My knitting life is a bit slow right now. We just moved, second time in less than 2 months. Our new house is really amazing and we love it so far. But the mountains of boxes to unpack feels overwhelming and is taking the majority of my attention. But I will be back. I started 4 new hats before we did this last move so there will be more!

@3 weeks ago with 2 notes

http://readalfa.tumblr.com/post/88782080884/readalfa-i-am-not-an-adult-why-did-i-think-i 

readalfa:

readalfa:

I AM NOT AN ADULT

WHY DID I THINK I COULD CUT THINGS WITH A KNIFE AND NOT CUT MYSELF BY ACCIDENT TOO

Fact: I have HORRIBLE knife skills

as evidenced by the half-inch-long scar on my right thumb from a mandoline slicer incident last summer (I will never use a mandoline again,…

I once cut myself so bad with a butter knife that I needed 3 stitches. A butter knife. And yes, I was an adult. 

@1 month ago with 6 notes
Self improvised pattern on the fly - gull stitch hat

Self improvised pattern on the fly - gull stitch hat

@1 month ago with 16 notes
#knitting #Knitter #hat 
That moment when you wake up and realize that your dream about your favorite yarn store having a huge sale isn’t real. And then even if it it was, you still 1) don’t need any more yarn and 2) can’t afford it anyway.

That moment when you wake up and realize that your dream about your favorite yarn store having a huge sale isn’t real. And then even if it it was, you still 1) don’t need any more yarn and 2) can’t afford it anyway.

@1 month ago with 3 notes
#dreams #Knitter #knit woes #knitting 
WIP Wednesday ThursdayLet’s pretend I didn’t have technology problems that prevented me from sharing this yesterday on Wednesday.Only 45 more inches to go on my Few of My Favorite Things Cowl(pattern/idea here)I’m enjoying this EXCEPT except except 72 stitches on a 16” circular are NOT ENOUGH. I keep having to violently push my stitches around. Part of the problem is that I’m a tight knitter and the black main yarn is a bit thinner than worsted. BUT STILL if I wanted to do this again, I’d cast on at least 96. This would be the perfect project to learn 2 handed fair isle knitting, instead of my beginner drop and pick up method, but not having enough stitches to flow properly makes it impossible for me to really get the rhythm because I have to drop both yarns and get my stitches around the needle.I am excited tho because I just started putting a tardis on it. And I’m going to do a weeping angel too because the weeping angel episodes are some of my favorites. I thought about putting my girls’ names on it, but decided I’d rather put some animals that represent them instead.

WIP Wednesday Thursday

Let’s pretend I didn’t have technology problems that prevented me from sharing this yesterday on Wednesday.

Only 45 more inches to go on my Few of My Favorite Things Cowl
(pattern/idea here)

I’m enjoying this EXCEPT except except 72 stitches on a 16” circular are NOT ENOUGH. I keep having to violently push my stitches around. Part of the problem is that I’m a tight knitter and the black main yarn is a bit thinner than worsted. BUT STILL if I wanted to do this again, I’d cast on at least 96. This would be the perfect project to learn 2 handed fair isle knitting, instead of my beginner drop and pick up method, but not having enough stitches to flow properly makes it impossible for me to really get the rhythm because I have to drop both yarns and get my stitches around the needle.

I am excited tho because I just started putting a tardis on it. And I’m going to do a weeping angel too because the weeping angel episodes are some of my favorites. I thought about putting my girls’ names on it, but decided I’d rather put some animals that represent them instead.

@1 month ago with 100 notes
#wip wednesday #ooops thursday #knitting #knitter #fair isle 

possibly unpopular knitting opinion

mermaidprincessmeg:

I don’t like the magic loop knitting method. Its cumbersome and annoying to me…

It feels more awkward to me to use that method rather than knitting in the round. I’d rather just use dpns for things…

I wondered if I was the only one … 

I always feel clumsy with it, cable loops on both sides that get in the way and I always get my yarn tangled around the cables. I keep wondering if I just need to do more projects with magic loop or what.

(via stitch-please)

@1 month ago with 32 notes
Another self improvised pattern with help of a slip stitch pattern book. I wanted to call this the Orphan Blue Hat since I started it while watching Orphan Black. But I didn’t size it quite right and it is a child sized hat so that doesn’t seem like the best name.

Another self improvised pattern with help of a slip stitch pattern book. 

I wanted to call this the Orphan Blue Hat since I started it while watching Orphan Black. But I didn’t size it quite right and it is a child sized hat so that doesn’t seem like the best name.

@1 month ago with 6 notes
#Knit #knitting #Knitter #hat #slip stitch #orphan black 
rampantpenguin:

Don’t forget the tea! 

"And I love your big yarn stash, can we fondle that again?"

rampantpenguin:

Don’t forget the tea! 

"And I love your big yarn stash, can we fondle that again?"

(via knit-me-a-blanket)

@1 month ago with 115 notes
(via BYOB knit mesh bag - Summer 2008 - Knitty)

I think this will be on my list of “things to knit this summer!”

(via BYOB knit mesh bag - Summer 2008 - Knitty)

I think this will be on my list of “things to knit this summer!”

@1 month ago

theknitdepartment:

KNITTED MINI SKIRT

Another super easy pattern to knit guys!

This beautiful mini skirt is a fantastic project to knit, I had lots of fun just thinking how I could put together an outfit using my mini skirt. I think it looks great for a night out with cool tights and a leather jacket, or for a casual occasion with a basic top and tights… these are just 2 examples but really there’s endless ways to style it!

I used 3 different knitting patterns, the seed stitch, smocking stitch and rib stitch.. all classic, all easy to knit, I promise you’ll have no problem knitting this project! 

As always the pattern is free, click here to get it:

http://theknitdepartment.tumblr.com/post/81574194476/knitted-mini-skirt-written-pattern

(via thecraftyliciouscrafter)

@2 months ago with 278 notes