Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Socks!

i finally finished my first pair of hand-knit socks!

yeah, the picture is crap, i finished them at 8pm, it was dark and i took it on my iPhone.

but they're DONE!

i see the defects (And some of them are too big to be design elements) but i'm proud of what i learned while making them.

I have no idea what i'm going to knit next, no idea at all, maybe i'll go dig through my Ravelry queue and see what i have planned that i already have yarn for, huzzah for stash down!


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Prima Ballerina

So kae loves her ballet class, so much that i'm not sure what we'll do if she can't take the class again next year (since Katie teaches through the school), we're in the Marsh Pointe district, but she's taking the class at Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School. I wish Katie had a studio /sigh.


in the vampire swap group i saw one of the packages included all the stuff to make a "new sew tutu" and it got me thinking. I work at a fabric store, and kae would love a tutu.

So i found a couple online patterns and went from there.


20 Inches of 1-Inch white elastic
2 yards Ivory bridal tulle
2 yards Lavender bridal tulle
1 yard Hot Pink bridal tulle
1 yard Bright Purple bridal tulle

I sewed the elastic into a circle (could have stapled it, but i wanted it to hold) so it's not truly no sew, in this case at least.

then i cut the tulle into 2 inch strips, i alternated when tying it on the elastic. Kae made it into a pattern game

White, Lavender, Pink, White Lavender, Purple

and had just exactly enough to end on a purple.

Kae danced around in it for a while until we had to get ready to go to Grandpa Richard's 60th birthday party =D