January 31, 2012

Needle Holder

Over the years I have accumulated quite a set of knitting needles. I have just been keeping them in a basket with other miscellaneous knitting things, but in a very unorganized just-throw-them-in-there fashion. This made it rather difficult to determine what needles I had and to find specific set in the big pile of needles.
In order to solve this problem, I devised a plan.
This plan consisted of making a handy holder for all dem needles. I bought the fabric, mathed out a design, and started sewing.
Here is the result:

Front and Back:

The Inside:

I am pretty satisfied with the results. There are some places where I did things a little wonky, but it works and is good enough for me!

January 29, 2012

Chrsitmas Gifts!

It's been a long time.

Mostly I just haven't been crafting. I got a full time job this summer in the Chicago area. I lived with friends of the family and just didn't really get around to making anything. Then school came around. It was my last semester....which doesn't mean that I worked really hard or anything. In fact, it was quite the opposite. It was my smallest credit load and the classes weren't all that difficult. I just didn't really feel like making things.
That is until November came around and I realized that Christmas was just a month away. It was time to make gifts!!

I made a few things, mostly for my boyfriend's (Alex's) family.

I made this Rikke hat for my Alex's brother's girfriend.

I made said brother a Wisconsin hat. He had one that was similar to it back in the day, but it got destroyed when his apartment caught fire. (He really liked it!)

I made Alex's sister a pair of mittens. I end up only finishing one for Christmas, but fortunately her birthday is on the 29th of December, so I was able to give her the second one then!

And last but not least I made said sister's husband some Star Wars ornaments for their tree:

So, that is it for now! I will probably update again soon as I have gotten back into the crafting mood!