Designing a cardigan is HARD. Super hard. Especially since I have only knit 2 baby ones and one adult. All of them pretty stretched out as far as time. And let’s face it…anything that was knit while I was pregnant is now completely erased from my brain along with the feelings of being pregnant. Here’s what I was working on:
Forgive the photo quality as I took them with my iphone. Pretty aren’t they? They sure are! I was quite proud of these. Here’s what I’ve got right now:
Sad day is SAD. So how did I go from those wonderful pieces of cardigan to these balls of yarn instead of the other way around? I’ll tell you. I put the cardigan together. The fronts and the back fit each other perfectly. I was excited! Then came the sleeves…I think I might have died a little inside. I tried 4 different times. Frogging the sleeves and starting over with them. If this was a vest, it would have looked fine. BUT IT’S NOT A VEST AND OMG I’M RIPPING MY HAIR OUT.
So I decided to frog the whole thing and try to knit it all in the round with raglan shaping. Apparently my raglan SUCKS. I went a little bold with a 4 st raglan and I think that’s where the first problem started. Now I have a cardigan that is an atrocious drop down shoulder that I HATE. It looks awful on my kid.
Where do I go from here? I’m unsure. Obviously I’m not the type to stop trying. This cardigan WILL get done. Perhaps I’ll try steeking. I’m not sure. One thing I am sure of is that I’m going to keep trying. I’m also going to paint my nails. I need a little pampering to recover from this emotional trauma! haha
So my creative juices have really been flowing lately. I spent today sketching out a design for a cardigan and trying to figure out how I’m going to make the leaves on it. Want a sneak peek? You know you do 😉
Isn’t it pretty? I might change it just a little…but that’s my base design for the front panel. I’m kinda proud of it!! This will be my first cardigan design and I’m SUPER stoked!!
I just opened my etsy shop!! Visit, send me love, send me ideas, send me criticism. Thanks guys for being so supportive!!
I’ve been trying to design some easy-peasy knit/crochet bibs. I successfully made three!
The first one is a girl’s bib. I used an hour-glass cable and picot edging to finish it off. I crocheted a daisy flower to add. This process was interesting…I made 5 different flowers, trying to decide which one I liked best. I ended up loving the daisy more. I’ll probably make a couple more bibs for the other flowers…that’s my next project 🙂
This second one I finished up today. It’s a car bib. I started knitting up the background with a simple diagonal stitch, and the ends started to curl. I wasn’t too worried because I knew that I would be putting a border on it. It took me a whole day to finally decide on what border I thought was “boyish” enough. I finally decided to go with a simple applied i-cord.
My last bib is not quite done yet…but I can’t seem to figure out what it needs. I’m just not as happy with it as I am with the others. Does it need a baseball diamond, or perhaps a bat? Do I need to add a border, or is it fine the way it is? I’m still stewing on it.
Oh….and….THAT’S MY SON!!! See how big he is now?! It’s ridiculous how fast they grow. He’s such a ham.
So now that you’ve seen the bibs, what am I going to do with them you might ask. Well it’s been hard times lately (I lost my job), and mama needs to have some income until I nail another teaching job. So I’m thinking of setting up my etsy shop to sell patterns/hand-mades. I have a lot of time on my hands (even though I have a toddler) and can make things pretty fast. I have a ton of ideas for baseball team bibs. I’ve already sketched them out too.
Hey! If you have any requests, please feel free to send me a message! Take care 🙂