Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Flower Power

I am teaching myself to make flowers.  With the left over bit of my hand dyed yarn, I knitted this headband.  Was hoping to have enough to make one fit an adult.  But this is more for an infant.  Then I made this rose. 
I love making flowers.  After Christmas, I will be making many more!
There was no infant in the house to try it on.  Only Pablo.  He wasn't crazy about wearing it, but he did. For me.  Thanks Pablo!
The headband I made by doubling the yarn, and then just knitting rows.  I think I cast on about 8 stitches.  Sewed it together when done.  Then by following a tute on this flower, made it with a dark pink cotton. Would have been better in a lighter weight yarn.  It was just for practice though.  This flower has the last row of petals done with a back post stitch, so that the petals stand up.  Love that.
Been busier than a one armed paper hanger.  Pics tomorrow.  Going to go lay heady down now.  Still raining.  Day 5...going on day 6!  Yikes! 

13 comments:

Holly said...

How adorable is that? You are so talented. It started raining here this morning. It's kind of nice for a change. Have a great day, my dear friend!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I hope the rain doesn't do any damage and you don't float away!

I loved reading the post about Katie's shower. What a great idea! Both fun and heartwarming!!

If I don't get back before Friday, have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the time with all your loved ones Kris - especially those grands! BIG HUGS across the miles!!

Debbie said...

Those are just darling...what a good idea. And when you make some bigger ones you will have such cuties for models....Hope we don't all float away...Can ya believe this rain? Have a good day.

Katie said...

Kristy,

You NEED to start an ETSY shop of all your creations!!!!!!!
I just spent a fortune on hats and headbands of that same kind!!!! You could make a killing, plus yours are cuter!

Genn said...

You should give that headband to Ellie Jo!!

Just woke up... day 6... still raining!

Yikes!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Those are super cute...I love them! As pins or on headbands, they really are versatile. Merry Christmas!

Kris said...

Hi all, I did think about sending it to Ellie Jo. But it is my first one, and not worthy.
I will make another one for Ellie Jo. Thanks for the nice words everyone.

Kris said...

OH, and ps...to Katie, I have noticed that some of what I am seeing on Etsy shops, I have made here myself as well. I made scadoodles of those little fabric wallets last year. Pleated Poppy has them in her shop. I made them and gave them with a gift card inside. I will have to give some thought to Etsy....hmmmmm....

Karen said...

Kris, What cute headbands and flowers. My grand daughters would love them!
Just wanted to let you know YOU WON my pin cushion drawing!Email me your address and I will get it in the mail as soon as it stops SNOWING.

Merry Christmas & Holiday Hugs,
Karen

Pam said...

So cute!

Erika Grover said...

Mom Katie's idea of an Etsy shop is golden! Why don't you?!

~Niki~ said...

lovely~flowers always intimidated me. but now i love making them, so easy!

Katie said...

YES, YES, YES!! I really do think you should start an etsy shop. With as much as you make, as often as you do, and as much stuff as just myself see's on here that I want, you would do so well!!

That headband IS totally Ellie Jo worthy ;)