I’m knitting pokemon plushies that I’m possibly going to sell in the future in some anime convention (or online if I can find some site where I can sell stuff).
I started with Swablu just because I wanted to try using that white fluffy yarn.
These are amazingly cute.
Here is a baby bib I made with a checkered stitch pattern. I also put in several different button holes so that it is adjustable. It is for a friend of mine who had a baby last summer.
The ravelry.com page for this project is: http://ravel.me/scitchet/q888c
So what did I do last night? Well, nothing special, just stayed up until bloody 5 am, knitting a tiny octopus…
The little critter actually makes me feel accomplished though. And I really do wish my brother the best of luck for his final school exams. As they say, every stitch a good wish. So he gets a Lucktopus.
ETA: The pattern is by Hansi Singh (Knitting the Peculiar), acquired via ravelry
This is pretty awesome.
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I made a teddy bear for my friend’s baby. I used the Morehouse Merino pattern, but I used cotton so that it was easily machine washable, ‘cuz babies are messy. I do have to say that the ones I made out of Morehouse Merino a couple years ago were super soft.
The ravelry.com page for this project can be found at: http://ravel.me/scitchet/uoi8d
Okay so i want to learn how to use double pointed knitting needles .. Is it hard to learn?
Nope. If you can use single points or circulars you can use double points.
Woven bands knit ball complete! Kind of tricky to assemble, but it turned out so cute. All babies now need a knitted ball. #knitting #wool #knittedball
I have never made one of these, but they look so cute! I will need to make one for some baby or other.
Here is my current spinning wheel spinning project. I got the top from slimchicken on etsy.com. I really love the colors and how it is spinning up. I’m spinning it fairly thick and I think I’m going to make a two-ply out of it.
I know a lot of spinners who start out spinning thick yarn and then learn to spin thin and have trouble going back. I’m trying to avoid that by spinning thick yarns as much as thin.
The Summoning Dark (quilled). The glue is hardly dry!
Sheep yarn bowl. Unfired. Although this is a custom order this design has been a long time coming. Custom orders are £85 GBP +P&P. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Oooooooh, that is pretty. I love yarn bowls.
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I made my first fan art!!!!!
Based on this conversation with coolcrazydoglady I decided to make some Discworld fan art for some serious Pratchett bombing. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. Usually I am doing fiber art, which doesn’t lend itself to Discworld specific bombing. Then it hit me, calligraphy! I have always liked calligraphy, but I really haven’t had an outlet for it. There is only so long you can practice alphabets before you get bored.
So, I grabbed some of my massive stationary collection and my Kindle with massive amounts of Discworld highlights and set to work. These are my first four creations. Unfortunately I don’t have any turtle stamps, but I have ordered some! So there will be more Pratchett bombing with an actual turtle. I have adopted “The Turtle Moves” as my official Pratchett Bombing signature for the moment.
If there are any Terry Pratchett fans out there who also make stamps, I would LOVE a stamp with A’Tuin, the Elephants, and the Disc. Message me if you or someone you know can do that. I will pay you money and love you forever.
If possible I will take pictures of the actual Pratchett bombing as it happens. My major obstacle will be that I mostly just go to work and there is only so much Pratchett bombing I can do there.
Quilled Small Gods turtle, version two (Is it obvious I’m just learning this technique? Lol). Up next, The Summoning Dark.
This is awesome!
So my first attempt at this was absolutely terrible. I kept adding stitches somehow and ended up with twice as many. So I just took it off the needle and started again.
This time I’ve been slipping the first stitch but its still not quite straight. I somehow lost a stitch somewhere in there but apart from that I’ve been pretty consistent with number. Just not sure what else to do to keep the edges straight.
After it is done, washing and/or wearing it will actually help the edges straiten out. Other than that, just practice. Good luck!
Now that I am mostly recovered from the allergy haze and the aftermath of being mostly non-human for two weeks, back to posting! My goal is to have a month of posts in the queue by the end of next week. Spring in New Mexico is bound to give me more days of not being human…
I have had two strait weeks of the allergy blues.
I finally found a workable solution. I went to Walgreen’s and got one of every type antihistamine they have. I take one, if it isn’t working in 45 minutes, I take a different one. Friday night I took at least five different ones before I got any relief whatsoever.
I wish I knew what was happening in the air to make me need a different type of antihistamine every frickin’ day.
I actually don’t feel like a zombie today, which is nice.