Thursday, March 17, 2011

coffee stirrer necklace!

I was inspired by Kirsten from Studs and Pearls to make this necklace.
I started out by painting the straws gold since I had just bought gold paint. I was going to use small pearls as the in between beads. While they dried I began to make a test necklace out of some of the other stirrers. Fortunately they came black and I didn't have to worry about ugly stripey straws or anything. I ended up liking it a lot and put it on before I began my "real" necklace. But unfortunately, one can't paint straws. They really must be spray painted. I took out my scissors to cut the first one, and the paint immediately began to chip. Oh well... I tried to think of ways to reuse golden chippy painted straws but came up with nothing so I had to toss them.
Anyways, here is the link to the original post.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kitty calculator cozy

Made to (loosely) fit TI 84 Plus graphing calculator.

1 skein lionbrand thick n quick
Size 8 16 in circular needles or DPNs, whichever you are more comfortable using.
Buttons for eyes, about 1 yard each pink and black yarns for nose and mouth
tapestry needle
sewing needle, thread

CO 39 stitches

k1, p1 rib for 1.25 inches
switch to st st, continue for 7.75 inches
BO with three needle bind off
weave in loose ends

with back facing you, pick up 7 st from BO edge, far right
1. knit all
2. purl 5, p2tog (6 st)
3. knit 4, k2tog (5 st)
4. purl 3, p2tog (4 st)
5. knit 2, k2tog (3 st)
6. purl 1, p2tog (2 st)
7. k2tog (1 st)
break yarn, pull through last st. Weave in loose ends.
repeat for other ear, opposite side.

embroider nose with pink yarn, mouth with black, and sew on eyes with button. Be creative! If desired, pick up stitches on the back to make a tail, add whiskers, or sew on fabric to make a tummy.

Keep your graphing calculator nice and cozy with your new kitty. :]

Friday, April 9, 2010

Death Valley hat

picture coming soon!

you will need:
size US 9 circular needles (16 in.)
size US 9 dpns
worsted weight yarn
stitch marker, tapestry needle

CO 75
1. k2, p1 rib around for 1 inch
2. purl
3. k1, p1 to last st. k1fb (76)
4. purl
5. k1 p1 around

rep rows 4 and 5 until 5 in long.

dec rows: (switch to dpns when necessary)
1. p2tog, p2 around (57)
2. k1, p1 to last 2 st, p2tog (56)
3. p2tog, p2 around (42)
4. k1, p1 around
5. p2tog, p1 around (28)
6. k1, p1 around
7. p2tog around (14)
8. k2tog around (7)

break yarn, use tapestry needle to draw through remaining st, pull tight.
weave in loose end inside.
wear. enjoy. :]

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pookie and Leah bake

My friend Jordan and I like to bake things. And then decorate them.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Dream Hat

I haven't posted here for many moons... But I figured this would be a good place to put my very own free knitting pattern! I designed a hat. It's so dang simple but I'm in love with it. Thick and thin yarn is the best! Anyways, thought I'd add it to Ravelry and share it with the knitting world.


Materials: size 10.5 16 inch circular needles and one set of 10.5 dpns
Yarn: about 90-100 yarns of any bulky weight yarn. I used di.Ve' Fiamma
Gauge: Well, I don't really care, but the label says 15 rows by 12 stitches in a 10cx10 cm square

CO 60 stitches. Join. Don't twist.
2x2 rib around. Rep 6 times.

Round 1: Purl all stitches
Round 2: Knit all
Round 3: Knit all
Round 4: Knit all
Round 5: Purl all
Round 6: Purl all
Repeat rounds 2-6 FIVE times

Decrease Rounds:
1: *k8, k2tog rep from*. 54 stitches
2: Knit all
3: *k7, k2tog rep from*. 48 stitches
4: Purl all
5: *p6, p2tog rep from*. 42 stitches
transfer to dpns
6: Knit all
7: *k5, k2tog rep from*. 36 stitches
8: K2tog around. 18 stitches
9: Purl all
10: P2tog around. 9 stitches
11: K2tog to last stitch, k1. 5 stitches

Break yarn. Thread tail onto tapestry needle, thread throught remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave loose ends.

Love your Dream Hat.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

British hip hop

Making this quick.
I really like british hip hop right now.
the dialect REALLY adds something to it.
Soooo you should check it out? yeah. :]

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Update from a failure at life.

So basically, I haven't been posting HERE because I suck and have no time to create anything postworthy.
Fortunately, I have a fresh new stock of fabric and a sewing machine to work with, so hopefully you'll be seeing something new soon.
If I don't get anything up, though, you have permission to stab me with a spoon, because that would mean TEMPORARY HIATUS.
Because, honestly, if I don't have time to sew, I won't have time for anything else on this blog.
I do have time to post on my other blog, however. So if you have to get a Leah-fix, then come by

forever yours, November on

P.S. Brian, I'm really just talking to you.
Nobody reads my blog.
Like I said, failure at life.