few more rows turns into 80 more rows and then eventually, you finish that purse you’ve been working on 2 hours later) Don’t be like me! Still haven’t gone to the doctor about my wrist problems either. I’m kind of putting it off because, well, who likes going to the doctor anyway?

So instead of knitting or crocheting today and drinking tea, I was doing laundry, finishing up some homework, and sleeping. I recently discovered this new app for cat lovers by the way. It’s called Neko Atsume – a super cute app for smart phones where stray cats come into your virtual yard and play with the toys and eat the food you put out. It’s freaking adorable! I love cats. Speaking of cats, does my beautiful cat Riley not look so cute when she wakes up?

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Good morning, Riley!

Now that Grandma is done knitting those fabulous flower patterns that you guys checked out, she’s back to work on a pretty purple sweater for our friend, Mariah. She’s working on the last sleeve and then she’ll sew it all together. We’ll take pictures and post them here for you all to see too. =)

 

That’s it for now! I’ll be writing a very easy knitted hat pattern up as well this week so keep your eyes open for that later in the week. If you want an idea of the hat pattern I’ll be putting up, here’s a picture of me wearing my finished product.

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Easy knitted hat

That’s everything for today! Have a great week everyone!

– Kitty

 

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How to Knit a Rose

Hey Everyone! As promised, Alison has written up her rose pattern for these beautiful flowers you can see below.

Copyright Alison V Zimmerman 2016
Take the Darn Rose
Necessarily Knit in association with Grandma Kitty’s
Materials:
us size 6 needles
sport weight yarn
yarn needle
2 16″ pieces of floral wire
floral tape

Petals (make 5):
CO 15
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2 (WS): purl
row 3 (rs): slip 1, knit 5, slip 1, k2tog, psso, knit 6
row 4 (ws): slip 1, purl 4, slip 1, p2tog, psso, purl 5
row 5 (rs): slip 1, knit 3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, knit 4
row 6 (ws): slip 1, purl 2, slip 1, p2tog, psso, purl 3
row 7 (rs): slip 1, knit 1, slip 1, k2tog, psso, knit 2
Cut yarn and thread the tail through the remaining 5 stitches on the
needle. Weave in all ends on 4 of the 5 petals. Leave an 8″ tail on the
remaining petal (center petal)

Rose construction:
Using the 8″ tail, shape and sew the central petal by rolling it
length wise.
Sew a second petal to the first to form the base of the rose.
Sew the remaining 3 petals to the base of the rose spacing them
evenly.

Finishing:
Fold the 2 lengths of wire in half and thread them through the
bottom of the completed rosebud.
Wrap the stem in floral tape beginning a 1/4″ from the bottom of the
rose and wrapping upward. Once the tape is secure, begin to wrap
towards wire ends. Once the wire is no longer visable cut the tape
leaving a 1/2″ length. Wrap the remaining tape back up the stem to
sucure it.
Copyright Alison V Zimmerman 2016

Now we can all make beautiful roses thanks to Grandma!

See this pattern with pictures on Ravelry

Question by Kitty: Why put rose petals on a bed? And even better question, why put a whole rose on a bed? I know it’s supposed to be romantic, but what if you sit on it? And then you have to clean the bed off. Do people sleep with rose petals on their bed? I’m so confused.

– Kitty and Grandma

Love is Someone who Helps Find your Stitches when you Drop Them

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

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Work in Progress – Single crochet, striped blanket.

To all you single knitters and crocheters out there, I hope you all are having a lovely Valentine’s Day! If you are like me, you are spending this day alone with a crcohet hook in one hand, tea in the other, yarn on the ground, while binge watching Netflix instead of doing work. But hey, it’s Valentine’s Day and I’m single so might as well live it up like a Grandma.

 

Currently, Grandma is taking pictures of a flower tutorial that I will post here shortly for her. Besides sitting here writing this post for today, I am currently working on a blanket that I started yesterday. I’m doing single crochet on a 4.5mm hook, a chain of 164 stitches. I’ll be changing colors when I run out of this color yarn. Thinking of switching to a royal blue color afterwards. But yeah this project will be my valentine today.

Oh and I knitted this guy on Wednesday.

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Mr. Bear

Meet Mr. Bear (named by our good friend, Ian) I kind of made up my own pattern. After I knitted a drop-stitch rectangle (his torso) is when I decided that I wanted to make it into a teddy bear. For each limb and head, I used a garter stitch all knitted on size 10 US needles. His eyes are sewn on in with green scrap yarn and his tail is a pom-pom sewn on. So looks like it will just be me and Mr. Bear today. =) Hopefully I’ll have Grandma’s pattern up on here soon. In the meantime, I hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day.

– Kitty

 

 

Ideas!!!

Oh my goodness – we have SOO many ideas for this website and where to begin?!? We hope to be opening up shop here soon. We’re looking into selling some T-shirt yarn, cotton yarn, and a few patterns as well. We will also be posting tutorials on here on how to make certain projects.

We recently created a bunch of knitted and crocheted flowers for our club here at school and we will be posting some pictures and tutorials of how you can make one easily here soon as well.

Does anyone have any ideas or requests that you would like to see? Also if you would like to custom order a project, leave a comment here. =) Thank you

Purple Flower