Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Deck the Halls!

Have you ever heard of kawaii not? W and I bought a copy at Barnes and Nobles ages ago, and spent hours laughing over it! Definitely a good gift. Anyway, Raynor from Knitted Toy Box has adapted an adorable knitted mistletoe, from this pattern inspired by this comic.

You can hang in that special doorway. Or above a certain someone's chair. Or the sink. Or that place where he always drops groceries right on the dining room table before running out to the car to get some more... you get the idea.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

One Swanky Hog


People who know me personally know that I have a soft spot for hedgehogs. Lotus, my sweetie's and my baby, had little hoglets about two weeks ago. They don't look as smart as this guy, though, from the forums at Craftster. They're not as huggable either. And I'm not quite sure we can keep them... :( *gloom*

Knit Amigurumi List!

I feel like this will make life ever so easier for people that visit this blog.
I've been meaning to make this list for a while, and I hope to keep it updated :)

Animals:
Alligator
Bear, Koda, from Petite Pearls
Bee
Bird
Cat
Cat from the Lazy Knitter
Camel
Garter Stitch Elephant
Kawaii Elephant
Frog
Goldfish
Hedgehog
Lamb, from Petite Pearls
Moth
Mouse
Monkey
Moose
Rabbit by Raynor
Rabbit By Rebecca Danger
Scorpion
Snail/Slug
Ziggy and Boing

Objects:
Mistletoe
Rocket Ship from Adventures of Thomas
Rocket Ship from CaffaKnitted
Sea Anemone
Snow Men

Food:
Cherry
Cupcakes
Eggs
Fortune Cookies
Lobster
Mushrooms
Pears
Pie
Radishes
Apple, Peach, Banana
Peas, Pizza, Cake, Tofu, Poptarts

Monsters:
Xlormp
Dinosaurs

Namesakes:
Boots from Dora the Explorer
Futurama Brain Slug
Little Red Riding Hood, from Petite Pearls
Rufus the Leprechaun
Stinky Cheese Man
Tiny Santa

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Magazine Round-Up!

As you may know, Knitty, Petite Purls, and Twist Collective have all come out with their winter issues. Squee! Knitting doesn't have much in the doll department this year (except for a water bottle cover, which is cute but... not quite, knitty.) and Twist Collective isn't free, so they're not quite in the scope of this often off-topic blog.


Petite purls, though, has three adorable patterns for your knitting pleasure:

The first is Koda, a snuggly bear.
The second is little red riding hood!
The third is a cute little lamb! :)

Of course, all of these online zines are worth a look-over, even if you only knit amigurumi. I personally spend at least an hour an issue pouring over twist and keeping myself from buying every pattern.

Don't even talk to me about my projects- it's a week from Christmas!!! AHHH!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I haven't posting in a MONTH!

Is school really that busy? It doesn't feel like it. Also, I've barely finished a single project and I haven't spotted any good Ami on Ravelry.

Picture from Down Cloverlaine

But I thought I'd update with this awesome modification to my Kitten Mittens! Cloverlaine from ravelry made this mittens from the bottom up for her grandchildren. How adorable!! So now, if you didn't want to make them top down, you can do it her way here.

Don't forget to thank Elaine for her helpful mod and to check out some of her adorable designs, especially the ones for bibs... they are so awesome!

I've noticed that for some reason, I am backwards! I like making mittens top-down and socks toe-up. Not that everyone is the opposite, but most of the people I'm close to are! I wonder how I got that way...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Moose!

Photo Copyright Pattern Designer

I know I've been a tad bad at publishing 'Rumi, but I thought I'd put this guy up. He's adorable, isn't he!? Make sure you leave a word at Wife "Mom" Knitter thanking her for this design!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Armadillos!


<3 <3 <3 <3

That's all I have to say. I LOVE ARMADILLOS! Make sure that you click the link in the post to get the pattern :)

Praise the knitting gods, and the lovely Gabybou de Punto blog!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Radishes


This Cozy Life put up a lovely pattern for radishes! Makes me hungry...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sugar Bunny!


The lovely Raynor has once again given everyone a lovely pattern for everyone <3

Enjoy this lovely little bunny!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blast off!


Who doesn't want to sail to the stars? Caffaknitted even provides you with your own spaceman!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Simply Knitting!

I often have a horrible fear that those magazines wrapped in plastic at the grocery store will be a huge disappointment. They can't let you see inside! How do I know that I REALLY want that pattern?

In a way, the same thing happened the other day at Barnes and Nobles. I saw a magazine wrapped in plastic... but with a pattern for a knit cake inside. Hmm. I bought it, found out how easy the cake was, and hit myself in the head for spending $10.50.

But then I realized that this magazine- Simply Knitting- had so much more stuff inside it.
True, the patterns leave something to be desired, but if you're truely obsessed (comme moi) you'd probably find Simply Knitting a fun read.


Reveiw breakdown:
P(s pattern)= (2/8)=25%Overall, the patterns were a little disappointing. I really liked this hat, though! Bulky is in. The other pattern I liked was a cute little baby dress, and a shrug for a small child... but the shrug was CROCHET.

Nonsenicalness= 1- This may be attributed to the fact that it's British, but a few of the stuff in this magazine didn't make any sense. There was an add encouraging you to order back issues, but according to the chart, all back issues were sold out EXCEPT THIS ONE. Also, there's a module titled "Sheep of the Month."

Interestingness= 5- "Sheep of the Month," while a little confusing, is still pretty interesting. Also, this magazine had a TON of fiber-related stuff, from yarn reviews to blog reviews to a knitting horoscope. Oh, not to mention a designer spotlight, articles on interesting charity projects, and HELPFUL yarn reviews. (Personally, I think a yarn review without a swatch is pointless.)Oh, need I bring up the fact that they have discount codes for buying yarn from the distributors that sell their product? It almost makes $10.50 worth it.

My overall review: four stars, but don't bother buying the magazine for the patterns.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Interweave Summer Preview

Okay, so usually I don't subscribe to magazines, touting them all over oblivion. There are a few online blogs that I love, but sometimes I find a magazine and just want to die. It's the same for books: sometimes, you just see one thing and you have to have it.

That's what happened ten short minutes ago when I read Knitting Daily today. Turns out, the Summer Preview is out on their website.

I fell in love with this lovely mesh lace tank, and had to dig deeper.Then I found these two gorgeous garmets, the Great Gatsby Dress and the Luminarie Skirt:

My verdict: I haven't even go the magazine in my hands and I love it. I'm going to preorder as soon as that paycheck deposits...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mouse!


I love keeping up to date on the knitted toys of the interweb, and I think this might just be as fresh as it gets. This adorable mouse from the yarnigans

Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

MPMK SPRING!

Please take a moment to heed my all-caps header and look at MPMK's spring issue. Enjoy the lovely drawings as they model high fashion knits. Enjoy the socks made by yours truly. Make them. Wear them. And don't laugh at my picture, it was seriously the only decent one that wasn't of my feet.

Oh, and make sure you check out my ravelry page and, for those not in the ravelry world, my flickr feed for some exclusive dude action shots.

If you are one of those kind of people that... enjoy... sock action shots...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Studies Show, Danger Turns People On.

... You know what should be turning you on, internet? Rebecca Danger.

You may be asking so many questions right now. "Who's Rebecca Danger?" "Oh, yeah, that awesome Etsy shop... I thought you only did free things?"

Well, guess what internet, this is free. :)

At first I saw this as a ravelry pattern. I contemplated it, then rejected it as I do most ravelry patterns, in an attempt to not alienate those people who have yet to experience the joy of ravelry.

Then today when I was supposed to be doing homework, I thought, "Why not?"

Then I found out that it's not just on ravelry! You can find it on her blog, too :)
So, you know, now everyone can bring some danger into their lives. Make sure you keep on top of this one, perhaps she'll be sending out more swag as time goes by.


(*Number of times this post has included a pun on the word danger: 2. I could have been worse. Anyway, I love her enough to tease her.)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Yellow Center, Crunchy Shell... <3


Well, I'm not exactly big on the eggs. Yeah, they're good for you, and blah blah blah but for some reason, I can't eat them without gagging.

Luckily, I could knit these eggs from Curly Purly all night long, oh yeah!

Also, check out this tribute to eggs.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

WHooo!


The new knitty is up, I'm always the last to post it, I know! Anyway, I've been crazy busy with school, it's unbelievable... but hopefully I can schedule in more knitting soon.

Anyway, they have included this awesome mobile! Check it out!

Of course, you can't forget the lovely, gorgeous socks and shawls and... *falls over content* It's all so beautiful.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Kitten Mittens

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

PIE! Mmmm...


It's been ten weeks since I've had food that's not from the campus. This pie is taunting me, I want to eat it. It just looks so good! Wah!

Anyway, this is also a rogue link, as I found absolutely no way of contacting the designer on crumpart.net ... I can't een tell you who the designer is, other than she's female and lives in Australia, and may or may not be married. All this from snooping through her blog, etsy store, and encountering about 10 different dead links on her website. I tried! There are some names at the bottom of the pattern, but I can't really tell who took the photos and who wrote the pattern.

There's my rant. Make some pie.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

XLORMP!


So I'm a little behind on my pattern posting, mostly because I'm a nice person and I ask permission from people before linking to them. Poster's etiquette, I guess. Anyway, sometimes certain notifications get sent to certain bulk folders in certain email accounts, and I get angry. I may change my ways soon and just send a courtesy link in the future, I don't really know though. Any thoughts out there?

Anyway, here's a real cutie. I think he's just crazy adorable, yes? Mmm, crazy adorable. Brought to you by The Most Popular Book in the World. Read it!

Happy almost midnight! I've been sick recently, so I've been sleeping and waking at strange hours. And throwing up. My favorite thing to throw up: Chocolate cake mixed with white tea crystal light. Try it some time.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Anemone Your Enenemy!

Okay, have you ever heard of Andrew Pants? DO IT NOW.


Another thing you have to do is check out this awesome creation. No lie. It is a real knit sea anemone from, the lady who brought you Nautie, if you read Knitty.

And why I have an Andrew Pants song in my head :(

Sunday, January 25, 2009

It ain't easy being green!


So, I'm totally crazy for this adorable frog! Isn't it cute? I just want to eat him up, he reminds me of a little jelly bean... s'aww! This is brought to you by the lovely Rachel at Knit Party.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

When will this madness end!?

Yeah, so, even though everyone I know is starting up the new semester, RIT is mid-quarter, and I've got the midterm blues. Bah humbug!

Anyway, check out this crazy stuff. It makes me wish I was in Texas, because that would be an awesome exhibit to see....

http://homepage.mac.com/esbradford/Menu3.html

Yeah, I'm even too lazy to hide the link in the text. That's how swamped I am.