April 19, 2014

Curtain Tie Back Idea

I woke up this morning and decided to open some of my windows to let the cool breeze outside in for a little bit. However, I needed to do something to let the breeze in past the curtains so I grabbed some pieces of nearby yarn (isn't yarn always nearby? lol) and tied the curtains in the middle.

Then I looked at it, snapped the picture above and thought to myself "I'm a loomer. I can SO do better than a silly, single piece of yarn!" 

April 8, 2014

Behind The Scenes

The joys of video editing, which I actually do enjoy.

Deciding the parts I can "speed" up, adding notes to it and so forth. Maybe it's the writer in me, maybe I'm a little crazy. 

I am editing the Mini Easter Basket now, which I have a pattern for, and hopefully will have it up by tonight. Then editing a video for my Plus Size To Down Size Blog/Youtube channel.

I love my job; I can be creative and my own boss. LOL 

April 7, 2014

A Cute Little Surprise For Me

Last night I was able to see the girl who inspired The Foster Hat pattern and this time she surprised me with a present. She came down the stairs, hands behind her back and a smile on her face. She said, "I have something for you." Then she brought her hands out front and there it was: a cute, little pillow she had sewn.
I smiled and said thank you. Seeing her smile at my acceptance of it was so heartwarming. I understood though. At this time in her life, being in foster care, there isn't much she can control. I understood that some would scoff at her gift but I knew that even though it may not have been intended for me at first while she was making it, it has found a home.

It definitely made me smile and brightened my evening. What has brightened your day? 

April 1, 2014

Mini Easter Basket Pattern

Height is 6.5-7 inches Tall

You will need the small blue Knifty Knitter (24 pegs).
Two Strands of Worsted Weight Yarn (weight of 4)

  • Using two strands of yarn, do the drawstring cast on. (Click here for video)
  • Knit one row (e-wrap method was used)
  • Purl one row
  • K3P3 for 6 rows
  • Close drawstring
    • It will be tight, don't pull too hard. Close as much as possible and use a crochet hook to tie it closed. 
  • K3P3 for 2 rows
  • P3K3 for 2 rows
  • K3P3 for 2 rows
  • Crochet Bind off with one chain in between (Click here for video)
  • Now make an I-Cord for 30 rows with one strand of yarn and attach to basket for handle. (Click here for how to make an I-Cord)
    • Use a crochet hook to tie handle to basket. 
  • Fill with a small surprise!