Category Archives: Kreations by Kate

I usually LOVE frogs, but…

For those who are curious: it takes 1/20th of the time to rip apart 1/2 a knitted sock (because you accidentally dropped and unravelled all your gusset stitches; both sides; when your kid continuously said “hey mom! Watch this!”) as it did to create it.
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Sock it to me (knitting)

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I can’t wait for summer!; Crochet

10922859_10154996967070332_8922889606144797777_nOn July 4 of last year, I got a new nephew. He’s rambunctious, rowdy, loud.. and he’s three. I made this hat for him, using THIS PATTERN

Ma Famille; Painting

1912550_10154935252675332_3403710910694430023_n 10405417_10154934554815332_4267131982531810411_nMy mother sometimes asks me when various birthdays are. Apparently I have an above-average memory when it comes to dates. I created a calendar for her for Christmas so she could keep track of the birthdays of our family members. Yes, my family tends to only give birth during certain months. We’ve noticed this through multiple generations.

Minecraft Hat; Crochet

10885244_10154893770880332_4440947937435302769_nKathryn had been begging for a Minecraft hat for some time. I finally got around to it on Christmas Eve, and finished it in time for ‘Santa’s Arrival’. I used Black and Green Simply Soft yarn by Caron.

It was the first time I’d ever experimented with intarsia crochet. It’s not a style I’d choose to do often, but it was absolutely fun to learn!

The pattern was obtained HERE

Doom!; Crochet

984241_10154887343085332_4197747646932826346_nA friend of mine from work has a daughter who is a huge fan of “Invader Zim”. Knowing this cartoon personally, she entrusted me to make her daughter a Gir hat. On each of these, the main body of the hat is always the hard part, with repetitive motions for 20 rows and 65 stitches per row, on average. 10867053_10152652333628867_928674221_nOnce I get to the details, things get fast, and fun! Apparently, she loved it!

Alas, here’s the pattern I used.

Troop 6675; Painting

984232_10154766330060332_4207898494063846302_nThis calendar is perfect for scout troops and classrooms!! I made one of these for Kathryn’s Girl Scout Troop.

Wordless…. Thursday?

I was quite wordy yesterday so, though it’s a day late, here’s my somewhat Wordless Wednesday for the week.

Over Thanksgiving break, my mother-in-law showed me how to knit.  My grandmother attempted to show me when I was 10, but I simply didn’t grasp it.  Today, I finished my first (of many!) squares which will be used to create a throw for our living room (since our others seem to mysteriously disappear into our bedroom to continuously make the room darker for this third-shifter)

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