What is something you would make if you had unlimited talent/supplies/patience?

Cardigans and more cardigans. And then I’d use my unlimited talent to design my own things.

(Source: fannishknits)

@1 day ago with 60 notes
#Knitter 
Looking for an awesome animal hat pattern for all of those people on your Christmas list that like animal hats? (Seriously, I have like 3 people on my list that this fits.)Epic Wolf or Fox hat pattern (adult/teen sized)Receive $1 off with coupon code Howl through Midnight CST September 28th.
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This is not my pattern (and the picture is from her pattern listing), I just found it, bought it and love it! (Can’t wait to start making it.) She includes detailed photo instructions on how to sew on the ears as well as other parts. I’m sharing because it is MADE OF AWESOME. Currently I plan to make wolf hat, fox hat, and a monster gnome from this pattern (monster gnome is not included in the actual pattern, I’m going to use the ears from this tho.)

Looking for an awesome animal hat pattern for all of those people on your Christmas list that like animal hats? (Seriously, I have like 3 people on my list that this fits.)

Epic Wolf or Fox hat pattern (adult/teen sized)

Receive $1 off with coupon code 
Howl through Midnight CST September 28th.

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This is not my pattern (and the picture is from her pattern listing), I just found it, bought it and love it! (Can’t wait to start making it.) She includes detailed photo instructions on how to sew on the ears as well as other parts. I’m sharing because it is MADE OF AWESOME. Currently I plan to make wolf hat, fox hat, and a monster gnome from this pattern (monster gnome is not included in the actual pattern, I’m going to use the ears from this tho.)

@2 days ago with 11 notes
#Knitter #knitting #animal hat #wolf hat #knitting pattern 
Knitting woes:1) Show my mom the cardigan I’m making for her because I know she won’t love it if she doesn’t get it just right and our tastes are different. She threw out half of my color choices and we needed black. The best choice was pricey. Like $15 a skein pricey. Ouch. 2) Need to rip out 20 rows on the above project because I added the green we agreed on in order to not have to buy more purple… and it looks horrid. I didn’t even show her, I just know it looks horrid.Looks like a sport team. Now I need to buy more purple too. I warned her that the dye lots might be different and she said that was fine. It is better than this green tho. I might need to take a break from this project for a bit.3) Found the perfect hat pattern for my youngest sister and her girlfriend for xmas. I imagined them in near matching hats, they would totally find it funny the way I was going to make them. I knew I was taking a risk with the pattern because the creator was German. But she put out an English version. I am not sure if it is my lack of knitting experience or the translation but I don’t really understand much of the pattern. Certainly not enough to knit it.4) My brother-in-law bought me 3 skeins of madeline tosh for hats and a cowl, but then didn’t want to talk about what he wanted for a hat. I should have knit something I know he’d hate and then I’d have a hat for myself. Kind of hard to refuse to make someone a hat tho when they buy tosh.

Knitting woes:

1) Show my mom the cardigan I’m making for her because I know she won’t love it if she doesn’t get it just right and our tastes are different. She threw out half of my color choices and we needed black. The best choice was pricey. Like $15 a skein pricey. Ouch. 

2) Need to rip out 20 rows on the above project because I added the green we agreed on in order to not have to buy more purple… and it looks horrid. I didn’t even show her, I just know it looks horrid.Looks like a sport team. Now I need to buy more purple too. I warned her that the dye lots might be different and she said that was fine. It is better than this green tho. I might need to take a break from this project for a bit.

3) Found the perfect hat pattern for my youngest sister and her girlfriend for xmas. I imagined them in near matching hats, they would totally find it funny the way I was going to make them. I knew I was taking a risk with the pattern because the creator was German. But she put out an English version. I am not sure if it is my lack of knitting experience or the translation but I don’t really understand much of the pattern. Certainly not enough to knit it.

4) My brother-in-law bought me 3 skeins of madeline tosh for hats and a cowl, but then didn’t want to talk about what he wanted for a hat. I should have knit something I know he’d hate and then I’d have a hat for myself. Kind of hard to refuse to make someone a hat tho when they buy tosh.

@2 weeks ago with 1 note
#knitting woes 
@2 weeks ago
Another hat in my hat curse - made specifically for another person yet looks utterly fantastic on ME. I have to give this to my brother-in-law as payment for his yarn stash that he gave me. (His yarn stash had malabrigo in it, we aren’t talking like low end yarn here.)  Lola the mannequin does not do this hat justice, trust me. I could make it again but I found it to be a bit boring to knit.This is basically the Wurm Hat but with variations - the brim is a ktb purl (I started Windschief but brother in law didn’t like it so I just kept the rib). I increased like mad after the brim to fit his large head. Luckily wool has a lot of give.This one desperately needed blocking and I did a water soak and of course it stretched out because I always forget to be super gentle when taking it out and not to wring it like a rag. I tried blocking on a foam head but that didn’t work. I ended up blocking on a balloon and that was great, I was able to get the shape back into the purl sections and it looks really good. Blocking does WONDERS sometimes.

Another hat in my hat curse - made specifically for another person yet looks utterly fantastic on ME. I have to give this to my brother-in-law as payment for his yarn stash that he gave me. (His yarn stash had malabrigo in it, we aren’t talking like low end yarn here.)  Lola the mannequin does not do this hat justice, trust me. I could make it again but I found it to be a bit boring to knit.

This is basically the Wurm Hat but with variations - the brim is a ktb purl (I started Windschief but brother in law didn’t like it so I just kept the rib). I increased like mad after the brim to fit his large head. Luckily wool has a lot of give.

This one desperately needed blocking and I did a water soak and of course it stretched out because I always forget to be super gentle when taking it out and not to wring it like a rag. I tried blocking on a foam head but that didn’t work. I ended up blocking on a balloon and that was great, I was able to get the shape back into the purl sections and it looks really good. Blocking does WONDERS sometimes.

@3 weeks ago
#Knit #Knitter #knit hats #hat #Free hat pattern #blocking 
ilovemrmittens:

Sleeves!!! Sorry not sure who made this. #flared #sleeves #wool #jumper #bigknits #inspiration #ilovemrmittens #moodboard (at I love Mr.Mittens studio )

These chunky knit sweaters are KILLLING ME.

ilovemrmittens:

Sleeves!!! Sorry not sure who made this. #flared #sleeves #wool #jumper #bigknits #inspiration #ilovemrmittens #moodboard (at I love Mr.Mittens studio )

These chunky knit sweaters are KILLLING ME.

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@1 day ago with 73 notes
purlonpearl:

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Love this!
@1 week ago with 21 notes
ilovemrmittens:

Did you spot this amazing photo by @rachelkara1 in @vogueaustralia May 2014 issue? #thecardigan #olive #beanie #bigknits #handmade #wool #heartworking #knitwear #australia #ilovemrmittens #rachelkara

Omg, excuse me while I run out and buy a bunch of grey chunky yarn to knit this sweater.

ilovemrmittens:

Did you spot this amazing photo by @rachelkara1 in @vogueaustralia May 2014 issue? #thecardigan #olive #beanie #bigknits #handmade #wool #heartworking #knitwear #australia #ilovemrmittens #rachelkara

Omg, excuse me while I run out and buy a bunch of grey chunky yarn to knit this sweater.

(via purlonpearl)

@2 weeks ago with 18 notes
#knit love 
Stripes!

Stripes!

@2 weeks ago with 1 note
I didn’t do that much knitting over the summer but I worked on a few hats. I enjoyed this one because I like short rows even if they are a wee bit challenging to keep track of where you are at. I also struggled a bit with the seaming at the end because I used a crocheted provisional cast on instead of what she recommended, which I think worked ok but every time I have to do the kitchner bind off I have to pull out the working in a circle knitting book and remind myself how to do it.  Pattern - Vortex Hat Pattern (free!)

I didn’t do that much knitting over the summer but I worked on a few hats. I enjoyed this one because I like short rows even if they are a wee bit challenging to keep track of where you are at. I also struggled a bit with the seaming at the end because I used a crocheted provisional cast on instead of what she recommended, which I think worked ok but every time I have to do the kitchner bind off I have to pull out the working in a circle knitting book and remind myself how to do it.  

Pattern - Vortex Hat Pattern (free!)

@3 weeks ago
#Knitter #hat #Free hat pattern #free knitting pattern