Monday, February 03, 2014

Pajama Pants

I had a lot of fun making pjs for my 7 year old daughter (in November 2013!). I bought flannel on sale but just guesstimated the amount I would need for pj bottoms. I guess I underestimated so I only had enough for three legs instead of four! I got creative and pieced together in mix-n-match fashion to make three pairs of pants for her. I figured for pjs it doesn't matter if they fully match or not - and she loves them!

Photos 1) and 2) Each pant leg was a different panel. Here are the front and back views.
Photos 3) and 4) I did get one pair that had the back one fabric and the front another. They are fun.
Photo 2) again, I did get a third pair that were front left leg and back right leg but I don't see a photo of them.

Have you ever gotten creative after having not purchased enough fabric or supplies for a project? I'd love to hear about how it turned out.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Menu Plan ~ January 2014

I may be quiet but I'm still here. This is what we'll be eating this month.

Sharing with Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Knit Sweater Whoopsie

I have a bit of a knitting story to share. Since October I have been working on knitting a sweater for a client's son for Christmas. I worked the front and back with both panels on my circular needles to maintain consistency. Finally at the armpits I decided to re-measure against a sweater she gave me that fit him well.

This is what I discovered.

Yep, 14 inches too wide. On the front AND the back panels. Yep, I wanted to cry. The kids (ages 5 and 7) were so great that they hugged me and helped me unwind it. Thankfully I have a ball winder so it only took 5 minutes to unwind hours and hours of work! I only had the heart to unravel one panel though.

Today I worked on the back panel and am 10 inches into it. I still have an hour of knitting to do so hopefully I'll be at the 18" that I need to start arm pits by the end of tomorrow. I am also checking against the red sweater every 4 rows on this on!

What's your biggest "oh no!" when working on a project?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Skillet Handle Covers FREE Crochet Pattern

Someone I know has skillets with metal handles. When I cook with them I always burn my hands. I saw this pattern online and knew it would be the perfect little extra gift for their Christmas gift bag.

Thanks to Tasty Crochet for posting this FREE pattern. If you make it, remember to use cotton yarn as acrylic blends will melt with the heat!