Saturday, October 3, 2015

Weekly Blog 10/2/2015 Patterns, Stitch Markers and more!

A week in review.

Finished objects:
This week I finally finished my pattern. I call it "The Marjorie Scarf Pattern"
I created this pattern because I wanted two things: fist, I wanted to keep the back of my neck warm like with a scarf. Second, I wanted the convenience of take my hat off without misplacing it.

We go see the Tennessee Ice Bears play hockey once or twice a season. I love to go but I hate the walk to the arena. It can be cold, and sometimes wet. So I bundle up for that and when we get inside, we get to our meager little seats. There is just enough room for you so storing your belongings need to be the bare minimum. "The Marjorie Scarf Pattern" otherwise known as hooded scarf is perfect.
I have added the pattern to both my Etsy shop and Cathy Creates.

Next is the Pumpkin Hooded Scarf. I love this one. The color is just perfect for fall, and I love the size. This one is a smaller version of the Purple Hooded Scarf I posted a week or so ago.

Pumpkin Hooded Scarf


Next is stitch markers for knitters. Sometimes a stitch pattern, such as lace for multiple cables can take more of your time than needed. For instance, you are working a complicated lace pattern and the count didn't come out right at the end, you have to rip back, count and hope you find the mistake. Stitch markers make it a little easier because if your count is off you know which section the mistake occurred, which might just be the last section so you don't have to rip out the row.
This week I have four sets of stitch markers. I posted two on Cathy Creates and two on Etsy.
First on Cathy Creates I have a Set of 5 Flower Lampwork Stitch Markers. They are made with some pretty lampwork beads with little flower on them and I have a flower charm for the progress marker.

Set of 5 Flower Lampwork Stitch Markers


Second on Cathy Creates I have a Set of 5 Rose Lampwork Stitch Markers. They are also made with some pretty lampwork beads but these are darker and have a rose on them. The charm for the progress marker is a butterfly.

Set of 5 Rose Lampwork Stitch Markers


First on Etsy I have a Set of 7 Burgundy Glass Bead Stitch Markers. They are made with burgundy glass beads. This set also includes a progress marker, the beads are larger for this one and a beginning of row marker, the beads are different colors.

Set of 7 Burgundy Glass Bead Stitch Markers


Second on Etsy I have a Set of 7 Acrylic Bead Stitch Markers. They are made with acrylic bicone beads. This set includes a progress marker, the beads are larger for this one and a beginning of row marker, the beads are different colors and the bicone is larger.

Set of 7 Acrylic Bead Stitch Markers


Works in Progress:
I finished two squares on the tablecloth I showed you a couple of weeks ago. Yay, me.

Last week I showed you a jogging suit I had cut apart. After thinking a little more about what I want I have decided to sew some of it back together and cut other parts. I hope to have something done on that next week. So for now, this is still a working in progress.

Participation or Mentioned:
This week I am participating in Countdown to Christmas 2015 Week 3. Sponsored by Julie and Blu of Blue Morning Expressions. I will be adding a link for this weekly until the Countdown ends.

Countdown to Christmas 2015 Week 3


I am honored to be the featured shop of the month on "On Fire For Handmade" sponsored by Anne Hopfer.

Featured Shop of the Month Cathy Creates.


That's all for this week. Please leave me a message and let me know what you are working on.
Cathy
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20 comments:

  1. Love your Pumpkin Hooded Scarf, the color and design is so pretty. Will share your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane, and thank you for sharing.

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  2. Boy have you had a bus week! Those cute stitch markers would encourage anyone to start knitting!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. Yes, it was a very busy week.

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  3. Nice blog post! LOVE your scarves - your design looks so comfy and warm. Also, congrats on being the featured shop at On Fire For Handmade! I shared that from Anne's site. Good luck with all your new endeavors. So exciting! Will be sharing ...

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    1. Thank you so much Mary, and thank you for sharing.

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  4. wow, I really like your scarf hat combo. What a cool idea. Almost makes me wish I was back out in Montana, so I could wear one of these. I guess I need to put it on my gift list for my northern friends. Shared!

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    1. Thank you so much Julie. Yes, it would make a great gift for your northern friends.

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  5. Nice post Cathy. Love the idea on the stitchmarkers. They are really cute. Shared...

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    1. Thank you Kathy. I use stitchmarkers when I knit but I only recently thought about making my own. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Great design on your scarf/hat combo - thanks for sharing the info about it.

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  7. You've been really busy, good for you! The scarf is beautiful and practical. Can't wait to see your next finished projects.

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    1. Thank you Natalie. I have a few new things in mind.

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  8. Great idea, Cathy! I like the idea of a scarf/hat combo. Very nice!

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  9. Loved your blog, scarves and cute stitch markers.

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  10. What a great design to have a hat and scarf in one! Stylish, too! Your stitch markers are so pretty.

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