Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Onsie for Babies

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Onsie


Baby weight yarn
Size G6 hook

This should fit a newborn about 6 or 7 lbs.

ch 36

row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs, DC ch 1 DC in next st, DC in next 5 chs, DC ch 1 DC in next st, DC in next 10 chs, DC ch1 DC in next st, DC in next 5 chs, DC ch1 DC in next ch, DC in last 5 chs.

rows 2-7: ch 2 turn, DC in each DC, putting DC ch1 DC in each ch1 space.

row 8: Ch 1 turn, sc across to first ch1 sp, sc in space, skip to next sp, sc in space and each dc across to next sp, sc in sp, skip to next sp, sc in sp and each st across to end. (Armholes made.)

Click here to see pictures of how to make armholes (row 8).

row 9: ch 2 turn, dc in each st to underarm, put 2dc in each of 2 underarm sts (the scs that are in the ch2 spaces). dc across, repeat for second underarm, dc to end. Join.'

rows 10-21: ch 2, dc around, join.

rows 22-23: ch 1, sc around. join.

Back tab: at end of row 23, join, slip stitch across next 5 sts. Ch2 turn, DC back across 6 sts. (7dc).

rows 2-4: ch2 turn, dc across.

row 5: ch 1 turn, sc across. finish off.

Front tab:
with back facing you, count 21 sts around row 23, join yarn in 22nd st. Ch 2, DC in next 6 sts.(7dc).

rows 2-4: ch 2, turn, dc across.

row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in last 2 sts. (button hole made). finish off.

Sew button to center of back tab.

Back and Neck trim: join yarn to bottom left back, ch1, sc up left side, 3sc in corner, sc around neckline, 3 sc in corner, sc in first st. ch 3, sc in same st (buttonhole) sc down right side. Finish off.

2007 Kelly Kearney
If making one as a gift, please consider making one for charity.
Do not sell pattern.
Do not post pattern to another site, please post just the link.


Little Baby shorts


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Baby Shorts/Pants


Baby weight yarn


Size G6 hook



Ch 60, join chain being careful not to twist.



row 1: ch 2, dc in each chain around, join to top of ch 2. (60 dcs)


row 2-12: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, join.


row 13: ch 2, dc in next 29 dcs, skipping rest of row join to top of ch 2. (30 dcs) (this form the first leg)


row 14-?: ch 2, dc around, join. Work as many rows as you like to get the length you want, the picture has 2 rows.


Second leg: join yarn to first skipped st of row 12, ch 2, dc around, join to top of ch 2.

repeat rows 14-? of first leg.


**To make Pants: work 11 rows dc for each leg.



Last row for legs:
girls: ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc in next st.) around. finish off


boys: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around. finish off.



2007 Kelly Kearney
If you make one as a gift please consider making one for charity.
Do not sell pattern.
Do not post pattern at another site, please post just the link.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Crazy birds






The birds have built a nest in our porch light, you can see the piece of cardboard my dad put up to keep them out. They just pushed it out of the way. They did this last year too. It is right over the front door so you have to watch your head when you come and go if you know what I mean.














Yesterday I saw a bird climb into the side of our BBQ with a big piece of ornamental grass. Opened it up and it was filled with nest making stuff. Cleaned it out . He must have come back in the morning, since this is what we found today.




Must be mating season!




















I worked on my sweater today, I've finally got it off the needles. I just have to do the sleeves and neck trim. I tried it on and it fits great. I really can't wait to finish it so I can wear it. And so I can start something new. There's too much out there that needs to be knit!


Spring day

Not much going on here this weekend. The weather is finally beautiful. The sun is shining and its actually warm. I worked on the Sahara last night, I conquered short row shaping. I messed it up and had to start over which worked out. I found a better description of how to do it at Stitchdiva.com which is where I got the pattern. I'm going to go sit on the deck now and work on the lace portion of the hem. I'll take pics when I'm done and post tonight.
Have a great day!

Friday, April 20, 2007

6 lbs of Orange Yarn


"Why in the world would you need six pounds of orange yarn?"
Thats what you're asking yourself, isn't it?
The answer: LITTLE PUMPKIN HATS!!! The nurses at the hospital love to see little heads covered in hats that go with the season. So I will be spending my summer making little pumpkin hats and matching orange sweaters. Its not easy to find orange acrylic yarn that is soft enough to use for babies, so when I saw these mill ends at AC Moore I had to stock up.
On the knitting front I haven't got much done this week. I was working on a cast sock for wounded soldiers but I messed it up and had to frog. TiP: when you are exhausted and are putting your knitting down for the night WRITE DOWN WHERE YOU ARE LEAVING OFF!!
Don't trust yourself to remember the next day, chances are you won't remember.
I have done 3 blankets on the knitting machine, just have to crochet borders around them.
But tonight I hope to work on my sweater, I'm up to the part with the short row shaping, then the lace trim on the edge. I have to get the needles for that still. I forgot I was going to need it when I got the others.
Thats it for now, off to cast on another blanket.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Pants for American Girl Dolls


WW yarn (I used Bernat Camo yarn)

size G-6 hook


Chain 44 Join ch to form ring, do not twist


row 1: ch 2, dc in each ch around, join to ch 2.


rows 2-8: ch 2, dc in each dc around, join.


First Leg:

row 9: ch 2, dc in next 21 sts, skip last 22 sts, join to ch 2.


rows 10-17: ch 2, dc in each dc around, join to ch 2.


row 18: ch 2, 2dc in next st, (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st) around. Join to ch 2.


row 19: ch 2, dc in each dc around, joing to ch 2.


row 20: ch 1, sc in each dc around. join, finish off.


Second Leg:

row 9: join yarn to first skipped st of row 8. Ch 2, dc in each st around, join to ch 2.


repeat rows 10-20 of first leg.


To make shorts work 4 rows for legs.

To make capris work 7 rows for legs.


Pattern for the sweater can be found here


2007 Bella Bambina





Please do not sell items made from this pattern ;)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday stuff




I started the day by running some errands. Then I parked myself in front of the tv to watch hockey, I got 3 baby hats done. My very own hat trick!





Yesterday I got 2 blankets done on the knitting machine, one newborn size and one preemie. For the preemie one I used Red Heart Strata, it is a self patterning yarn. I got it to knit hats but I just had to try it on the machine. One skein made an 18"x19" blanket.






In non charity news, I've made it to the hip shaping on my Sahara. Now it is time to increase. Then the short row shaping which I've never done. I hope its not too hard. I'd hate to get this far and screw it up. I tried it on before the waist shaping and it fit, now to put it back on waste yarn and try it again. That might wait until tomorrow though. We are expecting a 'noreaster here tomorrow. They say it will be the worst we've had in 15 years. yay. Just as long as the tv doesn't go out I'll be fine. I plan on curling up on the couch with some knitting and watching Nascar.

See ya!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rainy day on Long Island


I whipped up this little sweater to match the pants yesterday. She's too cool! I got a new baby doll to model clothes too but its a little to small. I'll have to use her for preemie things.
Its miserable out today. A good day to stay inside, drink lots of coffee and create! I'm going to try and get a blanket or two done on my knitting machine. Then tonight work on my sweater while watching hockey.
I want to try and work up a pattern for a 2lb preemie gown. That might have to wail until tomorrow.
I'll try and check in tonight with my progress. Ciao!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pullover Sweater for Babies

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Pullover 6-9Months


edited January 2009: I have recently taken measurements of this sweater and compared to baby size charts and this sweater is larger than I thought, the new size is 6-9 months not newborn if made with a G hook and Simply Soft yarn.
Here are the measurements of my sweater:
Neckline: 12"
Chest: 19" measured under arm
Sleeves: 4" from under arm to wrist. Sleeves SHOULD be 5" so add 2 rows to length.

Gauge of my sweater is 4 stitches=1 inch and 2 rows= 1 inch.




Simply Soft yarn size G7 hook
Size: 6-9 Months (edited 1/28/09)

Chain 42
Row 1:
dc in 4th ch from hook & in next 4 chs,
dc, ch 1, dc in next ch,
dc in next 6 chs,
dc, ch 1, dc in next ch,
dc in next 12 chs,
dc, ch 1, dc in next ch,
dc in next 6 chs,
dc, ch1, dc in next ch,
dc in last 6 chs.

Rows 2-7:
ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch 1 space.

Row 8:
ch 2, turn, dc in each st to ch 1 sp,dc in sp, ch 6,
dc in next sp and dc across to next ch 1 sp,
dc in sp, ch 6, dc in next sp and dc across to end.
Join to ch 2.
Click here to see pictures of how to make armholes (row 8)

Rows 9-18: ch 2, turn, dc in each dc around, join.

Row 19: ch 1, sc around.
Finish off.

Sleeves:
Attach yarn at middle st of underarm,

Row 1: ch 2, dc in each st around. join.

Rows 2-8: ch 2, dc in each dc around. Join.

Row 9:
ch 1, sc around. join, finish off.

Back and Neck trim:
Join yarn in the back opening on the left side,
Ch 1, sc up the side, 3sc in corner st,
sc across neckline, 3sc in corner st,
sc down right side, placing 2 buttonholes evenly spaced.
finish off.

2007 Kelly Kearney
If you make one as a gift, please consider making one for charity.
Do not sell pattern or items made from pattern.
Do not post pattern on another site, please post just the link.

A trip to the Chiropractor...


Dr M.: Your neck is really out of whack, How many pillows did you sleep on last night?
Me: Just one. ;)

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Camo Pants, Shanny and other ramblings




How cute are these? I made little bell bottom camo pants for the faux AG doll. They match mine. I'll post the pattern later.




I'm a HUGE hockey fan and my team made the playoffs!!! Tonight is their last regular season game. I'll be watching and knitting. Go Rangers!!!


BTW, I love this man!!! Go Shanny!!!






Last night I crocheted borders on 2 machine knit blankets I made. I have 2 more to do then I'll knit up some more. I am actually trying to finish things before starting more. I don't know how long that will last. I want to start of box of baby sweaters for next fall and winter. That way I should have a decent amount when the time comes. I'll probably work on Christmas colored ones too. I made the cutest snowman pullover last year but I only had time to get one done. If I start now I can aim for at least a half dozen or so.

This is my sweater for the KAL. I've got a lot done in the last week. I think when I get to the lace work around the neckline and the sleeves it will slow me down. I'm making the short sleeve version. I've never picked up stitched before, that will be interesting. If it comes out good I will make the long sleeved version. I really like it, it has bell sleeves and I LOVE that look.
One of these days I will learn how to put links in my posts so I can show you what I am talking about.


Have a happy and blessed Easter!!




Thursday, April 5, 2007

Cold Spring Day

I woke up in a foul mood today. I decided I needed to get out. Its cold again here on L.I but I refused to put on a heavy coat dammit. I layered instead. Went to Michaels and got shoes and cool shades for the faux A.G. doll. Then I went to walmart and got a new boombox for my craft room. The cd player in the stereo I have is broke. I don't like listening to the radio when I am in the middle of a project because I constantly have to stop and change the station when a song I don't like comes on. And that happens alot. They don't play music I like on the radio. So now I can put in what I like and craft away. I finished up at A.C. Moore where I got some camo yarn to make a rockin' outfit for the faux A.G. doll and some skeins of pink to make baby blankets on the knitting machine. All I have is boy colors.

I put some rows on my Sahara last night. Hope to get some more done tonight. I want to get to the part where it is worked in the round, no purling, I can knit much faster that way.

Time to cook dinner.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Spring dress for American Girl Dolls


Red Heart Soft Baby Yarn (fizzy print) Size F hook


Ch 36


row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 4 chs, 3dc in next ch, dc in next 5 chs, 3dc in next ch, dc in next 10, 3dc in next ch, dc in next 5, 3dc in next ch, dc in last 5 chs. Ch 2, turn.


rows 2-5: dc in each dc, placing 3dc in center st of each 3dc group. Ch 2, turn.


row 6: (armholes) dc across to center st of 3dc group, ch 4, dc in next 3dc group, dc across to next center st, ch 4, dc in next center st, dc across to end. Ch 2, turn.
Click here to see pictures of how to form armholes (row 6).


row 7: dc across row. Ch2, turn.


row 8: (2 dc in next st, 1dc in next) repeat across. Join. Ch2 turn.


row 9-22: dc around, join.


row 23: ch 4, dc in same st. (skip 1 st, dc-ch1-dc in next st) around. join in 3 ch of ch4.


row 24: sl st to ch1 space, ch2-dc-ch1-2dc in space. (2dc,ch1,2dc) in each ch1 space around. Join.


row 25: Ch 1, sc in each dc & ch 1 sp around. Join, finish off.


Neck Trim:

Join yarn to bottom left back, ch1, sc up left side, 3sc in corner, sc around neckline, 3 sc in corner, sc-ch 3-sc in first st (buttonhole made), sc down right side, finish off.


Please feel free to make one for your favorite little girl but do not sell dresses made from this pattern :)



2007 Bella Bambina

Monday, April 2, 2007

Busy day...

I ran a bunch of errands this afternoon. I spent too much money and have no yarn to show for it. Then I made a newborn size blanket on my knitting machine in Royal blue. Tonight I've been working on an Easter dress for an American Girl doll. It came out nice. I'll work on the pattern tomorrow and hopefully post it here tomorrow afternoon. I found there are not a lot of free crochet patterns for A.G. Dolls. I bought a fake one at Michaels and am using her to try and design some clothes for them. My neighbors daughter has a few of them so I make the clothes for her. Usually just for holidays. I do want to get the camo yarn and make an outfit for mine. They have one that has pink in it, so cute.

Last night I cast on my Sahara sweater for the KAL at the sexy knitters club. I got a lot done. I worked on it for about 10 hours. I probably won't put that kind of time in again. I get a little gung-ho when I start something new.

Night!