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Knit 2 Purl 2

Knit 2 Purl 2

It is FINALLY COLD!!! I love wearing warm jackets,stockings and….SCARVES. Recently I learned how to knit, but I only know how to make scarves and fingerless mittens. XD

Materials…

  • Size 8 US knitting needles
  • yarn
  • knitting needle
  • scissors
  • row counter (optional)

I followed this video, but since I had different size needles I had to changed it to work with what I had. The video calls for 24 chains, but I had to cast on 32 for the finished glove to fit my hand. The more chains you cast on the bigger the glove will be. Just make sure it is an even number. After you cast on 32 chains you knit 15 rows of rib stitch, (knit 2 purl 2) then 12 rows alternating between knit and purl rows. Lastly, return to the rib stitch with 6 rows (remember you can adjust these numbers to the size of glove you want). It might take a few times to get it just right but when you figure out your numbers the finish product is great.

I first learned how to finger knit which was an easy alternative to actually knitting with needles. But I taught myself over the winter break, I’m so happy that I finally learned. My next step is to learn how to knit hats. Then from there its on to crocheting. I want to learn how to make the amigurumi dolls. But so far I am stuck, so until I can learn how to do that I will strengthen my knitting skills. ;D

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Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

Flat Roses

Flat Roses
  • Fabric(I suggest double sided fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

I learned how to make  this flower from this video; it also shows you two other fabric flowers. One of which I have introduced before. (The kinzashi flower) I have yet to learn the 3D rose but give me time and I will. 🙂 The flat roses were somewhat tricky at first. Use a fabric with either another print on the back or a solid color. No faded wrong sided fabrics. I think the flowers will come out better that way. I love this flower, I plan to make the ones I have made so far  in to some more hair accessories. But you could use this project for a number of things. That’s what I love so much about this flower.

I hope they resemble roses and its not just me hoping they do. -.-

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

More Hair Accessories

More Hair Accessories

Things you will need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • fake flowers
  • hair tie
  • or clip
  • or hair band
  • matching felt or fabric
  • Scissors
  • bobby pin

Just pick the type of clip or hair band or tie whatever you like using the most and grab your trusty glue gun and have at it. Just be very careful when using your glue gun because I’ve burned myself sooooo many times. So please be careful. For some, it might be difficult to glue the flower/leaf to the clip so I use felt as a base. Its easy to hide and it holds.

Head Bands

Clips

More clips

I plan to make a how to video for this entry too. I just take my time. >.< Sorry about that. I still owe one for my last entry as well.  Look forward to that and to the next entry. :3

This post was written by:

kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com