Saturday, December 08, 2007

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas....

from Etsy ^
Update: I got it! My wonderful boyfriend bought it for me in this color.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Adam's Birthday Hat

Adam's Hat is worked on size 8 16" circulars and double pins. I used Cascade 220 in navy 8393 and red 9404. A tapestry needle is used for the duplicate stitch. I made the graph myself. My duplicate stitch skills are not superb, but I am sure the chart can be done justice by an established stitcher.

On circulars, cast on 75 in red yarn (9404) and place marker (pm). Join for working in the round.

Work 1 3/4 inches in K2P1 rib.

Work one round knitting all stitches (stockinette).

Switch to blue yarn and work in stockinette until piece measures 6 inches from the cast on edge.

Begin decreases.

Decrease round 1: *K2tog, K11, SSK, place marker* (distinguishable from begin round marker), repeat 3 times, K2tog, K11, SSK (65)
Round 2: Knit
Round 3: *K2tog, K9, SSK,* repeat to end of round (K2tog after markers, SSK before markers)(55)
Round 4: (I switched to DPNs) Knit
Round 5: *K2tog, K7, SSK,* repeat to end of round (45)
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: *K2tog, K5, SSK,* repeat to end of round (35)
Round 8: Knit
Round 9: *K2tog, K3, SSK,* repeat to end of round (25)
Round 10: *K2tog, K1, SSK,* repeat to end of round (15)
Round 11: *K2tog K1* repeat to end of round (10)

Break yarn and draw tail through remaining stitches. Close and secure.

Duplicate stitch the graph onto the beanie.

Royal Rooters cry "Wicked awesome beanie! Go Red Sox!"

He liked it.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Radiology Tech

My friend is almost done with school to be a radiology technician. She likes to tell me about the different bones in my body. Anyway, I made her a hat with skulls, because I am so proud of her.

The hat pattern is my invention, but I took the chart from somewhere else. You could put any chart on it, use KnitPro (in my links) and it creates charts for you.

I used Encore Worsted in black and white on size 8 16" circulars and double pins.

Hat is worked in black and duplicate stitch skulls in white.

CO 72 on the circulars.

Knit 1 inch in K2, P2 rib.

Switch to stockinette and work until hat measures 5.5 inches from cast on. Begin decreases (switch to DPN when you feel stretched).

*K2tog, K8, SSK* repeat to end (60)

Knit one round.

*K2tog, K6, SSK* Repeat to end (48)
Knit one round.

*K2tog, K4, SSK* Repeat to end (36)
Knit one round.

*K2tog, K2, SSK* Repeat to end (24)
Knit one round.

*K2tog, SSK* Repeat to end (12)
K2tog to end (6)

Draw tail through remaining yarn. Pull closed and secure.
Embroider skull pattern using white and duplicate stitch.

I used this chart.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I think I made up that word... Miscellania. I am coining it as the world of my hobbies and also the items I make in said world. It means two things. It's a homonym.

I made this adorable cupcake for a friend, and another for my principal. (Yes I am a kiss up). The pattern is from the book One Skein.

This is the FCAT. He makes the standardized testing not nearly so scary. He makes trips around the 3rd grade classrooms during testing and just sits somewhere in class to lighten the mood. The pattern is Kate Cat from

This is Beans' devil DISS hat. It is the Kittyville baby devil hat.

Monday, June 25, 2007

What Type of Yarn Are You?

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Mohair.You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that's okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes.
Take this quiz!

Haha... Moe-Hair

Monday, April 16, 2007