Tag Archives: Crochet

Awwe Crap! Christmas Knits!

6 Dec

If you are anything like me you have tons and tons of yarn. And then some. And if you are anything like me, you’re pretty cheap. And you like to give people presents. And to drink…oh wait…well..yeah that too.

Back to the point of this post, it’s time to make some really quick knits up. I personally steer clear of scarves since they basically bore me, and take forever for me to complete. The other night, I cruised along Pinterest and picked out some sweet quick knits for you to make, since you have (almost) 3 weeks to make some presents! I’m going to try to make some of these for people.

Well here’s some effin’ scarves & cowls for you anyways:

Quick Knit Scarf by LoopsKnitting

Marian by Jane Richmond

 

Life is Uneven Cowl by Jess (on CutOutandKeep)

Fingerless Mittens:

Jane Richmond – Mitten Cuffs

Leg Warmers:

Jane Richmond – Leg Warmers

Always a Christmas Classic – Slippers:

Splash by Drops Design

New Classic – Coffee Cozies:

mug cozy

1. Owl Coffee Cup Cozie 2. Cream Cable Cozy 3. Coffee Mug Cozy

Last but not least:

Here are some sweet blanket options if you have a chunk of time on your hands:

blankets

1. Eleventh Hour Blanket – Purl Bee 2. Speed Hook Shell Afghan 3. 5 1/2 Hour Throw 4. 6 Hour Throw

There you go! Some sweet options. For more inspiration hop on over to my Pinterest! Do you have any favorite stitch up real quick projects? Feel free to comment below and let me know!

Also, tonight’s drink of choice was a previously consumed Long Island Milkshake…it was amazing.

 Best,

Bre

So you wanna make a blanket?

22 Aug

There are certain milestones in sewing, knitting and crocheting. There’s the first scarf that took way too long. The socks, or atleast, sock for those who lost momentum. There’s the sweater we all know and love. Then, there’s the blanket, or for fancy yarn kids, afghan.

I can say with pride, I made a quilt! Yep, with my own bare hands. Well my hands, and a sewing machine, I made an adorable lap quilt for my grandma. When I made it, I didn’t use a pattern, and I cheated and used some flat sheets (you know, for beds) as my solid fabric. Pretty sure the most time consuming item on the quilt agenda wasn’t the squares, or even the actual quilting. Oh no, that bias tape I made specialty was quite the task! Mostly because I used all the print fabrics alternating to vamp up all that blue. For some silly reason, I’ve seem to not take a picture of the finished product. Who does that? haha.

Anywho, I also started to knit a blanket. I’m pretty sure I’ve made 3 full squares now? Maybe? After it boring me (that stockinette stitch apparently does not keep my interest) I’ve finally decided I’m going to frog it and start again. Since I’ve been looking for something quick and easy, I thought I’d share some patterns you too could attempt at creating your crafting milestone! For quilts, some of my favorite blocks and patterns was from Oh Fransson!

Picture Credit to Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson!

Charm Squares Baby Quilts Pattern

Picture Credit to Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson!

Nine Patch Lattice Quilt Pattern

I used the “wonky” version to make these squares for my squares.

This is 4 of my wonky squares sewn together.

Look at those beauties. My Grandma loved how unique this end up looking. I got the idea to use bed sheets from the next pattern. However I got some very low grade sheets at that, haha. I’m sure that quilt won’t stay together forever, but I’m still oh so proud. Anywho:

Picture Credit to Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson!

12 + 2 = Q Quilt Pattern

Now on to the Knitting!

Picture credit to chemknits.com

10 Hour Afghan

You can make this smaller of course for less time. It’s basically large needles (or hook for crochet), bulky or multiple strands held together. This one she used 8 Strands. As you can tell there are 2 strips sewn together. I’ve been meaning to find some discount yarn and large needles to do this for a small throw. could make it up during a marathon!

Picture credit to verypink.com

Log Cabin BlanketRavelry

This guy is really neat since it has a very quilt like look. And it’s super easy! There is even a video to help out! I plan to use my many scraps for one of these. Well, this and some mug cozies.

Picture credit to verypink.com

Mitered Squares

now that bright yarn you saw earlier where I was talking about using to make a afghan. Those are going be turning into mitered squares. I have an idea with the black as a base color, but we’ll see how that goes. What’s great is this is pretty mindless knitting and can be altered rather easily.

Now go get ’em tiger! Make some awesome blankets for this winter.

Let me know if you have any awesomely easy patterns that you know of!

Happy Crafting!

Bre

Freebie Friday!

25 Mar

So in the fun of moving, there’s the greatness of packing. Along with packing, though, does come this nice cleanse. I do enjoy being able to minimize my belongings and get rid of things I no longer need to hold onto. Well, lucky you guys! You get to benefit from my move.

So we’re gonna be giving away some yarn from my stash. The big part is some (4 to 5)  yarn skeins (40 yards per) I bought, and never used. These guys are not the greatest…feeling…yarn. However it would be great to practice, make some household goods, anything that you won’t be wearing I’d recommend, oh and it’s 100% wool. Maybe a small rug? It’s bulky yarn in a sexy shade of…tan.

But don’t worry that’s not all. I’m also including this awesome scrap stash. I know this doesn’t seem too awesome, but there’s actually a decent amount to make a little beanie for a doll, a coaster or 2, and how many patterns have you needed waste yarn or a stitch holder for and can’t find a contrasting color? And one more thing – this snazzy skein of orange yarn. I believe it is a worsted weight Cascade wool. But I can’t guarantee that.

This little bundle will be available to enter immediately.

First, Leave a comment telling us:

What your go to craft is? What is your number one crafting hobby?

I know mine is knitting, and Ashley is absolutely in love with sewing.

But wait! You also have an extra chance to win! If you tweet this lovely little ditty:

Me oh my! Win a prize from the girls at sewbastediwannapurl! @basteandpurl http://bit.ly/ht14nR #craft #giveaway #sew #knit

After you tweet it, just comment again with your twitter name. So you are allowed 2 comments, which makes 2 entries. Pretty exciting!

You know the fine print deal: Only USA residents, no duplicating more than 2 entries or you will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end Monday at 11:59 pm. That’s right, giving you a few more hours to enter! Winners will be chosen with a random number generator announced Tuesday.

Happy Crafting!

Breana & Ashley

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Shop Review: Scarlet Skein

20 Feb

When I finally discovered there was a yarn shop in Paso, I definitely got giddy! Being as oblivious as I am with cute local shops, I missed this shop when it was in Atascadero. This isn’t a shock I missed it saying I didn’t know there were any fabric stores in Paso until I started working at one.

Well anyway when I walked in, I fell in love with the atmosphere. Brick walls, baskets filled with with beautiful yarns, dark oak shelving. I was already in love! There is such a variety of yarn stuffed in this cozy shop, without making it feel crowded. Everyone who works there is friendly and helpful without being pushy.

They have a sale once a month, and a 75% off basket, which I’ve always been a bit to shy to ask where this basket is. Haha. Oh and can’t forget all the great books and patterns available for sale.

I have 3 favorite things about this fabric other than the vast selection.

1. Prices! I’ve always been a low price online seeker. Here I’ve realized the prices match most online. This makes me feel like they are not trying to rape my wallet. I am a very cheap girl, but I know I can find something suitable in my budget

Along with these budget saving yarn, are the splurges. This is the place I saw the Noro yarns for the first time and got weak in the knees. Oh the selection of soft silky bamboo yarns that make my heart swell!

2. Buttons! Okay this may seem silly, but yes, I love the buttons. Oh and the handmade stitch markers. I can’t tell you for sure if the buttons are also handmade, but they do resemble it. They are quirky, cute, or just plain sophisticated. I know saying buttons are great is a weird thing to love at a yarn shop. I do feel like it compliments the shop it’s personality.

3. Classes, hang-outs & help. This shop is all about creating new craftsters and helping the seasonal ones. They have regular classes you can join to learn a new technique. Classes to help teach people knit from the start. One night a week they hold a knit/crochet & movie night. I thought that was a wonderful idea! Then of course, if a pattern stumps you, forget to make a bobble? Have no clue what yo and ssk means, head over to the Scarlet Skein, and ask away. When I come in there is usually one or more ladies knitting their little hearts out at the table in the back. It always brings a smile to my face.

So there you go. It is a great place and definitely worth a look! I feel like it has everything I expect in a LYS.

Hours & Location

Tuesday to Saturday
1030am-5pm
Sunday
12noon-4pm

827 13th Street
Paso Robles CA 93446
805.239.9110

Scarlet Skein

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