Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blossom For Your Bottom

 She's finished! I finally took a little out for the darts and made a heap of pom-poms and put it all together. Another happy project off the list and into use! Yay!
It's only a lowish seat/stool. A bubsy seat.
If you want a copy of the pattern (just the design in the circles) please email me at r.m.square@bigpond.com and I'll send you a copy. For free, that is.

The F*rnicat*ng Deer Hat #2

Details over on Ravelry.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

We Make Doggies!

I bought the book 'We Make Dolls' for my grand-daughter for her birthday in January. The deal was I would make anything from it for her as well, then we could make some together... my Darling Little Princess was a bit (a lot) sabotagy at her little brother's birthday a few days before (jealous!), so I said she had to choose (or let him choose) one first, to make up for her naughtiness (hard to believe, but true) and learn not about not always being first (and preferably only).
So, apparently he chose this little dog. Pom Pom Dog. And my dear little Orange Blossom was gorgeous and happy and couldn't wait for him to see it and wanted me to do one for her cousin, who was staying with me too. And didn't mind at all about waiting for her Babushka doll.

Vintage velvet, vintage PJ fabric with cars (an important detail), vintage ears material.

Note the tail. Leif noted the omission so I put tails on them. It did look a little bit (a lot) rude, but that's not the thought of a Darling Little Boy.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Check out my Ravelry. Design by Tiny Owl.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sadie's Opposite Cuffs & Barbie Scarf

Cast on 32 sts in Main Colour.
Rows 1&2: K1, P1 rib.
Stocking stitch from now on.
13 rows (or more for longer cuff) MC, 3 rows CC (Contrast colour),3 rows K1 Mc, K1 CC (or opposite in the next row to make vertical stripes),
3 rows MC,
2 rows K1, P1 rib.
CO in rib.
Make the next cuff in Opposite colours.
Stitch seams 2cm at top and 2cm at bottom, leaving gap for little thumbs.
Voila! They take as long as the movie ’Willow’.
For the scarf, you’ll need a Barbie Magic Knitting Machine circa 1988. Then just do stripes in uneven, desirable sized widths.
By the way, Sadie pretty well did the scarf by herself.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Barbie Magic Knitting Machine Scarves

 Last year I saw these 1988 Barbie Knit Magic knitting machines and scoured Ebay until I found one. Don’t ask how much.
So, I’ve been using so much of my odd-ball stash (yes, and buying more). It takes 8ply the best. These are only some of the scarves I’ve made so far. One regular ball of wool will take maybe 15 minutes!!
And I have the satisfaction of actually finishing things and using up my bits. Brilliant.
My littlest grandson (3) wandered around wearing 6 the other night at my Dad’s 84th birthday dinner. Ha ha ha! Funny.
Reading the reviews on Amazon, people said, when asked what they made (when they were little girls) that they just made the tubes as long as they possibly could!