Meet Estelle

This is Estelle (previously Cooey) from the Stitch London book. (And yes, I named her after the messenger pigeon in White Collar.) I can’t wait to make an entire flock of them!! Too bad she won’t actually carry messages for me…

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Estelle in her nest.

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Estelle in the sun.

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*Gasp!* Estelle!!

New Pattern!!

Ta da!! A new pattern has been listed in my Etsy shop. I am so excited to be sharing it with you guys!! I’ve made several myself, and love every one. If you want to know what the pattern is for, click the link
And there’s more good news. We have mailed our scarves off to North Dakota!! They should arrive soon. I’m so glad to be able to help out such a great organization I’m already looking forwards to next year!!

SO Scarves and Stitch London

I am thrilled to announce that my knitting group is ready to send off our scarves!! We’ve collected 12, and they’re all ready to go. We just need to decide on a place to send them, and they’re off!! :D I thought this day would never come.
On the other hand, my lovely homework has been keeping my knitting time to a minimum. I’ve been doing a lot of small boring stuff, nothing exciting. Well, except for one thing…
I got the book Stitch London by Lauren O’Farrell!!! I am sooo excited to start knitting up little trinkets for all my friends. They are adorable!!!
Speaking of adorable, I also purchased a MochiMochi pattern–the sushi bar. I couldn’t resist!! So now I have many things to knit, and no time. :/ But, there are only two more weeks in the semester (eeek!!!) and I should have more time next semester. *crosses fingers*
I am also hoping to have a new pattern up on Etsy soon… I hope you like it!!

Marvelous Möbiuses!!

Well, after seeing it around for awhile, I finally decided to test out the ‘knook,’ an intriguing mix of a knitting needle and a crochet hook. It was pretty simple to use, but is a pretty unwieldy way to knit. It would be great for anyone transitioning from knitting to crocheting, or someone that is traveling, because you don’t have to worry about two needles, and could knit or crochet.
I tested it out with a möbius scarf, but I ended up switching to regular needles, because it was not very efficient. I managed to finish it today–I was catching up on TV shows. I am in love with the series Grimm. The only problem is, I have to be careful not to stab myself every time I jump.
I also made myself a möbius headband. It is very subtle, but very needy. I love it!! If you don’t know what a möbius strip is, click here. It’s pretty amazing. Also, I looked up the plural of möbius. It is möbiuses, but I thought it would be much cooler if it was möbii (like cacti). Oh well, I suppose the double ‘i’ is a bit awkward. 😉

New year, new projects…and some old.

I hope you had a wonderful and safe New Year’s. I sure did–I was knitting while waiting for midnight. I found and adapted an excellent pattern for fingerless gloves, possibly my favorite ever. I’ve made four pairs already, and I’m on my fifth. They are super fast and fairly simple.
I also came up with a crochet pattern for a baby dragon, fitting perfectly with the beginning of the year of the dragon. Here’s a photo of the two I’ve made:

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I’m thinking of putting the pattern on Etsy, so there can be lots of baby dragons roaming around. :D
Anyways, school starts up again tomorrow. I’ll once again be swamped with homework. Hopefully I’ll still have time to create some cool stuff. I’m still working on that striped sweater…I just need buttons. :) I’m excited to finally be able to wear it, because I feel like I’ve been working on it forever. Good thing it’s been a fun process.