10 10 / 2012

janizzle:

barackfuckingobama:

slutformisha:

mybelovedcheshire:

jandillmann:

Knit one row a day for a year, matching the yarn color to the color of the sky that day.

MOTHERFUCK THAT’S COOL

dude I’m irish I could just buy a grey scarf

omg aoife

I STILL REALLY WANT TO DO THIS except make a blanket instead of a scarf.
Someone throw money at me so I can buy yarn.


I see this all the time and every time I see it, I think “Am I the only one that thinks this would be a really short scarf?” If I were to ever do a project like this (and let’s be honest, I might start but I’ll forget about it three days in), I would probably knit the scarf length-wise over a span of a season (probably fall) and focus on sunsets so I get some good reds and oranges in there.

janizzle:

barackfuckingobama:

slutformisha:

mybelovedcheshire:

jandillmann:

Knit one row a day for a year, matching the yarn color to the color of the sky that day.

MOTHERFUCK THAT’S COOL

dude I’m irish I could just buy a grey scarf

omg aoife

I STILL REALLY WANT TO DO THIS except make a blanket instead of a scarf.

Someone throw money at me so I can buy yarn.

I see this all the time and every time I see it, I think “Am I the only one that thinks this would be a really short scarf?” If I were to ever do a project like this (and let’s be honest, I might start but I’ll forget about it three days in), I would probably knit the scarf length-wise over a span of a season (probably fall) and focus on sunsets so I get some good reds and oranges in there.

10 10 / 2012

Why yes, I did put all my other projects aside so I could start my holiday knitting, which I just started planning yesterday. 

At least it’s all bulky yarn and big needles. I’m halfway done with a honey-yellow GAP-tastic Cowl.

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.

06 10 / 2012

redundantandrepetitive:

Hel-puppy arrives in the yard
his milkshake brings a Hel-puppy to the yard.
augh! I drink your milkshake
Thori drinks it all up. :\

as a side note, if someone who can draw cares to take a look at this video and draw Kid Loki getting the audience to laugh and clap along while Leah rolls her eyes and grudgingly sings along, I’d love to see it. ;D

Kid Loki’s project page on Ravelry is here, and the milkshake’s page is here.

28 9 / 2012

DSC_4196 by bagender on Flickr (badknitter on ravelry).
This is the same yarn that I’m using for my sock. I really love how it worked up for badknitter and it was the inspiration for making this sock how I made it.

DSC_4196 by bagender on Flickr (badknitter on ravelry).

This is the same yarn that I’m using for my sock. I really love how it worked up for badknitter and it was the inspiration for making this sock how I made it.

28 9 / 2012

The sock I’ve been working on. The pattern is this but sockified.

It’s one of those projects that’s taking forever because 1) I’m making up the pattern as I go and 2) it’s one of those projects that I’m always stopping to pet and admire. I can only get a round or two in before I have to stop to try it on and make sure it fits. 

21 9 / 2012

Little dude still loves the scarf I made from last year. 
He also loves whipped cream. 

Little dude still loves the scarf I made from last year. 

He also loves whipped cream. 

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

stitchesandwords asked: I love those socks, what pattern did you use?

Thanks! It’s my own pattern. I have shoddy notes on my ravelry page about it, but here you go anyway:

Magic CO 16 
Increase toe until there are 72 stitches (36 on each needle) 
Start 3x1 (3 knit, 1 purl) until heel (about 1 1/2 from your heel if you try it on.)

Short row heel: 12 stitches unworked for heel before increasing (the short rows) again. 
Start cabling (3kx1px3k) on the sides of sock every 10 rounds. For more instructions on how exactly I cabled, just send me another ask.
Continue knitting until there are 10 cables. Knit 5 more rounds.

Start calf increases—>increase on each side of the middle rib section on the back of the sock. 
Do this until there are 112 stitches on needles (or 17 knit columns on back of the sock.) Knit for another 1.5-2 inches (or 19 rounds according to my needles). 


Start cuff. K1 p1 front needle (front of sock) and knit 1 purl 1 for 32 sts into back of the sock. k2tog, purl 1, 8 times, then k3tog for a total of 102 sts. Knit 1 purl 1 for last 25 sts on sock. Continue working cuff in k1p1 to desired length (mine is 4.5”.)

I finished with a sewn bind off.

29 7 / 2012

Remember these? I finished them! Horray!

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.

05 2 / 2012

Mini Mania scarf is finished! I had a difficult time knitting this scarf due partly because I was too busy petting it. 

It’s pretty but it will never be worn. It’s too short (only 5’) and too thin (maybe 4”? I didn’t measure).

29 1 / 2012

I started knitting a Mini Mania Scarf in order to get over my second (knee-high) sock syndrome. I feel that linen stitch is really helping.

I started knitting a Mini Mania Scarf in order to get over my second (knee-high) sock syndrome. I feel that linen stitch is really helping.

27 1 / 2012

I’ve got 99 problems, and a stitch marker is one of them.

23 1 / 2012

I have an itch that needs scratchin’

Free pattern on ravelry: Mini Mania

I have an itch that needs scratchin’

Free pattern on ravelry: Mini Mania