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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Spoopy Beanie on: September 16, 2015 12:06:50 AM
Hey, remember SPOOPY? I don't know if it's still a thing, but i had the itch to make some Halloween stuff this year, and as i was sketching out some ideas, SPOOPY popped into my head and wouldn't leave.

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Western Vikings Beanie on: September 15, 2015 11:40:17 PM
A friend recently graduated from high school and will be heading to Western Washington University this week. And i like giving gifts (especially when they're completely unexpected), so i decided to knit her a hat.

I looked up the school colors because although i have numerous friends who have gone there, i've never known what the official colors are, and i'm kind of a stickler about that kind of thing... but there were probably 10 different (random) "official" colors listed on different sites, and really the only colors you'll find on any of the school apparel are navy, grey, black, and white. So i ditched the idea of trying to do the school logo (which is either a minimalist mountain or creepy viking), and copied one of the beanies from the online store.



She was very surprised and put it on immediately. I hope it will get a lot of use this fall/winter.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Seahawks 2015 Sideline Beanie on: September 15, 2015 11:06:29 PM


While watching the first Seahawks preseason game, i noticed one player on the sidelines wearing the newest sideline beanie. Almost immediately after seeing it, i couldn't remember which color went where. I didn't take a picture of the screen. I coudn't find ANY pictures of it on the interwebs. I had to wait an entire week for the next preseason game and hope the weather would be cool enough for somebody to be wearing one so i could make my own. And it was, and Richard Sherman was! So i took a picture and finished the hat i was working on so i could cast on this one.



My friend, who already owns 2 of my Seahawks hats, requested a matching pair for her and her daughter.


Now my dad wants one.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The First Step on: January 26, 2015 05:16:19 PM


I'm not a stranger to colorwork. I'm also not a master. That's why my knitting goal this year is to do more. Not just colorwork, just more in general. I want to learn and practice more stitches. I want to design more. I would love to one day have a pattern published. So, more.

This is the first step.



I made this up as i was knitting. It's nothing spectacular, nothing outrageous, but it's more interesting than the stuff i usually make up.



I didn't have high hopes in the process, but i actually like how it turned out. I hope this is the kick in the pants that will help me grow.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pug Coffee Sleeve on: November 24, 2014 09:15:09 PM
One of my high school teachers has become a good friend, and she loves pugs. She jokingly asked me one day when i was going to make her a pug coffee sleeve. I had actually been planning on giving it a shot (only for her as i don't usually do well with fiddly bits). So, i looked at a couple pictures (i could only find two anywhere on the interwebs) and set about crocheting a pug sleeve.




I mean, look at that tail.

And then i noticed that if you slide the sleeve down so the little legs are touching the counter, and then scoot the cup, it looks like the pug is walking. So i made a gif because i couldn't stop laughing, and i needed to share it.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The Accidental Slouch, Or How I Knit Winding Road Beanie With The Wrong Yarn on: September 28, 2014 07:25:24 PM


There was a post going around tumblr, asking for 4 test knitters: 3 for shawls, and 1 for a hat. The hat was gorgeous, and i was lucky enough to be the first person to email her.

I picked out my yarn, bought the needles i didn't have (size 4s). I do most of my knitting and crocheting with worsted weight yarn. Sometimes bulky. And sometimes sock yarn. I don't usually grab dk or sport. And although i know about yarn weights, when i was picking out my yarn, i thought for sure that dk was the same as sport.

I started knitting. It looked fantastic and was knitting up so quickly. Then i realized i was halfway done and to get the right shape, i should have already started decreasing. I thought, "my gauge must be super off."

Then, as i was emailing Francoise (the designer), it hit me. DK. Not SPORT.

So, although this should have been a head-hugging beanie, it is now The Accidental Slouch.



As you can see, it's not super slouchy. But to be honest, this is exactly how i prefer my slouch.



Pattern name: Winding Road Beanie, by Francoise Danoy
Yarn used: Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash, a little over 1 1/2 skeins
Needles: US 4 16" circulars, US 6 16" circulars and DPNs
Ravelry project page.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / To(te) Boldly Go on: February 24, 2014 04:49:32 PM
When i saw this fabric, i really wanted it. Luckily, i had a coupon for 60% off, and some sweet space fabric and strap material (blanking on what that's called) in my stash. I haven't sewn much lately, so i wanted a quick, easy project.

I didn't add any pockets, but i think it will be ideal as a project bag, or maybe even for some small farmers market finds.

And it's reversible. Who doesn't love reversible?

 

 

 
8  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Good Samaritan Bags on: February 24, 2014 04:14:32 PM
My mom recently joined a Good Samaritan group at church, and their latest project is putting together sort of care bags, i guess you could call them. They were looking for inexpensive bags to fill, so i pulled out my little fabric stash.




9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 1-Cable Hats on: February 19, 2014 05:10:06 PM
Hats with a ton of cables are pretty, but i kind of love a hat with only one cable.

This one was knit with some handdyed yarn i got from pinkleo in a swap a while back. I love how it looks knit up!


This is knit from Patons ColorWul. Such a fun colorway.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Go Hawks. on: February 19, 2014 04:59:50 PM
I knit a Seahawks color striped hat, but what i really wanted was one of their sideline knit hats.

This is my attempt:

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