Add these supplies to the huge box of un cut vintage patterns I just brought home, and the shop is going to be stuffed full by July! Rescuing sewing & knitting supplies is almost as fun as sewing & knitting!
These make cute gifts for your tiny fashionistas, as well as fun props for photo shoots and dress up collections.
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! :)
Long Summer Scarf: White with splashes of color! For Sale in my Etsy Shop
$38.00 Ready to Ship
Ready to Ship!
Celebrate simplicity and practicality this Safety Pin Day. Legend has it that, in 1849, Walter Hunt, the inventor of the safety pin, owed a friend $15 and decided to invent something new in order to earn the money to repay him. He invented the safety pin.
Strong and sharp, yet safe enough to be used on clothing, safety pins are a simple yet ingenious invention, which practically everyone has used at some point.
I use safety pins here at Stitchknit. All the time! The handiest use is when I’m fitting a garment on a child, or anyone worried about getting stuck with a straight pin. Using safety pins for a fitting is a perfect solution. Thrilled that Mr Walter Hunt came up with this handy little invention!
I also use safety pins when knitting & crocheting. If I can’t find a fancy-pants marker, a safety pin works just as well. The larger one will usually slip over a needle too, so I can also use them as a quick stitch counter. For students who find a ‘live’ dropped stitch in their work, a safety pin will keep the stitch in place until they can get here for some Knitting 911.
Do you have safety pins in your sewing or knitting tools? What’s your typical way of using them?
This is a lovely yarn, great for knitting or crocheting!
Stitchknit; Creations from fabric & fibers
Available in my shop for $21.00. Great gift idea for Mothers Day, if you have a grandma or mom who delights in making crafts, doll clothes or other small projects! I ship these inside the US and will be happy to include a message from you!
I’ve been working on this hat for what seems like years. More likely, just months……….but with these tiny needles it is taking an age!
Just a couple more inches I think………then I’m going to just gather up the crown and sew up the side seam. Should fit loosely, falling into soft folds in the back.
Could be done by Christmas!
I’ve already had my first order for Halloween! Seems early, but I’m thrilled it will be one less ordered in October!
Try as I might, I can’t get ahead on this wispy little scarf. I’ve had a completed one in actual inventory here a total of ONE week! Yes, within 7 days, ‘she’ was off to her new home…………practically perfect in every way!
I will get started on another soon. Tuesday in fact. I’m taking my mom to the dentist, so will make good use of my waiting room time and see if I can put one of these on the shelf here!