Showing posts from December, 2012

Crocheted back scrubber

Here is the pattern I originally found and wanted to make in case you want to figure it out. Then you can show me how to do it! Ha! ha!

This is the one I wanted to try last night. It looked fairly easy and I made one in less than an hour. It was so much fun to make!

I hope she likes it as much as I do. I think she will!

 This is the back view.
 Up close of back view.

I love the nubby texture! Perfect for scrubbing your back with. This is the front side, which actually is the side you put on your back.

Kitchener stitch video link

Here is a great video on learning how to do the kitchener stitch. I have only done it twice so I still need to watch the video to remember how to do it.

I like theknitwitch youtube channel for how to knit things. She has good clear instructions and easy to follow directions.

Hats and socks

Here are the things I've been knitting lately:

The pattern for this hat can be found here. How to knit a basic hat. I used size 7 needles and casted on 72 stitches instead and used the Man hat (pattern below) for the decreasing. Except on every other row, I just knit around instead of doing the rib.

This hat is called the Man hat. And it's a pretty easy pattern to follow. Just two rows to repeat and one of the rows is just knitting across. It is the same pattern as the scarf I made Nick years ago. I casted on 84 stitches on accident. I was supposed to cast on a multiple of 8 so it should have been 80, but I think it will still fit.

Both of the above hats are for pre-teens, and I'm anxious to hear how well they fit since I was unable to measure their heads.

This is the top down hat recipe. I used size 8 needles to start with but switched to size 7's when the pattern called for circular needles. I don't care for how it turned out. It came out too wide and fits smack …

Dry cracked spitting hands

I wrote on here awhile back that I have a problem with my hands and fingers cracking in the winter time. I've tried so many brands of lotions and they all just seem to relieve the pain temporarily.

My latest purchase was buying 10 bottles of Avon Silicone Glove. It used to give me great results but I wonder if they changed the formula or something. Now I'm stuck with 8 tubes! I also can't stand the way the lotion smells. But I put up with it because it worked.

I've got a bottle of  St. Ives Intensive healing lotion in the bathroom but hardly have touched it since I tried...

O'Keefe's Working Hands.

I'd seen it plenty of times while in the checkout aisle, but never paid too much attention to it until I saw the pictures.  Which by the way looked EXACTLY like my hands!!

So, I bought some, tried it and liked it.

It does take getting used to though. It says it's best to put on at bedtime and I can see why. It's not greasy- like they say, but it does leave…