09 12 / 2013

We are getting a snow storm tomorrow and I just realized that the kiddo didn’t have any gloves. Gloves are Improptues (Rav. link) knit on size 9 to fit a 4-5 year old’s hands.

We are getting a snow storm tomorrow and I just realized that the kiddo didn’t have any gloves. Gloves are Improptues (Rav. link) knit on size 9 to fit a 4-5 year old’s hands.

08 12 / 2013

I’m not sure what I hate more about this project - that it takes me an hour to figure out how to crochet again every time I want to add a few squares or the fact that it will take me 20 years to finish.

I’m not sure what I hate more about this project - that it takes me an hour to figure out how to crochet again every time I want to add a few squares or the fact that it will take me 20 years to finish.

31 10 / 2013

Close up of his shark costume

Close up of his shark costume

27 12 / 2012

Things I knit for Christmas.

1. Regular Guy Beanie 

2. Northern Loop Cowl

3. Simple Slouch Hat

4 & 5. Camp Out Fingerless Mitts

6. GAP-tastic Cowl

7. Warm Up Hat

all patterns found for free on Ravelry

31 10 / 2012

knittomania:

Perfect for today


Adding the source because this is a fucking awesome and free lap blanket pattern. Plus, I love Cascade’s Eco Wool.

knittomania:

Perfect for today


Adding the source because this is a fucking awesome and free lap blanket pattern. Plus, I love Cascade’s Eco Wool.

(via knittomania)

31 10 / 2012

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

29 10 / 2012

One of my friends is having an Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder Contest on facebook, where you can win one of her adorable Chihuahua pillows. 
If Chihuahua’s aren’t your thing, she has several other dog breed pillows at her shop you can buy or you can have a pillow custom made. 
Either way, go like her facebook page. It’s good stuff.

One of my friends is having an Obsessive Chihuahua Disorder Contest on facebook, where you can win one of her adorable Chihuahua pillows. 

If Chihuahua’s aren’t your thing, she has several other dog breed pillows at her shop you can buy or you can have a pillow custom made. 

Either way, go like her facebook page. It’s good stuff.

07 10 / 2012

There is this first sock and I’m about 3 inches or so away from it being finished.

There is this shawl, I need to rip out 7 rows and start the pattern repeat right this time.

There is this cardigan from well over a year ago. Need to finish the one sleeve, knit the other.

There is a half-finished, basic sock that wants to be with its matching partner.

There are these crochet squares that I can sew together.

There’s a little boy’s Peter Pan costume I can finish up (need sleeves, a hat.)

Various other projects (coffee cup cozies, mitts, I can repair the stems of my fabric pumpkins, finish those witch dolls (yeah, she has friends.)

So yell at me and kick my ass into gear. I want to finish up these projects and get them out of my way/work space/coffee table/nightstand/etc. Just being fucking lazy about it.

01 10 / 2012

Two new Halloween pillows. Made by me. (Taken with Instagram)

Two new Halloween pillows. Made by me. (Taken with Instagram)

01 9 / 2012

Or, How Jill Starts a Knitting Project

Step 1: Secure yarn and pattern.

Step 2: Get really excited.

Step 3: Almost start to cast on before realizing there is another project that still needs to be finished.

Step 4: Fuck it. Begin new project anyway.

Step 5: Forget how to do a long-tail cast-on.

Step 6: Fiddle with sticks.

Step 7: Successfully cast on!

Step 8: Read directions. Pattern calls for twisted German cast on.

Step 9: Rethink all life decisions.

Step 10: Grab a beer, this is going to be a long night.

29 7 / 2012

Remember these? I finished them! Horray!

23 7 / 2012

New doll.

New doll.

21 4 / 2012

Fffffuuuuuuuuuucccccccckkkkkkkkk.
Giant rip down the side, yup. Arm torn apart, yup. Hole at the bottom seam, yup. 
Second time in washing machine. There are several other holes due to super cheap fabric being super cheap. I’d rather not patch it since it is something I’ll have to continue to do, but little dude wants his robot so guess what I’ll be doing tonight.

Fffffuuuuuuuuuucccccccckkkkkkkkk.

Giant rip down the side, yup. Arm torn apart, yup. Hole at the bottom seam, yup. 

Second time in washing machine. There are several other holes due to super cheap fabric being super cheap. I’d rather not patch it since it is something I’ll have to continue to do, but little dude wants his robot so guess what I’ll be doing tonight.

10 3 / 2012

Year of the Ox lost his nose ring, has thread hanging off his eye, stains, and his nose is becoming threadbare. He is a washing machine veteran.
And because children are disgusting, Robot has been through the washing machine as well (but only once) and already his eyes are loose. He’s also pilling and linty, which is a magnet for dog hair.

Year of the Ox lost his nose ring, has thread hanging off his eye, stains, and his nose is becoming threadbare. He is a washing machine veteran.

And because children are disgusting, Robot has been through the washing machine as well (but only once) and already his eyes are loose. He’s also pilling and linty, which is a magnet for dog hair.

10 3 / 2012

In case anyone is wondering about my knee-high grey socks and why I haven’t posted a picture of them completed, this is why.
About a month ago, I messed up the increases, got angry and tossed them aside. Now that it’s getting warmer, I’m starting to want to rip them back, fix the mistake, and complete them. I really want to wear them with shorts and boots this spring.

In case anyone is wondering about my knee-high grey socks and why I haven’t posted a picture of them completed, this is why.

About a month ago, I messed up the increases, got angry and tossed them aside. Now that it’s getting warmer, I’m starting to want to rip them back, fix the mistake, and complete them. I really want to wear them with shorts and boots this spring.