Here is The Princess the hat was knit for! Isn't she cute? The pattern for this hat is here.
Adorable! The pattern was perfect and this is the finished product. Hopefully, I'll get a photo soon of The Little Princess that will be wearing it!
I obtained the pattern from Pinterest - of course! Credit for the pattern goes to Nancy Barrett - and I credit her as well. Like I said, the pattern was well written and worked just like it said!
The pencil skirt is finished! As soon as I find something to wear with it, I'll post a photo. In the meantime, here is a project I worked pretty quickly - although it is crocheted, not knitted.
I used This link for the photo tutorial, and This link for the pattern. I tried the pattern in the first link, but it called for double-crochet all the way around. It didn't work out. The second link called for half-double-crochet throughout, and it worked perfectly.
How to Make a Knit Pencil Skirt
By Freddie Silver, eHow Contributor
Ever since women regularly began wearing pants, skirts have become a less essential part of a woman's wardrobe. But many women enjoy wearing a skirt on special occasions. Skirts come in a variety of different lengths, from the extreme mini to floor length and everything in between. Skirts are made in various widths, from the full circle to the very narrow, or pencil skirt. With some basic knitting skills, you can make an attractive, slim-line knit pencil skirt that will be original and attractive in whatever length you choose.
Things You'll Need
This is my version of an idea I got from . . . where else . . . Pinterest. Thank you, Country Living, for the idea. I like the way Country Living did it in a porcelain pitcher. As soon as I can, I'm going to replace this glass vase. I can't find my big vase with the larger fluted top - I think that would work much better. But for now, this is semi-cute - and gets my needles out of the carrying case which had a permanent position on my living room floor.
_This is what I knit when I don't want to think. Just straight knitting, no thought. It also feels good to use them, both physically and emotionally. FYI - it's necessary to use cotton for items that will be in the water. The pattern is easy. Cast on 4 stitches. Increase in 2nd stitch of each row. Continue until there are around 40-44 stitches on the needles. Then begin decreasing in 2nd stitch of each row. Continue until there are 4 stitches remaining. Bind off.
Robin Silvey Egerton
I'm a fifth generation knitter and have been knitting for 40+ years. All 5 of my children KNOW how to knit . . . they won't . . .