Wednesday, January 5, 2011

baby mittens

I made these in February of 2009 when my sister was pregnant with my nephew. At the time I couldn't find a pattern I really liked, so I made these up. I've seen some added to Ravelry since then.
My sister said she never used these. She said his fingers would poke through the little holes, but I can't remember seeing him with mittens on, ever. 
I think this was my first pattern, so I hope everything is right. I hope I’ve used the correct terms. Please let me know if you find something wrong or have any questions.

H Hook
Rnd 1: 8 single chain in ring. (8)
Pull “tail” to tighten ring.
Slip stitch (sl. st.) in first ring.
-For the following, do not join rnds unless noted, and use marker to keep track of where the beginning or ends are (whichever you prefer).
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each sc (8)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each sc (16)
Rnd 4: 1 sc each in next 3 sc, then 2 sc in next 1 sc and repeat until end of rnd. (20)
Rnds 5-8: 1 sc in each sc (20)
Rnd 9: 1 sc in next 2 sc, sc 2 together 5 times, sl. st. into 1st ch of last rnd, chain 2 (15)
Rnd 10: Double chain in each sc (15), sl. st. into 2nd ch. st. made earlier at beginning of rnd.
Scalloped edge: in next stitch, 1 sc, 1dc, 1 sc (same stitch), sl. st. in next st. repeat until end
Finish off and weave ends in.
Weave ribbon, string, or yarn, in between DCs and tie in bow.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Finish the sentence

One of these days, I am going to write something real. Something important. Right now, however, I still feel shy about blogging. Please accept this generic survey type thing in lieu of a post that actually means something.

1. I've come to realize that my last kiss...has to last until next Wednesday.

2. I am listening to...the Yo Gabba Gabba song that is stuck in my head."Train ride, we're on a train ride..."

3. I talk... to anyone who seems to be listening. 

5. My best friend/s....don't exist. Best friends are for children.

6. My first real kiss... was at the movies (I think).

7. Love is.....the best.

8. Marriage is...getting better every day.

9. Somewhere, someone is thinking....of doing something stupid.

10. I'll always... love my family.

11. The last time I really cried was.... when I realized I never grieved for someone I lost a long time ago. 

12. My cell phone... is not as great as they say it is.

13. When I wake up in the morning...I want to sleep longer.

14. Before I go to bed...I spend too much time online.

15. Right now I am thinking...I hope I get better at blogging. I suck so far.

16. Babies are...amazing.

17. I get on Myspace... much less than I used to.

18. Today I husband.

19. Tomorrow...I need to return movies to redbox and do laundry.

20. I really want to be...useful.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I read that I'm supposed to pick one thing to talk about, like cooking, or writing, but I think I'll share my life in general. I plan to put a few crochet patterns here, some sewing projects, my weight loss progress, and the things I learn when I spend time with God. I hope I don't bore you too much. :)