Sunday, January 31, 2016

February 2016

Thank you for stopping by!

There is so much I want to do.  Time just seems to be in short supply.  I will be getting to some fruit, and fruit platters this month, but first I will be filming a tutorial for 10 Allsorts.


I just couldn't let my Patreon get by February without a few sweet charms for Valentines Day.

Patreon at the 9.00 and 15.00 pledges charged at the beginning of February will receive all 10 charms.



Here is the second tutorial of the month,  just in time for Valentines Day :)   I have always loved the way cherry cordials look,  and haven't made any clay ones in a few years.  Here is the tutorial


Heather

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Years!

Thank you for stopping by!   I am starting out the new years with Healthy food, since the top News Years resolutions tend to be.  Eating better, and losing weight.

Patreon Subscribers that donated at the 9.00 level will get one of these in their next package which isn't this month, but the first week of February.  The 15.00 subscribers are getting one of these this month.
Sorry about the lack of tutorials towards the end of the year everyone, Something always seemed to prevent me from working.

I am finishing filming this tutorial now, so hopefully the Extended version will be up on Patreon by tomorrow sometime.







   Here are the color recipes as close as I can get.

Carrot sticks

 Light orange, 2/3 orange 1/3 cadmium yellow fully mixed then and equal amount of translucent marbled mostly - but not all the way 

Dark Orange, 7/8 orange, 1/8 pomegranate fully mixed, then marbled with translucent, more translucent than the solid color 2/3 translucent, 1/3 the dark orange you just made. 

Tomato,
 Mostly Pomegranate add just enough orange to change it to a slightly more warm red. A little pinch, because you really won't need much red for the tomato portion. After fully mixed add 1/2, add translucent 1/3 should be the red, 2/3 translucent 

Sugar Snap Peas 2/3 translucent, 1/3 leaf green (sculpey III), a little pinch of camouflage (Sculpey III) to dull down the brightness of the green. Mix completely

 Black Olive Plain Black

 Brocolli 
Dark Green I used a small amount the sugar snap pea mix, and added a touch of leaf green (Sculpey III) and Camouflage (Sculpey III) mixed a bit but not thoroughly.

 Light Green I used left over sugar snap pea, and added some white probably about 1/3 compared to the green mix, and a little less than a 1/4 cadmium yellow to lighten (the white will put too much blue in without the yellow to off set it, the white would cool the color too much). 

Cauliflower 
2/3 translucent 1/3 white mixed thoroughly
Heather    


Here is the youtube tutorial


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Quick and Easy Cabled Gauntlet

Quick and Easy Cabled Gauntlets
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Created by Heather Wells


Hey all, I wrote this pattern a long time ago, but I knit up a pair of gauntlets last night for a quick Christmas Present. I wanted to get it up in case any of you needed to make a last minute gift.

Materials:
220 yards Worsted Weight yarn
U.S. Size 7 and 8
Gauge: 18st/ 9rows = 2” using cabled pattern slightly stretched


*** This is basicly a cabled rib it stretches, so as long the yarn isn’t bulky, and you are using the right sized needles, you can follow the pattern without knitting a gauge.***


With U.S. 8 needles cast on 50
Rows 1,3, and 5: *K2,P2,K6, P2. Repeat from * ending with a K2.
Rows 2,4,6, and 8: *P2, K2, P6, K2. Repeat from * ending with P2.

Row 7: *K2,P2, C6F, P2.  Repeat from * ending with K2.


Continue in repeating rows 1 - 8 until piece measures 6” Change to size U.S. 7 needles continue working in pattern until piece measures 12 ½”  Bind off.  

Fold in half lengthwise and sew from the cast on edge till there is 4” remaining.  Sew from the Bind off edge for 2”.  this will leaving a 2” opening for your thumb.  Turn inside out, secure ends, and weave them in.  
Flip it right side out again, and you are finished.

P.S. You can keep track of your rows easily by writing down the amount of rows there are in a pattern, and then use hash marks to keep track of what you have done.
1. 5.
2. 6.
3. 7.
4. 8.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mid Length, and Long Knitted Triangle Shawl Pattern

Mid Length Shawl
Design Created By: Heather Wells


One Skein of Prism Cool Stuff
Colorway I used is: Tumbleweed
Use a size U.S. 10.5 - 11 needle (I used a 10.5)


Roll into a ball, reserve and set aside 7 - 8 of the yarns for fringe.


Cast on 1
Row 1: K1. (RS /1 st)
Row 2: K1 and P1 into K1 of previous row. (2 sts)
Row 3: P1 and K1 into 1st stitch, K1. (3 sts)
Row 4: K1 and P1 into first st. P across (4 sts)
Row 5: P1 and K1 into first stitch, K across (5 sts)
Row 6: K1 and P1 into first stitch, P across (6 sts)
Row 7:  P1 and K1 into first stitch, K across to last stitch, Inc in last stitch (8 sts)
Row 8: K1 and P1 into first stitch, P across (9 sts)
Row 9: P1 and K1 into first stitch, K across (10 sts)
Row 10: K1 and P1 into first stitch, P across to last stitch, Inc in last stitch (12 sts)
Repeat rows 5 - 10  For Desired Length, Bind off loosely, and add fringe.
Note, once you are on the repeating rows you increase in the beginning of two rows, the at the beginning and end of every third row.   







Long Triangle Shawl
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Design Created By: Heather Wells


Materials,
2 Skein Prism, Cool Stuff (600 yards)
**If you like long gypsy style shawls  (this falls right at my ankles when I wear it, but I am only 5 feet tall. )**
Use a circular needle U.S. 10.5
Colorway I used is: Ember
Reserve at least 10 of 11 - 12 of the yarns for fringe
Cast on 1
Row 1: K1. (RS /1 st)
Row 2: K1 and P1 into K1 of previous row.
Row 3: P1 and K1 into 1st stitch, K1.
Row 4: K1 and P1 into first st. P across
Row 5: P1 and K1 into first stitch, K across


Repeat rows 4 - 5 for desired length, Bind Off loosely, and add fringe.
** For beginners, note that each row you gain one stitch.**


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This is the difference in Length.  

Prism Colorway Tumbleweed       Prism Colorway Ember
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

National Apple Month

Happy October.
It has been crazy here, things were slowing down, but I am in the middle of root canal work.

I am currently filming the winter squash tutorial, then plan on doing some apple based tutorials, a couple more sandwiches, and I am still wanting to finish a pink mermaid.


I wanted to make an announcement about the upcoming surprise package for the patreon donors.  The next package will include a supply necessary for a tutorial I am excited about making in November.    The 15.00 donors will receive it at the beginning of November. The 9.00 subscribers will receive it their December Package since they get a package every other month.

Here is the link to my patreon page.  I got a late start on tutorials this month.  The package also includes some winter squash charms, and some from the next tutorial that will be posted  the following weekend  ;)  (October 24th - 26th)
Heather

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Crochet Cheese Burger Bean Bag / Foot Bag Pattern

Cheeseburger Foot Bag / Bean Bag
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Design by: Heather Wells


Note: You don’t have to find the exact colors I used for your cheeseburger.  There is a huge color selection of embroidery thread.  I am only providing the colors I used, in case you want the exact colors you see in my cheeseburgers.


Materials:
U.S. 1 / 2.35 mm crochet hook
Stuffing: Poly-Fil  poly -pellets for stuffing
DMC Embroidery Thread as Follows


Buns: 3 -842, and 1 ecru (optional- ecru is the lighter color at the edges)
Sesame seeds: 1 Blanc
Lettuce: 1 -3364
Tomato: 1 -321
Red Onion: 1 Blanc, 1 -209
Cheese: 1 -742
Meat: 1 -938, 1 -610 (optional- the second color is a lighter brown to give an almost grill like effect to the meat)


Helpful Hint.  you can put the toppings in any order you wish, leave toppings out etc.  Think of this project as three sections, the increase portion, the middle (11 rows), and the decrease portion.  


The increase section + 1 - 2 rnds is your top bun
8-9 rnds of toppings
1 row + decrease rnds bottom bun


You can add or take away a rnd in the middle without affecting the shape too much if you need to. Here is how much height the toppings take up


lettuce 1 rnd, tomato 2 rnds, red onion 1 rnd, cheese 1 rnd, meat 3 rnds


Add your topping rows together before making your burger if you wish to change the toppings, here are two examples
Cheeseburger Double Cheeseburger
Top Bun 1 rnd Top Bun 2 rnds
Lettuce 1 rnd Cheese 1 rnd
Tomato 2 rnds Meat 3 rnds
Red onion 1 rnd Cheese 1 rnd
Cheese 1 rnd Meat 3 rnds
Meat 3 rnds Bottom Bun 1 rnd  = 11 rnds
Lettuce 1 rnd
Bottom Bun 1 rnd= 11 rows


Top Bun
Round 1: With color 842 ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (6 sc)


Round 2: Ch 1, 2sc in each sc around.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (12 sc)


Round 3:  Ch 1, *sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc. Repeat from * 5 times. Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (18 sc)


Round 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, 2sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 5 times. Join with a slip st to 1st sc.  (24 sc)


Round 5: Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (30 sc)


Round 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc.  (36 sc)


Round 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc.  (42 sc)


Round 8: Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc.  (48 sc)


** If you are using ecru in the bun, like I did to lighten the edge of the bun, alternate colors each stitch in round 9**
Round 9: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc.  (54 sc)


Body (Toppings and Meat)
If you want sesame seeds,  cut a long piece of blanc, and add some now.  I just scatter them, across the top of the bun randomly.  I weave them in with the crochet hook, but you may want to do it with a yarn needle.
  
Remember the top bun will have one or two more rows, the bottom bun will one row in this section
**If you are using ecru round 10 is in ecru, if not round 10 is still in color 842


Round  10: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (54 sc)


Here is where you can have fun and put the topping in the order you like.  
I will be putting them in the order you see in the first photo


Lettuce Round 1: Change to color 3364  Ch 1, Sc in back loops of each sc around.  Join with a slip st in back loop of 1st sc.  


**Come back and do Lettuce Round 2 after  completing the main rounds of your next topping.  Leave the color 3364 attached to work and leave in front of your work to complete Lettuce round two after you finish the next few rows.


Lettuce Round 2:  Pick up a loop and ch 1 through the front loop of the first sc of Lettuce round  1,  * Ch 3, skip next sc, sc in front loop of next sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slip st to first sc.  Finish off, cut off leaving a few inches of string, and pull the string through work into the inside of the burger.


Tomato Round 1: Change to color  321 ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc around. Join with a slip st in back loop of 1st sc.


Tomato Round 2: sc in back loop of each sc around. Join with a slip st in back loop of 1st sc.


Onion Round 1: Change to Blanc ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc around. Join with a slip st in back loop of 1st sc.


**Do onion round 2 after crocheting the topping**


Onion Round 2:  Pick up a loop with color 209 under front loop of 1st stitch on Onion Round 1, ch 1, Slip st in front loop of each sc around.  Join with a slip st to 1st slip st.  Finish off, cut blanc and  209 leaving a few inches of string as a tail, and pull them through, to the inside of the burger.


Cheese Round 1: add color 742 with a chain, sc in back loop of each sc around. Join with a slip st in back loop of 1st sc.


**Do all rows of meat, then come back to Cheese Round 2.  Leave color 742 at the front of work to access then**


Cheese Round 2: Pull up a loop with 742 in front loop of 1st sc in cheese round 1, ch 1, *slip st in front loop of next 11 sc, sc in front loop of  next sc, hdc, dc, hdc in front loop of next sc, sc in front loop of next sc, slip st in front loop of next 12 sc, sc in front loop of  next sc, hdc, dc, hdc in front loop of next sc, sc in front loop of next sc. Repeat from * once. Join with a slip stitch to first slip st.  Finish off, leave a few inch tail and pull it through to the inside of the burger.


If you are using both colors of embroidery thread for the meat just alternate colors each stitch back and forth, then off set them in the additional rows like a checker board.
Meat Round 1: Change to color 938 ch 1, sc in back loop of each sc around. Join with a slip st in back loop of 1st sc.


Meat Round 2:ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with a slip stitch to 1st sc.


Meat Round 3:ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with a slip stitch to 1st sc.


Bottom Bun Round 1: change to Ecru (842 if you didn’t use ecru) ch 1, ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with a slip stitch to 1st sc.  (54 sc)


Decreasing round 1: Change to color 842 Ch 1, *sc in next 7 sc, sc dec across next 2 sc. Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (48 sc)


Round 2:  Ch 1, *sc in next 6 sc, sc dec across next 2 sc. Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (42  sc)


Round 3:   Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, sc dec across next 2 sc. Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (36 sc)


Round 4:   Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, sc dec across next 2 sc. Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (30 sc)


Round 5:   Ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, sc dec across next 2 sc. Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (24 sc)


Round 6:  Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, sc dec across next 2 sc. Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (18 sc)


Add the pellets now mostly full but with some give.


Round 7:   Ch 1, *sc in next 1 sc, sc dec across next 2 sc. Repeat from * 5 times.  Join with a slip st to 1st sc. (12 sc)


Round 8:  Ch 1. SC Dec across next 2 sc around.  (6 sc dec)


From here I work  a couple more sc dec, then I finish off, pulling tightly.  I pull the thread completely through the center, and trim thread.
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