Monday, March 1, 2010

Anybody need a pair of custom 80s woolies????

I am stocking a custom slot on Congfu Wednesday :) there will also be a Custom YPA Mosaic Moon Scrappies slot!!!
For more info...

Monday, February 8, 2010

New Blog!

Posted a new blog today!!! My first over on my new HandmadeByMama website!! I am really excited to transition all my blogging, pics, action shots and customs info in one great place!
Check out a couple of new finished objects!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Good morning!  Thursdays are always fun days daughter has dance class and it is so fun watching her have so much fun.  Thank you to all of you that made yesterday's stocking on congfu such a success!  I really appreciate it so much and I will be working on getting everything shipped out today!

The week of February 14th I will be taking part in a  hope for Haiti fundraiser on HC...keep an eye out for a lot of wonderful auctions from some HC wahms that will be donated for a great cause.

I am donating a custom longies spot.  Anything goes....and it will be my first official new custom slot of 2010.  Starting in late February and early March watch out for info regarding custom slots!  I am wrapping up my old list finally and have decided to list so many spots a month on my HC or Congfu.  Some will be BIN, some will be lotto to buy, some will be for anyone and some will be for new customers only.  Details are coming soon!

HandmadeByMama will be launching a new site in 2010 as well.  My awesome friend Kim is working on the final touches now, but it will be a great place to see upcoming stocking info, see your works in progress, check out action shots of cuties in HMBM gear and to find inspiration for your next HMBM one of a kind creation!

I will also be starting to offer some of my charts and a duplicate stitch tutorial on my HC.  This has been a long time in testing and I hope something all you knitters out the will enjoy!

Lastly.....Jessica that wants the shark hat...I have been emailing alot with no response.  I am wondering if I may be getting caught in your spam filter.  Please, if you see this, shoot me an email :)

Thanks again to all of you.  You are all very sweet and I love knitting for you.

Holly :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Congfu Stocking Tomorrow!

Congfu is stocking tomorrow! Come by and check out our cute items, welcome our new vendors, EviePants and Flybaby Knits, and enter our free for shipping drawings.
Love is in the Air
February 3 @ 4pm
love........rustic winters
a gorgeous Genevieve sweater knitted with superwash wool and matching longies
knitted with organic owool

peace sign longies inspired by Peace Baby colorway knitted with
organic owool

cute love birds adorn this soaker that will be perfect under dresses or
with skirts all summer long. knitted with organic owool.
gotta love a mom tattoo. these are awaiting your instructions for finishing. pick
your inseam for longies, shorties or board shorts and cuff style.
knitted with organic owool

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Easy Legwarmers Pattern - The Anna Legwarmers

My girly girl loves ballet and in the winter her legs are chilly going to and coming home from her lessons. And besides that, I just wanted to make her some cute legwarmers. I found that there are not a lot of worsted weight easy patterns out there. This pattern is very straight-forward and easy to do. And because you use worsted weight yarn, they knit up very quickly.

The Anna Legwarmers

Materials ~ 1 skein worsted weight yarn (apprx 220 yards). I used Cascade Superwash 220. A pair of US6 12" circulars (or US6 dpns).

Sizing ~ the cast on number will fit apprx. ages 4-8 (I am working on expanding the pattern for toddlers)

Using a long-tail cast on, c/o 40 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches.

Knit in 1X1 ribbing (K1, P1) for 14 rows.

Knit in stockinette stitch (K all stitches) for desired length of legwarmer (I did 13" and they work great and even have a little room to grow).

Knit in 1X1 ribbing (K1, P1) for 14 rows.

Cast off. Weave in ends.

So simple and the ribbing is nice and tight but very stretchy so they do not slip down. You can do as I did and add some duplicate stitching, do the entire longies in your favorite ballerina's favorite color, or even do some great stripes.

Hope you have fun knitting these up! And as always, I do not mind at all if you wish to knit these for profit, but please give me credit for the pattern by posting the following on your listing.....

Legwarmer Pattern provided by Holly Pitcock of HandmadeByMama.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Some finished projects :)

A Waistcoat for my daughter Anna.....

Frosty inspired set ....

Shark hat for the charity winner!! This was a ton of fun and I really want to make one for my little guy!



Mosaic Moon yarn is always a treat to knit up. Her gorgeous "Ravensong" colorway on Cestari Superfine wool.