That's right. Cardigans are so hot right now. Due North of Mexico, our model shows out the perfect sweater for the San Diego weather. Que caliente!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Yes I know I am a copycap...HA, get it?! But why pay $30 for the hat (here), when I could make one myself for $5 in my favorite, favorite color of all time? I love making something that looks just like what you find in stores and not necesarily like a homemade handicraft.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Yes, we love the Mr. Owl Hat! Cutest hat ever, and I have enough yarn to make another if someone would like to purchase for the low low price of $29.99. Holla!
I do also ask that if you purchase Mr. Owl Hat that you send pics for my blog. I am hunting Emily down and shooting her (with my camera) in the hat I made her!
But I wasn't the only one wearing TeaBeans hats on the beach. Iron Martin was sporting my wares too!:
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Owls are very much the fashion right now, and I think they are too cute. I saw this hat in a search for an owl applique design, and I knew I could make an adorable owl hat of my own design. I definitely borrowed from her colors, but otherwise, this pattern is entirely my own. Here is a brief explanation of how I made it.
Using Lion Brand "Jiffy" yarn and a US 8/5.00MM hook, I made two cones. Two rows 9 hdc, two rows, 18 hdc (inc by 2 in each hdc), two rows 27 hdc (2 - 1 hdc in each hdc), two rows 36 hdc (2- 1 - 1 hdc in each hdc), two rows 45 hdc (2 - 1 - 1 - 1 hdc in each hdc). Join two cones, continue in rounds around for head 63 hdc until desired length is met. Then I made some ear flaps and some owl eyes using rounds of trc.
Here is my initial design in my notebook. Very technical, I know. I think it came out just right -- and on my first try! Even though I am not smiling as much as the happy camper in the drawing! Although I did not upload a picture of it, the top view actually does look remarkably like that lame drawing (the 2nd picture is the bird's eye view of the hat).Iron Martin says this hat is the "money maker" for our (as yet non-existant) shop. He is trying to come up with names. So far: Owl My Chin, Owl the Hell Are You, the Whoo Whoo Hat. I refuse. I call it the Mr. Owl Hat. Sorry your owl names were terrible, Marty.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
- Made-to-Order pieces!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Today marks a monumental occasion. I have a blog follower that wasn't forced to follow me like Marty was. Yay! Thanks for being a trendsetter, Sheetal! Now that you are following TeaBeans, maybe everybody will see how cool it is!
I also got my new crochet book in the mail. Psyched! But I was a little disappointed at how barren the cardigan supplement was. Boo!
Today I wanted to post a funny NatalieDee, but also I wanted to post something crafty. I put on my Pinking Cap, and came up with the brilliant idea to do both! Here is an old beret I made for K.Jo last year from the pattern I used for the Candy Gossamer: