Monday, January 21, 2013

Loom Knit Fingerless Gloves

Loom Knit Fingerless Gloves

Small (blue) loom
Bulky yarn (or double stranded worsted weight yarn)
Tapestry needle
Loom tool

*Before you cast on you may want to use stitch markers (or do what I do and just write on your loom with a sharpie) to distinguish your 4 pegs that will become your thumb hole. * 

Seriously the easiest pattern ever, these gloves work up super quick and if you use the bulky yarn they’re very warm!

Cast on all pegs.

Knit around for 20 rows

On row 21, make thumb hole (use technique described in the Cabled Dog Sweater post) but just make one, duh!

Knit around for 6 more rows

Super stretchy bind off (also mentioned in great detail in the Cabled Dog Sweater post)

That’s it, you’re done!

PDF download here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY Superhero Canvas

I don't have a son, but I do have a husband that loves his superheroes. So, for this Christmas I decided to lend some decoration to his computer area. I was looking to purchase some nice prints but after seeing how much money they cost I realized that I could make them myself. Not only did I save a ton of $$ I had fun making these and I would much rather give a hand made gift!


For the Superman I found a t-shirt at Walmart for $7.50
The Marvel comic pages were from Jo-Ann, since I needed so little 14" but when you get it off the spool it's 47" long, so I was able to cut enough fabric to cover two 10" canvases. This cost me $1.94 after using a 50% off coupon!
Canvases- I used a 12" for the superman and two 10" for the marvel. Obvioulsy you can use whatever sizes you want!
Staple gun
Hardware for hanging on the wall (optional) you could always use an easel for display!

Stretch your fabric over the canvas and staple away. Just be careful with the corners! I cut mine like I'm wrapping a present so your corners are nice and neat!

That's it!
A super fast- personalized project for any occasion!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I'm still here

i recently found out that my husband and i are expecting our second child so things have been a little hectic around here (and i've been very tired!) but i'm working on some posts and new projects, hopefully they will be up soon!