Posted on November 7, 2008
I come bearing patterns. A pattern for a cute little ferret sweater. :D
Palom, my adorable, huge boy in the photos, was kind enough to model the sweater for me. In fact, he’s still wearing the Noro one. And napping. He loves his sweater.
I made two, a blue stripey one and one from leftover Noro sock. If you’ve got ferrets, it’s a great stash buster for leftover sock yarn!
Palom got a treat for being so photogenic, and to beg forgiveness for scruffing him for an underside shot in the second photo. Sorry, little man. Enjoy your peanut butter chew.
Pattern will be in my pattern list to the right momentarily! (Decided to do the post, first.)
Posted on September 4, 2008
Death to sleep. Who needs it? Not I, I say.
We’re finally moved in to our new, beautiful home. there are boxes everywhere, as well as things-not-in-boxes. It’s mess, untidy and I cannot for the life of me find the charger for my cell phone that’s been dead for four days, but we’re here, and that’s okay.
Yarn stash is next to be in two large bins. Well, most of it.
The shark hat pattern has finally been errata’d. Thanks to my pal Janis and some smatterings from some other folks who have emailed me errata, the pattern SHOULD be completely workable now. I feel like a heel for taking so long, when everyone showed so much appreciation and awesome for the hat. Sorry folks. Life got in my way, I hate when that happens.
Rogue is progressing. I’m currently about to start the front-side, which starts on the cable detailing for the hood. We’ll also be introducing some new furry friends to the household next week that, unlike my chinchilla Yuffie, can totally have things knit for them. Stay tuned.
There’s some big changes afoot in my life. The last day at my job at the boarding kennels is on Sunday, and after that, I’m taking steps into a whole new direction; I plan to start a business that revolves around my two loves: pets and knitting. Again, stay tuned!
Knit on, everyone. I’ll have photos to show soon!
Posted on January 17, 2008
Any gamer worth two cents has played at least ONE of the Mario games. Thusly, nearly every gamer knows of the mighty Chain Chomp.
An enemy in the Mario Bros. franchise, they first appeared in Mario Bros. 3, as a black ball with eyes and teeth, attached by a chain to a block. The chain would lunge itself at Mario, teeth a-chomping, if Mario was within its range.
In later games, the chomps could appear on a loose chain, trailing after Mario and friends. They also adapted their own sound effect, a doglike, rumbling ARF ARF. In the latest release in the franchise, Super Mario Galaxy, Chomps are seen chainless, rolling around happily in their natural habitats. They have long been one of the many instantly-recognizable entities in the Mario world.
I designed this hat on a whim, inspired by discussions with my geeky friends awhile ago, about how relatively simple it would be to design. In the last few days, I drew it up and knit it on the fly, taking notes as I went. The result is a Chomp that has happily broken free of its chain, only to latch itself onto an unsuspecting gamer’s head.
Pattern is available on the sidebar! More photos accompany the pattern.
Enjoy! I sure enjoyed designing this. :)
Posted on December 15, 2007
Whew! Hello, blog. I had actually meant to update this ages ago, but WordPress was giving me a headache with my login. It has been fixed.
What’s been going on? Well, this is Jack.
Jack was born on December 7th, 2007 at about 3:00pm. My brother called me to announce him at about 4:00pm. Not a word of a lie, I cast off at 3:38pm for this.
This is Jack’s Beanstalk Blanket.
It was a name that was suggested by three seperate people after hearing his name (Ninja-Boyfriend, friend Janis, and friend Kevin, for credit’s sake) and I liked the name, so it has been named.
The lace columns are a Vandyke lace pattern, split with columns of stockinette stitch, and a seed stitch edging all around.
Knit with Patons Decor, a soft acrylic and wool blend, making it both machine washable and warm. The final measurements are about 30″ wide by 31″ tall.
Took me a total of two months to knit, smattered with other knit things, here and there. Mostly focusing on the blanket. The pattern is an original design by myself, and I will be publishing it soon.
But first.. I need to finish the painting I’m doing for Jack’s nursery and get this parcel sent off for Christmas. :)