Summer Sunshine Tie Dyed Scarf

Tie Dyed T shirt Scarf from Stitchknit

Tie Dyed T shirt Scarf from Stitchknit

Add a pop of color with this easy to wear upcycled T Shirt scarf.  $17.00

https://www.etsy.com/listing/107385571/t-shirt-fringed-scarf-reclaimed-t-shirt?ref=shop_home_active_4

I have more of these coming………they are on the cutting table, so getting close to listing them!  (gray, dark green, purple, heathery looking dark blue)

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…

$185
Radiant Orchid Heart Motifs, 7 Tiny Crochet Hearts, Wedding Decor, Romance, Love - StitchKnit
Radiant Orchid Heart Mo…

$7
Invitations Pale Purple Doily, Orchid Tea stained Ribbon Wedding, Shower, Tea - ShabbyScrap
Invitations Pale Purple…

$5.5
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…

$34.5
Wedding Sign - Beach Wedding - Radiant Orchid Pantone - Nautical Wedding - Here Comes Your Bride - Decor Purple - Ring Bearer Flower Girl - CarovaBeachSignCo
Wedding Sign – Beach We…

$29
Plum Bridal bouquet Silk Wedding Flowers Radiant Orchid Purple bridal party accessories, vineyard weddings, bridesmaid bokay, autumn fall - AmoreBride
Plum Bridal bouquet Sil…

$89
Radiant Orchid Blusher Veil Crinoline Pearl Crystal & Rhinestone Sinamay Wedding Fascinator Mini Hat- Custom Made to Order - IndigoDaisyWeddings
Radiant Orchid Blusher …

$34
Radiant Orchid Instant Download Victorian House Purple Flowers Commercial Use Digital graphics floral digital paper - HAUTEGRAPHIQUE
Radiant Orchid Instant …

$5
Rose earrings in Orchid - ThatsMyFlair
Rose earrings in Orchid

$10
Wedding Votive Candle holder / Radiant Orchid and White  Lace Bling Wedding Votive / Spring Wedding Decoration / Shabby Chic Wedding Decor - CarolesWeddingWhimsy
Wedding Votive Candle h…

$24.99
Radiant Orchid Wedding, Wisteria Boutonniere, Wisteria Purple Buttonhole, Wisteria Wedding, Purple Haze - MiaettiaCreations
Radiant Orchid Wedding,…

$16
Garter single - garter in lilac and ivory satin with an ivory satin bow - Simply Satin Garter - ZofiDesign
Garter single – garter …

$15.99
30 Orchid Organza Bags, 4 x 6 Inch Sheer Fabric Favor Bags, For Wedding Favors, Jewelry Pouches - SheerColors
30 Orchid Organza Bags,…

$7.5
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…

$18
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…

$25
Enchanted Orchid - Custom Handcrafted Purple Holographic Nail Polish - SpellboundNails
Enchanted Orchid – Cust…

$9

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Christmas Wrap Up

Finally, I have pictures of the Christmas 2013 project here at Stitchknit.  This took a full year, from November 2012 and they were picked up November 2013.

This was the stocking to copy....4 times!

This was the stocking to copy….4 times!

It took me until February to source the materials, matching the 2 ply wool yarn was the toughest.  Ordered white Angora to match the hair and beard and discovered they were actually cream.  Finally got my materials and then tackled the “notes” from the original knitter.  These were truly notes.  Not a pattern as we know patterns today.  The notes started from the cast on at the top of the sock and had some detail regarding the Santa face……….but the directions stopped at the heel flap!  Said to just continue as a sock!  Good thing I love sock knitting, and after painstakingly counting stitches on the original………just barreled ahead.    I was sweating the supplies I had ordered, as I truly am NO good in figuring yards, ounces and such.  Once I had the first stocking done (minus the double knitting at the top, the bells and the personalization) I felt so much better with the amount of yarn I had for the remaining 3.

Sock #1 & #2 Before blocking

Sock #1 & #2 Before blocking

Inching towards summer at this point and starting to see the November deadline flashing in front of me!  Implemented an hour a day on this project which helped me see consistent progress and kept me from away from full-blown crazy.

Saved the fussy bits at the top of the sock until I had all 4 stockings knit and sewn up the back.  (yes, the original had them worked flat until the Santa was knit, then joined & worked on double points.  Did the double knitting on all 4, added the bells and then stitched on the names.  Stopped mid way to block these before the bells went on….  Getting ahead of myself here.

Best news ever…….I did finish them on time, the client picked them up before Thanksgiving, so they could have their traditional decorating event that weekend.  Thanks to Rachel from nomarkatall.etsy.com I have pictures to remember the project.   The client gave me permission to write up a complete pattern to offer in my Etsy shop too, so the pictures are ready to go!

The beginning

The beginning

Blocked and Completed

Blocked and Completed

 

Ready to Display!

Ready to Display!

Now, I just need to write up a pattern & share this vintage goodness!

Finished This AM……Sold by Noon!

Cardigan for American Girl doll or other 18" dolls by Stitchknit

Cardigan for American Girl doll or other 18″ dolls by Stitchknit

I had barely finished the ends of the ribbons on this little piece of knitting, when it sold to a local client.  Had the pictures already taken & edited……..ready to list in the Etsy shop!

 

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

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183217455/baby-blanket-diagonal-crochet-throw-baby?ref=shop_home_feat_1

Treasury Tuesday: Spring Blooms

Enjoying signs of spring here in western WA state!  Love seeing the colors return!

‘Spring Blooms’ by graficot

:)

Purple Iris Photography, Botanical Print, Salmon Pink, Green Spring, Violet Blue, Nature Wall Art - AgaFarrell
Purple Iris Photography…

$30
Purple Cotton Spring Headband, Hairband, Crochet Hairband, Women's Head Wrap, Hair Accessories, For Women, For Her - aynurdereli
Purple Cotton Spring He…

$19
2 Orchid Bobby Pins, Dendrobium Hair Clips in Cream White with green or purple . Bridal Flower Hair Combs, Fascinators - GlamFloral
2 Orchid Bobby Pins, De…

$27
Bridal Hair Pins/ Purple Petunia Hair Pins - BrasiLeeBoutique
Bridal Hair Pins/ Purpl…

$30
Leather Phone Pouch iPhone Case iPhone Sleeve iPhone Wallet / for iphone 5 5S iphone 5C iphone 4 4S samsung galaxy s3 s4, Purple and Tulip - sukriyeozcandesigns
Leather Phone Pouch iPh…

$22
Felted wool slippers purple - Storow
Felted wool slippers pu…

$45
Pillow,  Purple, Blue, Navy,  White, Glitter, Sparkle, Gray, Cotton or Polyester, Christmas - 8daysOfTreasures
Pillow, Purple, Blue, …

$50
journal with fabric handmade cover - sadilla
journal with fabric han…

$25
Fiber Necklace Textile Necklace Big Bead Pendant Spring Necklace Summer Necklace Pastel Necklace Pink Necklace Pink Jewelry Under 25 OOAK - Fibernique
Fiber Necklace Textile …

$20
Radiant Orchid Statement Necklace - IKKX
Radiant Orchid Statemen…

$54
Violet purple polymer clay earrings - polymer clay jewelry - stud earrings - floral earrings - Segitanna
Violet purple polymer c…

$25
Pastel pink earrings, Beaded bead earrings, Wedding jewelry, Modern jewelry, Minimalist jewelry, Spring summer fashion - LizaKolesnik
Pastel pink earrings, B…

$12
Table light, purple rose  flowers. - yehudalight
Table light, purple ros…

$149
Unique lace earrings in violet, authentic and enchanted, silver studs eco flower earrings, eggplant plum purple amethyst, lace jewelry TAGT - LandofDante
Unique lace earrings in…

$33
Crochet Gloves, Mittens, Gifts for Her, Christmas Gift, Lilac, Purple Gloves, Heart Gloves - SmilingKnitting
Crochet Gloves, Mittens…

$26
Radiant Orchid Heart Motifs, 7 Tiny Crochet Hearts, Wedding Decor, Romance, Love - StitchKnit
Radiant Orchid Heart Mo…

$7

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

On My Needles

Working on an all white baby blanket……just the knit stitch, but with a vintage boucle type yarn.  Love how this is working up.  So far, the plan is to stop the knitting when this is squared up, then I’m going to add a 3″-4″ wide crocheted edge around the blanket.  I will be adding this to my Etsy shop, with the idea it would be lovely as a christening blanket.

Baby blanket on the needles at Stitchknit

Baby blanket on the needles at Stitchknit