Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I hope you are all having a great Christmas! My arm hurts, and I'm sleepy from all that food, but I feel great! Are you all having a good day? Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you should still be having a good day, okay?

Here are my two most recent sewn things. I'm just crankin' them out, it's exciting :)

I haven't named either of them, either! Options are open :)

I kind of like this one more, I know that's bad of me.

Once the boyfriend leaves tomorrow, I might make more!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Everyone loves Santa, right? This Santa from Lace, Crochet, and More is too adorable! It's cute and tiny and... I just want one on a keychain to take with me everywhere. Really! I do!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Blast off!

Isn't this little rocket the most adorable gift ever? I wonder if I can find some knit aliens... or knit space men... or... a knit moon. The possibilities are endless!

Brought to you by Thomas, from the Adventures of Thomas... that's all I know, because Vox is a pita and I didn't feel like hunting him down to ask for permission. I'm so on the naughty list.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Get in the Christmas Spirit!

Kimberly Chapman never ceases to amaze me, really, truly! These cute Christmas lights will put you in the holiday spirit, for sure. Maybe I'll make a bunch and hang them up on an i-cord, and put them up in my room, since you know, Christmas lights aren't allowed in my dorm... What a bunch of scrooges!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Don't call it... A COMEBACK!

I'm back at my college of choice, which means, back from vacation, which means, I CAN KNIT AGAIN!

To celebrate, here's a link to the long-overdue Scorpion. I mean, LONG overdue! I'm so sorry!

But, don't worry, it's not hard and poisonous! It's cute and knit up by Rustleaire, creator of all things cool.

Let me tell you... I can only knit small projects until after Christmas, so this is on the list :) I love it so much, no joke! And I have just the yarn for it, too...

Sunday, November 9, 2008


So, here's a late Halloween present. To you. Through me. From the wildly creative things and ideas, a cute lil' blog.

I still can't knit! It's so hard looking for patterns, because it makes me so depressed, but I'll do it for you, internet. You deserve things like this.

Creepy things... like this...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fish Fish Fish!

So how adorable are these guys!? Brought to you by wonderful Susan Dennis... who has a website named after her. I want a website named after me! Anyway, these fish are no-sew, with google eyes, and grafted fins so that, if put into a knitted sea, they would swim.

You know, I had goldfish once. My little brother and I each one a goldfish at a local festival and they lived happily together in a nice plastic tank. Little did when know, the plastic was leeching into the water... and eventually my brother's fish ate mine. That seemed to be a precursor on how the rest of our lives together have formed out so far, haha!

Anyway, back on topic... so cute! Knit one, then comment with a blog/ravelry link.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


So, it's been a wee bit difficult for me to find patterns, partly on the part of a general slow in the knitted toys world, partly because I'm having a hard time with people getting back to me, but here's a treat for the blogo-world. This spider is a limited-time-only free, so knit it up while you can, because after Halloween Dearest Dawn will be selling it! So, if don't want to buy it, knit it up now... if not, you can get it off Ravelry and Etsy this November :)

I'd personally like to knit this and leave it near a certain arachnaphobic's window... mwahahaha!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Beware the Moth!

So, I figured out how to save pictures to the desktop on my mac! Whooo! That's up there on my list of accomplishments today, which include (but are not limited to):
Finding my classroom
Learning how to sign "bacon"
Trying couscous

. . . I'm a sad person- well, here's something that isn't sad! A pattern! This cute member of the insect family is hated by many knitters, but loved by the few that truly take the time to get to know him. His name is Ron, he was created by the ingenious Presents, and his cedar smelling self will scare the bad moths away, so make one! Do it! He's adorable!

(Also note the amalgamation of other free patterns on Presents's* Blog, and her hat patterns in her shop, because they. are. amazing!)

*This is a questionable use of the apostrophe. Please don't hate my bad grammar.

Anyway, I hope you're all well, Internet, and I'm going to try to have some nice pattern pictures by tomorrow :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Stinky Cheese, Hooray!

So, what's cooler than the ginger bread man? The fairly stupid tales, of course! Once you graduate from fairy tales, the only place to go is satire, really.

Anyway, lovely Bethany created the most awesome stinky cheese man! Check him ooouuuttt! No, really, props for creative subject matter. The guy has olives for eyes! Was that in the book? I better put my Calculus work down for a while and go check...

(Edit: I wish I could show you guys a picture, but for some reason I can't. Damn Mac computer... and my inexperience therewith...)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mm... slimy.

So, I'm in college, separated from my yarn, needles, and library of knitting books. BUT, fear not, for I still have 6 balls and some gumption, and this is one of the patterns I want to churn up in the next few months.Isn't he so adorable!? I have a small obsession with snails, and this pattern has the realistic cuteness of a snail, but without those slime trails. Admit it, everyone would be down with mollusks if it weren't for the slime. Or the open circulatory system.

And, it even comes with the option to turn it into a slug and a seashell- detachable shell! It's like making three dolls in one! Make sure to thank K2SC1 for this delightful knit.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

What!? Who!?

I'm like, hopping up and down with happiness, because out there back on the internet now are... DR. WHO Patterns! How awesome!

I was snooping about on ravelry, and I swear I might've wet myself, if it wasn't 8 AM.

Anyway, there's a knitted Dalek, which I'm afraid of (the Dalek, not the pattern), and a Stuffed Tardis brought to you by this person, (and, of course, this person!) There's also the dearest, cutest Adipose that BBC forced Mazzmatazz to take down. It's been saved in the annals of death by copyright.

Although the issue hasn't been solved and the BBC still kind of sucks, at least there's knitting to be done. How can something that thought up something so adorable be so, so evil? Hopefully more patterns will return, or maybe I'm just a month behind the news and they have, somewhere.

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Anticraft!

Okay, so a new issue of The Anticraft is out today, and I'm as happy as a pig in mud... erm, that probably should have been my comment about the last issue, but whatever! This theme, Melange, is chock full of knitable goodies, even an adorable doll!

Okay, maybe adorable wasn't the right word... Adorably evil? This bunny may not be the best gift at the next baby shower, but a monty python fan would love it!

Check out these lolita ankle warmers... I bet, with some alterations, they'd be adorable wristlets...

I know a lot of readers that would be smug enough to use this bookmark ;)

Anyway, check out all the cool things, especially the Vlad the Impaler contest winners. That's some creative knit design!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ziggy and Boing!

See what a loyal blogger I am, even in this heat?! Next, I might even tell you what i'm doing, haha. Anyway, today features the patterns of the lovely Clare Taylor, of Quilty's Corner. These two little critters are sooo adorable, and really easy-looking, if you ask me. I've yet to figure out what they are besides cute. I THOUGHT they were owls, but several others who help me pick patterns to post have offered up kitty, and totoro, to name two.

Anyway, knit these and figure that out for yourself! Ziggy is the bigger one, Boing is the smaller one.

Oh, and I hear there's another on the way to this owly. . . erm. . . kitty. . . uh. . . totoro family. So, when that one comes live, you can hear about it here! (Or, just read Clare's blog. . .)

Monday, June 9, 2008

I don't! Really, I don't. . .

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Sunday, June 8, 2008


So, I haven't done much crafting since this horrid heat wave hit my area a few days ago. Time has been spent reading or vegging in front of the fan, napping, or hanging out with my boyfriend (who has been blessed by the air conditioning gods.)

Once I get some summertime yarns, though, I'm SOOOO going to make this camel. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, open the pdf, and look at it! It is pretty sweet, and you can thank the nice Aussies down at YARN magazine for this sweet addition to your 'chives. Hurry and save it quick, though, because it's a limited time thing!

Some of their other nice patterns are here to stay, though, so check those out! Also, I would buy some back issues, too, because they look pretty sweet. Only 11 dollars if you're an aussie! (For poor little me in the US, it's 16 dollars! Thank goodness we haven't yet dropped below the aussies. )

Anyway, I'll be staying cool if you guys will.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


So, A new month, a new knit amigurumi pattern! Here's a cute little love bug created by my favourite, Raynor. Why's the Knitted Toy Box blog my favourite, you might ask? Well, because it posts amigurumi patterns so often!

Anyway, this little bug is too cute! It's the knitted version of this crochet pattern, which is totally cool with me.

Oh, and happy June! It's my birthday month, along with graduation! Hooray!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


So, I am aware of the Spanish-speaking children's icon, Dora the Explorer. I am also aware of her little companion, Boots. You probably are, too. . . but were you aware that a lovely lady by the name of Jennifer Wilson-Parkes has designed her very own Boots Doll?

You weren't!? Well, I feel I've done you some sort of service. Note though, it's a ravelry download, so I don't know how you non-ravelers will work it.

And to all of you whining and cheesing to get more Amigurumi, or "why haven't I posted this or that pattern," well, send me an email at with something for me to post. If you don't send me an email, don't complain when I take my time telling you all about my wonderful cupcakes or. . . whatever I feel like blogging about.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tweet Tweet

Alright, so I know that there is a considerable amount of people that want ami patterns. . . so I'm posting them as I find them. I was going to add this before all the AP exam/art show madness, but I just didn't. Blame laziness if you want, but my computer has been totally infected. Ad ware, evil stuff like that.

Anyway, this little bird is so adorable! And, it's also simple! Knit on straight needles, in garter stitch and sewn up, this would make a lovely springtime gift for a little kid. . . or even an older kid! Looking at it, I can imagine a mobile made out of many colored little birdies hanging over a bassinet. Hmm. . .
Oh, um, while we're on the subject, make a note of Raynor's site, "Knitted Toy Box." It's relatively new, but it stays on topic (unlike myself) so it might hold your attention more easily.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Knit Kitty!

So, it's been a while since I posted some amigurumi patterns. Well, for all of you who come here just to see them. . . poo to you. Here you go.

I've seen a few varieties of this up on ravelry. It's so cute! Knit it up, sew it up, and thank geobabe for putting it up!

Friday, April 18, 2008


I found this contest on the internet, and at first I thought. . . "Would putting this up on my blog hurt my chances of winning?" "Would putting this up on the forums I frequent hurt my chances of winning?"

Then, I thought: No. If my design is good enough, it'll win! So, hurry up and enter Metapostmodernknitting's Sock Challenge! I dare 'ya!

(P.S.- Check out the site!)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Knit Knit!

Well, I'm back from NYC, but I'm still obsessing over this book I bought at PS1! It's called Knit Knit: Profiles and Projects from Knitting's New Wave. I absolutely adore it! It has people, groups, patterns, sites. . . and a ton of pictures of innovative knit-things. They also have a website and a magazine. . . I want them T__T
Anyway, the book is devoid of any "You can knit, too, horray!" Slap-happy vibes that many other knitting books have been cursed with. On the contrary, it's much more of a "Look at this person. Don't you wish you were that creative? Envy." Seriously, some of the stuff is amazing:This house!? I bet I could find some way to make that. . . And this knitted room!? How awesome!

There's also patterns, for those of you who CAN'T buy a knitting book without patterns. Some of them might be a little hard to do, like this fiberglass teddy bear:

But some, like knit boxing gloves, a hat insbired by geodesic architecture, and this AMAZING cable cardigan, are definitely within my realm:
All in all, I think this is an amazing book. If not for the designers, for the inspiration. If not for the inspiration, for the patterns. If not for the patterns, for looking over them with your knitting friends and having quite the giggle. Definitely a buy! When's the sequel!?
(P.S.- The picture at the very top is designer Freddie Robbins. All the dolls in the background? KNIT AMIGURUMI.)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

How to Knit a Flat Circle

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Downtown DiY: KNITTING.

Well, how nice! I came home yesterday and my mom had bought me a nice little book, on a whim! And a knitting book, on top of that! I have so few knitting books (I plan on changing that in the future) and this one had such a sweet cover. LIES!

First of all, I was really happy with the table of contents page. I love how it was laid out, love the pictures. As soon as I turned to this page, my eye was drawn to the cap in the upper right. Hey, I want to make that! So, I turned right to the page. What do I see?

The same picture on the cover. Okay, first I think: JIP. LAZY. But I forgive it. The instructions are pretty simple enough. They even have a nice instruction section, which explains the basics of knitting. I keep flipping through the book, and I notice a trend. . . NO PHOTOS.

Now, this makes me slightly irked. I really don't like working a pattern when I have nothing to go off of. They could have even used the same tiny pictures they put in the contents section (which I thought were lovely) and just made them bigger. But no. Instead, they do these arty, doodly sketches that look like they took the most of five minutes with a tablet and Corel Painter, with some knit textures paint bucketed in where the "project" is supposed to be. I don't know- maybe this was supposed to be "chic." Maybe their photographer had a mental breakdown and they hired a last-minute illustrator to fill some page space.

Whatever the excuse is, "it sucks and I hate it!" Is the only quote I can think of to describe this book. There's no pictures to go by except the tiny ones in the table of contents, the patterns, while presented in a fresh and clear way, are in no ways breakthrough. In fact, thinking back on the book I can't really even remember what designs there were. I do remember the sketchy little page fillers which, aside from serving no purpose but to distract you from the lack of knitting in the book, seemed to beg to be embroidered on something.

I especially like this one:

In conclusion, buy downtown DiY: Knitting for that tween in your life that thinks knitting and DiY is "cool" "indie" and "chic," but will probably never pick up a pair of needles in her life. Yes, I said her. Please do not buy a young pre-adolescent boy this book. It is obviously aimed for girls (another minus, on my docket.)
If you really liked this book, I apologize if I've offended your bad tastes. If you're the AUTHOR of this book, call me before you make a sequel, I'LL take the photos!

We're just lucky they don't have an equally humiliating crochet version. Or a Sewing version. WAIT. . .

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bugga Boo!

I'm just angry today. No idea why, it's just one of those days. I think I have last-day-of-vacation blues. That, and ANOTHER set of size 5 dpns has gone missing. Well, okay, half a set. I don't know why, but there were only two in my needlecase. . . How does that happen!? I think some sick needle fairy comes and takes them when I'm not using them. . . really. Hopefully, they won't end up in some school official's hands, bent in half.

On a more productive note, I've read Hamlet, Sewn a shirt, and made a few random things on the machine. I've got two patterns in the making, but I have to finish the gloves first. . . (and in order to finish the gloves I NEED MY BLOODY NEEDLES.) Here's a bookmark:

And here's a bucket I made for throwing my flosses into. This was really just practice for the bucket hat sweetie may or may not recieve. . . depending on how competant I am at making it.

I got the sewing pattern from Ric-Rac's Bucket tutorial.

Notice that I appease you all with the spiffy pictures. Hooray! I think I'm going to reorgnize the archives of this blog. THAT should be fun @_@; Heck, maybe I'll rename it and give it a cool look, and move it to typepad as well ;)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Super Exciting Flash Games!

. . . Okay, not really. Not really at all. But, you know, someone out there besides me must have thought: "Hey. . . I'm sure there are knitting-inspired flash games on the internet." No? Um. . .
So I was bored! Anyway. . . I found this monstrosity. It's Korean, but easy enough. Click the red ball of yarn to start, then use the arrow keys to "knit" and use the space bar to switch colors.

So yeah, I'd like to say that obsession with this has been keeping me from posting, but that's not it at all. I'm just hanging out with my boyfriend all the time. . .

Sunday, February 10, 2008

KMV (Knitting Music Video)

I just thought it was cute. I can speak French, so I can actually understand the song! :3

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I haven't posted any patterns up in a while, so here we go! This is a cute sample from Tracy Chapman's Toys To Knit. Soooooo cute! Check it out here.

Friday, January 18, 2008

We Love Katamari!

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Sun's Gunna Come Out!

. . . Tomorrow. Yes, I promise tomorrow my super-uber-cool new pattern will be up, promise. Cross my heart. To provide a few hints, I'm gunna post some links you might like :3 I'm so nice!

First up is this amazing hat!
Then, this hat!

Any hints as to what my new pattern will be? Hmm. . . .

P.S.- Wish me luck with the last midyear exams of my high school career (also starting tomorrow, but probably less interesting.)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Badger Badger. . .

Oh yes, I can make jokes! I was exploring the interweb today and found this cute pattern for mushrooms. Why? Well. . . I don't quite know why. I just think they're cute! Who needs a reason?

The designer is one Kathryn Ivy, a knitblogger who (IMHO) is representive of what good knit blogs everywhere should be. Tutorials. Free patterns. Actually talking about a project as opposed to what some people do *coughselfshamecough* . . . which is "OMG LOOK WHAT I DID YAY!"

Anyway, tis a good blog. With a good knitter. And good mushrooms.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Treat Yourself.

So I've thouught about my super-duper surprise, and thinking about it I realize that I probably won't be able to sell it anywhere, as it violates copyright. Oh well, it's still a surprise! I'll post up pictures when I get to download my camera's piccies.

For now, here's a picture of a cute lobster that can be made, thanks to dirigo, knitting by the sea. kawaaaiii. . .

Can't have a lobster dinner? Knit one instead!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Wave of Relief!

Well, so, I sent in all my scholastics stuff yesterday with a kiss in a prayer. Hopefully I'll know soon! T_T

Two nights ago, I went to Michael's and bought a ton of yarn! Including (but not limited to) yarn that I'm going to work my next doll with. It is, once again, a surprise (how me is that?) and part of it is worked on straight needles! Gasp!

For now, I'm finishing up the scarf I mentioned. All I have to do is sew it when I get home, yay!

Oh, and for the 'rumi post of the day, check out for totally cute kitty (PDF warning).

I've had so much inspiration in the past few weeks about things to make, I need to find a new way to organize my notes.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mmmm Pocky!

So yes, I've been wanting to add this pattern to my collection of "kawaii knit foods" and, here it is! It requires very little gauge, and only knowledge of how to work an i-cord. If you don't know how, then this is a great way to learn how, I guess. I just used red Heart Super Saver, and size 8 straight needles.


CO 3 stitches of Brown. Work an i-cord for 5 inches

Switch to Pink and work one inch in i-cord

Increase: K1, M1. K1, M1, K1. You now have 5 stitches.

Start wrapping your i-cord around previous work. Pull work up behind the needle, wrapping the yarn for the next row around your work as you slide the stitches onto the needle. Do this for four inches, and bind off.

Now, here's how you hide the icky back part. Do you know how to pick up a stitch using a crochet hook? What do all those lines across the back look like? Exactly! Pick up these loops like you would a dropped stitch.

Embroider as you will. Little faces, "Oh no" expressions, whatever you want.

Taaaa daaaa. Only takes about half an hour of work.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Brain Slug, oh my!

So hey, I'm a member of Ravelry now! Hooray! Aren't you excited? I am, I'm officially addicted.

This jump into the craftsworld has made my pattern stash ever so larger! Look what I found in my travels! A brain slug! It's soooo cute, and can be found here.
I bet you've all been saying "Come on, thank you, the only reason I come to this blog is for those cool patterns from people." Well, here you go!
There's also a Knit Gir Pattern on the Free Patterns page! Sooo cute.

As for me, school starts back up tomorrow and I'm going to start another doll. . . *yawn*