Friday, September 28, 2012

PIN WIN: Pretty ribbon wellies

I usually share something I've sewn or knitted but, this time I'm going to post about something I've made from Pinterest. For a couple of months now, I've been hooked on Pinterest so much so that now I have 66 boards and over 1100+ pins bookmarked. I've also ran into Pinstrosity, a blog that shares unsuccessful pin creations. Luckily, I've have a few successes which I'm going to share here.

Ever since Katrina called rainboots 'wellies', I've really taken a liking to this Brit word so now I started to use it! It makes me...happy!

Here is the original Pin:

Here is what I did:

I added two red bows with some leftover ribbon I had. I used silk ribbon which looks great but has the tendency to undo itself so I would suggest that you tie a double knot or sew the bow in.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

PIN WIN: Knee Socks For Boots

This is one of my favourite pins. When I saw it, I knew I had to make it because I wear a lot of boots in the winter so I couldn't pass that cute look of long socks without all that extra bunchiness going on!

Here is the original pin (without pattern):

Here is what I made:
So pretty and warm!!!

This is the cable pattern I used:

Cotton yarn
Size 4 needles
Stitches: multiples of 7 + 3

Cast 56 stitches
Row 1: *P3, K4 (repeat)
Row 2: *K4, P3 (repeat)
Row 3: *P3, K4 (repeat)
Row 4: *K4, P3 (repeat)
Row 5: *P3, cable (repeat)
Row 6: *P3, K4 (repeat)

Repeat rows 1-6 until your desired length.