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…………..my 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.

Finished!

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

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

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

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!