These mitts are worked in the round with no shaping. The shell
pattern is stretchy and will accommodate the shape of your hand
beautifully. All you need to do is remember to add your peek-a-boo hole
for the thumb!
Are you up for the challenge?
Can you make a pair of these mitts in less than one hour?
complete the short ones (darning ends and everything) in that time, but
the long mitts take me about one hour and ten minutes.
I'm making slow progress on the Zebra Hat, but I thought I'd give you a closer look at my plans...
Remember that I keep saying you don't have to be an artist to make a sketch?
Well - this is a prime example of that!
Sketches help you design... even if they don't "look" any good.
It's all about getting your ideas down on paper. Then you can decide how to go about making them.
The sketch at the top of the page shows the hat I wanted to design for this challenge. A quirky earflap hat - which looks like the head of a zebra. It could have so much character!
But I'm kind of stretched for time - and I don't want to rush that one...
So for now the rough sketch is down on paper... and I'll get back to it - ONE DAY.
In the meantime, I'm going with something much more simple:
I've made up a rough graph of how the stripes will play out. The background will be knitted in black, and the stripes in white. Kind of the opposite of how it appears on the chart, if that makes sense!
And I'm just about to embark on the colourwork.
I just need to find my white yarn. I think I know which bag it's in...
Madeit is a handmade online market. Similar to Etsy, but it's Australian based. And you can only sell handmade products. No craft supplies, patterns, kits, or vintage items.
It's always a bit of a buzz to be featured on the Madeit front page... It means that out of all the listings on madeit - they wanted to showcase mine!
Today's feature is all about beads - and my Recycled Bead Earrings were chosen to be a part of it.
I love these ones. Dangly earrings are my all-time favourites! The chains allow for that perfect amount of swing, but the weight of these beads means they don't fly around and drive you mad.
And I REALLY love that they're not identical. Each bead has character - so of course none are exactly the same. If you look closely then you'll see that the earrings are slightly different from each other.
And where did they come from?
An old necklace of course.
Even the chain was part of the original necklace. Only the hooks are new.
So if you're looking to buy handmade gifts this Christmas - go and take a peek at what's on offer at Madeit. Click here to go to the front page, and from there you can search for specific types of items.