Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sorry?

I know, I know, it's been about forever and a half since I've last posted. I have excuses that you might accept though! Midterms, constant homework doing, lots of boyfriend time, quite a bit of neopets, figuring out what I want to do with my life, helping my boyfriend's parents with moving-ish (they haven't gotten a new house yet, but we're figuring out if we are going to help them move, if they should move, and who is going to live in their old house), finals are approaching, Thanksgiving and the boyfran  and my birthdays were in the way, Christmas is almost here, and I don't know what my other excuses are besides I really have to pee.


But I'm sitting at school as I type, blogging instead of writing this paper that is worth half of my final for my English class. I have a math review I should probably go over before Saturday, and I have about, hm, let me count...6 chapters of history material to read before Monday. Fun stuff! Let's just say my first semester of college was quite the reality check.

I'm sure by now you have guessed that minimal knitting has been accomplished during this time period. But trust me, I plan on getting a lot of things done over my month long break!

I think I'm just going to tell you my life story at this point, and you are going to listen gosh darnit!!

I've decided to transfer schools. I'm going to go to the technical college in the fall. What I was going to do here isn't exactly ideal anymore. I was going to study Studio Arts with a concentration in crafts, and I saw somewhere on the school website once that a lot of students have gone into interior design with that. What I was planning on doing is have a full-blown Etsy business and use the skills I learn there and put them in my shop. I discovered i only enjoy knitting for myself. Awesome.

So after that revelation I went to see if there's an Interior Design major here, because Interior Design is awesome and it has a lot to do with texture and patterns and colors which relates to my crafty side. Good idea, right? Wrong! There is no Interior Design program here! So I'm doing my research and I'm looking through the required classes at Gateway and there is a lot more to Interior Design than Introduction to Fibers. So transfer I shall do. I'm really excited about it though so that is a good thing.

Uhm, other than that bit of exciting news I don't really have much else to tell my non-existant readers.

Hopefully my next update will be a bit sooner than a month and then some from now.

PS. Pet peeve? People that use... dots... after... everything they say... Just sayin'... Yeah... Facebook is the best way to annoy somebody...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Productions

Last time I mentioned a Zelda themed dishcloth. Well, I went to write it and noticed that wasn't going to go too well, so it's been set aside for the time being and I have some Ravelry themed dishcloths in the making. I also have a couple of holiday themed dishcloths on my mind.

I hope to have these written and tested out soon. I'm looking forward to some projects people end up making.

Happy knitting! <3

Friday, October 15, 2010

I'm fallin' for you.

And so as the days get colder, homework piles up, and midterms rush upon you, time for crafts seems to not exist.



But in good news, I've started knitting Heroine. I definitely want to push this one out before the end of October so that I'm ready for the snow when it finally decides to come. (When it comes, that means I can listen to Christmas music right?)

I've also got some awesome plans for Etsy, and a few dishcloth ideas swimming around that cluttered mind of mine. I digress.

So in short, enjoy the fall while it's here, the snow is just around the corner! Get out those last hats and scarves, trust me, we're going to need them. Happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another?!

As dishcloths for my Etsy have been plopping out like bunny rabbits, I've also designed another dishcloth! I have yet to write up the pattern and test knit it, but it has something to do with Zelda. ;) I shall let the nerds guess what it is.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jack-o-Lantern: Dishcloth

Thinking about the fall season, and checking out tons of pumpkins at work, I thought of this pattern. I always do at least one pumpkin with the classic face. Let me tell you, this version was way cleaner than using the normal pumpkin. And it will never rot! Genius!




Materials
Needles: US #3
Yarn: 1 ball of Lily Sugar 'n' Cream Solid

Finished Measurements: 10” x 8.5”


CO 43
Rows 1-4: K1, P1 across
Row 5 and all odd rows: k1, p1, k1, knit across to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1
Row 6: k1, p1, k1, purl across to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1
Row 8: k1, p1, k1, p8, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 10: k1, p1, k1, p8, k2, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k2, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 12: k1, p1, k1, p8, k21, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 14: k1, p1, k1, p8, k21, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 16: k1, p1, k1, p8, k2, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k3, p1, k2, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 18: k1, p1, k1, p8, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p3, k1, p8, k1, p1, k1

Row 20: k1, p1, k1, purl across to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1

Row 22: k1, p1, k1, p18, k1, p18, k1, p1, k1
Row 24: k1, p1, k1, p17, k3, p17, k1, p1, k1
Row 26: k1, p1, k1, p16, k5, p16, k1, p1, k1

Row 28: k1, p1, k1, purl across to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1

Row 30: k1, p1, k1, p8, k10, p1, k10, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 32: k1, p1, k1, p8, k10, p1, k10, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 34: k1, p1, k1, p9, k8, p3, k8, p9, k1, p1, k1
Row 36: k1, p1, k1, p9, k8, p3, k8, p9, k1, p1, k1
Row 38: k1, p1, k1, p10, k6, p5, k6, p10, k1, p1, k1
Row 40: k1, p1, k1, p10, k6, p5, k6, p10, k1, p1, k1
Row 42: k1, p1, k1, p11, k4, p7, k4, p11, k1, p1, k1
Row 44: k1, p1, k1, p11, k4, p7, k4, p11, k1, p1, k1
Row 46: k1, p1, k1, p12, k2, p9, k2, p12, k1, p1, k1
Row 48: k1, p1, k1, p12, k2, p9, k2, p12, k1, p1, k1

Row 50: k1, p1, k1, purl across to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1

Rows 51-54: k1, p1 across
Bind off.


Coming Soon

These will be going into my Etsy soon. I want to finish a bunch of dishcloths and put them up one day at a time so that I'll stay up in the listings. I really want to get these out of here.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Needles Mark The Spot: Dishcloth

So here's my first pattern. It's not perfect, but there are no errors in the pattern. I hope you enjoy!




Materials:
Needle: US 3
Yarn: Lily Sugar'n Cream 1 Ball

Finished Measurements: 10” x 11”


CO 43 stitches
Knit 6 rows

Row 1 and all odd rows: Knit across

Row 2: k3, purl to last three stitches, k3
Row 4: k3, p6, k1, p23, k1, p6, k3
Row 6: k3, p5, k2, p23, k2, p5, k3
Row 8: k3, p4, k4, p21, k4, p4, k3
Row 10: k3, p6, k3, p19, k3, p6, k3

Row 12: k3, p7, k3, p17, k3, p7, k3
Row 14: k3, p8, k3, p15, k3, p8, k3
Row 16: k3, p9, k3, p13, k3, p9, k3
Row 18: k3, p10, k3, p11, k3, p10, k3
Row 20: k3, p11, k3, p9, k3, p11, k3

Row 22: k3, p12, k3, p7, k3, p12, k3
Row 24: k3, p13, k3, p5, k3, p13, k3
Row 26: k3, p14, k3, p3, k3, p14, k3
Row 28: k3, p15, k3, p1, k3, p15, k3
Row 30: k3, p16, k5, p16, k3

Row 32: k3, p17, k3, p17, k3
Row 34: k3, p16, k5, p16, k3
Row 36: k3, p15, k3, p1, k3, p15, k3
Row 38: k3, p14, k3, p3, k3, p14, k3
Row 40: k3, p13, k3, p5, k3, p13, k3

Row 42: k3, p12, k3, p7, k3, p12, k3
Row 44: k3, p11, k3, p9, k3, p11, k3
Row 46: k3, p10, k3, p11, k3, p10, k3
Row 48: k3, p9, k3, p13, k3, p9, k3
Row 50: k3, p8, k3, p15, k3, p8, k3

Row 52: k3, p7, k3, p17, k3, p7, k3
Row 54: k3, p6, k3, p19, k3, p6, k3
Row 56: k3, p6, k2, p21, k2, p6, k3
Row 58: k3, p5, k1, p25, k1, p5, k3

Row 60: k3, purl to last three stitches, k3
Row 61: Knit across

Knit 6 rows even.
Cast off.

Weave in ends and enjoy your dishcloth!