Thursday, January 29, 2009

New! What is your thoughts?

Can you believe that January is already on it's way out? This month has gone by so fast! We have been keeping ourselves very busy with classes here at Craft O Rama, and we have some adorable new ones for you guys in February.

Pom Pom Socks anyone?

Feeling that early spring bug? How about Amy Butler's Sun Surf Halter?

Applique Tea Towels!

There are more dandy classes listed on our website.

Do you have any suggestions for class ideas? Would you like your supplies to be all picked and ready and included?
We are looking for ideas! Please post your ideas as comments.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

There must be something in the water...

Baby fever has set in around here, and it happens to be good crafty fun!
In celebration of dear little Sadie, I have been knitting up some adorable booties. I can't stop knitting them! They really are that much fun. So I am sharing the pattern with you.

Baby Mary Jane Booties
..for 0-6 months...
You'll need some sport weight yarn, washable is preferred, US size 3 straight knitting needles, stitch holder, and a few buttons.


For the Left Bootie-
CO 31 Stitches
R1- Knit all stitches.
R2- k1, m1, k14, m1, k1, m1, k14, m1, k1 (35 sts)
R3- Knit
R4- k2, m1, k14, m1, k3, m1, k14, m1, k2 (39 sts)
R5- Knit
R6- k3, m1, k14, m1, k5, m1, k14, m1, k3 (42 sts)
R7- Knit
R8- k4, m1, k13, m1, k7, m1, k14, m1, k4 (47 sts)
R9-17 - Knit all stitches.
R18- K15, ssk 4 times, k1, k2tog 4 times, k15 (39 sts)
R19- Knit
R20- k9, beginning with next 2 sts, bind off 21 sts, and then knit across remaining 9 sts. Put the first set of 9 stitches onto a stitch holder.
R21-23- Knit 9 sts on needle. BO, cut yarn.
Rejoin yarn where you started binding off 21 stitches and CO 12 stitches.
R21-Knit across 12 new stitches and the 9 from holder.
R22- Buttonhole row- k18, k2tog, yo, k2.
R23- Knit
Bind off all stitches.

For the right bootie, work same as for the left one through row 20.
R21- k9 stitches on needle, turn work, and cast on 12 stitches at the end of the row.
R22- K21 sts.
R23- Buttonhole row- k18, k2tog, yo, k1
R24- Knit all 21 sts.
Bind off all stitches.
Cut a long yarn take to weave in later.
Rejoin yarn to stitches on holder, and knit 9 stitches on holder for 2 rows.
Bind off.

To finish, Fold bootie with the wrong sides together and whip stitch along heel and sole of bootie. Sew on buttons, weave in all tails.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sadie Pearl

Welcome the newest (and cutest) addition to the Craft-O-Rama Family, Sadie Pearl!! She was born on Saturday night, weighing 8 lbs and 10 ounces.
Congratulations to Hayley, we are all so proud.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

We're in Southern Living

You can see our lovely store in the January 2009 issue of Southern Living!

Thanks to all the support from the Austin Craft Mafia. We love you crafty ladies.