Monday, February 23, 2015

Toddler Girl's Cat Ear Hat [knitting pattern]

One of my most popular knitting patterns of all time is my women's Cat Ear Hat. I received many requests for a little girl's version, so here it is! 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

DIY Faux Zinc Finish

I love the look of Zinc, but the real thing can be rather pricey. Luckily, there's an easy way to achieve the same effect! I chose to do the faux finish on a flower pot but you can apply it to anything from end tables to candlestick holders.

Terra cotta flower pot
Flat black spray paint 
Martha Stewart Metallic craft paint in Titanium
Chip brush

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snow Day Slippers [knitting pattern]

I whipped these slippers up last time it snowed and I was stuck indoors. They only took a few hours to knit and they're so warm! I created this pattern especially for beginners- there's no complicated heel shaping. As long as you can knit, purl and bind off, you can make these!
Yarn: Wool Ease Thick & Quick (2 skeins)
Size 10 1/2 US Needles
CO 40 sts.
Knit 15 rows
Bind off 5 sts.
Work k1, p1 ribbing until last 5 sts, k5
Bind off 5 sts.
Cont in k1, p1 ribbing for 20 rows or length to end of foot (I wear a size 8 and my footbed measured 9 1/2 inches) Take the tail end of yarn and thread it through the stitches. Pull tightly to close.

[This is what the slipper looks like when you are finished knitting]
[Fold slipper in half. Sew the back seam]
[Sew the seam on top of the foot and up the ankle]
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