Monday, July 07, 2014

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SNOWMAN! A Felted Bag Knitting Pattern. Look for listings by 9/31/2009

Snowman ! A Felted Bag Pattern
by Jennifer Pace, Pipp's Purses

Yarns suggested
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted
Patons SWS Soy Wool Solids
Patons Classic Wool Merino
Ella Rae Classic
Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted
Zitron Loft Classic

Yarn weight
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) [Information on yarn weights]

Needle size
US 10½ / 6.5 mm
220 - 550 yards

Pattern has 2 sizes:
bowling ball and human head
This pattern is available for $5.00.

Pattern will be available for sale on by the End of September.

There will be 2 sizes for kids and grownup kids.

I’ll include a simple stretchy “hat” formula which can be knit in any weight of wool with the pattern.

OTHER Hat variations:
Use ANY felted hat pattern for your snowman just cut the crown off of it and add some grommets.
Use a store bought hat. Just make sure you can cut the crown off of it.
You could knit up any stretchy hat pattern and Bind Off before knitting the CROWN portion. Bind it off loosely!
(I love this one and WILL be buying one). Use a straw hat sold at craft stores sell for dried floral arrangements and trim the crown off)
Let the little guy be a baldy….but maybe knit him a mini scarf or ear muffs:) Be fearless and have some fun with this guy:)

The flower was created using my free Felted Disaster Rescue ideas.

The face was needle felted on using roving but can also be done with yarn.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ravenna Update:

An update from my ravelry project page:


Did a little more needle felting yesterday…I have >30% to go. I need a new piece of foam as the one I am using is on its last leg.

Did a little more needle felting last night. I think I still have 35% to go. I put this one on hold to get a few designs of mine (felted half and half, carry all tote and shoulder pack) finished up, published and I also had to start prepping for my annual Xmas show (made a bunch of felted coasters today).

Still on the hunt for handles…..haven’t hit any thrift stores yet.

Its the first week of school for all 3 of my kids so I haven’t had time to get into my needle felting zone…..
I am on the hunt for an inexpensive bag with awesome straps.
I tried the silver bead with yarn needle felted inside it (see my 8/26/2008 entry) and have decided to adjust my plan. The stuffed beads look great BUT I think that they are too small in scale. Maybe, I will use them on the straps. I’m thinking, to get the same scale as the crazy expensive Jul feet: use 4 silver filiagree ring cigar band rings with a felted bead stuffed in the center. I know that will work for sure. We have a local shop that has FABULOUS prices on silver jewelry. I am sure to find 4 rings there.

I almost have 1 side completely done….this requires patience folks:)

Monday, October 06, 2008

My 3 New Designs

Felted Half and Half:

Felted Shoulder Pack:


I just finished publishing three patterns and wanted to take a break from designing to just make something simple and fast: CALORIMTRY Head wraps....woohooo!

For the 1st one, I followed the pattern exactly. The wrap looked great but I have a tiny little head and it was too about 3 to 4 inches too long. I'll try to sell it at my annual Christmas art show.

So I made some modifications:

1) I used heavy worsted wool.
2)I used size 9 needles.
3) I CO 90 not 120.
4)I continued with the increase pattern until 20 sts were between the markers.

Now it fits my wee little cranium WITHOUT any excess length:

I discovered I like wearing it upside down… that odd?

It keeps the back of my neck warm and my ears are still covered. The top of my head has so much hair (think Chewbacca) that I don’t really need it covered unless it gets really cold, which in VA is rare.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Another cool gizmo: A YARN SHOP Finder SEARCH ENGINE!!!

About KnitMap

KnitMap is a Yarn Store finder. It's a site that catalogues and maps the locations of retail shops that sell yarn, knitting supplies and knitting accessories. You can search to find these locations in the US, Canada, UK and most of Europe. Its anywhere that Google maps will work, and the list is growing everyday! Once you've found a shop, you can rate it's attributes, leave comments, upload photos, and add it to your Favorites.