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Archive for January, 2010

We’ve added two more items to our shop!

We’re really excited about 2010 and all our craft {ad}ventures we have planned!

Lots of patters in the making and handcrafted items are going to keep popping up, so stay tuned…!

And they match!

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We created an item exclusive for Hearts for Haiti on Etsy.

It was listed today!

Go check it out!  Browse the shop!  Proceeds go directly to Médecins sans Frontières.

xoxo

Kerith & Kate

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We’ve got another item up in the shop today! Designed and handknit by us, Midwest Needles!

We can make this hat in almost any color, just check with us first for availability of color and the time it’ll take for us to get it!  And if you’d like a pom on the top, we’d be more than happy to add one.  🙂

xoxo

Kerith & Kate

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Hello, lovelies!  We’ve got a pattern review from Doggy Knits, by Anna Tillman. 

I tried the pattern called “Pretty in Pink” toward the end because, honestly, how could you not do that for a lovely little lady like Ginger Snap?!

This is the final piece:

As you can see, I did knit the sleeves as the pattern said, but after Ginger Snap tried it on, the sleeves really didn’t work out for her.  They were too close together and even though I did make them shorter than the pattern suggested, they still were just too weird for her shape, so I removed them, and now she can move freely!

Also, the buttons they suggested were just not classy enough for Ginger Snap.  I bought her one silver bone button with a little dazzle in the middle, then 4 glass bobble beads for the others.  And now she is a princess!

Here is our photo shoot!

So let’s review!

1. Ginger Snap is precious.

2. This book is definitely not for beginners!  There is minimal instruction.  Plus the patterns are written in British English, which doesn’t seem like that big of a deal until you realize you don’t know what some things mean…there is a translation chart at the beginning of the book, which you should most definitely look at. 

3. The pattern does a “tuck” at the bottom to keep the sweater from scrunching up on its own.  I really like this method, and it really does keep the sweater on Ginger Snap’s little belly.  You can see the tucks in the first two pictures.

4. I also used a machine washable yarn because the yarn suggested for this sweater was a cashmere blend…and no offense, but I’m going to need to wash that sweater after Ginger Snap wears it a few times.  She may be classy, but she is a doggy.

5. If I had to do it again, I’d make the space between the armholes a little bit bigger for her doxie chest, not as many decreases like they said.  I do not have any complaints about the sizing of the pattern because dogs are all sorts of weird shapes and the size I used for Ginger Snap (the smallest they had) was fairly accurate other than the sleeves and the space between them.

So, what do you think?  Have you ever handmade anything for your classy K-9?  My next project is for JT, so he’ll be posin’ for you soon!!

xoxo

Kerith

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Here we are!

2010!

And this is our new craft {ad}venture!

We’re creating patterns and projects!  This is our first!

Cozy Cowl!

Keeps you warm and dry!

They are made to order.  Depending on color availability, you could expect one to be ready for you from between one week and 3 weeks.  You can choose from almost any color of the rainbow!  Really!

Look what we made you for your convenience!

Click on the picture, and it’ll take you to the actual page for the yarn Brown Sheep has available!  We used Microsoft Paint!  For you!  That’s how excited we are about our new projects!

Some yarns are currently on backorder, some may not be available anymore.  You should DEFINITELY check with us before placing your order by convo-ing us on Etsy or emailing us.  We have our ways of finding the yarn, but it could take a while or we may not be able to find it.  So PLEASE!  Let’s discuss!  🙂

Check back soon!  We will have more to offer.  And that’s a promise!

xoxo

Kerith & Kate

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