Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beads and I-cords?

IMG_0995, originally uploaded by picable.

Made this with a knitting loom. Using two pegs, you knit it as an I-cord. First, you string the beads, make a slip knot on the first peg, and e-wrap the next one. Continue to e-wrap the two pegs, knitting off each time you have two wraps on a peg. Gently tug on your work as go and stop at 7 inches. Knot your ends together and weave in the tails.

Did someone say party?

Crochet Dog Sweater

IMG_1001, originally uploaded by picable.

I'm liking this year's version much better. It has sleeves that you can roll up or down, plus they are ribbed so they make room for the doggie elbows.

Also, I have made the neck roomier and left the collar open a little in case your dog is like mine and likes to have room to breathe inside the sweater.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Crocheting a dog sweater

IMG_0985, originally uploaded by picable.

You start with a square or rectangle depending on the size/breed of dog your crocheting for. Add ribbing to the end that goes toward the tail. Crochet a belly panel. For girl dogs you make it longer. The belly panel is wider at the bottom and narrows as it goes up. Make ribbing for the neck.

Assemble the pieces using whip stitch. Leave an opening for the legs when sewing the belly panel to the back. Crochet around the leg openings to complete the outfit.

Ta-Da! You have one cute little doggie wearing a crocheted sweater.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cute baby shoe

IMG_0937, originally uploaded by picable.

When I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make it. It's called 'Baby Moccasin Booties' and the pattern is by Sylvia Schuchardt.

Thank you, Sylvia, for my crocheting pleasure of the day.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The dog sweater

IMG_0931, originally uploaded by picable.

Finished the sweater today. Fefe let me take pictures of her wearing it. It's a little big for her even though I made it in size small. She has a 16 inch chest, and this is for a 20 inch chest.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dog sweater--wip

IMG_0925, originally uploaded by picable.

It seemed like a good time to start making dog sweaters. This is my first time to crochet this particular one. I'm using a pattern from the book 'Chain-Free Crochet Made Easy'.

The dog in the book looks a lot like Fefe's boyfriend. Perhaps that was my initial attraction to the pattern. It has button closures and as far as I can tell it does not slip on over the head. Plus, it doesn't fit so tight around the dog's neck. Guess even dogs like to have a little room to breathe inside their clothes.

When it's completed I will be sure to post on my dog's blog so you can see how she looks in it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monkey Business

IMG_0917, originally uploaded by picable.

My first monkey! Completed him a few minutes ago. He started out on a knitting loom. The face is crocheted. Button eyes are sewed on with black crochet thread.

I find using Fun Fur with worsted weight yarn easy to do with the knitting loom. Yes, it was even fun. LOL Now I can make those shaggy purses and a whole lot of animals since I learned the easy way to stitch them. Who knew?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Red Thong

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My inspiration for this crocheted thong came from viewing the free pattern at She has a couple of patterns that I liked.

I made some changes to it, but in all fairness I wanted to give credit where it was due. Thank you, Christina!

For my version I used thread and turned it into a thong. I made a wiastband for the elastic to run through and a ribbon as a finishing touch. This is a size 6/7 measuring 30 inches around the top. It fits at the hip. My model is extremely small and she makes things look bigger than they are.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

My first attempt

IMG_0861, originally uploaded by picable.

Thought I'd give this a go. The next one should be a lot easier now that I've done one the absolute hardest way possible. I learned so much about myself, such as I seem to need to do things the hard way first and after that it just gets so much easier. LOL

wip- the sweater

wip, originally uploaded by picable.

Coming right along with the sweater pattern that I started. I used baby sport weight yarn instead of thread, so I'm going by schematics to achieve my goal.

Monkey from a loom?

IMG_0863, originally uploaded by picable.

I am attempting to make a monkey with a knitting loom. I bought the book 'Loom Crafts with Knifty Knitter' with designs by Shannon Erling and using the pattern in the book for making teddy bears, I am attempting to come up with a monkey.

Shannon Erling was the one that made loom knitting possible for me. I like the way she explains things and her illustrations are simple enough that I have been amazed at what I can now do with a knitting loom.