I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I knit faster than I blog

Well, at least this week I do. Instead of uploading progress photos, I kept picking up my loom to *knit, purl, embellish, rep. from *.


I'm in crunch mode for the Threadknits contest. It's that newspaper journalist streak in me. I don't start cranking until I can really feel that deadline breathing down my neck. The adrenaline kicks in. I'll rest after March 1. All knits below will be in my Etsy shop.

RGB hat done in a day
RGB hat

RGB - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

I finished the RGB hat in one day. This was my easiest Threadknit. I did learn a key lesson about negative ease though. The 9-inch depth on the loom grew another 2 inches off the loom. But there's nothing wrong with that for people who want a big hat. I have plenty of yarn to make more in other sizes, too! If they do well, some CMYK versions will follow.

Yeah Attitude mittens done!
Yeah Attitude mittens

Yeah Attitude - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

The hills are alive with the warmth of mittens! Take 2 of the Yeah Attitude mittens went quite well. I knit in winding roads and learned how to do duplicate stitch for the faces.

Black monster hat
Romantic monster hat

The Horror In Romantic Comedies - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

This guy is going to need a little TLC before I submit him to the contest. I'm just not 100% happy with his horns or bucktooth. I followed the same pattern for both horns and they turn out different — how mean! As for the tooth, I just think it needs to instead hang down from the hat — easy fix!

Hello in There! threadknit hat
Pink monster hat

Hello in There! - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

This wacky children's hat has been in the shop for a lil bit but I haven't blogged about him yet. From the hair of his pompon to the points of his teeth, I love this monster. I'm hoping to borrow a toddler's head to take a model photo soon.

I have two more Threadknits to finish in the last week of February. And I think I'm keeping them to myself for now. Except for this one photo ...

Threadknit mitten WIP
Can you guess the Threadless tee design?