Thursday, July 28, 2011

Score.


Oh yes my friends it's true.  These vintage buttons are mine, all mine!!!

My 90 years young Nana was "tidying up" her sewing area and was wondering if I might need any buttons?  Um, yes! YES, please!

They're so pretty!  Pretty and shiny!  They smell like Chanel No. 5 and are slightly musty...it just adds to their charm.  Love them!!!


These are especially neat, probably my most favorites, I'm already planning projects around them.


Oh and these too...


These look the most old to me and 15 cents!  Wow!


These don't look quite so old but still cute...


And these lovely little numbers too...


My dilemma now is whether to use them or admire them on their cards that they have been attached to for so long...they would look so cool on something but it is so neat seeing them on their cards.


A lucky day fellow stitchers, a lucky day indeed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Uh, oh...

We're having technical difficulties with some photos on the blog...re-uploading them... :-(

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

FO - Button Capelet


So this project was one of those happy little mistakes that end up being A-OK in the end.  I knitted this project and chose the wrong size (I knit the medium, should have knit the large) and in the picture shown, it goes over and around your shoulders...mine became a triangular mini-shawl/cowl like thing, but I like it!


I think the yarn is very soft (and washable!) and it is kind of interesting to wear...oh well,  may try this one again in the larger size, but I am happy with my accident project for now!

Rav Link Here

PS These buttons are vintage 1960's...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Free Knitting Pattern: Super Simple Dollhouse Extras!




The dollhouse family needed some help sprucing up their plastic digs. Decorate your doll's house with fun accessories knit in simple garter, stockinette and basketweave. These pieces will fit the “My First Dollhouse” but can be very easily modified to suit your own dollhouse. Have fun changing the stitch choice, adding stripes or practicing intarsia or duplicate stitch. Also makes a perfect small first project for teaching the little ones to knit.


Included in this Pattern:
  • Area Rug
  • Bath Towel
  • Welcome Mat
  • Bathroom Mat
  • Afghan
  • Throw Pillow
  • Baby Blanket

Materials:
  • US 5 straight needles
  • Scrap Yarn in bright, fun colors of your choice
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scrap yarn for stuffing the pillow

Abbreviations:
  • CO: Cast on
  • BO: Bind off
  • st st: Stockinette Stitch


Throw Pillow:
CO 8 sts
Work in st st until piece measures 2.5 inches from CO edge
Fold in half and seam, leaving a hole for stuffing, stuff with scrap yarn and seam closed.

Bath Towel:
CO 6 sts
Knit all rows until piece measures 3 inches from CO edge
BO

Living Room Area Rug:
CO 25 sts
Knit all rows until piece measures 3.5 inches from CO edge
BO

Baby Blanket:
CO 16 sts
Knit 2 rows
Row 1: Knit
Rows 2-8: K2, K6, P6, K2
Row 9: Knit
Rows 10-16: K2, P6, K6, K2
Knit two rows
BO

Bathroom Floor Mat:
CO 10 sts
Knit all rows until piece measures 1.5 inches from CO edge
BO

Welcome Mat:
CO 12 sts
Knit all rows until piece measures 1.5 inches from CO edge
BO
(Embellish if desired)

Afghan:
CO 25 sts
Knit all rows until piece measures 4 inches from CO edge
BO

© Jennifer Dickerson 2011
Pattern is for personal and non-profit use only.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Free Knitting Pattern...Baby Doll Hats!


Baby Doll Hats
by Jennifer Dickerson

A simple, pretty hat for a doll...check out my Cotton Candy Toddler Hat so your little one and her doll have a matching set! Uses very little yarn. Fits a doll with an 11 inch or less circumference head.















Click here for matching hat!

Materials:
  • Scraps of worsted weight yarn in your choice of two colors 
  • US 10.5 Straight Needles 
  • Tapestry Needle
Abbreviations:

  • CO: Cast on
  • BO: Bind Off
  • K2tog: Knit two stitches together
  • st st: Stockinette Stitch

Instructions for Hat:
CO 34 sts
Work 5 rows in K2 P2 rib
Then work in st st until piece is 3 inches from CO edge
Decrease:
Row 1: K2tog, K2 to end of row
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2tog, K1 to end of row
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K2tog to end of row
Using tapestry needle, break yarn leaving a long tail. Thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly. Seam up the back of hat and weave in ends.


Instructions for Flower:
CO 5 sts
Row 1: KFB each st (10 sts)
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: KFB each st (20 sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: KFB each st (40 sts)
BO and stitch to hat with tapestry needle.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Free Knitting Pattern! Play Kitchen Potholders



Play Kitchen Potholders
By Jennifer Dickerson

What's a kitchen without something homemade? Make a few of these for your little one's play kitchen with some leftover cotton yarn. Then grab some plastic food and get cooking!

**Important** These are for play only and not intended for real kitchen use! (May not protect your hands from hot items)

Materials:
  • Cotton Yarn (such as Lily Sugar 'n Cream or Lion Brand Cotton Ease) 
  • US 8 Straight Needles 
  • 2 US 8 DPNs 
  • Tapestry Needle 
Abbreviations:
  • CO: Cast on
  • BO: Bind Off
  • KFB: Knit front and back of each stitch
  • K2tog: Knit two stitches together


Instructions:

CO 4 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1, KFB, then knit for remainder of row
Continue in this manner until you have 28 sts on your needle
Next row: Knit 1, k2tog, then knit for the remainder of the row
Continue in this manner until you have 4 sts on the needle
BO 2 sts, switch to DPNs and work in i-cord for 2 inches
BO 2 sts and tack down end with tapestry needle to form a hanging loop.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!

PS This super cute play pot and ladle are "Green Toys" made of 100% recycled plastic milk jugs and BPA-free. We have the tea set too! To get your own Green Toys, click here

 
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