Knitted Koala Hat

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The first hat I ever crafted was knitted but it wasn’t nearly as cute as this! A sleepy koala for an active baby. What could be better? Thanks to Littleredwindow.com for sharing this one!

http://littleredwindow.com/2016/06/cuddly-koala-hat-knitting-pattern.html

 

 

 

 

Aiiii! So adorable!


Want an easy sweater for the little guy or gal in your life? Look no further. If you can pull off the gradient in there as well, more power to you. I think it adds a nice interest to such a simple pattern. Look at that kid! They love it!

http://www.gina-michele.com/2016/07/super-easy-3-square-childs-sweater.html?m=1

Little Hats, Big Hearts?

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This is a sweet hat was created for the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign from the American Red Hearts Association but when I went to the page to find out more about how to donate, the page didn’t exist. Bummer. Maybe the site was just down temporarily. Still, ┬áthis is pretty cute to knit for any reason.

http://www.handsoccupied.com/2015/11/little-hats-big-hearts/

Bad Hair Day? Thang of the Past!

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I’d be tempted to sport this in the dead of Summer. In Arizona. At the beach…wait…

Hallowig courtesy of Knitty.com. Your niftiness is to be commended, Madam.

Make this in red and you could go as LeeLoo from Fifth Element to your next Halloween party. Multipass!

 

 

I Still Don’t Get It But…

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There I was sitting in my living room with a book of crochet patterns trying to figure out how the deuce to make heads or tails of the instructions. I was staring some of the “beginner” projects for over an hour and let me tell you, I’ve read calculus problems that made more sense than that noise.

EX: The first line of the baby hat pattern I tried from RedHeart.com goes like this. Rnd 1: Ch 2; 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a sl st in first sc.

WHAT???

I don’t see how that translates to a circle type pattern I was expecting from the picture. I just kept getting jumbled messes and had to cut horrible knots off my yarn before trying again. I don’t take defeat easily. Today is my day off and I’d damned if I didn’t have something to show for my efforts! So I found whole project videos on YouTube.com!!!! I thought they would just show how to do a single type of stitch, but no! They have whole projects! There were tons but I really like hats so I went with this lady.

Love this woman! Love her! I’d kiss her face if she were here! It took me a few hours but I made my first crocheted newborn beanie! Can I get a “what, what”? I’m so proud. My success was not without some set backs though. Look at this.

 

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I clearly screwed up my rounds. Looking back I think I didn’t do the slip stitches right as I moved to the next round. But I just wanted to finish something to build my confidence, you know? I can’t help but think those gaps shouldn’t be there at all either…I’ll try again and see what happens.

I still have no idea no idea how to read a pattern though. I think knitting patterns make more sense on paper but don’t translate well when I execute it. Crochet is the exact opposite.

Oh well! Vive la Crochet!

Edges of Madness!

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Oook…seriously, I’m going to make a hat next. I just wanted to try one more swatch to see if I could keep the edges from decreasing. I did a single crochet stitch to the very end this time and I think this is how it should look…right?

I’m gonna eat a pumpkin donut and try not to freak out on my hooks now.

PS: Why is it only Tuesday?! I thought it was Wednesday when I woke up and was all excited cause tomorrow would be Halloween. Arrrrrrgh! (You can’t see it but I’m totally making angry zombie jazz hands of doom and anger right now. Might be why my stitches aren’t coming out correctly…)

 

Rectum? Damn Near Killed ‘Em!

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Two question arise when gazing upon a knitted digestive tract.

Why and WHY?!

For the life of me I can’t imagine what you would do with this besides something Halloweenie or as Pop Art.

Now there’s an idea. Call this something like “Maggie before dinner”, hang it in a museum for modern art and I bet you could get $200k for it!

The pattern is on Inventorspot.com if you’re interested. Even if you aren’t go anyway. How often do you get to read a pattern with the word “rectum” in it? Honestly?

Stitch Maps?

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Have you seen these? JC Briars came up with this kind of awesome mapping of patterns so you aren’t just blindly knitting along and praying what you’re doing is coming out right (like I do). It’s like braille for knitters.

You see the flow of the fabric, your increases and decreases…and the best part?!

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ROW COUNTERS!!!! How much easier would like be with this noise, huh? I have no idea how to keep track of my rows and this would be ideal. Visit the website and register and JC’s crew will send you the visual map for the pattern you submit. Is that a slice of awesome or is that a slice of awesome. I’m very tempted to try it but I should probably have a better idea of how to read basic pattern first.

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Back Me Up On This…

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Someone please tell my husband to stop interrupting my counting to come look at whatever random Republican article he found on the net!!! I’m all for politics but I’m knitting curse you! I will finish the row and then see what’s so important. He’s worse than my 2 year old! Unless our kid is on fire or the cats have eaten each other, leave me the heck alone!….at least till the end of my row.