Okay, so last night I started a beanie hat that I have been dreaming about for ages. It's made from some delicious wool that I dyed with Kool-aid earlier this year. I cast on last night. 88 sts. Then I knit a wide band of ribbing. Everything was going perfectly. I continued knitting all today. When I got to the part where I would start to decrease, I counted my sts again. There were 88. Life was good. Then I tried to decrease. I would knit 7 sts, and then k2tog the 8th and 9th. I thought it would work perfectly. It didn't. I was left with an uneven number of stitches. I sighed, ripped my work back to the beginning of the row, and tried again, this time, k2togging the 11th and 12ths sts. That didn't work either. So I tried again, this time k2togging the 12th and 13th sts. That didn't work out, either. So now I'm starting to get rather irritated with the damn thing, and so I came to you lovely people for assistance. Is there any magical equation to figure out where to put your decreases?
I never use patterns, I tend to knit first and see if it fits about 20 rows in to the project. Surprisingly, it works out quite well.
Okay, so yesterday I got a Silkie Guinea pig. This particular breed has extremely soft, long hair. So as a fiber enthusiast (aka, Yarnaholic) I was curious about whether or not I could recycle her fur when I go to trim her in the summer.....
Have you had any experience with spinning guinea pig hair, and if so, did it work?
Okay, so I have a thing for rubber ducks. I've loved them ever since I found out that I can actually make a rubber duck noise (yeah, I'm kinda weird and awesome), and I love the whole "Pirate Vs. Ninja" thing. I was at the dollar store a few months ago, and I saw these two cute duck statues with hideous paint-jobs. So I got an idea....An idea that turned into something beautiful and wonderful.
Meet Pirate Duckie:
And Ninja Duckie:
Up-close of Pirate's tattoo:
And a side view of Ninja that I am very fond of:
I hope you like them! They took me most of a day to complete, but it was sooooo worth it. Also, I still need to spray the finish on Pirate, but other than that, I'm totally done with these two cuties!
Hello, all. One of my friends is a major MAJOR anime nerd, and I was thinking about knitting him something anime-ish to go with that. He loves Naruto, so I was thinking a scarf with the Hidden Leaf Village's symbol cabled onto it or something like that.
Okay, so I let my sister cut my hair. BIG MISTAKE. She practically scalped me. I miss my long hair. So I decided to try these "dread falls" that I see all over the place here, but with worsted wool so that it would look more like hair. I used up a whole skein of yarn and 4 hours affixing long strands of yarn to this headband (it had holes in it, I was in love!) But it doesn't really look that good....it's all towards the front, and I flip it back in an attempt to wear it, and it just looks ridiculous and slips off the sides of my head! How can I make it look, at least a little bit, like normal hair without my own hair poking through?
Okay, so I'm itching to knit. And I hate following patterns, I'm too much of a free spirit. So I asked a friend if I could knit him something, and what does he want? He wants a red and black striped hood. Like on a jacket. But without the jacket. XD I have no clue how to accomplish this, and hopefully further interrogation will unveil just exactly what he wants.
What's the most bizarre thing someone has asked you to knit/you have knitted?
I was wondering what to do for v-day this year (no boyfriend, no friends nearby. ) When I thought of a great idea! I'll send v-day cards to all my friends in AZ!! But I don't want those silly, sappy "I LOVE YOU" cards. Most of my friends in AZ are guys, and I don't want to give them the wrong idea. So I was thinking of making cards that LOOK sappy and sweet on the outside, but inside are slightly mean, like this one from Poison Pen that I'm going to send to my ex:
(outside) For the man who has everything... (inside) except me. Happy V-Day!
And I'll include a little knitted heart in each one. But I can't think of any more! I need at least three more....
I'm not sure if this goes here, but it seems to be the most fitting place for it...I'm thinking about getting an Angora Rabbit, but I can't seem to find a place near where I live to buy/adopt them. Dad thinks that it could be too humid here (Ft. Pierce, Florida), and I'm just not sure... Any advice?