Happy Sunday, all!
As we are at GenCon this week, once again I thought we could take a look at travel totes but this time around focusing on yarn projects. The issues I usually run into when bringing along my crochet projects often include tangled yarn and/or carrying the right hooks (but not all of my hooks), so I’ve been looking in to DIY patterns to solve these or at least reduce them.
This first one from SewMamaSew is an all-inclusive type that can fit at least a couple skeins of yarn and has pockets for both patterns and other utensils (hooks, stitch markers, etc.):
This second one from JustCraftyEnough could be placed inside of a larger tote for portability because it definitely solves any tangling possibilities. I really love the idea of essentially having a portable yarn bowl:
This last one from CherishedBliss is probably my favorite, not only because of the clever graphic but also because of the clever construction with multiple grommets and pockets:
I hope these inspire many happy traveling craft shenanigans.
Wonder Woman movie got you feeling like you need to fill your wardrobe with something to match? Well one woman has seen fit to help us poor mortals out by not only releasing an easy to adjust knit sweater pattern; she also did it for free.
Here’s what you need for this project:
- Medium (4) Weight yarn – 1456 – 1872 yards (1331 – 1712 m): Cascade Yarns Hollywood recommended
- US Size 10 (6mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- Natalie Bursztyn’s awesome pattern
Now I’m not a knitter so I can’t weigh in on how easy it is to read or not, but my guess is this would be intermediate level of difficulty. Worth it to dress your self in awesome Wonder Woman garb this winter though. 😉
I know winter is behind us, but I only just found these recently and I don’t wanna wait until it’s cold again to share them. 😛
Based in Istanbul, Talkingloves makes adorable knit clothing with a fun twist. When you put the gloves together, or sometimes position them just so, they contain a special adorable shape. The kitty ones above are my favorite, cause I love cats, but it’s the concept in general that I caught my attention. Perhaps it’s the romantic in me, but I’d be super cute to get 2 pairs of the heart one so that when you and your significant other hold hands it forms a little heart on the inside that only you know about. ^_^
A bit more on focus for those of us going into wedding season, they also make bridal gloves and accessories that are sheer and light instead. Including very delicate looking ring pillows that suit a variety of modern/traditional styles. If you like cute knit and sheer items definitely give their store a look thru as you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Hello Sunday readers!
I know I promised a wreath this week but unfortunately I find myself struck down by a terrible cold. So the wreath will have to happen next month but I still wanted to keep with the theme. Tomorrow is Halloween! What small crafts could I do while still resting in bed? Definitely not anything with glue or paint so I suppose we are back to our fiber crafts. I’m really feeling like pumpkins today so I went looking for some free patterns.
I’ve always fallen back on small cross stitch projects since my Mom taught me how to stitch so many years ago. This one is super cute and could still be completed before tomorrow:
It’s positively boo-tiful.
My newer go-to is definitely crochet as my skills continue to improve with every project I try. So how about some cute pumpkin coasters for the mugs of tea I’m dosing myself with:
Definitely an effective place to squash a mug onto.
Or perhaps I could learn something new and try out some knitting. Especially because this pumpkin tea cozy would be very useful for those gallons of tea:
A perfect warmer for those cold days.
While I attempt to recover, everyone else have a safe and happy Halloween!
While the weather can’t quite get there on my part of the eastern shore, it is officially fall and hot beverage season. 😀 The only thing I like more then being able to cuddle up at night with a hot drink, is to have an adorable container to drink it out of. It just makes me feel so cozy, and what’s more cozy then a sweater.
Thanks to the folks at MugSweater, you can now bundle up your drink in an adorable sweater that will keep it warmer and your hands from burning off. They make all sorts of lovely designs and are even kind enough to offer their pattern for purchase for those of us that would like to make our own. 🙂 If you can knit or know someone who can, now might be the time to start dropping gift hints.
Ever looked at an afghan and gone, “yeah, it’s nice and all, but I wish the stitches didn’t look so small.” Well, one Etsy user has your solution.
Ohhio, creates and sells 100% wool yarn balls, and the needles, with yarn that is so thick that each row is 2-3″ tall. I cannot imagine working with 40mm needles, but wow that blanket would be done crazy fast if you were good at it.
She makes a large variety of colors and has helpfully included info for how many skeins/balls you’d need to make certain projects either with her custom wooden needles, or by just using your arms! If I could find an equally sized crochet hook I’d be all over trying these. 😀 Just make sure that you pay attention to the delivery time when ordering. This artist lives in Ukraine and it can take several weeks to reach you. Basically plan now for all your holiday needs. 😉
I saw a post by my sister once on Facebook that talked about handmade blankets once. The exact phrase escapes me now, but it boiled down to reminding people not to look down their noses at such a gift as it likely took the maker weeks to make as well as over $50 in yarn. This lady went way beyond that with her size though with her gorgeous blanket.
This lovely piece was knitted of the course of a year (for keeps and not for a gift though) by tumblr user buffyann23. She chose to use the color background yarn to give the impression that the TARDIS was in front of a nebula and I think it looks just wonderful. ^_^ I’ve no idea what stitch it is in since I don’t knit, and they didn’t say, but their design turned out beautifully and it certainly looks like a great blanket to snuggle up under come winter.
I’ve never been one for knitting as I find it takes much longer then crochet does, but I can’t deny that the results are much improved when making clothes due to the way the yarn is woven together. I was especially impressed by this lovely scarf.
It was made by deviantart user Tessa4244 and it’s a really beautiful example of what an expert knitter can do. If you’ve been looking for something unique to wear and know how to knit, hop on over here to her etsy store where she has this and several other patterns available.
The air is just starting to cool here on the east coast so I thought this would be a great time to share this pattern. That way it gives you a few weeks to make one for yourself before the weather gets too cold. So keep yourself warm this fall the fun way by making yourself one of these really cool Dragon Wing inspired shawls!
You can buy the pattern for only $6 over on Ravelry and comes with instructions for large and small that way you can make them for your kids as well. 😀 I know I would have loved something like this as a kid. Well, I’d like something like this now too but I don’t knit….why are these cool things always a knit pattern and not crochet? I’ll show you, knitters. I’ll make my own crochet version! Ya know….when I have time…. 🙁