Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Simplified Baby Socks

Please excuse the interruption of our usual paper crafting posts. I wanted to share this baby sock pattern that I created and I know better than to start yet another blog. I'm bad enough about updating the two blogs I already have! 

I created this pattern out of desperation. I had only taken one sock class at my LYS (local yarn store) and could not remember how to do short rows when it came to doing the heel & gusset. You won't find any short rows in this pattern. If you're looking for short rows, these are not the socks you are looking for. Great, now I have the line from Star Wars "these are not the droids you're looking for" running through my head!  Yeah, I know, I'm a geek! LOL

Anyways, these socks are super simple and as long as you can use DPN's you should be able to make them. They could also be made on two circulars or with the Magic Loop Method.

Simplified Baby Socks

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Baby Boy Card

There are lots of babies being born at church right now and many more due over the next several months. I decided that I didn't have nearly enough baby cards on hand so I gathered up some papers and got to work. I was able to get one card done before life got in the way...hoping to make some more this next week when I have some time using this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

Meanwhile, here is the one card I was able to get done. I'm pretty pleased with how it has turned out. The lion is from the Life's A Jungle stamp set from CTMH. Seems like I've had it forever and it tends to be one of my "go to" stamp sets, especially for baby cards. I love the green plaid paper that I used for the background. Oddly enough, it is actually paper from a Christmas paper pad I bought several years ago. I think it works well for this project.

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