19 December, 2009

FO: SugarDaddy's Loom Knit Cap NeckWarmer & Mittens

Here is the latest of my completed handmade gifts. I made a matching set for my hubby. This is made with my favorite acrylic yarn: Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn! in the Naturals Stripe colorway.

The hat and the neckwarmer were made using 2 strands held together. The hat was made with the purple adult hat kk loom; the neckwarmer with round yellow kk loom. The mittens are made with three strands held together on the blue kk loom.

I decided to go ahead and give the set to SugarDaddy because he needed it when he went to a football game tonight... brrrrrrr... I didnt want him to freeze!

I am working on a matching scarf and some fingerless mitts... so he will be able to mix & match depending on the weather. .. but they may have to wait until after Christmas!
How are your handmade Christmas gifts coming along?

15 December, 2009

FO: Loom Knit Mittens \ Handmade Christmas Gifts

Woo Hoo! another gift finished!

These mittens were made on the small round blue Knifty Knitter loom using this patten. I used three strands of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn! in the High Sierra Stripe Colorway. They are thick and warm!

I sure hope the recipient like them!

Marking another project done on the Christmas list!

14 December, 2009

FO: Cowl w/ Rose Pin & Fingerless Mitts Set \ Handmade Christmas Gifts

Whew! I have been hooking up a storm... working on Christmas gifts... here is one of my completed sets.

The cowl was loomknit on the yellow knifty knitter loom and the mitts, on the pink long loom. .. then edged with a crochet ruffle. I used Ivory WoolEase for warmth and washability!

I added a removable rose pin using this pattern. For the pin I used Vanna's Choice in a variegated pink with a green for the leaves... oops! I forgot the names of the colorways! :-(

I hope the recipient likes them!

What are YOU whipping up for the holidays? I would love to hear (and see!) about it!

03 December, 2009

FO: Versatile & Simple Cowl \ loomknit & crochet

Brrrrr... it's getting cold outside... here is a very simple cowl idea using the round knifty knitter loom and an easy crochet ruffle. It can be worn in a variety of ways.

This is a quick and easy gift idea... it's economical... using less than a skein of yarn... you can control the cost by the yarn you buy to make this ... (or you could make a unique multi-color cowl by using scraps... i love stash-busting!)

This cowl was made with a skein of wool-ease chunky in charcoal.

Loom knit a tube on the yellow knifty knitter loom until the desired length...i would suggest at least 10 -12 inches...it just depends on your preferences... i wanted mine to be long enough to use as a hood.

Use a crochet hook to add a simple ruffle on both ends... the stitch pattern i used: fasten on in one of the spaces between the knit stitches, chain 5, slip stitch into next space, chain 5, slip stitch into the next space... repeat around edge... fasten off & weave in ends.

Certainly you could use whatever ruffle or edging you like... plain or elaborate... you decide!

It's a versatile accessory... here it is "scrunched" around the neck.

In this picture, it is folded in half... with both ruffled ends at the top.

Here is a variation of the above style... ruffled edges down and the top cuffed.

This is the same variation... but upside-down with the ruffles up.

And here it is used as a hood ... perfect for those windy days.

Let's give Mr. FoamHead some applause... he wasnt happy modeling the cowl... but i think he looks soooo nice in it!