One of the projects I was working on at the same time as the custom sweater was a little holster set. I have a three year old who is OBSESSED with pirates and now, cowboys. We had bought him a little cowboy gun set that came with a plastic holster set. It tore. Shock. So, instead of sewing on my poor, tired, in desperate need of a tune up, sewing machine, I decided to felt.
End result: a new, very stylish holster and belt that he won't take off! The pattern is available for purchase on my Etsy site, here.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
What on earth could take a month? Well, when you want something done right, you take your time. Finding the yarn for this project was challenging enough. Ever tried to match reasonably priced yarn to an album cover? Then, finding a pattern that would lend itself to alteration... then creating the alterations...
I used Berocco's Comfort yarn for this project so that it would be washable (although, I would still say handwash it!!!). Working off of an image that Michael gave me, I took a pattern from Bernat design and added in stripes, as well as a design worked in intarsia into the front. This is the first time that I have done extensive intarsia work, and I am rather pleased with how it came out.
Next up? A quick sweater for me, then another custom order for some yoga socks! Oh... and did I mention I finally taught myself the beginnings of crochet? I even bought a book! We'll see how this goes... :)