Friday, September 14, 2012

starting to look like a "thing"

I love the blog Attic24 . 2 Lovely Ladies from my Knit Nite turned me on to her and I haven't looked back!

Her use of color is so cheerful and amazing as is her crochet skillz...and now I finally started on of her patterns.

This is the beginning of what is to be the granny stripe blanket . It's just a start and I may have bitten off more than I could chew by making it a "queen" size one.

But hey, there are some cold nights on the way here in Minnesota and it's always nice to be working on a blanket whilst it gives you warmth even before it's done. HA! I win this round blanket!

As the Starks say:
Winter is coming....grab a blankie!
ok they don't actually say all of that, but wouldn't that be all sorts of fun?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pandorica Opens Scarf!

One of my obsessions is Doctor Who.
Another is Crafty Swaps on
Yet another is knitting.

Here's what happily happened when these obsessions collided...

I don't think Van Gogh's masterpiece has been attempted in knit form so I had to give it a whirl.

The flames are knit with 2 strands of sock yarn in i-cord, then tacked on with a basic sewing thread.

I knitted this scarf for Strawberryh in the Surprise Swap on craftster and I didn't want it to go...
But we do what we must and need to as faithful Whovians.
The pattern is from The Spiral Staircase Scarf on rav link and was superfun and quick to make. I'll definately be knitting more of these scarves (not necessarily Doctor-centric) up!!!