kris knits (and sews, and crochets, …)

September 23, 2006

Haley’s Ripple Afghan

Filed under: crochet — Kristin @ 7:19 pm

Lisa and Shaun’s Haley was born this morning so I rushed to finish the blanket I had started and bring it with me to the hospital. I followed the Easy Ripple Afghan pattern. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft 100% acrylic in Country Blue (9710), Bone (9703), and Sage (9705). I used a size H-8 crochet hook. I chained 98 stitches to start and got a finished size of about 26″ by 36″.

Haley's Ripple Afghan

September 11, 2006

Baby Slings

Filed under: sewing — Kristin @ 5:12 pm

I made two baby slings based on the Maya Wrap pattern for Lisa and Shaun’s little girl Haley, who is due at the end of the month. I had Lisa and Shaun come to JoAnn’s with me to pick out the fabric, and I got the rings from Sling Rings. I used nylon upholstery thread for strength. Since the fabric was non-reversible, I had to double it up and had some trouble getting through all the layers. I finally lengthened the stitch and loosened the tension on my machine and it worked. I’ll try to get some action shots once Haley is here.

Baby Slings

September 10, 2006


Filed under: knitting — Kristin @ 6:34 pm

I made a few versions of Perdita using DMC Pearl Cotton #5. The rose one is the Lilac pattern in color #315 for me. The brown one is the Lily of the Valley pattern in #838 for my brother’s girlfriend. The seed beads are some my mom has had since she was little. The buttons are 1/4″ La Mode style 49162. These bracelets were knit on US 1 needles. This was my first time knitting with beads.

Perdita Front  Perdita back  Perdita detail

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