Sunday, January 7, 2018

Miss Strawberry Makes Podcast Episode 6

{Pretty pastels for Gentle January}

{Where to find me}

On Instagram @miss_strawberry_shortgirl 
Ravelry Profile: MissMichelleBelle 
Ravelry Group: The Strawberry Patch 

{Finished Objects}

Wool Skater Skirt

{No pattern used}

Pattern: Twas the night before Christmas socks by Dani of Little Bobbins Knits 

Vintage border print Christmas skirt

{No pattern used}

Gentle January

Pattern: Soul Soothing Mitts by Sandra of Cherry Heart & matching cowl by me using stitch pattern from mitts.

Blush Beret

Pattern: Bow Beret by Conway + Bliss
{Pattern was free on the Debbie Bliss website but I can no longer find it.}
Yarn: Aloft in Blush by Knitpicks

{Works in progress}

Abbey's Lavender Lace Shawl
Pattern: #21 Lacy Shawl by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Aloft in Pennyroyal by Knitpicks

{Hot water bottle cozy inspo}

{This is a screenshot of Vanessa's rav project page. These beautiful photos belong to her.}

Vanessa of Cocorose Diaries
Here is the Ravelry project page.
Here is a blog post tutorial.

{Past Projects}

James & Jack's vintage cowboy sweaters

Featured in this post on my old blog.

Charlie's Romper

Pattern: Rompers From Celebrating Family by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Pudding!

To be honest I'm not a fan of Christmas pudding.  Although I've only had it once. It was disgusting. I'm allowed to say that because I'm the one who made it. 
It was a flop. Perhaps it was the recipe...
I'd be willing to try it again...

It is just so iconic & adorable though.
Being an anglophile I'd really like to like it.

I thought I'd try my hand at a crocheted version instead! 

Here are the tutorials I used if you like to make one as well!

For the circles I made one brown & one off white of this Cherry Heart tutorial. 

For the holly leaves I used this Attic24 tutorial & fingering weight yarn.

For the berries I made 3 bobbles {one right after the other without chains in between} using this tutorial loosely.

For the drippy icing scallops I joined the two circles with single crochet with the bottom side facing me {the brown one}. Stuff with polyfil before closing completely. Then *skip 2 sts. Work 6 DC in 3rd st. Skip 2 sts. Work 1sc in 3rd st. Repeat from * all around. Slip stitch into base of beginning. Fasten off.

I hope you enjoy your tasty puddin'! πŸ˜™ 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Miss Strawberry Makes Podcast Episode 5

Where to find me:
Ravelry : MissMichelleBelle 
Ravelry Group : The Strawberry Patch 

I mentioned this Cherry Heart podcast by Sandra in which she recommended my lil podcast!

Works in Progress/Finished Objects 
Socks for the wee rabbits 

What I'm wearing:
Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund 

Little Bobbins Knits Christmas Eve Cast On plan:
Using her new sock pattern & Felici Spring Blooms 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Miss Strawberry Makes Podcast Episode 4

Where to find yours truly on social media:

Finished Objects:
Julgran Sweater by Andi Satterlund

Christmas Rose Cushion

Christmas Candy Curtains

Work in Progress 
Socks for the kiddos! 

{Knitting at the movies with Wes. We all went to see Home Alone on the big screen!}

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Miss Strawberry Makes Podcast Episode 3

It's a short one but here is Episode 3 of the Miss Strawberry Makes Podcast πŸ“ 

I wanted to show off Jackson's blankie. See previous post for the pattern I made up!

Also I'm all decorated for Christmas & couldn't wait for you all to see.

I made some progress on my Julgran Sweater & just love the Gloss DK yarn I got for it from Knitpicks. The minimal seaming design of this kitschy - cute sweater reminded me of the Levenwick sweater I knitted for my friend Gus a couple years ago.

The wee rabbits picked out their sock yarns for their Christmas stockings. 😊 Such gorgeous colorways of Chroma Fingering & Felici Fingering

I also made a little Thanksgiving pie making video which you may like to see.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, 
For His lovingkindness is everlasting." {Psalm 136:1}

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. I sure did. I'm all a go for Christmas now tho! πŸ˜„ 

Love, Michelle πŸ“ 

The Jackson's Bay Blankie

An easy crocheted blanket 
Inspired by the iconic Hudson's Bay Blanket 
By Michelle {aka Miss Strawberry Shortgirl}

I made this blankie for my 5 year old nephew Jack. Whenever he saw me crocheting something he would ask if it was for him so I thought I'd better make him a cozy blanket. 

You will need:
5 - 6oz. Skeins of worsted weight acrylic yarn for the main color (MC)
{I used Hobby Lobby's "Crafter's Secret" in Off-white}

1 - 6oz. Skein each of 4 colors for the stripes
{I used HL "Crafter's Secret in Navy, Yellow, Red, & Jelly Bean}

Size J (5.75mm) hook

Chain 150 loosely in MC.  
{Helpful hint: you may use a size larger hook to make foundation chain.)
DC into 4th chain from hook & every following stitch. 148 sts. (Counting beg. Ch.3 not worked as a st.)
Ch.3 turn. 1 DC in every stitch. (Starting with stitch after the stitch the ch. 3 is in.)
Work 8 more rows of MC & fasten off.
Work 6 rows of Navy.
Work 6 rows of MC.
Work 6 rows of Yellow.
Work 6 rows of MC.
Work 6 rows of Red.
Work 6 rows of MC.
Work 6 rows of Green.
Now work 42 rows MC.
Work 6 rows of Green. 
Work 6 rows of MC.
Work 6 rows of Red.
Work 6 rows of MC.
Work 6 rows of Yellow. 
Work 6 rows of MC.
Work 6 rows of Navy.
Now work 10 rows of MC.
And you're done!
Easy peasy lemon squeezey, huh?

Jackson was really pleased with it!
If you make it hopefully you will be too!

Michelle πŸ“ 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Miss Strawberry Makes Podcast Episode 2

I received such an encouraging response from my first podcast last week! Thank you so much everyone who "liked", commented, & subscribed. Y'all are the sweetest!

I finished the two projects I was working on & just had to share them with you all in another installment. 

Here are this episode's show notes:

Finished Objects 

1. Cath Kidston colours A Good Vintage Granny Cardi by Fran Morgan 
Knit in KnitPicks Palette in Silver, Tumeric, Sky, Tomato, Blush, Pistachio, Custard, Rose Hip, & Wonderland Heather 

2. Scottie dog sweater 
Pattern Fairisle yoke sweater by Debbie Bliss
I used this chart to make the scotties.
Yarn Knitpicks Palette in Serrano & Black
{Aran colored yarn is an unknown sock yarn - possibly Kroy}

Work in Progress

Hudson's Bay Inspired blankie by me
Yarn is Crafter's Secret from Hobby Lobby

Lookie, lookie what I found!

1. Candy Shoppe fabric by Leicen 
2. Bunnies in Teacups fabric by Quilt Gate