Saturday, November 26, 2011

these days i've been making friendship braceletsss
they are easy and fun so you should probably make some too
there's a tutorial here


Monday, November 7, 2011

this is juniper on halloween. i made her a rat from fantastic mr. fox costume. the real rat doesn't wear a hat but juniper just looks so good in hats, you understand.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Garland

the other day i crocheted a pumpkin garland

i was inspired by this pattern but i changed a few things.
this is the way i did it:
E US/3.5 mm crochet hook
 chain 10
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next 5 ch, sc in last 2 ch. (9 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts
Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 2 sts
Rows 4-15: repeat Rows 2 and 3 six times more
Row 16: repeat Row 2 once more

 Fold the rectangle in half so that Row 16 is matched up with the starting chain. Sl st through both layers (Row 16 and the starting chain) to form a tube. Fasten off, leaving a long yarn end to close the ends of the pumpkin.
To form the bottom of the pumpkin, use a yarn needle and the long yarn end to gather around one of the open edges with running stitch. Draw the stitches tightly together, then knot the yarn to keep the end closed.

Make sure the yarn end and needle are on the outside of the base of the pumpkin, then stuff the pumpkin through the top opening. Pass the yarn end up through the middle of the pumpkin to the open edge, then use a running stitch around the stitches of the top edge. Draw up the stitches around the top to close it. Knot the yarn in this position.
For the stalk I cut a green piece of yarn about 12 inches long, folded it in half, and made a slip knot on the folded end to make a loop. Using a yarn needle I brought the long tails of the slip knot through the top center of the pumpkin and out through the bottom center (loop on top for stalk) and tied a knot with the tails at the bottom of the pumpkin and weaved in ends.
To make them into a garland, I chained 20, attached the stalk of the pumpkin with a slip stitch, and chained 20, attached a pumpkin and so on. 


Sunday, October 2, 2011

it's finally starting to feel fally here. juniper has been spending her time barking at our neighbors and i have been knitting mittens. we all celebrate fall differently.

i started watching grey's anatomy a few days ago and it's making my organs hurt.


Friday, September 30, 2011

hello, i'm stacia. i like to knit and crochet and i'm learning to make soap. i'm from minnesota but recently moved to kentucky with my husband (this is where he is from, you see). so far i've been having a hard time finding my place here but i'm trying to come up with new things to try.

the other day me and isaiah went to a pumpkin patch. we took a ferryboat to get there and it was funner than hell. we bought a few pumpkins and some locally made apple cider (it tastes like an appley dream).

yay for fall!