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Saturday, February 5, 2011

My First Sweater

So, after a year of knitting practice, and lots of hats, scarfs, and fingerless gloves, I decided to try my hand and making sweaters.

My first project was a baby sweater. Children's sweaters are a little simpler because don't require as much shaping. I decided to use a drop sleeve design and a simple sleeve.

Designing items for my etsy shop and learning new techniques is always somewhat of a challenge. Designing this sweater took a some trial and error, ripping and re-knitting, to get it right. I originally gave this sweater a simple ribbed collar, but it gave the sweater to much of a sporty look. Wanting it to look softer, I substituted it for a pretty picot collar that came out a little ruffly.

In addition, me, being, well; me, when for a complex blackberry stitch for the body of the sweater. I love the lacy feel it gives the design.

For this sweater, I used a second hand pink acrylic yarn and buttons repurposed from a worn out men's dress shirt.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Vintagegirl featured Beatknits Golden Fingerless Gloves on her adorable blog Moonbeamwishes along with a lot of other really adorable mustard yellow stuff that you should all check out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Crochet Car Cozy

I am kind of obsessed by cleaver uses of knit and crochet work. So, I thought I would share this little gem with you.

That's right; it's a care cozy. Apparently, It was created by Magda Sayeg for the Il Lusso Essenziale art festival in Rome.

As cute as it is though, I might be a pain to wash.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

The time has come, the names have been drawn, and here they are:

kathy pease


Kirsten Blackmore

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Etsy Finds: Luscious Lemons

I found a fabric that I am absolutely in love with. Insane in love. I want to go out and buy a whole bolt of fabric even though I don't know what to do with it and the sewing machine is broken, in love. Here it is:

I love the bright yellow lemons, the dark yellow lemons, the white lemons outlined in yellow, the little lime green leaves. Everything!

Apparently, I am not alone, because I found tons of stuff on etsy made from this fabric.

This is my favorite:

This adorable little rain coat from Sparrowhills is cute enough to almost make me wish I had a toddler to put it on. (Just almost).

This great coat is also reversible, but, I don't know why anyone would want to.

I also really love this pillowcase dress from Creative Bee. I especially love how the polka-dot trim accents the lemons. I can just see this on a little blond toddler.

The lemons aren't just for the kids either. I am in love with this little lemon clasp purse from Lena Lime Studio. I can see myself tucking this little cutie under my arm this summer and heading off to the farmer's market.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


It's giveaway time at Beatknits! And what is the prize? Women's Golden Fingerless Gloves!

WHY: Because I know you love them so much.


1. Check out all of the great stuff in Beatknits etsy shop and leave a comment here about your favorite item.

For extra entries you can:

1. Follow this blog.
2. Like Beatknits on Facebook. ( If you already like Beatknits, you are already entered).
3. Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.
4. Blog about this giveaway.

The deadline for this giveaway is July 15, 2010! I will choose the winner randomly on July 16.

Exemptions: My immediate family because you get free stuff from me all of the time.

So, start sharing already. I want to find out who the luck winner is.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Poppy Fields

"Poppies will make them sleep" or at least fall in love with
this poppy treasury list.