My Patterns


Nina from Zig Zag and Purl knit my Cabled Fingerless and I love how they turned out. Go see for yourself here and here. She’s shortened them which meant she only used 50 grams of yarn. Now that’s a great thing. 50 grams won’t break anyone’s budget, so now get knitting, ladies. I’ve also started a page in my sidebar with pictures of finished gloves. If you have some finished, send a picture and I’ll post it!!
I’ve been busy sewing lately, so my knitting needles have been idle and aren’t too happy about it. Don’t worry, needles, I’m almost done and I’ll be back to knitting my secret sweater. I really want to wear it but Christmas is coming which means there are other things that need to be done first.
baby born clothesembroidery
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Here are the first of the Baby Born clothes I’ve made. These will be a present to Alida for Christmas. The bathrobe has BB, a tulip and KG (for Baby Born and my name) embroidered on it just like a hotel bathrobe would. I used a small towel I bought at IKEA for next to nothing to make the robe and some scraps from my favorite pink and red gingham. I think that’s why I love to make doll clothes, you can use very little fabric and create anything you want. The jeans are from an old pair of Martin’s with which I use to repair clothes. Of course the two pockets are on the back of the jeans. I’ve pretty much made up these patterns because it’s quite hard finding Baby Born patterns that I could use. I’ve got more to come.
I also made myself a new purse.
toile bag
This one is a bit bigger than my other Toile bag but I wanted to get one complete scene on one side. I had bought red canvas when I was in the States in the hopes that I could use the two fabrics together but they looked horrible, so I decided black was the best I could do. I also used stabilizer and lined the bag with an inside lipstick pocket. I even put a pull tab at the end of the zipper.

toile bag inside
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I love it and the color is perfect for this time of the year. I really miss the summer sun, it’s getting really hard to take pictures. Does anyone have any tips??

Don’t forget my Frappr, please.
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Thanks to everyone who voted which book would be better to order. I’ve ordered Last Minute Knitted Gifts, we’ll see if it gets here by Christmas.

Thank you, Susanne, Catherine, Amy and Anmiryam for helping proofread my pattern!!
You can download the pattern for my Cabled Fingerless here or under My free patterns on the side bar. Be warned, I’m sure there are still some mistakes; writing a pattern is not as easy as it looks.

Update: November 21-I’ve added to the pattern so the cabling will be symmetrical. I’ve uploaded the new pattern for you. Thanks!

Guess what I did today.
I went to my sewing machine store. Sound boring? Wait, it gets better. Last year I bought a new Pfaff queen-of-all-queens Quilt Expressions sewing machine (yes, I sold my left arm for this baby), and because I’ve had a few problems with him during the year the repair man felt sorry for me and fixed my serger for free. He just had to tighten a screw or two and my baby was off and sewing!!! I could have hugged him right there. Had to control myself. Oh, by the way, those were two pictures of my serger in the last post if you hadn’t figured that one out by now. Of course you know what I did next, don’t you? Of course you do, I went home and finished my first toile bag. I had started him yesterday, so today I just had to put in the zipper gusset using my serger for clean edges. Oh how I love this machine. I’m very easy to please, you see. I made this little bag almost the same size as my hipster except he has a long I-can-wear-it-around-my-body strap. I copied the zipper gusset from my L.L.Bean boat bag which I use as my knitting bag. Too cool.
Here is the bag before the serger and…toile bag
after, not that you can tell I used it. Hey, I know I used it! Toile Bag

How about some more corset details?
corsetcorset
As you can see I’m sewing the ribbing together for the good of mankind otherwise there would be no coverage in the front, the gapping would expose too much for anyone to handle.

pillows

I’ve finally figured out how to put my pattern in pdf. format and how to upload it so you can download it. Is that all correct? Anyhow, just click on the picture under My free patterns on the sidebar, if you’re interested in the directions. If you do use it, let me know what you think.

It’s hard to knit and sew without a left arm!!!