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Introducing…..

Our Etsy shop!

www.asyoustitch.etsy.com

Mom and I have been talking about selling some of our creations on etsy.com for some time.  I finally had to kick myself in the pants and just set up the account. Just in time for the holidays. There’s no looking back now.

Here’s the bio from our online shop:

We are a Mother and Daughter team that designs and hand makes all of our products. Mother does the sewing and Daughter does the crocheting and knitting. Mother did her best to teach Daughter to sew, but it never took. The machine hates her. No one can jam a sewing machine faster than Daughter can. Mother finally realized that Daughter would never love sewing. Once she gave Daughter some knitting needles, she was relieved to find that the “needlework” gene wasn’t missing after all. Phew. The craft lives on. Now, Mother and Daughter spend their free time creating handmade items for you, their families and friends. No big conglomerates here, just two people doing their bit to keep small business in business.

We hope you’ll swing by and check out our products! Our little shop is still young, so new items are being added daily. Let us know what you think!

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First Gifts of the Season

I have 2 people crossed off my Christmas list already.  I know you’re jealous.  You wish you could be super organized like me. It’s hard, I know.


And now a picture of a my first crocheted snowflake ornament. All my crochet hooks are too big, thus the large stitches, but I’m not allowed to go back to JoAnn’s til Friday 😦

But at least I know I can do it! Just you wait, Henry Higgins, til I get that small hook.  Snowflakes will abound.

Fingerless Gloves – a pattern

A friend sent me a picture and pattern of some fingerless gloves and asked if I could knit them for her.

The picture was good, but the pattern….not so much.  So, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my very first knitting pattern.  Designed by moi.  Yes, it’s a beginner pattern, but we can’t make fancy things all the time now can we? Must indulge in some TV knitting sometimes.

Here is the very untechnical pattern:

Materials:

  • worsted weight yarn (about 1/2 skein for two gloves)
  • 4 double pointed needles (dpns) size 4
  • stitch marker
  • scrap yarn (about 12 inches)

Gauge – unknown.  Sorry folks, I just can’t be bothered.

Size – one size fits all

Instructions

  • Cast on 40 stitches. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist
  • K1P1 rib for 8 rows
  • Stockinette stitch for 40 rows (in the round, this means knit every row)
  • Knit 7 stitches onto scrap yarn, slip these sts back onto needle and knit them again using working yarn. Knit as usual to end of round.
  • Knit 15 more rounds in stockinette stitch
  • K1P1 rib for 4 rows
  • Bind off all 4o stitches
  • To make thumb hole: carefully remove scrap yarn and place resulting live sts on 2 dpns; 7 sts below the opening and 6 sts above. Attach working yarn and knit the 7 sts on lower needle. Using 3rd dpn, pick up and knit 2 sts on the left side of the opening (between upper and lower needle), knit first 3 sts from upper needle. With 4th dpn, knit remaining 3 sts from upper needle and pick up and knit 2 stitches on right side of opening. This gives you 17 sts. Knit 2 rounds. Bind off loosely.
  • Weave in ends

That’s it. Make 2 of these bad boys and give them to someone with cold hands for Christmas.  I dare you.