Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Funding the Hobby

I’ve decided I need to try to fund my fiber hobby.  Fabric and yarn are expensive guys....duh...and podcasting equipment adds up!

I’ve always justified it by only knitting, crocheting, or sewing as gifts.  I would obviously be spending money on the gift anyways so it evens out.  But as I am starting to design a winter line (more on that later) and a PODCAST (a lot more on that later), I’ve decided to do my own fundraising.  I’m basically selling some cute baby stuff online as my own kickstarter for a new craft related podcast that I'm going to host with my hilarious husband.  So if you haven’t already, check me out on facebook Kayleigh Kirkland and instagram @kaybeth_makes.

Look me up, buy something for your littlest friend and find out what I’ve got cooking in my crafty kitchen.  Let me know what else you would be interested in buying as well and I’ll drop new items in occasionally and will keep the facebook page and instagram updated with those details.

PS.   This totally fulfills my need to make little girl items!  My son gets to keep most of the little boy items so far!  I might change that if there is interest in cute boy stuff!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


If you are interested in finding me on ravlery you can, my name is Kaybeth.
There you can find most of my knitted and crocheted finished objects. 

Lately I’ve been creating fun objects for my son including these two bunnies.  

I was inspired by @crochet_till_ipuke on instagram.

These little crochet bunnies were such a nice break from knitting.  I forgot how fast crochet is!  Crochet amigurumi is what first sparked my interest in crochet and I’ve made a lot of animals for nieces and nephews and now can make them for my own little guy!  And special note, these were made from left over yarn that was used in his baby blanket, so they coordinate.  I normally hate "matchy-matchy" things but it's pretty cute.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Boot Cuffs

Last Christmas I was a knitting fiend.  I'm fairly certain I had all of my knitted projects completed by this time.  I knitted something like 9+ hats, 7+ boot cuffs, a cowl, and 3 mice.  Do I have good pictures of any of them, no!  Of course not!  I was too busy getting them wrapped up and ready to go and feeling exceedingly proud of myself. 

I will not do that again this year!  That’s mostly because I’m making very few of my gifts.  Right now I have a squirmy 2 month old napping in my lap as I type away.  So as a first time mother, I feel very busy.  My time is mostly occupied by every whim of this tiny little boy who only wants to be in constant contact with his momma.

Anyhow here is a free pattern for one of the boot cuffs I made last year.  I especially loved these.  Just be careful to get the right gauge that works for you.  Otherwise you will have cuffs that don’t make it past your calves or ones that won’t stay up! 

Here is a blurry cell phone pick of these.  I apologize for this and hope that I won’t make the same mistake of not taking quality pictures!

Friday, June 19, 2015

I've been knitting more and more and it has become close to an addiction.  I made this sweet baby blanket in white, mint, and grey.  It was made using the double seed stitch and has a garter stitch border.  I also decided to knit on circular needles just because I find the flexibility a lot more comfortable.  I basically exclusively knit on circular or DPNs. 

I like these two stitches for a blanket because they look the same on the right and wrong sides.  No matter how the blanket is laying it always looks beautiful.

As you can tell I haven't blocked it yet.  I hate blocking, but it will look so much nicer once I do!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jane's Intarsia Knit Hat

I love making gifts for all the nieces and nephews in my life.  This year I made a series of hats for the three little girls in my life.  I happened to make this specific hat a little small for the toddler in my life.  This would actually fit a one year old perfectly. It has a circumference of 14.5 inches and is 7.5 inches tall.  So I decided to list it on my etsy shop.    You can purchase the hat here.  If you decide  to purchase the hat use this promo code for free shipping: FSKNIT

I love the color combos.  It is a modern take on the traditional intarsia knit hat.  The crosses look like flying swallows. 

If you are feeling ambitious you can get the knitting pattern here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Welcome to Fall

Last week I worked with my husband to make this cute little yard sign.  "Give Thanks and Be Grateful."  I thought it was a perfect message for fall and Thanksgiving.  I may even put greenery around it after Thanksgiving too.  Who knows!

I hand painted the sign with acrylic paint and it has faired very well through a very rainy week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

More Bass

To my party lover girl friends...

Check out my sweets and champagne bar.

Grab some bubbly marking your drink with these fun colored "All About That Bass" straw markers.

No need to count calories because every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top!

You can find all of these fun All About that Bass Meghan Trainer inspired party paper goods here at my etsy shop!