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

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

It’s Sale Time!


sale sign

Sorry for not posting as often lately, I’ve been so busy working my day job and finishing up custom orders, which means I’ve let this poor blog fall to the wayside 😦  Hopefully the new year will give me a little down time!

I’ve got great news though,  I am having a “33 Days ‘Til Christmas” sale in my shop right now and ends Monday, November 25th at 5 pm EST!   Specially marked items have been marked down 33%;  that’s major savings on  gift ideas such as blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, and more!

Just click on the sale sign that’ll take you to the shop to start shopping and saving!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday Favorites: Over the Rainbow


Who doesn’t love a rainbow?  These are just what I need to get me inspired to create, how about you?

Also, don’t forget about my 10% off sale going on now in my Zibbet shop! Sale ends tomorrow at 3 pm EST!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

I Can’t Get Enough of Granny Squares


Sharing some beautiful granny square patterns I found while surfing the web. Click on the photos for the patterns!

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Granny Flower Square – Crochet Flower Granny Squares
All of these squares have been linked to their original websites for the patterns

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Granny Flower Square Tutorial – This Afghan is Gorgeous!

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Granny Square Button Cushion

A Stitch Sampler Blanket


I wanted to share with all of you a blanket I made two years ago. This is called a “stitch sampler” blanket and I have to admit, it was both fun and challenging at the same time. I got this pattern from a book called Afghans for all Seasons (click here for the link to purchase the book for only $1.99!)

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This was a great way to use up leftover yarn I have to say. I ended up keeping this for myself as a birthday present and it has gotten a lot of use. The finished size is 62″ square and is so warm and cozy.

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Just think how this would look using all bright colors! The possibilities are endless with this one!

It’s in the (granny square) bag


I found this cute pattern in an old crafts magazine I picked up at a thrift shop.  The magazine is ten years old, and the bag is  still stylish!   This is what I love about granny squares 🙂  Anyway, after looking at the pattern,  I realized there would be work to do on my part since the pattern wasn’t written line for line (probably due to space constraints).    Take for instance row 3 for the base says to “increase 7 sts evenly spaced for the next 12 rnds” .  What the?  Time to get out my calculator and figure that out.  Thankfully, we are “spoiled” today by designers who spell out the pattern for us line by line so we don’t have to do that work!  I finally realized the base is actually made like the beginning of a hat, and looked up a hat pattern that could help me figure that out, and sure enough that was exactly how to increase the rounds.

The original pattern

I also had to take into consideration that I was using a bigger hook than the F hook that is recommended,  so that was more measuring and calculating on my  part, but the bag turned out great and I’m still trying to decide if I want to sell it or not 🙂  The bag measures 29″ around and 19″ high and has stood my “book test” to make sure the base wouldn’t break, and it held up after placing five hardcover books in it.   The bag can easily carry at least three towels, books (of course), suntan lotion, etc. for the beach!  Other great uses for it would be as a weekend bag, kid’s summer camp bag, or for storing clothes, toys, and yarn of course!