Off the Needles

Off the needles, blocked and waiting for buttons!

Off the needles, blocked and waiting for buttons!

I thought I had just the right buttons for this…….but no.  I need something with more personality.  So, this goes in my bag of items that need something that isn’t in the studio here at Stitchknit.  The bag that needs to go to the store.  This poses a difficulty, in that I truly do hate shopping.

And, this………….it too needs buttons.  Nothing in the box of hundreds and hundreds of new buttons……..or the huge box of vintage buttons will work.  Love vintage buttons, but when the design needs 4, of course……..I can only locate things I like that come with just 3!

crocheted button up cowl by stitchknitThis is truly a tough one to get a picture of.  The yarn is a blend of wool and rayon and has the prettiest shimmer to it.

Off the hook here, just waiting for ends, then the border.

Off the hook here, just waiting for ends, then the border.

This is like the blanket listed here in the shop.  I love this diagonal design.  Easy to remember, great for projects on the go!


One More Work in Progress

How many projects do you have in the works at one time?  I don’t know if it is a good idea to count all of mine! :)  Here’s a crocheted scarf/shawl I’m making to replace one that sold months ago.  Yes, I am running very behind here at Stitchknit.

Crocheted scarf from StitchknitGreat project for me this summer. Once I had the initial chain and the first row of floating chains done, I don’t have to count or think for this piece.  Perfect for me!  I love how loose this is and how intricate it looks.  About 10 more inches and this will be ready to put the border on.

Also in the works here at Stitchknit………… requisite pair of socks that ‘live’ in the van  Always ready for a bit of knitting when I am waiting for anyone/anything.  Still on sock #1, but at the arch of my foot……heading towards the toe.

Crocheted baby blanket in 2 shades of gray & a deep brick red.  Love having something a bit larger than socks to work on here at home.  Again, it is a no think, no count sort of pattern.  Perfect for right now.

Filling up my inventory of teensy tiny little hearts:

Crocheted hearts by StitchknitJust sold a couple sets of the pale pink ones and discovered I really didn’t have anything that was ready to ship.  Added pale pink, bright pink, navy, natural, yellow, white and have some peach and green thread in my project bag ready to work on.

All crochet projects!  Might have to even that out and come up with some knitting.  I’m old enough to have hands that complain if I don’t switch out the project types occasionally.


It’s been awhile since I’ve managed to complete a  new piece for my Etsy shop.  Summer vacation, kiddo home from school, hot weather……..I’ve got all sorts of excuses!  :)

Crocheted blanket  from Stitchknit33″ square, this crocheted blanket is just the size for a new little one.  Brightly colored, this would work for either a little boy or girl.  Not ‘baby’ looking, this will be a favorite for years.  Easy care, made with acrylic yarn.   $65.00

Ends. As You Go, or Wait ’til Finished?

Baby Blanket from StitchknitI’m some of each.  Weave some ends in as I go…..    and finish off the ones I missed when the project is complete.

This blanket is half and half, almost looks like fringe on the right side!  I keep forgetting to make the stripes 3 rows, which would put half the ends on each side of the blanket.  By the time I remember, I’m halfway through the blanket.

Which are you?  Do you painstakingly weave in ends while you are working on the project?  Or, just leave them til the end, hoping they will magically take care of themselves?  I’ve always loved (said a touch sarcastically) patterns that finish off with………….

“Weave in ends & Enjoy!”

I don’t mind weaving in ends, but it isn’t the part of a project I truly enjoy.

If you’ve read this far, I’d love some suggestions as to color combos for the next couple blankets.  I’ve done these two (which sold already, here in my local shop)  Ideas??

I love how different this blanket looks each time!

I love how different this blanket looks each time!

Crocheted baby blanket in Grays and Bright Red

Crocheted baby blanket in Grays and Bright Red

Work in Progress

Little girls scarf.....great for dress up too....and a fun prop for a photo shoot!

Little girls scarf…..great for dress up too….and a fun prop for a photo shoot!

No new pics for other works in progress.  I’m one of those knitters/crocheters who has multiple projects in the works at the same time.

*  Have a pair of multi colored socks on the needles that just stay in the van, for those times when I’m waiting for someone.

*   Still crocheting away on the modern striped baby blanket in 2 shades of gray and a pop of bright red. Loving this one, but it is getting too big to haul around.  Now an at home sort of project

*  Mary Poppins pork pie style straw hat……..took out a row or two, as I’m making this up from the pictures from the movie.  Raffia was stretching out too much. Definitely an in the studio type project, as I’m writing the pattern as I go.

*  Knit baby hat in soft blue, a great take anywhere project. Aiming to make up several of these in different colors.

*  Black & white cotton knit scarf.  Done but the fringe.  So, technically not done at all.  Seem to have projects in this basket all the time.  Done:  But needing something!

Actually, that doesn’t seem like much at all.  Should go match up a few more patterns with some yarn!  :)




Playing With Yarn

I’ve been playing with yarn again………..still……….alright, Always!    The latest bit of fun are these sweet little crowns for newborns.  Not that I have a newborn here at Stitchknit!     I have a couple of them completed and off being photographed and have sold a few here in my local shop in WA state.

Newborn Crowns from StitchknitNow that I have a couple made up, I’m searching for beads and/or jewels to embellish them with!  Hard to leave well enough alone sometimes~

In the Studio at Stitchknit

I have been busy sewing on clients’ orders, but have managed to get a few things completed and a new scarf on the needles.  Not sitting idly by here!

Interesting yarn, white with eyelash detail and another strand with little puffs of color

Interesting yarn, white with eyelash detail and another strand with little puffs of color.  Will end up being a great summer weight scarf.

Planning ahead for football season!  Baby sized football hat for the little fans!

Planning ahead for football season! Baby sized football hat for the little fans!

Upcycled T shirt Scarf; Fun summer accessory

Upcycled T shirt Scarf; Fun summer accessory

Stop by the shop to see what else I’ve been up to.  Stitchknit; Creations in Fabric & Fibers

Treasury Tuesday: How About an Orchid Wedding

My tiny crocheted hearts are included here!  See some of the other colors available here in my Etsy Shop.

‘Consultant Kitty’s Focus Today How about an Orchid Wedding……’ by doncreate

Orchid is such a beautiful color and just right for a Spring wedding….

Purple Orchid & Calla Lily Bouquet for your Beach Wedding - justanns
Purple Orchid & Calla L…

Radiant Orchid Heart Motifs, 7 Tiny Crochet Hearts, Wedding Decor, Romance, Love - StitchKnit
Radiant Orchid Heart Mo…

Invitations Pale Purple Doily, Orchid Tea stained Ribbon Wedding, Shower, Tea - ShabbyScrap
Invitations Pale Purple…

Purple pom poms and paper lanterns radiant orchid with hand-painted butterflies, set of 4 pom poms and two lanterns - DellaCartaDecor
Purple pom poms and pap…

Wedding Sign - Beach Wedding - Radiant Orchid Pantone - Nautical Wedding - Here Comes Your Bride - Decor Purple - Ring Bearer Flower Girl - CarovaBeachSignCo
Wedding Sign – Beach We…

Plum Bridal bouquet Silk Wedding Flowers Radiant Orchid Purple bridal party accessories, vineyard weddings, bridesmaid bokay, autumn fall - AmoreBride
Plum Bridal bouquet Sil…

Radiant Orchid Blusher Veil Crinoline Pearl Crystal & Rhinestone Sinamay Wedding Fascinator Mini Hat- Custom Made to Order - IndigoDaisyWeddings
Radiant Orchid Blusher …

Radiant Orchid Instant Download Victorian House Purple Flowers Commercial Use Digital graphics floral digital paper - HAUTEGRAPHIQUE
Radiant Orchid Instant …

Rose earrings in Orchid - ThatsMyFlair
Rose earrings in Orchid

Wedding Votive Candle holder / Radiant Orchid and White  Lace Bling Wedding Votive / Spring Wedding Decoration / Shabby Chic Wedding Decor - CarolesWeddingWhimsy
Wedding Votive Candle h…

Radiant Orchid Wedding, Wisteria Boutonniere, Wisteria Purple Buttonhole, Wisteria Wedding, Purple Haze - MiaettiaCreations
Radiant Orchid Wedding,…

Garter single - garter in lilac and ivory satin with an ivory satin bow - Simply Satin Garter - ZofiDesign
Garter single – garter …

30 Orchid Organza Bags, 4 x 6 Inch Sheer Fabric Favor Bags, For Wedding Favors, Jewelry Pouches - SheerColors
30 Orchid Organza Bags,…

Cupcake Liner Cups~ Rustic Cupcake Wraps~ Orchid Purple Rose Shabby Chic Wedding Decor- Unique Cupcake cup for bridal shower, party, Easter - ClearSkyDesigns
Cupcake Liner Cups~ Rus…

Orchid Purple Wedding Bridal Ring Bearer Pillow on Ivory or White Satin and Lace w/ Double Loop Bow & Rhinestone Bead - evertonbridal
Orchid Purple Wedding B…

Enchanted Orchid - Custom Handcrafted Purple Holographic Nail Polish - SpellboundNails
Enchanted Orchid – Cust…


Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Bright Stripes Blanket from Stitchknit

Bright pink stripes to welcome your new little one

Bright pink stripes to welcome your new little one

Handmade goodness, this diagonal striped blanket is a perfect size for car seats/carriers/strollers!

$65.00 Ready to ship