Friday, April 22, 2011

Funky Friday Feature: Flutterbys and Frogs

Hi! I'm Cammie from Flutterbys & Frogs and I'm so excited to be featured this Friday!

My blog has a lot of goodies on it for you, plenty of craft ideas, sewing ideas and tips, recipes, and bible study!

Recently I've been on bed rest so my craft and cooking ability has been curbed in a lot of areas, but I can still whip out my knitting needles and whip up a treat or two. Here is my recent knitting adventure for a friend who is having a baby girl soon (please oh please I hope she doesn't peek!)

My first try at knitting a head band with a cute little bow wasn't so hard, this would be an easy project for ANY beginning knitter!

I used:
Size 8 Knitting Needles
Yarn Needle
Lion Brand Baby Wool in Peony

To make this I did it in two parts. The first part was the band itself. Remember this is for a newborn, if you wanted to make it bigger, I'm sure you can!

Cast on 60 stitches
Knit 10 Rows (AKA Garter Stitch)
Bind Off
Use the tail from your cast on, or leave a tail after you bind off to sew the two edges together.

For the Bow:
Cast on 20 Stitches
Knit 20 Stitches in Garter Stitch
Bind Off

I then used a long length of yarn, and once it was pulled in to my yarn needle I had it at equal lengths on each side of the eye. I ran the yarn through the headband and up and around my bow enough times to make sure it would stay secure.

For the Booties

Again, these are for a newborn, if you want to make them larger, make sure you adjust accordingly.

I used:
Size 8 Knitting Needles
Yarn Needle
Lion Brand Baby Wool in Peony

Leaving a long tail, I cast on about 24 stitches, then knit about 35 rows in garter stitch. The following row I would knit two stitches together and when I was done, the stitch count was 12. The next row I knit again. DO NOT BIND OFF! Leave a long tail again, cut the yarn and then use the yarn needle to run the yarn through the 12 knit stitches. Pull them together and it will close the toe area up. Use the remaining tail yarn to sew up the top of the booties until you are comfortable tying the yarn off. I left about a 2 inch gap at the top of the booty. Then use your other tail of yarn to sew up the back of the booty.

Simple? You bet! Like I said, this is such an easy project, if you want to learn how to knit and want to try your hand at a project, this would be it! :) The whole set took me only a couple of hours from beginning to end.

I hope you enjoyed it, and that you will come visit me over at Flutterbys & Frogs. We have our own bundle of joy on the way, so before too long I hope to start sewing and knitting some more goodies and will be happy to share along the way!

Love and Blessings



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