Her life, in a nutshell

Just a good ol' fashioned knitting blog! Some of items you'll see are things I've made, some are things I would like to make, and some are just pretty! If you would like to order something, just ask.

August 17, 2014 1:09 pm

kisforkarol:

sergendry:

chippper:

for-redheads:

Ginger Animal of the Week

Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)

Photos  |   [1] Caracal by Sandra Metzbauer  |  [2] by Annafur  |  [3]  Tiny little kitten by Andreas Jansrud

screeches

The progression here is amazing

  1. MAJESTIC
  2. MAJESTIC
  3. TINY POOFY CUPCAKE

poofy cupcake. That is now the official name of caracal kits in my dictionary.

(via itslarsyouguys)

12:48 pm
angryjewishknitter:

“Tulip" is a garter-stitch bag with a log cabin bottom and chevron sides. This is a perfect project for ambitious beginners or more advanced knitters looking for a useful stash-buster. I love the bright colors and fun modern textures. 
Designed by Grace Ann

angryjewishknitter:

Tulip" is a garter-stitch bag with a log cabin bottom and chevron sides. This is a perfect project for ambitious beginners or more advanced knitters looking for a useful stash-buster. I love the bright colors and fun modern textures. 

Designed by Grace Ann

(via theknittingpirate)

July 28, 2014 11:08 am
medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.
Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.
What you’ll need:
circular knitting needles
yarn
small scales
You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.
Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!
(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)
Read More

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

medievalpoc:

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

Read More

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

(via strawberriesaredangerous)

July 21, 2014 8:23 am
Started my Blue Angel Shawl this morning! Finished the set-up rows and one repeat of the first chart. My last endeavour with charts ended badly (hence the lack of activity for the last couple of months), but The Paul’s best friend is getting married in August, and his fiancee is a beautiful, sweet girl who would look so pretty in this shawl. 

Bought the kit on Craftsy during their last sale, and I’m really happy with it so far. The yarn is gorgeous, the pattern easy-to-follow, and it included a workshop with photos for every step.

Started my Blue Angel Shawl this morning! Finished the set-up rows and one repeat of the first chart. My last endeavour with charts ended badly (hence the lack of activity for the last couple of months), but The Paul’s best friend is getting married in August, and his fiancee is a beautiful, sweet girl who would look so pretty in this shawl.

Bought the kit on Craftsy during their last sale, and I’m really happy with it so far. The yarn is gorgeous, the pattern easy-to-follow, and it included a workshop with photos for every step.

July 19, 2014 12:30 pm

Kitchener stitch like a motherfucker! The seam is almost completely invisible, which I’m super proud of since this was my first ever attempt. I only did 14 repeats instead of 16 because I was happy with the length. It’s purely for fashion, and the cotton yarn means that I can wear it next week to work!

Normally projects don’t take me this long (Ravelry shows it’s been like 2 months), but I kept this one as a bus-only project. I may have bought a ton of yarn earlier this week, so I wanted to finish this and then do a serious destashing.

I’m really in love with the colors in this yarn- And I still have two skeins left!! But I need to get started on the Christmas shawls for everyone else, as well as a wedding present for my friend who’s getting married at the end of August.

8:09 am March 21, 2014 1:57 pm
letslovelauren:

This is so perfect

letslovelauren:

This is so perfect

(Source: fuks, via tittyana-maslany)

1:51 pm

knittingandhooking:

Very Pink Knits - Purl One Below (p1b)

(via stitch-please)

March 8, 2014 8:17 am

Going to the sip’ n knit again this week! Trying to get a bit done before I leave so it doesn’t look like I just started this project yesterday (which I totally did but sshhh).

I started this hat the first time almost a year ago with some Cascade Sierra Quatro, but the yarn was a little too thin to hold the pattern (particularly those baby cables). So back into the abyss of my projects it went until I stumbled upon it yesterday while frantically trying to find a pattern I could cast on for my meeting today. Ironically, I bought the yarn I’m using this time on that same trip and ended up not using it for its intended project.

Irl, the color is much darker (think blue-violet crayon with a little more purple). In the light it almost has pink overtones,which I love. Can’t remember the colorway name for the life of me, but it’s really pretty!

The pattern is called “Jen’s New Sweetie Pie Hat” and is a free pattern found on ravelry/the purl bee’s website. It’s knitting up super fast (always a plus!) and the “baby cables” are a simple technique that adds just the right touch of interest to make this more than a stockinette beanie with a 1x1 ribbed brim. The pattern says to begin on 16” circulars, but I’m having no trouble working on a set of 4 8” DPNs. It’s been a while since I whipped those out- thankfully I still remember how to use them!!

February 28, 2014 10:04 am

Five repeats! Thinking of reducing the total number to 22 (11 increase and 11 decrease), which would put me at almost 1/4 of the way done!!

Tomorrow I’m going to my first knitting group meeting- I’m nervous but I think it’ll be fun. Plus I have a gorgeous project to work on. I love being able to download my patterns onto my phone so I can work on the go.

Time for breakfast and more knitting! Thinking I can get another two or three repeats done before work today.

6:32 am

paintchipsfromthewall:

A little snow day knitting to cheer my up. It’s still snowing in Vancouver which is so weird for me in February but at least I’m having kinda a snow day today.

Just cast on the brambles beret out of my Christmas yarn, it’s so easy i’ll be done before you know it. It’s a 29 repeat so not very long.

Can’t wait to wear this.

(via isittimetoknit)

February 26, 2014 9:38 am
stitcherywitchery:

Pam Allen’s free pattern for the knit Alpaca Sox Legwarmers.

stitcherywitchery:

Pam Allen’s free pattern for the knit Alpaca Sox Legwarmers.

9:23 am February 20, 2014 11:37 am

I can’t seem to properly capture the color, but I guess this is close? Irl it’s closer to a light turquoise. I’m almost done skein 3 of 5. Its so squishtastic and I can’t wait to cast off already!! Thinking about cutting it down to 6” of double seed stitch instead of 6.5” to make sure I have enough yarn. For the last one I used almost an entire 420 yards, and I only have (roughly) 413 yards of this yarn. Which is really lovely and I’m glad I treated myself to it.

February 19, 2014 8:32 am
mad-knitting-goddess:

lalalala—lee:

penelopeteapot:

perfect

this is my kind of party. who’s in?

mad-knitting-goddess:

lalalala—lee:

penelopeteapot:

perfect

this is my kind of party. who’s in?

(Source: lauryngreen, via knittingandcrochet)