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

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

On My Hook

Lots of new projects these days at Stitchknit.  I’m not one of those who has ONE project going, and feels compelled to finish it before starting a new one.  I have at least 6 projects in the works…..not counting items for clients!

Started this new baby blanket pattern, worked from a corner out………with the rows each getting a bit longer, until I decide to start decreasing & work my way back to a corner.  Love diagonal projects!

Baby blanket on  the hook

Baby blanket on the hook

Love the color combo, looks like spring flowers and reminds me of spumoni ice cream!   Notice the bit of burgundy yarn at the corner of the blanket?  This is just a temporary marker, letting me know which is the right side of my project.

 

 

Gray Cloche

My new favorite!

My new favorite!

 

I loved creating this hat.  Finally had some time to just ‘play with yarn’.  Had a couple starts, where I was looking for the right size hook to go with the yarn I wanted to see as a hat.  This combo gave me a hat that is not too lacy looking, but isn’t solid and heavy.  Weighs almost nothing!

And, since I can’t leave anything alone, I added a 2 layer crocheted flower on the side that dips down a bit, reminiscent of the hats in the 20′s.

My new favorite.  See it in my shop here.

More Hats

Making my way through the hats I had made for September.  Here are the three that were added to the shop this week:

Simple, beanie hat, crocheted in grey

Simple, beanie hat, crocheted in grey

Knit hat in fire engine red, has cat like 'ears' on the top corners.

Knit hat in fire engine red, has cat like ‘ears’ on the top corners.

 

Knit Newsboy style cap

Knit Newsboy style cap

I did manage to complete 15 hats in time for this months Hat Feature at Stitchknit.  Might even squeeze in a couple extra before the month is over.

I love making hats, especially knit ones………in the round.  Give me a project with double points and I’m a contented knitter.

Still have some hats on my list here, so will likely have a hat in progress for the rest of the year, adding a new one occasionally.  So far, my favorite is still the baby cloche in teal.….with the big bow!

 

WIP’s

WIP’s  = Works in progress

Projects in all stages of creation

Anything not finished

Take your pick!  Here’s a few of the projects in line here at Stitchknit……

Knit to order, custom mitts for a little girl

Knit to order, custom mitts for a little girl

Custom knit mitts for a little boy

Custom knit mitts for a little boy

Almost done, crocheted cloche style hat with a possible flower.....still deciding

Almost done, crocheted cloche style hat with a possible flower…..still deciding

Diagonal knit scarf, a sample for next weeks Knitting 101 class

Diagonal knit scarf, a sample for next weeks Knitting 101 class

Slouch hat in pink with gold lurex thread.

Slouch hat in pink with gold lurex thread.

On sock #4 (of 4) of the custom copies of this vintage Christmas Stocking!

On sock #4 (of 4) of the custom copies of this vintage Christmas Stocking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works in Progress

Starting on my September 30 Hats in 30 days.  This one is going to be a Cat Hat. (not a hat for a cat!)

Starting on my September Challenge:  30 Hats in 30 days. This one is going to be a Cat Hat. (not a hat for a cat!)

Also part of the 30 hat challenge....   Hoping to have interchangeable flowers to add to the fronts.

Baby Turban:  Also part of the 30 hat challenge…. Hoping to have interchangeable flowers to add to the fronts.

Off the needles!  72" of cables.  Had it listed as a knit to order...now it is ready to ship!

Off the needles! 72″ of cables. Had it listed as a knit to order…now it is ready to ship!

Have a couple other items, but didn’t get pictures….    Have a lacy scarf in an amazingly bright magenta that I’m loving.

Also have 2 Christmas stockings on the needles……….part of a custom order of 4.  Without blocking, the progress pictures look like a pile of yarn!  Not too impressive.

And, still working on a crocheted baby blanket.  Thought I had a color combo worked out, but no………..the green I chose is discontinued.  So, on to plan B on this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off the Hook

Finished the knitting & now 'off the hook' with the crocheted border complete

Finished the knitting & now ‘off the hook’ with the crocheted border complete

All this needs now, is a little bit of ribbon, to weave through the eyelet design.  Tried to find a dusty, cornflower blue, but there was nothing even close.  So, pale blue it is.  This is the same design as this one.  Can’t seem to get more than one of these in the shop.  They are so lightweight, they work with car seats and strollers, and pretty enough to work well for baby pictures and christenings.

As soon as the ribbon gets here, this blanket will be ready for pictures and then it’s all ready to head to a new home.

Boutonnieres’ All the Rage

I have been getting inquiries about my little flowers……like these, for a couple months now.  And, not all the requests have been for formal occasions like weddings & proms.  Apparently, it is the ‘thing’ to dress up & that includes pocket squares and bits of color on ones lapel.  That I don’t know this, is not a surprise, as I’m not exactly ‘in the know’ when it comes to gentlemens’ fashion. Nor, do I live in what could be called a fashion capitol.  HA.  The pacific northwest is known for people wearing socks with their Birkenstocks to pretty much any & all occasions!

So, this new bit of flowers or shapes, or something in ones lapel…….is a new one for me.  I have been making tiny little flowers, hearts and circles to add to the shop as well as to fill custom orders that have been coming in.  This past week, the studio had flowers all over the place!  Pretty little bits of yarn & odd bits as the centers.  Fun to make & fun to imagine them being worn!

Puffy little blossoms

Puffy little blossoms

5 tiny flowers in clients colors, with silver bead centers

5 tiny flowers in clients colors, with silver bead centers

Tweed yarn, silver button center, has a Scandinavian look to me.

Tweed yarn, silver button center, has a Scandinavian look to me.

Luxury Silk Yarn makes up this tiny flower.

Luxury Silk Yarn makes up this tiny flower.

April showers DID bring May flowers, at least at Stitchknit!  See my entire collection here in my Etsy shop.

 

 

 

Listings and the Unfortunate Baby Hat

I’ve been busy knitting and crocheting since I “lost” my voice.  I can’t answer the phone……..and I didn’t want to have clients here when I couldn’t communicate, so knitting it was!  I played with yarn and then some more yarn!

Toddlers Red Boa Like ScarfToddler scarf by StitchknitToddlers Pink Scarf by Stitchknit

 

Here’s 3 new little scarves for the toddler set.  Bright colors, great textures and the perfect size for those tiny fashionistas!  I have them listed here in my kids & baby section.

 

 

Here is what is supposed to be a baby hat.  It is so big it would fit OVER a football helmet.  Easily.  I was so in love with the way the stitch pattern turned a right angle, I had to finish it.  But, it is coming out.  Soon.

Baby Hat by StitchknitThe area where the needle still is…….is the back seam of the hat.  Which makes the bottom portion the neckband area of the hat.  The picture with the pattern looked SO cute.  This??  A long ways from cute!

 

A few of my other projects are not quite at the picture stage.

-A lovely pale blue & creme baby blanket, done on the diagonal….just waiting for a crocheted border.

-A lavender, pink, yellow baby blanket…..not quite big enough yet to finish off

-Off white silk crocheted Goddess Shawl.  Ends to weave in and a picture to figure out.  I should learn not to create things out of white, as I’m at a loss when it comes to how to get a decent picture.