Monday, October 24, 2011

The Elusive Gentleman

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Just a little something to help you blend in. Sort of.

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You could hide amongst the flowers:

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or perhaps amongst the University of Michigan Quidditch team:

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or just fade into the crowd:

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You guys, you have 7 days until Halloween. Which is just about plenty of time to make this hat and scrounge up a striped shirt (unlike us- we're lazy) and, coincidentally, the same amount of time that this pattern will be available abso-stinkin-lutely free! (After that, well, I'm not positive about phase 2 yet.)


Nab yours fast, over here on Ravelry!
(Or, skip the formalities and download now)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hint hint

Ten points if you can spot tomorrow's pattern:

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Chiiiicago, where the wind goes sweepin' cross the plains!

(I'm intolerable on road trips- I insist on singing that song about every place we drive through. Anyway...)

The husband (whoa!) and I took a whirlwind trip to Chicago a few days ago- drove in one day, spent one night, drove out the next. Not enough time to see everyone/do everything we wanted to do, but fun nonetheless. Of course, I only brought my crappy iphone camera.

First stop was the aquarium to see the jellies. Crazy expensive... but we had to, because that's where (ish) we got engaged. It's a long story, involving there being NO JELLIES. But now, so many jellies!

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These guys are the best- I think they're called "Blue Blubber". Crappy picture because they were in one of those stupid convex tanks.

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And of course, my favorite things ever:

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Then we wandered around Michigan Ave a little, since it was by our hotel:

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Steve Jobs memorial post-it window at the Apple Store

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Lego store! Let's get a closer look...

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No, closer...

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Lego men!

And my lego man:

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There was lots of food and some friends in there somewhere, but of course I didn't take pictures of those parts. Derp. But no trip would be complete without stops at Loopy Yarns (felldowngoboom) and Nina:

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For the interested, left to right we've got: Tosh Vintage in Fig, Tosh Vintage in Candlewick, Malabrigo Worsted in Frank Ochre, Malabrigo Silky Merino in Manzanilla Olive (on sale!), and Tosh Dk in Terrarium. It's been so long since I got to look at Madelinetosh in person, it's dangerous.

In other news, my hair is dark teal now, and very hard to photograph accurately.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rimple Pattern Available

Pattern! Hat! Welted!

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Sorry, I'm borderline incoherent today, I ate way too many of these. But you get the idea- the third welted hat pattern is out! It's name is Rimple, and it wants to be your friend. Like Eudora, it's made with scrumptious Tosh Vintage, with a little accent of Happy Fuzzy Yarn (what a name, eh? Kinda sums it all up.)

You can get some more info over down yon Ravelry, ici.
Or, if my oh-so-eloquent sales pitch has swayed you:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Klingy Girl

The second welted hat pattern has landed! And it's a strange one. But in a good way.


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Klingy Girl (so named because it reminds me of wrinkly Klingon foreheads) has two differently-scaled welted sections, either of which can be worn to the front, back, or side, making it effectively 3 hats in one. The welts force the hat into a lovely slouch with very little effort on your part. It's edged with a row of contrasting single crochet. Shown here in Malabrigo Worsted Chapel Stone, edged with Paris Night (or, um, possibly Tortuga. It was a scrap, it's hard to tell!)



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Sorry for all the pictures, it's hard to show all the angles, haha.


Anywho, you can find Klingy Girl on Ravelry
or




(pssst! There's a video tutorial on the welt stitch here. Might come in handy!)

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