Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Knit 'n Stitch by Heidi

As most of you probably know, I started an Etsy Shop called Knit 'n Stitch by Heidi. I've also got a Facebook Page for it. I have over 1000 followers on FB (which is pretty cool, I think) and because of that I am hosting a giveaway on my page. FB has all of these crazy rules about giveaways, so I'm going to have to announce the winners on my blog. I still want to use this blog to keep track of things I have made, but I think I'm going to start posting pictures of items I have in my shop. It won't be a place for me to have sales, and I'll still post things I make for fun. I just wanted to give you a heads up! If this will annoy you, then feel free to stop following this page. If not, I would love to hear your feedback on the items I make and post! Also, you are all welcome to enter the giveaway I have going. Here is a link if you feel so inclined (go to the photo albums and then 1000 fan giveaway). www.facebook.com/pages/Knit-n-Stitch-by-Heidi/176066255781571

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Presents for 2010

This year I didn't knit as much as I have in years past. I tried to get most everything done before Zach was born in November. It didn't completely happen, so there were a couple of projects that I wanted to do, but had to abandon. I am still working on some knee high slippers for my sister. I gave her one at Christmas and hope to get her the other one before the month is over. Or maybe I should just save slipper #2 for next year...hmmmm.........

Well, I forgot to take pictures of the few projects I did finish before I wrapped them, so I got pictures of them being modeled!

These are actually the first pair of slippers I have made. They are such a simple project that I can't believe I never made them before!

Matching hats for my nephews!

I love this purse!!! I just found a really simple pattern and added a few embellishments. I also made a hat out of the same colors! Doesn't my niece look cute!?!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

I'm really quite proud of this project. Not because it was hard but because I just am. It all started a couple of months ago. I went garage selling with my family and we stopped at this set of apartments. There were a lot of different people selling things, but a couple of older ladies caught my eye. They had boxes of yarn!!! I asked how much they wanted for all of it. Two dollars!!!!! Jackpot!!!!! I think I ended up with about 5 grocery sacks stuffed full of yarn. Among the many colors was quite a bit of this maroon. I decided there was enough to make an afghan and that I would never use all of it unless that's what I made. So I found a pattern and about 2 to 3 weeks later I had an afghan. When I started this project I knew that it would have to go to someone who would appreciate all the work; it had to go to my mom. She made so many outfits for us kids growing up. This is my little thanks for all the hard work she put into all those wonderful handmade items! Happy (Early) Birthday Mom!!! I hope you enjoy snuggling up in this blanket with some chocolate and good book!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Stocking for Zachary

This is a Christmas stocking for Zachary. It was hard to find just the right pattern, so I actually ended up combining a couple different patterns and this is what I came up with. It turned out pretty well and it only took me two days! Another project to check off the list. With only 6 weeks until Zach makes his debut I have got some major knitting to do if I want to be all done with Christmas presents!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Trains, Trucks, or Tractors?!?

When I was in high school my mom bought me a book of knitting patterns so I could make a sweater that was in it. I remember at the time I felt bad because it is a hard back book and was more expensive than any of the other knitting books I had ever purchased before. Little did I know that it would be a great investment. I have used that pattern book on several occasions throughout that past few years. When I got the book there was an afghan that I just loved!!! It was covered in trains. I always said that if I had a boy that one day I would make the afghan (it looked like to much work to make otherwise). When Michael and I found out that we were having a boy I knew I had to get to work. As I got looking at the pattern I realized that it was called "Trucks" not trains. As I worked on it I asked people what they looked like. I got one of three responses: a train, a truck, or a tractor. I decided that they are trains, but I guess it is in the eye of the beholder! I'm just excited to have completed this project (and it looks pretty good, if I do say so myself).

***Just a note to all you crocheters out there: Don't look to close at the boarder. After attempting the entire boarder twice it is as good as it's going to get. One day I might be a crocheter, but for now I'll stick to knitting!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Christmas Time Once Again?!?

I have been knitting like crazy these past weeks, but, unfortunatly, I cannot share with you any of the items I have made. They are mainly Christmas presents and would not be a surprise if I published them online. I am, however, making an afaghan for our baby, Zachary, who will be arriving in November. That I can share when it is finished. Other than that, don't expect a lot between now and Christmas!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Booties

These are for my friend who is having identical twin girls!!!! Good luck Felicia!!!