Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sweater for Christmas

Well, here is a reveal of my first sweater knit for a man.  My youngest son actually wears sweaters, so I had a chance to knit a basic, worsted-weight sweater for him.  The yarn is Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn, which is currently my favorite acrylic.  It's a bit lighter than Red Heart, but still substantial--and very soft.

The pattern is free from Lion Brand.

See my projects on Ravelry, too.

I have now cast on a second sweater for Kaleb. This one is a pattern from Vampire Knits.  Look for an update soon.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gallery of Past Projects: Trip Down Memory Lane

I just wanted to post some pictures for my readers.  A little sampling of my book/TV/movie-related projects follows:

Jughead Hat

Ravenclaw Scarf

Fantastic Beasts Hufflepuff Scarf

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Some Assembly Required

When I first got my copy of  Tudor Roses by Alice and Jade Starmore, I spent weeks just reading it and looking at the pictures.  I mentally knitted several designs before deciding on "Margaret Beaufort."  Don't tell the authors, but I bought some lovely, yet affordable acrylic (Alice just fainted) yarn--Lion Brand's Heartland.  It's soft and the blended colors are nice.  And if I really love this sweater I will go on some day to knit it in authentic wool from islands off the Scottish coast like I am supposed to do.

Having posted this picture, I will now feel some pressure to get to the blocking and sewing.  Not today, but soon.  I will keep y'all posted!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hat to Match Blue Variant Scarf

With leftover yarn from my Blue Variant of the Dr. Who Scarf, I made this hat inspired by the big, slouchy shape of Scotty's hat from the first of the new Star Trek movies.  All the garter stitch in this cuffed slouch hat make it super cozy warm.  I used the gray and two of the blues from my scarf.

Next winter I will dress up my navy blue coat with this Star Trek/Dr. Who combo.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Check Out this Crochet Scarf Pattern!

Even though the Twilight movies are old news by now, those movies did have some great knitwear in them--thanks to the cold, damp climate of Forks, WA.  I found this pattern on Ravelry and want to thank the blogger for crocheting this Carlisle baseball scarf lookalike:

Crochet Every Day: Carlisle Cullen's Baseball Scarf Pattern: This pattern has been over a year in the making, so you can imagine how excited I am to share it with you today!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pom Poms with Ease

Preemie Hat with Pom Pom

I found a great video showing how to make pom poms with a hairpin lace loom.  It looks much easier than threading yarn through the hole in the middle of a pom pom maker:

I'll be trying this today, as I have to fill a large order with 20 pom poms.  I'll be sure to let my readers know how I like this technique.