Crafty Cathy

knitting.crocheting.sewing.photography.

  • Welcome

    I can be both crafty and crafty. Here you'll find most of the former and sometimes a little of the latter.

    I knit.
    I crochet amigurumi's.
    Sometimes I sew.
    Occasionally I cook.
    I always take pictures.

  • Recent FO’s

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    Baptismal Gown SYTYCD Hat

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    Hello Baby! Cable Jumper

    Ragland Ninja Baby Double Trouble Cable Hat

    Saarjte's Bootees Sk8er Booties

    Two Tone Socks DSC04627

    Bunny for Baby DSC04617

    DSC04619 (Large) For the Horde 3-25-08 1

    DSC04610 (Small) Bring Spring Bunnies

Archive for June, 2008

Sk8er Baby!

Posted by 2ton Inspired on June 24, 2008

Sometime last year I saw a crocheted version of these booties and had to have them. At the time I didn’t know how to crochet but was in an adventurous mood and worked out a pattern for these little guys.  I made quite a few of them in green until I got the pattern down AND had two that were the same size. (Back then I had major issues with making two of anything in the same size.)

This pair actually whipped up pretty fast, one per evening. I made the symbol a little differently and thinks it looks much better. I crocheted a circle, sewed it on and then cut a star out of felt to glue on. The stiffness of the acrylic yarn (I can’t remember if the red yarn is Caron or Red Heart) really helps them keep their form.

I think these would be the right size for 6-9 months but I’m not sure. They look small yet big at the same time! Another baby item to add to the growing baby knit stash I have started!

Sk8er Booties

Sk8er Booties

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First Socks

Posted by 2ton Inspired on June 17, 2008

For awhile now I’ve been wanting to try my hand at knitting a pair of socks. When I saw the Two Tone Socks (Ravelry link) pattern in Debbie Bliss’ Simply Baby book I knew the time had come. Although I haven’t fallen in love with sock knitting I do have to admit they were pretty interesting to make and it was nice to see them take on their shape at the heel. I’m sure there are a million ways of making socks and this pattern was just one of the ways. I think I may graduate up to adult socks in the future.

Two Tone Socks

The instructions were easy to follow and although it required size 3 needles the project went pretty fast. I was able to finish 3/4 of the second sock in an evening. The first pair took about 2 days but I didn’t spend that much time each day. Plus the first time following a pattern always takes longer.

The yarn I used, Knit Picks Shine Sport, were initially for a pair of fingerless gloves but I knew it would be the best yarn in my stash for these socks. They’re soft and have a nice sheen. The colors look great together too, I think they contrast just enough.

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Bunny Oblong

Posted by 2ton Inspired on June 11, 2008

After weeks of working on the little bunny I mentioned last time he’s finally finished! Officially this is the first item I’ve knit specifically for our little one due in December!

Bunny for Baby

The total working time on him didn’t take that long I just took a ton of breaks in between. I really like how this one turned out much better then the others. Not only did I discover that I put the face on the wrong side for the first ones but I figured out how to make the head and body one piece for a sturdier neck.

He’s also got a bit of a belly due to some over stuffing and the placement of the legs. Doubling up the yarn also helped reduce the holes and filled him out more. I haven’t measured but I’m pretty sure he’s a good inch taller and wider then the others.

We call him Bunny Oblong because of this uncanny resemblance to Daddy Oblong of The Oblongs (on Cartoon Networks’ Adult Swim):

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Pattern: Jess Hutchinson’s Bunny
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Brights (double stranded)
Needles: US10.5 DPN

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