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1  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.
2  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.
3  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.
4  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?

 

 

 
5  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.




6  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.
7  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:

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My New Go-To Treadmill Knits on: February 19, 2014 04:52:24 PM
I find it much easier to get through walking on the treadmill if i have something in my hands. Especially something easy.

Such as:


9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Garter Stitch Hats on: February 19, 2014 04:46:47 PM
I mentioned a couple posts back that January was a very garter stitch month for me... Here are a few of the other garter stitch hats i made in January.


I've had the purple and green for probably almost 3 years now. I love them together and couldn't find that right project for them. But i'm pretty happy with this.




Go Hawks. Smiley
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Chunky Tweed Beanies on: February 19, 2014 04:35:25 PM
A couple years ago, i walked into Michaels and there was some thick and thin yarn, which i'd never seen, on sale. It's called Horizon Tweed, but it's discontinued. I chose two colorways and bought 2 skeins of each.

This last November, i still had all 4 skeins. Hats are my favorite things to make, so i gave that a shot.

French Lavender:



Cream:



I cast on with size US 10 1/2 needles, and after a few rounds switched to US 11s.
Super warm. Super comfy.
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