Friday, January 27, 2012

Picnic Time

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Finished Scarf and Hat!

 I used chunky yarn, size 11 needles and I didn't check my guage until now (shhh, don't tell).  It ended up being the guage on the Knitting Pure & Simple Pattern.

Chunky yarn

size 11 circular needle
leftover piece of yarn for marker

Here are the changes I made to the pattern:
Work 4 rows of 1x1 ribbing.
Knit (stockinette stitch) until work measures 6.25 inches from edge.
Decrease Round - K2, K2tog, repeating until end of round.
Knit 6 rounds
Decrease round- K1, K2tog
K 2 rounds
Decrease round K1, K2tog
K 2 rounds 
(Follow rest of pattern)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hair Barrettes

Directions for making your own hair barrettes:

Materials needed:
Fabric or paper
Mod Podge
Craft/Fabric Glue
Cardstock (that matches fabric)
Paint Brush
Alligator Clip or barrette of choice
Hot glue gun and glue

1. Cut out the pattern/design as you like that would be small enough for a barrette.
2.. Next, put glue on the piece of cardstock and then place fabric on top. Dab a little glue on the brush and brush fabric flat (make sure you don't have any wrinkles). Let dry 24 hours.
3. Use Mod Podge to layer the front and back of the piece (fabric and cardstock). Let dry 24 hours.
4. Repeat step 3, then wait several days.
5. Using your hot glue gun, dab a small amount of glue onto the back (the cardstock) then push the alligator clip into the glue.
6. Let dry and cure for 4 weeks (that's how long it takes to cure the mod podge).
7. Wear in your hair!