Monday, January 13, 2014

Birthday hat

Pattern: Cables and Tassels
Yarn: Bernat Chunky

Used up the whole skein- anything extra went into the tassels. Easy, quick, looks good. The purple is a little more red and less blue than these pics.




Owl Puff

Pattern: Owl Puffs
Yarn: some acrylic I had lying around

I made this little owl for a baby shower. It's cute. And easy. That's all.


Belt

Pattern: Boulder Belt
Yarn: Quince and Co. Sparrow

I got this yarn in a giveaway. I had only one skein, so I had to find a good pattern to use it all up for. I started this back after Linda was born. Now it's done! I made a size small because that's all the yarn I had. Luckily it fits.

FO: Choker

Pattern: Amelia
Yarn: some mercerized cotton I had sitting around. I don't remember what it was or where it's from.

I started this back when Linda was born. A year ago. It had been sitting in a basket waiting to be blocked for months and months. Before New Year's I decided to go through all my UFOs and finish some up before the end of the year.

Blocking:

With a button:


Problem: the cotton doesn't block well. It started rolling up after wearing it a few hours. I'm thinking of starching it to see if that makes it stay out. What do you think of that? Will starch work?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Random bag

The story behind this mystery thing is that it was going to be a backpack, then I didn't finish it and I found it sitting in a pile, so I decide, "To heck with a backpack, I'm just going to knit until the yarn is gone!!"

So I did. Now the bottom is wider than the top and there are 3 handles and a couple of crochet rows around the top.

You know, because knitting.

Cthulhu

Pattern: Elder-on-the-shelf
Yarn: Cascade 220

This was what I made for my Swapetition partner!

Here's Cthulhu's butt.

 Hanging out.

Tentacles!

It's watching you.
The kids loved playing with it and requested their own. Maybe some day.

Doggie Hoodie

Pattern: Hoodie Dog Coat
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

 The instructions are pretty confusing. I recommend reading the notes on the Ravelry projects.