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*