Completed Custom Ordered Totebag


I finally finished one of my custom orders for a friend. I absolutely love making this granny square totebag, it’s very easy and can be made in a variety of different colors. I added a burgundy-colored lining to this one, I think it adds a warmth with the cream.  I also added a little change purse as a gift 😀

If you’d like one custom made, you can send me a message in my shop at https://www.zibbet.com/suestitches with your color preferences. Price is $40.00 plus $6.00 shipping and handling in the U.S. (if you are outside of the U.S., please state which country and I will advise the shipping cost).

Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting..

Sue

Posted in Crochet, Custom Order, granny square, Handmade, Totebag, Zibbet | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

To Move Beyond My Comfort Zone — Slipped Stitches’s Weblog


This is absolutely breathtaking! I’m hoping to one day knit a shawl like this!

I say this, not to antagonize the knitting-gods-that-be, but my current lace shawl project is not as masochistic as it could be and I am instead constantly thinking about undertaking a real Shetland Shawl project. Hence the next debacle project on my needles will be the Cameron Shawl by Susan Miller created on US 3 […]

via To Move Beyond My Comfort Zone — Slipped Stitches’s Weblog

Posted in Handmade, knitting, shawl, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

It’s Been Awhile!


HUGE-price-reduction

Hi everyone!  Sorry for my very long absence here, I guess life got in the way!  Anyway, I’m glad to be back and hopefully will be posting more often!   Right now, there are reductions on all items in my shop!  Stop over and take a look, there aren’t many items listed at the moment, but with school approaching, I’m sure you’ll be able to find something for a returning student, or purchase something nice for yourself!

Click here to visit my new and improved shop; there have been some changes to the Zibbet website since I’ve been here last:  https://suestitches.zibbet.com/shop

I’ll be adding more items soon just in time for the cooler weather also 😀

Have a great week!

Sue

 

 

 

 

Posted in back-to-school, Crochet, Fall, Price Reduction, Uncategorized, Zibbet | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Sale Time!


It’s that time of the year again to start planning your shopping lists for the holidays. I can’t believe it’s upon us already either! Right now I’m having a  40% OFF SALE in my shop to help your wallet and you’ll receive a free gift with your purchase!

There are plenty of items to choose from, everything from jewelry to cozy blankets, fingerless gloves to kids toys, etc. to please just about everyone on your list. Need a different color? You got it – just send me an email with your custom order 🙂

Click to start shopping and saving –> http://www.zibbet.com/suestitches

IMG_20141112_113152

Posted in sale, Zibbet | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

My First Attempt at Lace Knitting!


First off, I cannot believe it’s been this long since I’ve posted on here! I sincerely apologize for this, and I will be making more of an effort to at least post once a week or maybe more if time permits.

Lately, I’ve been knitting more than crocheting and I find I love both of these crafts for what they can accomplish. My new favorite is lace knitting, I am absolutely amazed at how a few yarn overs can create such a beautiful fabric! I’ve started out small, creating a mug cozy and it was a perfect way to also incorporate a little crochet stitches when the button loop had to be added.

This is the cozy from Valley Yarn’s website, just click on the photo to download the pattern 🙂

VALLEYPAT510.detail.1

Here is how my cozy turned out. I’m very happy with it, even though the yarn I used is probably a little bit thicker than what was called for in the pattern (I used Caron Simply Soft in Ocean):

mugcozy2

I’m going to experiment with using finer yarns, perhaps Paton’s Grace yarn would make for a lacier look and they do have such beautiful colors available!

Have a great weekend everyone and happy crafting!

Posted in knitting | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Spring Things


Visions of Spring:  Flowers…Pastel colors…Easter…Amusement parks…   This is a just an inspirational post about all the favorite things I love about that beautiful season!   Enjoy!

 

Posted in inspiration, Spring | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

What’s in Store For The New Year


Lots of things are in the works;  I’ve updated my Zibbet shop, ordered new business cards and other goodies, and of course, working on new items for you!  What I’m really excited about is attending VogueKnitting Live! in New York City on Saturday, January 18th at the Marriott Marquis!  If you are interested in attending, click on the link for more info and to register for classes or to shop in the marketplace:  http://www.vogueknittinglive.com/ehome/66410. This is one event I’ve been really looking forward to attending.  Since I’ve just started to learn to knit, I feel like a brand new world has opened up for me, and all that means more goodies to list in the shop 🙂

I’m also hoping to experiment with different yarns.  I have fallen in love with Noro, which can be purchased through Little Knits’ website at http://littleknits.com/yarn/noro.html.  The colors are absolutely stunning, and I can just imagine all the wonderful scarves, hats, and gloves that can be made with them.   Noro also has a magazine available, which I purchased and I call it my “eye candy” magazine for obvious reasons 🙂  Click on the magazine to purchase a copy through WEBS’ website:

Some other yarns I’m hoping to work with include Crystal Palace, Debbie Bliss, and Poems.  All of these brands have such beautiful colors available and can also be purchased on  Little Knits’ website.  Poems yarn is available through Universal Yarn’s website at http://www.universalyarn.com/yarn.php

Have a great weekend everybody and happy stitching!

~Sue

Posted in New Year, Zibbet | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments