This is my place to chronicle the simple pleasures of my life.....I knit, crochet and sew etc. I'm a proud Mommy, a wife and above all a soul of living light. Join me on a journey to inspiration amongst craft or life.....

Monday, December 31, 2012

I-cord snake pattern - knit

I made up these simple little stash busting snakes for my kids for Christmas - nothing too special but I was trying out an i-cord and thought I'd keep note of how I did the head, enjoy!
They literally take less than a few grams of yarn to make.

Stash gram snake.

Start with making an icord the length you want your snakes body to be.......lots of tutorials in how to make an i-cord can be found on youtube.

Next we will begin knitting by rows......

KFB (knit into front and back of stitch) into each stitch across .....this increases your sts to 6. Turn.
KFB, Knit 4, KFB .....increases to 8 sts across. Turn.
Knit across. Turn
Purl across. Turn
Knit across. Turn
Purl across. Turn
Knit across. Turn
Purl across. Turn
K2tog, Knit 4, K2tog........this decreases to 6 sts. Turn
P2tog, Purl 2, P2tog.......this decreases to 4 sts. Turn
Cast off in knit.

Embroider eyes with black cotton thread and tie on and knot a piece of red yarn for the tongue.
Weave in all ends.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas 2012.

Baking gingerbread is my most fav thing to do at Christmas time - to me the smell alone signals a season of joy and peace. My children love it - I make them gingerbread men, reindeers, round cookies I cover in whipped cream.....mmmmm I (heart) Christmas!

Can you tell they're actually upside down gingerbread men......  
Gingerbread house made with my eldest daughter <3 br="br">
My Dad's special Christmas pressie.

Another pressie
Another pressie.....

And lastly this was a gift for a friends new baby girl!!!! A cloth nappy cover knit in a gorgeously soft merino and embellished with the bubs first initial and a sequined star :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Conjoined twins....

Isn't this sunflower amazing....they're conjoined twins!
Both flower heads are joined completely on one side of each head, sharing a central "face" which continues on around the back. How interesting!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Summer and still clacking away ;)

And boy is it getting hot....phew!
But of course there is alwaqys plenty on the knit list to get done so here are my latest ones :)

Teacher aide gifts......I just adore how smart and pretty this washcloth pattern is! Poplar by Julia stanfield.

My first 'Nina' test knit for my lil princess Calliope......
This is a second knit of 'Nina' by craftyweewifey on ravelry.....This one I gifted as a surprise to a little girl at my son's school.