Saturday, 14 June 2008

A Delayed Pattern.

I started writing this post for the world wide knitting day but did not feel well enough to complete it. In any case it's a pattern so I am posting it late.
Today is WWIP - World Wide Knit in Public Day and I am interrupting my regular travel update for this.
Hope you guys had a good day. (I will be happy to hear your stories.)
I had a good one too but not exactly as planned.
Earlier this week, DH and I decided that we will have a small couple picnic today so I can celebrate WWIP and he doesn't miss me while I am out. The original plan was for me to go to Sit 'n' Knit New York Meetup in Central Park.
So this morning, we got up at around 12 PM (I know.... ;)), nice start to the weekend right :D
By the time I had prepared the meal for our picnic, (Home Made Potato, Peas and Green Chili and Cilantro Burgers and fresh watermelon.), and were ready to step out of the house, guess what... It started raining :( and with that the grand plans for our picnic went out the window.
Nevertheless, we opened all doors and windows of the living room and set up the picnic food on our floor mattress. We did have fun, it would have been different outside though.

So, just for the day, here is a free pattern of a headband I made up last month. This one could again serve as a good stash busting project and can be worked in any yarn with a suitable crochet hook.

Crocheted Headband (Ravelry Link)

Peaches & Creme Article 930 HC (Colorway 4 Ecru)
Hook: US G hook (4.0 mm)
Abbreviations: sc: Single Chain
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
yo: yarn over
sc: single chain

Step 1. Chain 41
Step 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across till the second last ch. (We have worked one open edge of the base chain.)
Step 3: ch3, 5dc in the same last ch. Turn. (This is the beginning of the broader portion of the headband.)
Correction: Work slip stiches to the 3rd dc of the previous row, ch 3 and 5 dc all in the 3rd dc of the previous row. (24 more times) (Total 25 repeats.)
Step 4: ch3, yo draw through ch3 below, /*yo draw through first 2 loops on hook*/ yo draw through last dc, repeat from /* to */
Step 5: yo draw through ch 3 below, repeat from /* to */ 2 more times.
Step 6: yo draw through all loops on hook.
Step 7: ch 1 to lock all loops.
Step 8: ch 41
Step 9: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in all subsequent chains to the end (40 sc)
Step 10: / ch 3, * 2 sc in the next space on side of headband, 3 sc in the next space /
Step 11: Repeat from / to / till all spaces on one side of headband are covered.
Step 12: { ch3, sc in the back loop of the side chain, sc in the back loop of each base chain to the end, bind off }
Step 13: join yarn on the last sc (place where the tie string transforms into the main headband) on the side of the headband that has not been framed by sc yet.
Step 14: Repeat from { to }
Step 15: Weave in ends.

I just put the notes for this headband together while I was making it. If you feel confused about some steps please feel free to email me.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

It's been a while...

What's a girl to do when there are so many things going on in her life at the same time, and on top of that she decides to go on a break. Well, I guess there is nothing to be done apart from letting life take over and just go with the flow at times isn't it? So I did just that.
I have been saving stuff to share on the blog but just couldn't get around to putting it all together with so much going on. The result, I have so much to share that I cannot possibly do it in one post. So it will come in installments over several now.
To feed the curious minds, look forward to...
  • New quickie pattern
  • Finished Objects during this time
  • Travel update and pictures
  • Possibly a couple of recipes
  • Sneak Peak on a Pattern in progress
  • My run in Sock Wars III
and more with time...

Starting with the latest first.
Both me and DH had been going on with home and work like a never ending story so we decided to take a much needed break. What better way to see a place we have been waiting to all this while. Well alright, places....

So off we went...far far away...
First stop Los Angeles to meet our friend's family.
This is what I made for his wife.

Pattern: Beaded Bracelet
Source: Lets Knit2gether Podcast (Episode Metal Arts)

Materials: 28 gauge Wire
Blue Beads
Wire cutting tools

Bamboo Knitting Needle: US 9

Started: May 18, 2008
Finished: May 19, 2008
Notes: My first try at knitting with beads. The pattern is not yet in Ravelry. I spoke to Kat and she is in the process of adding the same. I will post an update when she is done.

Here is a Crocheted Tank I made for their daughter Sanjana. My own pattern.

Another Vest that I made for her is this. Yeah, it seems a little big right now, but you know kids... they grow too fast. Besides, Sanjana's Ma was happy I made it a bit big :)

Inspired from the Striped Hoodie Pattern by Jill Eaton (Ravelry Link).

A closer look at the flower buttons I sewed on it as an accent. These were purchased from my local WalMart.

More to come...