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This is one of the few unisex/male patterns from Ysolda and I knew when I first saw it, I’d knit it for my husband. I made it for him for our two year wedding anniversary. I’m not currently able to work, so I feel guilty spending what is “his” hard-earned money on a gift for him. So nothing else to do but knit =) It also helps that he is the MOST knit-worthy person ever. He cherishes everything I make for him!

I chose Lion Brand Amazing in a variegated gray and variegated green (green is his favorite color). I really like how it turned out. The green really pops and the gray is soft enough not to create harsh geometric lines. And it’s very cozy, too! I decided not to make the matching fingerless gloves but I have enough yarn leftover that I could probably pull it off if I had wanted to.

The pattern went quickly but definitely was unique enough to keep my interest the whole time. Overall a great, quick knit!

Cairn Hat

I have some very close friends that do the 48 Hour Film Fest every year and this year they made an amazing movie for it. It’s called Oh Drama and it’s a hip-hopera and it’s awesome. I highly suggest YouTube-ing it. They won best of city, so they are trying to raise money to go to the national competition in New Mexico. They are doing a live performance of Oh Drama and having a silent auction. I was approached by one of my besties and asked if I could knit something to be auctioned off…and if it could be the Human Centipede hat. Well, of course, I said YES!

Alexandra Tinsley created this hat as a password reminder for Club Fuckery, an off-shoot of Regretsy. She has been super gracious to provide the charts she made for free on her blog, Crafty as Fuck. But I would have to come up with the actual hat pattern myself. I also created a chart for the words White Poison (the name of the label the 48 hour film was made under) for the other side.

White Poison Centipede Hat

White Poison Centipede Hat

White Poison Centipede Hat

White Poison Centipede Hat

 

Here’s what I did to create this awesome hat:

Materials: Caron Simply Soft in Red, White, and Black and size 7 needles

Cast on 100 stitches in Black and place marker to begin knitting in the round. Knit for 1 1/2″ in 2×2 rib.

Change to Red. Switch to stockinette stitch and m1 every 10 sts on first round. 110 sts total

Knit 2 rounds in stockinette.

Begin charts working chart stitches in white.

Knit 3 rounds in stockinette.

Begin crown decreases: *Knit 9, k2tog* around.

Knit 2 rounds

*Knit 8, k2tog* around.

Knit 2 rounds

*Knit 7, k2tog* around

Knit 1 round

*Knit 6, k2tog* around

Knit 1 round

*Knit 5, k2tog* around

Switch to white and knit 1 round

Switch to black and *knit 4, k2tog* around

*Knit 3, k2tog* around

*Knit 2, k2tog* around

*Knit 1, k2tog* around

*k2tog* around twice

Cut yarn and thread through remaining sts and secure.

Ta-da!!

 

 

I think this should be the new title of my site! Life has changed a lot. I got married, I moved, and I got injured.

Due to the injury part (tore “something” in my left hip flexor from roller derby), I haven’t been able to do much of anything. Other gain weight, play video games, sew, knit, oh and did I mention gain weight? I can’t work out, I can barely walk and it’s been extremely depressing.

But I guess it gives me time to ponder things and hopefully be a better blogger.

Now on to the crafty goodness.

As I mentioned, I’ve been knitting…a lot! I finished a hat and scarf for my bff’s, Sorral, 30th birthdaySorral's Hat and Scarf

Twinkle’s Balthazar Vest

Balthazar Vest

Shalom Cardigan         Shalom CardiganAnd the cream of the crop, the multi-patterned sweater from Vogue Spring/Summer 2006

Multi-Patterned Top

This sucker has been almost a two year effort. Not because it was difficult but it just lay dormant for so long.

I’ve also been working on various other stuff. The Double Moss Stitch Jacket and Central Park Hoodie are my two big projects. I’ve also been knitting lots of baby stuff for people and am soon hoping to get a stash going so that I can sell some stuff on Etsy.

Oh and I almost forgot! I’m knitting fingerless gloves from all my lovely ladies in my wedding party out of beautiful Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in shades of red, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. Unfortunately, I have discovered that a yarn swift is really needed to wind fingering weight yarn.

Sadly, this took me about an hour, when it should have taken 10 minutes! Oh well…Christmas is around the corner =)