Monday, November 29, 2010

Hats off to you!


I am so excited! I got this package in the mail, coverd in red snowmen that yes I will admit the first thing came to mind was a pair of pj's I own lol and ran to the kitchen to grab some scissors (note: I did not run back with scissors "cough")and opened my package. It was my hat from the cables and lace hat swap hosted on Ravelry!It was one of the hats I qued and been dieing to make but been so busy with other knitting projects never started. Along with the amazing hat I got goodies! I will list left to right: * girl tweezer, * skull tissues, *fork-spoon, * candy, * monkey key cover, * Stitch markers, * 2 ornaments, * 2 skiens of knit picks yarn in a great shade of purple! I made a hat for my partner but cant post any pics yet cause she has not recieved it yet. I am in one more hat swap, but this one is a suprise. It's called the "secret hat swap" you make your partner a hat on there wish list. Your parnter has no idea who you are or what your making, until they get it in the mail :) I been busy with hats swaps and between that personal projects. I will be posting pictures of other finished projects when I get a chance. I dont know if anyone really reads my post...but I will give this a try. Does anyone have great holiday wrapping ideas for swaps/ gift giving on knit or crochet projects you make?

I been also doing make-up! and nails. I am going to share a few pics of some makeup looks and nails I did, hopefully they inspire you. I did these in the summer/fall. under each pic I will list the colors I used.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Urban Turban



HI everyone! I hope you guys are enjoying this fall weather as much as I am.I notice that on my blog I havent posted any knit patterns really besides the lace scarf. Seeing all over the web and in stores and fashion magazines knitted turbans (there is diffrent takes on it) I was inspired to make my own. This is one of many crochet/Knit versions of a pattern I am doing. This pattern is supper easy and cute! the concept is same for both patterns. You can use worsted weight yarn or a bulky. It's all up to you and the desierd look you are going for. I made 2 in a sitting of NCIS :) quick gifts. The crochet version I used worsted weight and the knit version bulky weight with seed stitch. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to send me pictures of your finished items from my patterns at: knittykitty2425@hotmail.com

With Studying for my state licence I been running around looking for a job and meeting up with old friends. I have to say Fall is one my favorite seasons. With Thanksgiving coming, I can't wait for those pumpkin pies, apple pies and good old comfort food. I am not big on yard work that comes with this season but I do love the diffrent colors of the leaves. Why not wear your new turban while doing that? keeping your ears warm, with out ruining your hair. So if your not a hat kind of gal. Then try this out trust me you will love it, and you can wear this chic head band 3 ways!



Urban Turban Knit version
Supplies: *sewing needle
*size 17# knitting needle
* 1 skien of Lion brand wool-ease Thick and Quick or any thick/ bulky yarn (uses less then a skein)
Note: You can use any weight yarn just change needle size and cast on more stitches. Uses less then one skien and fits teen/adult head.

Co. 8 sts
Working seed stitch:
R1- K1, P1, across
R2- P1,K1, across
repeat for pattern. I knitted my head band until measured 18 1/2" inches. Key to this is you want to make headband fit around head but not be to loose or too tight. Then fasten off and twist piece and sew ends together. remember to pull tight to get the gatherd effect. Enjoy!



Urban Turban Crochet Version
Supplies:
* sewing needle
* 1 skein of Worsted Weight yarn I used cascade yarn 220 superwash
* size J crochet hook

Ch 13, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in every stitch across, ch 3 turn = 10dc
R2-until desired leangh: Dc in every stitch across, ch 3 turn = 10 dc
Crochet until band fits comfortable around your head. Remember to measure as you go. You can use bulker weight yarn if desired. Then fasten off weave in ends and twist headband and sew ends together.



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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inspired Desire


So, as all of you know I was knitting for my boyfriend....and he requested a ton of things. I was not sure if a) he was going to give them to his buddies b) wear them or c) sell them in a dark alley way....lol but I made them anyways and crossed my fingers and hope its b, he would wear them. I finished [puddles scarf] http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puddlesaka-the-dog-walking-scarf This scarf came out nice and the one word came to my mind….SEXY!!! love it! softy, squishy, and stylish. This is one of the many things, He is 6’2 so he wanted not a long scarf but not a short one either. I knited it 80” long I highly recommend this pattern this http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fiber-fashionista/puddlesaka-the-dog-walking-scarf is what I used.

Then I finished the italian hat Onda su onda http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fiber-fashionista/onda-su-onda-set I have mix feelings for this pattern let me just say that, I plan on making a neckwarmer to match. It looks nice but the decreases look wonky. Anywho my bf is not modeling it cause I said he can't have it untile the neckwarmer is complete.

The [Boyfriend hat] http://www.ravelry.com/projects/fiber-fashionista/a-hat-fit-for-a-boyfriend from Stephanie is fast and simple and think its my bf favorite. I will post some pics of the goodies.

On second note, I was inspired from this Japanise girls hat and had to make it. The hat came out cute and I will be donating it to snug-hugs.

Green Mint Japanese Slouch
This hat was inspired by a hat a japanese girl wore. I don't remeber where I seen this picture. But I knew I had to make it. I loved the colors so, looking through my yarn stash I found a Turquise (one of my favorite colors) wosted weight yarn and a fancy ribbon yarn from Plymouth yarn *carnivala Italian collection* I will be donating this hat to charity. If you like to know how to make this cute hat here is what you will need.

size 8# circular needle
size 8# double ponited needles (of 4)
1 skein of worsted weight yarn ( The color I used is Turquise)
1 skein of Plymouth yarn carnivala italian collection (note i cut the ribbons out in the end)
1 stitch marker
gauge is not really important since the body is knitted with worsted weight yarn and its a slouch.
PSM: place stitch marker M1: make one (make a stitch by knitting throught the back loop) or Inc (increase) MC: main color NY: Novelty yarn
Gauge of worsted yarn: no.8 needle 9sts to 2 inches 6 rows to 1 inch in stockinette.

With MC co. 72 sts, join to work in the round, being careful not to twist PSM.
R1-14: K2, P2, or work for 7 rounds, if you dont want a thick band.
R15: * K1,M1, K1, P2* repeat around (90sts)
R16: Knit around (90sts)
R17:K9, Inc (working on 10th st) around (99sts)
R18: Knit around (99sts)
R19-21: Change to NY (novelty yarn) knit around (99sts)
R22-25: MC knit around (99sts)
repeat sequence knit 4 rounds of main color, 3 rounds of ribbon until desired look. I did rows 3 of novelty.
Decreases: to be honest I don't remember but i know i started to dec like follow:
knit 2 together, knit 8 sts repeat around, then every following row will be, one less so...knit 2 together, knit 7 sts and so on. Remember to change to double pointed needles and fasten off. If you find a better way to decrease for this paticular hat let me know. Sorry the pattern is a little vague I did this in the wind.Opetional: pom-pom can make a pom-pom to go on top of the hat like the girl. I linked pattern on ravelry so go post your finished projects :D

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Request and my little quest



So I notice online and in fashion department stores are all kinds of headband with feathers, lace and flowers. I was close to picking one up and purchasing it when I thought to myself..." I can make this!" I am sure we all go around saying that :) but then when we get home forget about the whole idea and regret buying it in the first place. Well I almost had one of those moments...then I said hey wait I will try to do this. Being finished with studies I decided since I have plenty of time on my hands I will try to make. I picked up some sock yarn and went away knitting flowers ( you can do crochet to if you like) and sewed little glass beads in center of them and went to the doller store and purchased some headbands, plain headbands. I cut a piece of felt and sewn the flowers onto the felt that I hot glued onto the band. like a sandwhich with another piece of felt. The end result! I think came out prety cute! here is a link of a flower you can use on a headband or plain hat. http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/hannele/hannele.html In the whole venture I came across these cute little cup cake picture or place card holders!



I had to get them. Are they not adorable? I decided to buy them for gifts....but I have to admit I will probely leave them on my shelf for myself hehehe :) I been finding myself favoriting alot of hats on ravelry. I think there easy and quick to make and take along with you on road trips or confernces. I had a friend see my hat collection. Hats I made and I traded with others. she wanted to buy them off me! I said no :) but one of the hats she loved I designed and made. The black one is a crochet beanie style hat with a crochet flower in the center of the flower is a vintage button. I love buttons especially vinatge. I said to her, I can make you one but it will not have the same button. So she agreed and then she requested a purpe slouchy hat with cables and flowers and thats where, Insou comes in (pattern can be found free on ravelry). Here is some pics since I said I will be posting some of the things I been up to. Whats on my needles now? Onda su onda by Annalisa Dione in grey for my boyfriend. He actually request several things so I am crossing my fingers he will wear and use. Keep you updated if he does!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Where has time gone?..




where do I start?? Its been a long time since I sat down and designed something let alone knitted or crochet something. I started collage full time and all this going on time flew! I am studying to be an Estecian (skin therapist). The cool things I learned along the way I would not trade for anything. My second passion besides jewelry and fiber arts and baking is makeup. I will be sharing a few f my looks with you as well. In school I learned how to make my own cosmetics. I have to say which was so exciting. I made them from scratch and named them. I hardly had a summer cause I was caught up in doors for the whole summer. It was not until I was hit with a flu. That I realized how much I missed knitting and crocheting and baking. I started getting inspired while I was in bed, I grab my sketch book and started doodling designs. I think I owe you guys something for how long I been missing. I plan on keeping up with this as much as possible. With things I am doing, inspired by, creating or thinking of. I am not going to change my blog name (at least not yet) for now it is good. I would love feedback from others. I am sorry I don’t know why the comments are not working but you are more then welcome to email me. (fiber friend @yahoo.com) or find me on Ravelry: fiber-fashionista. Here is what I designed, it’s a bow accessory knit and crochet version! You can make them in all types of colors. I took pictures of the pink one. But I made a yellow one and I plan on making more colors. I cant wait to see what you guys come up with. I figure this is a great way to get rid of scrap yarns. Ok, so some idea. Use it for you, children or your pets!! And not just as a hair accessories use as a bow for the neck or pin :)

little Bow-Peep

LIttle crochet and knit hair pins:
what you will need fingering yarn (baby yarn) I like to use bright colors of scrap yarn I have laying around. Be as creative as you can be as you can tell you can already make these with all your scraps of rainbow color yarns, decorate them with buttons or gems!
Gauge: 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" or 2 x2 square,
so you can make this with sock weight or any scrap weight yarn you have around.
Crochet version:
hook: f #
sewing needle
1 bobbie pin of your choice. You can use as a pin just sew pin back to bow instead of bobby pin.
ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook.sc across, ch 1 turn =8 sc
r2) Sc in every st across, ch 1, turn=8 sc
r3- 9) sc fasten off. weave in loose ends
the finish square should measure out to be: 2 by 2, fold square so forms a bow. Hold in fingers as you take same color yarn and do several wraps around square to shape. Tip dont do to many wraps, it will become to thick. If this happens use same color thread (not neccesary) and sew to pin. and enjoy!

Knit Version:
Neddle: size 8
sewing needle
1 bobbie pin of your choice. You can use as a pin just sew pin back to bow instead of bobby pin.
co. 8 with long tail cast on
2-9) purl fasten off weave in ends
finish square should measure out to be: 2 by 2, fold square so forms a bow. Hold in fingers as you take same color yarn and do several wraps around square to shape. Tip dont do to many wraps, it will become to thick. Dont forget to decorate!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cheer up! :)







WOW! winter has been long here. I been thinking of designing another hat..but then I decided I needed something to cheer me up with all this cold and raining weather :/ Between baking and designing, these little guys made me smile.I am in the proscess of making a hat, but until its complete and ready to go I will share this. Here is a amigurumi to make you smile and keep your hands busy. I would say this is one of my favorite I made so far. I made as a suprise for someone special. I made a rabbit and a bear. The rabbit my sister and Bear I will name Burak the bear ;) You can make these little guys as personal as you like. Make them of someone you like or you! have fun with it. Change the color of the suit or hair and the details you use.




♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Snow Suit Animal Amigurumi ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

You will need:

Size E# crochet hook

Fingering weight yarn; in bright colors I used Blue and yellow for the suite and cream for the body and black for the hair and light brown.
5 or 6 mm black beads for eyes you will need 2 per ami :D

Fiber-fill (great idea use old pillows and open them up and use the stuffing)

Sewing needle (sew body parts and eyes and details on)

Bow (i used blue, yellow and mint)

Safety pin (I used as stitch marker)

Head

R1) Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st, = 6 sc
R2) Work 2 sc in every st around = 12 sc
R3) Sc in the next sc, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 18 sc
R4) Sc in the next 2 sts, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 24 sc
R5-10) Wprk even in sc = 24 sc
R11) sc in the next 2 sc, dec 1 sc rep around = 18 sc

I find it easier to stuff the head half way and sew on eyes. Now finishing head.

R12) Sc, dec 1 sc repeat around = 12 sc finish stuffing head.
R13) Skip 1 sc, sc in the next sc, repeat around = 6 sc
FO (Fasten off) weave in tail (you will not need to leave a tail for sewing cause the head with pop in the hat.

sew hair on the head, making llong stitches, tipL: dont new hair all around just enough to see. Cause the hat will cover most of head. Have fun picking the hair color ;)

Body

R1) Ch 2, work 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st = 6sc
R2) Work 2 sc in every st around = 12 sc
R3) Sc in the next st, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 18 sc
R4) Wroking in the back loops only, sc around. = 18 sc
R5-15) Sc around = 18 sc

Stuff the body, you can sew buttons to body (optional)

Arm (make 2)

R1) With color of body; Ch 2, work 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook. = 6 sc
R2) Sc around = 6 sc
R3-5) With color of suit , join the color, sc every st around = 6 sc

sew to body.

Cap

R1) Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st, = 6 sc
R2) Work 2 sc in every st around = 12 sc
R3) Sc in the next sc, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 18 sc
R4) Sc in the next 2 sts, work 2 sc in the next st, rep around = 24 sc
R5-13) Work sc, then FO, sew to body
You can sew bow on at this time.

Rabbit ear (make 2)

Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook = 6sc
R1-7) Sc around = 6sc

note; sc as many rounds as you like to make ears as long as you like

Bear ear (make 2)

Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook = 6sc
R1-4) Sc around = 6sc
you can make ears as long or short, depeading on how your tension is.

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Can I have a Bow?


I was inspired by Nancy Ajam’s ( in case you don’t know her she is a beautiful famous Arabic singer or is it Lebanese?)receptions dress she wore to her wedding. I had to close my mouth before I wet my key bored! Hehe the dress was beautiful. Designed by Channel, it was long, strapless and had a big bold black bow in the bodice. I was inspired to make a hat from this dress. This hat is crochet and simple and quick to make. I made this hat in one day.Now this size I give is to fit size 22 1/2- to 23" inch head so if your head is smaller then do less increases. Like most of my patterns. I try to make simple but chic, or simple and cute ^_^ You can easily make this hat in a simple knit and knit bow. Getting the same look. Feel free to make the hat in different color combos. Examples: Pink hat white bow. Red and white bow, black and white bow blue and white bow. The possibilities are endless! The base of the hat is simple on its own and I like the base alone as well. I hope you ladies and gents like the patterns. I would love feed back. Feel free to drop me a note or comment :D





here is the pattern:
With G# hook and worsted weight yarn (I used white)and worsted weight yarn for the bow ( I used black)
Size: teen/adult size 22 1/2" to 23" head
R1: Ch 6, Sl st to join the ring.
R2: Ch 2, 11 dc into the ring (12 sts). Sl St to join.
R3: Ch 2, dc in the same space you joined the sl st, 2 dc in each st around the circle (24 sts). Sl st to join.
R4: Ch 2, * 2 dc in the next st, (inc by working 2 sts in one st) 1 dc, rep from * around, ending with 2 dc in the last st (36 sts). Sl st.
R5: Ch 2, 4 dc in the next st, *5 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (42 sts) Sl st.
R6: Ch 2, 5 dc, 2 dc in the next st, * 6 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (48 sts) Sl st

R7: Ch 2, 6 dc, 2 dc in the next st, * 7 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (54 sts) Sl st.
R8: Ch 2, 7 dc, 2 dc in the next st, * 8 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from* around (60 sts) Sl st.R9: Ch 2, 8 dc, 2 dc in the next st, *9 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (66 sts) Sl st.
R10: Ch 2, 9 dc, 2 dc in the next st, *10 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (72 sts) Sl St.R11: Ch 2, 10 dc, 2 dc in the next st, * 11 dc, 2 dc in the next st, rep from * around (78 sts) Sl st.
R12: Ch 2, dc around (this row is worked with no increases) Sl st.
R13- 17: rep round 12

R18: Ch 1, sc around, FO, weave in end.
Note: you can make hat as long and short as you like around rounds 13-17. Some might like more a skull cap and others enough to cover there ears. Now for the bow.
BOW

With I# hook and black yarn

Ch 33, dc in 4th ch from hook, and dc in every ch across (29 sts)
R2-6: Ch 2, turn, work dc in every st across FO, weave in edge. Sew onto hat.
 
Enjoy your new hat!! Feel free to make it for gifts or for you.























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