Transformation Tuesday: ‘Holy Vest Batman!’ or A Break From the Birthday Yarn… 8/25/2015

I took last week off of blogging to do some family stuff, including buying a new(ish) car, and spending some quality time with my husband.  I did manage to find quite a bit of time to crochet, though I took some time away from the birthday yarn.  I am really close to done with the sweater but I needed to step back for a blink to break up the monotony.

I have been working feverishly on my fair getting my fair entries together.  I (of course) may have over committed with what I could get done in the month between the entry form due date and the entry due date, but so far I have been making good time on getting all the projects done.

My entries include, a stocking cap Christmas ornament (HERE) (done), a turkey child’s hat (HERE) (done), a braided scarf (HERE) (done-ish),  two hot pads (almost done with the first one), the green v-neck sweater (HERE) (close to almost done), and a multi. colored vest (see below).

As far as my as my yarn transformations go, I want to share a multi. colored vest I have been working on. The best news?  I am almost done!  This is a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.  The pattern can be found HERE.  It calls for Vanna’s Choice, which was what I ended up using.  I really enjoy using Vanna’s Choice  it is easy to work with, fairly in-expensive, and fairly durable.  I am looking forward to seeing how well this yarn wears in the long run.

I am using toffee as the main color, with silver blue, silver grey, dusty blue, and wheat, for accent colors.

I have to say that after the flower motif is finished, this is one of the easiest patterns I have done.  It is also easy to customize the size to fit different body types.  All you have to do is alter the row the arm holes are added onto (add or subtract stitches to account for this), and you can add more or less rows depending on the size you want the garment.

I have a few rows left, and I will be adding a button onto it to make the garment more fitted.  Without the button the vest is really loose and not terribly flattering.  I can’t wait to show you all the finished product!

The down side? All the color changes are going to make weaving ends a full time job…

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In the mean time… here it is!

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Hopefully in the next week I will make a bigger dent in the laundry list of fair items, and have more done!

What are all the rest of you Naughty-Knit-Chet-ers working on?  Let me know or leave a pic in the comments, I love seeing what everyone is doing out there!

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Happy Hooking and (K)Nifty Knitting!

Megan

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Sometimes the best of intentions just don’t work out…

So I had intended to make a hat from the pattern I posted yesterday… But I got a little overwhelmed with the pattern.

So I made this headband instead… I need to write down the pattern so I can share it one of these days! It is done in Vanna’s Choice yarn in the Autumn Print color. I love how it turned out!  I worked the main body in back loops only so it has a cool ribbed look to it.

I also made one boot cuff.  I also liked how it turned out but I feel like I should make both before I post it online!

One of these days I will re-tackle the hat pattern because I really like it… Maybe on a day when I am feeling more confident and creative 🙂

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Happy Hooking!
Megan

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W.I.P. Wednesday 10/16/2013

W.I.P. Wednesday 10/16/2013

So for the past several weeks I have been hookin’ together pumpkins in all shapes and styles, and yesterday was no different. This little guy is a free pattern from Ravelry, you can click on the photo for a link. This one is done in Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta and Vanna’s Choice in Olive.

As for my WIP It Good page, an update for that will have to wait till next week, as I am having far too much fun working on my pumpkin patch to pull myself away to work on those items… 🙂 I promise I will do better next week!

The only adjustment I made was on the stem. I did several rounds of single crochets (6 per round as the pattern states). On the last round I did 2 single crochets in each single crochet from the previous round making 12 sc. I found that this not only gave the stem a tapered look, but also made it easier to stitch it onto the pumpkin. I also added the little curl. To create the curl I made a chain of 11. In the second chain from the hook I made 3 hdc, I continued that down the length of the chain.

For a peak at my other pumpkins visit:

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/yesterday-was-a-very-crafty-day/

and

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/the-finished-pumpkin-hat/

I hope everyone is having a great day!
Happy Hooking!
~ Megan

Yesterday Was a Very Crafty Day…

So after several long work and study days I was able to pick up my Crochet hook.  I have a friend’s birthday this week and also had a couple stuffed pumpkin patterns I wanted to try.

I started the day with an earflap beanie I found on Ravelry:

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The FREE pattern can be found here:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-earflap-hat

I made this for a friend who is having a birthday this week, he likes the Denver Broncos so I used Vanna’s Choice Terracotta and Red Heart Navy.  I did make a few alteration to the pattern.  I shortened the hat by a round and instead did the contrasting trim on the edge.  I also added the orange and navy pompom on the top.

I also had a small casualty from the experience.  When I was making the pompom I broke my yarn needle!  My last yarn needle!  So today I will have to make a trip to the mall to pick up a new one.

After the pumpkin hat from last week (https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/the-finished-pumpkin-hat/) I have gone a little pumpkin crazy.  So last night I also attempted a stuffed pumpkin (which was much more difficult than it should have been as I did not have a yarn needle) that was a very similar pattern to the hat I made.

I used another FREE pattern I found on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easy-pumpkin-crochet-tutorial—follow-along-with-written-pattern

I used Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta and Olive.  I really liked the way this one turned out.  It is so little and super cute right?  I want to try making some different sized pumpkins with this pattern.

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I put the pencil in the photo for scale… Then someone decided to photo bomb my pumpkin picture! 🙂

I am trying another pumpkin pattern out to see which one I like better, but without a yarn needle it is in limbo… hopefully I will be able to finish it tonight and post a picture tomorrow.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday!

Happy Hooking

~ Megan

The Finished Pumpkin Hat!

The Finished Pumpkin Hat!

I made this pumpkin hat for the daughter of a friend yesterday. Super cute right? The pattern is free and I found it on Ravelry, clicking on the picture will take you to the blog where the pattern is. This pattern was super easy to complete, I used Vanna’s Choice in Terracotta and Olive. The only change I made was putting two vines on the hat, and I made them shorter than the pattern called for. The longer one I started with a chain of 17 and the shorter on I started with a chain of 12.

Later today I will update my W.I.P. It Good Page… What is every one whipping up this fine Wednesday? Comment below!

Happy Hooking,
~ Megan

Pretty Chevron Scarf

Pretty Chevron Scarf

I started working on this scarf last night after hours of homework and a horrible paper for my Psychology of Learning class. It was nice to start something fun after all that. I am using Vanna’s Choice yarn and a super cute pattern I found for FREE at Jo-Ann Fabrics (I love that store). So far I have put a couple hours of work into it, and I can tell it is going to be a pretty long project because of all the color changes, and the emphasis I have been putting on the Tunisian Crochet shoulder bag I have been working on. I love the way it has been working up so far, the colors look really nice together. I am hoping to finish my Tunisian Crochet bag this weekend!

For updates on the scarf, the bag or the other projects I am working on head over to my W.I.P. it good page, or click on the picture.

I looked for a link to this pattern online and did not have any luck. I went on Ravelry and was able to find a similar pattern which can be found here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/just-another-chevron-scarf

What are you working on this weekend?

Happy Hooking,
~ Megan

W.I.P. Wednesday

It is Wednesday so I have updated my work in progress page 🙂

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/w-i-p-it-good/

I also had some time to update my helpful links page with some Tunisian Crochet info.  I will be adding to that too as I get free time.

https://naughtyknots.wordpress.com/helpful-links/

What are you all working on?  Have a lovely Wednesday!

Happy Hooking

~ Megan

Mommy and Me Hats

Mommy and Me Hats

These are Mommy and Me Hats that I made for a friend and her daughter. I had been planing on making them for a while and National Make a Hat Day was just the inspiration I needed.  They are made from Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Cranberry. They are super soft and warm. The are made from a FREE (I love that word) pattern, which I will attach at the end of this post. The larger hat I followed the pattern completely. It looks a little lumpy but on the head it smooths out well. The little hat I followed the pattern until the brim, at round 14 I single crocheted all the way around. At round 15 I half doubled all the way around. From there I added the ear flaps (they were single crochet). I finished it with a round of single crochet around the edge. I added braided ties to the ends of the ear flaps. I made each in an evening. My friend was so happy to get them, its always fun to see how happy someone is with something you have made for them.

The FREE pattern can be found here (or click on the picture):

http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=10

Happy Hooking,

Megan