Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Round-Up

Well I didn't meet my goal of making 500 items for charity this year. I ended up making about 345.  Maybe for 2012 I'll challenge myself to making so many of an item, like 50 sweaters. Here is a breakdown of some of what I did this year:

Baby Hats-157
Newborn Blankets-13
Preemie Blankets- 10
Sweater Sets- 29
Booties- 12

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December Sweaters

I have been on a sweater making kick this week. I have two more that still need buttons. I also completed 50 Christmas hats and 4 preemie sleep sacks, you can check them out at BellasBabies.org.









Friday, November 25, 2011

Loom Knit Scarf

After trying several knit scarf patterns with this yarn I finally settled on using my loom to knit it.  I think it really shows off the colorway of the yarn which was getting lost in the hand knit patterns I tried. The scarf is finished I just need to take a picture. I have another skein of the yarn and think I will use it to knit myself a slouchy hat.

I put some new things up at my Etsy shop today. What do you think? There are some holiday candle coasters and a set of wine bottle toppers.



Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cross Stitch Pullover


Cross Stitch Pullover  
 
  
Bernat Baby Softee Yarn Size G-6 hook Gauge: 4sts, 2 ½ rows per inch Size: Newborn   Chain 36 Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 10 chs,3 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 chs, 3 dc in next ch, dc in last 5 chs. ch 2, turn.  rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.  row 6: sc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, skip across to next 3dc, sc in center st and each st across to center st of 3rd dc group, ch4, skip to last 3dc put sc in center of 3dc group and across to end. ch 2, turn. *Armhole construction tutorial*  Row 7: dc in each sc across. ch 2, turn  Row 8: sc across, join at end of row, the rest is worked in the round. Ch 2.  
 
Close up of X-stitch 
  
 How to work Cross (X) stitch: Skip one stitch dc in next st, come back and work a dc in the skipped stitch. Repeat around. Join to ch 2.   Row 9: work X-stitch around. join to ch 2. Chain 1.  Row 10: sc in back loop only around. Join, Chain 2.  Repeat rows 9 & 10: 5 more times.   Back and Neck trim: Join yarn in the back opening on the left side, Ch 1, sc up the side, 3sc in corner st, sc across neckline, 3sc in corner st, sc down right side, placing 2 buttonholes evenly spaced. finish off.  Sleeves: Attach yarn at middle st of underarm,  Row 1: ch 2, dc in each st around. join.  Rows 2-4: ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join.  Row 5: ch 1, sc around. join, finish off  you can make sleeves long by doing 10 rows of dc.  copyright 2011 Kelly C Kearney 

Kelly's Quick Newborn Hat

Easy Print Link This pattern uses worsted weight yarn instead of baby weight yarn.   I used two different hooks to get two dif...