Sunday, July 04, 2010

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

pretty puffs hat...

Adorable, quick little slouchey beret -like hat. I've made several now. Black, green, blue... The other hat is the stripped hat I made for my little boy and have gotten major requests from kids for....

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Wow, it's just so much quicker than knitting, isn't it?

Current projects...

I'm also working on a new PosterBoy bag from Stitch and Bitch. I made a variation of one a few years ago. At the time, I thought it would be easier to knit it flat and then make a back piece..and then seaming the whole thing. It came out ok...It's a little floppy....probably lining it would be beneficial. Also, I never made straps so it's not the most useful thing. But I store my cd's in it and it was a good learning project.

I'm having a big problem with the graph, now. And I did the last time as well. I dont have access to photshop so I used the knitpro program which works good...but you get a variation of shades instead of the two colors. Hmpt. At any rate, I'm making the best out of it and makint it in black and cream.

So, I'm making the bag black with the rest of the bits whte. Oh..and that's Bob Dylan, in case you didn't recognize. After it's complete I plan to embrodier (probably in chain stitched cursivey lettering) something like...."how does it feel to be on your own, like a complete unknown, with no direction home... like a rolling stone".... in kind of discheveled lettering. I'm about 1/4 to a 1/3 done...will post a pic when it's complete!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

amigurumi. robot.

Latest project...Love the whole amigumuri style. I needed a cool robot and didn't like what I was finding out there. This was a for my brother in law who wanted one of Jesse Hutchinson's robots. I couldn't find the pattern and was in a knitting funk and I was just starting to get into amigumuri so I thought I'd try that. I used the popular amigumuri dude pattern and peeked at a robot that Beth D had done. He liked least he said he did!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

And onto the knits!

wow. It's been like a whole year I haven't posted on this here thing. And the truth is, I've knit lots of stuff. OOoooh, where to begin?

Knitting (and crocheting) lately has come in spurts. I've started lots of projects and finished some. I should post pictures. And I even sold a hat on Etsy, believe it or not! It was something I had wanted to try and at the time, my camera was long lost thanks to my 15 year old. So, I've got some crappy pictures of some old hats I've made and don't remember if I posted.

This fall I made a cute green and white striped hat for my little boy. It was CUTE, uneven stripes with a pom-pom on top. Both of my sons are hugs skate-boarding enthusiasts and we've spent a great number of hours at the skate park. I refuse to let them go alone, even though my 13 year old begs me. I sit far enough back...

I finsed the green and white hat at the park and my little guy ran all around the park yelling 'my mom made this, my mom made this'. It got quite a good review and I've had more boys that I can knit for ask to make them a hat. Most of them want this stipey pattern with varying colors. Thus far I made an orange and white one....I think it came out wonderful. Made ear flaps and pom-poms. I also made a green and black version with the flaps and poms. The kid promply lost it and "it broke" he says the first night my son gave it to him. He'd still like another. Yeah, right. :/

Yesterday I made my daughter her long awaited teal wrist-warmers. Crocheted them up so it would be fast. She likes them. Haven't gotten a picture yet...Will post.

Oh....I made one of those punk inspired mohawk hats! It took two attempts at the hawk part....finally I ended up getting it right. Black hat with a red hawk. Nobody's wearing that one, despite it's true punk rawk look. I love it.

On the needles now...a Noro rainbow hued scarf for my daughter who is into all things rainbow these days. ANd I still have a ton of those stripy hats to do for the boys. Gotta finish the hat for the Etsy sale. And onto Christmas gifts.

1. Brother in Law- knit robot. He saw the one on the cover of (was it?) Craft magazine.
2. Mom- I want to do some kind of amigumuri *sp for her. Something different. I saw a cute little dolly dressed as a strawberry. Too sweet.
3. Aunt Mary- I'd LOVE to knit her a gnome. Or crochet. I loved the ones that were some that old issue of a magazine I cannot recall the name of.
4. nephews. You know, I had started them the Alien illusion scarf a few years ago. I think it's brilliant but way too time consuming. Maybe I can incorporate that into something else....I don't know.

This was quite the ramble, wasn't it!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas knits...

I managed to get two pairs of socks complete for gifts. One had been done for a while and I finished up the second sock to a pair I started just before Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, they are slightly different...the toe decreases start sooner on the second sock. From a distance you can't tell, though. I adore this knitpicks yarn and plan to get more. My mom raved about the softness. I also finished a basic black hat for the brother-in-law. He was pleased.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Just some rambling...

So I finished an actual pair of socks. I'll have to get a picture because what's a knitting blog without pictures I say. Magic Stripes, size 4 needles..a fairly quick knit. My son is wearing them and is quite pleased. I'm glad to have a pair complete.

I'd like to do some Christmas knitting, though I'm not sure what. I've knit my bro-in-law some socks. Sister-in-law is receptive to knit gifts too but I'm reluctant to knit her a pair of socks due to time constraints. it may eat up too much time. My sister's hubby has requested AGAIN a black knit hat. I never made him one because I just felt like he could buy a plain black hat anywhere, you know? Still, he's a really big guy so I could make it to fit and he said those hats you can buy at the store just aren't made by you guys (meaning myself or my sister). Let me add he said that with some sarcasm.

I really want to make a couple of scarves.

And the big news is that I am currently crocheting a hat for a very, very famous author. I wont divulge his name because he's a private person. Actually, I'm making him a hat and his wife as well. They had seen a hat I made for one of their relatives and they wanted to know how to get one of those hats :-) I'm quite excited. She has requested green....him, blue. I'm using Rowan's felted tweed for his and for hers a merino, silk, cashmere blend and it is DELICIOUSLY soft and cushy. These hat's are of a newsboy style and I'll post some pictures.