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.



Butin necklace

For my birthday, I bought myself a kit for making a necklace. Here it is!

Kit: Butin Collar by Nelkin Designs


Potato Chip Scarf

Margaret bought me this yarn for my birthday. And I had no idea what to do with it. So it's a potato chip scarf now.

Pattern: Potato Chip Scarf
Yarn: Red Heart in Bonbon Print

It's spiral-ly.



Fox hat

I just realized that I hadn't posted pictures of Linda's fox hat and tail from Halloween!

Pattern: Woodland Fox Baby
Yarn: Some acrylic similar to Red Heart Soft.

Hat:


You can sort of see the tail pinned to the back of her pants.

We pinned the tail on the mai tai for the ward Trunk or Treat.


Monday, December 09, 2013

Swapetition!

I participated in the Savvy Girls Podcast Swapetition! I'll share what I knit for my partner in the next post, but here's what I got in the mail today!

A beautiful box!

With a scarf in it!

And lots of yarn!

Sunday, November 03, 2013

FO: Bike Mitts!

Pattern: Pussywillow Mitts
Yarn: Creating in Lemonade by A Verb for Keeping Warm

I got this yarn because I'm a fan of bright colors and there are streaks of fluorescent yellow in it. I have a lot of the yarn left over, but yet not enough for socks. Maybe a hat? Or really small shawl/cowl/neck scarf?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Brave Triplet Bear Cub

For my friends Emron and Brian, I made this bear. They are expecting a new son and this was a baby shower gift. Emron works for Pixar and worked on Brave, so I thought this was appropriate.

I used Encore Worsted yarn that I had sitting around.

In progress withs stuffing coming out its pits!

Oh yay! Stuffing is gone!

It has a face and it way too cute!

I wrote up the pattern as I was making it and you can download it for free at my Ravelry Store!

FO Hedgehog!

Pattern: Knit Hedgehogs
Yarn: Some yarn I had around. I think the white is a superwash wool, DK weight. And the orange/melon is Encore Worsted in Cantaloupe.

Last week, I posted this picture on Instagram. It was the beginnings of this:



I made it for Adeline's soon-to-be son. Yay baby shower knitting!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

FO: Elephant!

I finished this back in September, but I guess I didn't post it.

PAttern: Flower Power Elephants
Yarn: some acrylic.

The link on the Ravelry pattern page is broken, so I had to use the Wayback Machine to find the pattern. I commented on the pattern page with my link.

 But isn't it cute?! This was for a baby shower for someone in my ward.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

FO: Cowl

I knit a cowl from some yarn that was given to me from someone who can no longer (alas) knit.

Yarn: Chenille Thick and Quick
Pattern: Domek


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wash cloths

I spent the weekend making up some wash cloths for the kitchen because our others were getting old and smelly. These are happy and bright!


For one of the washcloths I tried the Garter Dishcloth with Pointy Corners. I didn't find the corners any more pointy than my regular pattern, so I don't know if it's worth it to do it.


Hat

I seriously haven't posted since May? What is wrong with me? Here's a hat for Isaac.

Pattern: I Heart Cables
Yarn: Encore Worsted


 I used up the whole skein. Any extras went into the pom pon.

The pink is the main color and it has varying degrees of gray and purple as secondary colors.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sulley Dress

Yarn: Martha Stewart Glitter Eyelash

I made a dress!

Ever since becoming pregnant last year, I knew I wouldn't be able to go to the Monsters University wrap party because of the nursing baby. Immediately, I decided to make Margaret a dress and I wanted to incorporate "fun fur"-type yarn. I wanted her dress to fit the occasion of Monsters University.

I searched Pinterest for various fur dresses and eventually decided on this one. I decided on a blue and purple dress like Sulley's fur. I bought the yarn and started knitting a trim- I cast on 12 stitches and just knit in garter until I finished up 2 balls of the Glitter Eyelash yarn.

When I went to sew the fur onto the chosen skirt fabric, I found that the sewing machine matted down the fur, so if it was going to be appropriately furry, I had to sew the fur trim on by hand. So I did. I also had to see the chiro about the subsequent carpal tunnel. Knitting has never given me issues, but sewing trim on does, apparently.

Then I sewed it all together this week!

I crochet fur onto sandals like in this pattern.

We made the horns from polymer clay following this tutorial.

McKay playing with glitter:

Ready to bake:

On her head!

In all, she looks fabulous. The end.




Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kusudama

Wow. I haven't posted since February! I haven't actually had a lot of time to devote to knitting. I've been taking classes and so my normal knitting time has turned into homework time. Boo!

This is a small peak of a project I did for Sunstone West. I folded every page of the book of Mormon into kusudama flowers. I'm not done with the presentation of it and I didn't actually display it at Sunstone West because I felt way out of my league. But hey.. sneak peak!


I'm also knitting a belt right now. I'm not actually into belts, but they are popular at them moment, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon. I also started knitting a scarf to use up some yarn. And I think I might start some baby sweaters and hats for a monthly baby shower for less advantaged Oakland women.

Also, I've just been busy.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Ballet Shrug

Pattern: Child's Ballet Shrug in Bunny Hop
Yarn: Wool in the Woods Helix in Limelight


I finished this last week. I don't look good in lime green, so I knew I couldn't knit something for myself with this yarn. And since kids look good in almost anything, I decided to make something for Margaret. The yarn is cotton and I've never used cotton for garments- only dishcloths- so that's new to me. But I like it. My gauge was loose enough for it to hang well.


This pattern was really great. It doesn't tell you how to sew it together at the end, but it's not hard to figure out.I did a size between the 6 and 8 because I wanted to use up all my yarn and guess what? Only something like 15 yards left! Perfect. She can grow into it.


Close up of stitches

The color in my living room is a bit washed out. Oh well.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dalek Dress

Pattern: Mummy's Little Dalek Jumper
Yarn: Red Heart Soft

Yes, I know it's acrylic, but a baby will be spitting up in it. I used size 6 and 8 needles instead of 5 and 7 in the pattern and they extra room made the fabric lighter and I like that. So often acrylic gets hot and sticky- I don't think this dress will have that problem.