Saturday, October 24, 2015

Knit hats!

I have been on vacation this week and have been getting more done then I have been able to in a while. I made these two hats over the past two days; .

This is the Squarshy Hat by Alaina Andersen. I used a nice alpaca yarn so it is super soft! The pattern is easy to follow and has some pretty funny. If cursing bothers you, this probably isn't the pattern for you.


This is a really cute baby sized pumpkin hat by Sarah Hood. I had a little trouble with the leaf at first so I decided to only make the one. I made this one for my friend's baby and it fit her perfectly! This pattern also has sizes for toddler, child and adult.

Both patterns are available for free!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

lalylala FIBI the fox

I finally got around to finishing lalylala's Fibi the Fox! I love lalylala's patterns! Back in August I made lalylala's Vlad. Just like with the pattern for Vlad the pattern was very easy to follow. Here is my Fibi the Fox:

I also recently finished knitting a sweater for my friend's baby! I started it months ago but now that it is Fall I figured I should probably get it finished. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of it but if you are looking for an easy sweater pattern, try Babies Neckdown Cardigan. I think there may be one for older children as well but this pattern is for 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hug Monster

I was looking for a quick amigurumi to do over the weekend and I found the Hug Monster by Linda Salant. It is a free pattern.I absolutely loved it and had to make it. It was very quick to make, so I made two!

With the purple Hug Monster I used the listed hook size of 4.25 mm but with the blue one I used a 3.75 mm. The stuffing didn't show through the holes as much using the smaller hook, so when I make more I will continue with the 3.75 mm or 3.5 mm.

I am not sure how much yarn it took to make these but it didn't take much, so if you have a small ball of yarn this is a great project to use it for. You could use a bunch of scraps and make it striped or just have a solid colored monster, there are so many possibilities!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Star Wars

As I'm sure many of you know, there is a new Star Wars movie coming out in December, so I decided to crochet the Death Star. I have seen this pattern by Pops de Milk on Pinterest and on Ravelry recently and we have talked about Star Wars at work so I decided to go ahead and make it! 

I used a smaller hook size then suggested in the pattern so mine came out quite a bit smaller than the one using the hook sized listed but I really like the size I ended up with. This didn't take me that long to make and the pattern isn't too hard to follow. The tricky part is figuring out how to do the lines on the outside of the sphere. Pops de Milk does have a video in the post showing you how she does the outside design. There are many more star wars patterns available online so I might try some of those too!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Amigurumi Witch!

I made this witch this past weekend. I didn't use a pattern and it didn't quite come out as I was picturing but I am still happy with the result! This was the first time I have done hair on amigurumi. I do love the look of it! Unfortunately the head is quite wobbly but I now have a better idea about how I want to try this again! I also was inspired by the witch pattern by Sayjai Amigurumi. I also used most of the pattern for the hat because I couldn't quite get it right myself.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


I am on a roll with my projects lately! I made this little Baymax from the Disney movie "Big Hero 6", last night! It is a super easy to follow pattern that can be completed in a very short amount of time and it is absolutely adorable! It is also a free pattern which I love! If you want to make your own, here is the pattern. I used a hook size US E(3.5mm) and Caron One pound for the yarn. With that yarn it was a little stiff and when I make this again I think I will use a slightly larger hook!

Sunday, August 30, 2015


I absolutely love this pattern! This is Vlad by Lydia Tresselt! It was a very easy pattern to follow. It includes very detailed instructions and it also had very useful pictures in order to help you figure out what to do. I am definitely going to try another one of her fabulous patterns!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Captain America!

I have been working on this doll for awhile now and it is now finally complete! I made this for a coworker whose last day is this week so I cut it pretty close! I absolutely love it and I need to make more of these dolls. This is a pattern by Mary Smith. I want to try many more of her patterns because they are all so cute, however, I am still working on Vlad the vampire bat by lalylala. When I finish with that I think I am also going to start on Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Bride, both by Mary Smith. Mary Smith's pattern was very easy to follow which made it fun to make this doll, so I definitely recommend you check out her patterns. Her Kid Hero patterns are free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Bear and a baby!

Today I got to meet my friends' new baby! She was born yesterday and I am so happy for them! I had been taking a break from amigurumi but I have been wanting to get started with it again and I really wanted to make something for the baby. I found an adorable pattern for a bear and I got started with it yesterday. It was not quite finished when I went to see them, but it is complete now! I used the Smugly-bear pattern by Lilleliis. The only thing I didn't do was the heart for the bottom of the bear because the fabric that I bought was fraying a little too much (there is probably something that needed to be done to the fabric that I don't know about)  so I didn't want to add that and I think it looks pretty adorable without it. I absolutely love it and plan on making more! I love all of her patterns and hope to get another one of hers to try soon.

I am going to start lalylala Vlad the vampire bat today!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Quick update!

It has been a few months since my last post. Sadly I have not been doing much crocheting or knitting lately. I have been searching a lot for patterns to get back into both but there are just too many different options so I can't decide.

I have started knitting a cardigan for the baby that my friend is having, but I have taken a short break from it. I will post a picture as soon as I finish it. So far it has not been too difficult!

I found some patterns for some really pretty shawls that I want to try. The pictures of Drachenfels by Melanie Berg look like it wouldn't be too difficult but with the color changes has a really great look! Imagine When by Joji Locatelli and Summer Flies by Donna Griffin are two other patterns that I really will want to try.

I am also thinking using one the patterns I have found for Baymax from the movie Big Hero Six.

So that's it, just wanted to have a quick update even though I haven't really been up to much!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Adventures in Knitting

I have been looking for more knitting patterns to try and I decided try my hand at Gretchen's Easy Tam(you will need an account to see the pattern). I had been a little hesitant about trying fair isle knitting but I found this to be incredibly easy! I tried out using both Continental and English style to hold both yarns at the same time but for the most part that was too difficult for me but with more practice of course it should get easier.

I pretty much made this hat in a day. We had a snowstorm this week and so I didn't have to go into work so I had plenty of time to work on it! I still have never done any blocking yet so I didn't block this like it is recommended but I really like just wearing it as a beanie instead of how it is pictured on the pattern. I am quite proud of this hat! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Baby blankets!

When I first found out that my best friend was having her first baby, my first thought was how excited I was for her and her husband and then I realized I will now have someone to make tons of stuff for! I anxiously waited to find out the gender and of course found tons of things to make for a girl and some things for a boy. Then a couple of weeks ago they found out they are having a girl. The minute I found out I bought a bunch of yarn and planned out three blankets for her!

Here is a small picture to showcase the stitch that I am using for the first blanket I started. when its finished I will put up a picture of the whole blanket;

This one is crocheted. I also bought yarn to crochet the Neopolitan Ripple baby blanket and some for the Simply Stripes Baby Blanket, which is knit. 

I am also currently working on this crocheted chevron blanket. I am using Knit Picks Brava worsted yarn and even though it is 100% acrylic, it is quite soft! This one will be a good lap blanket!

I have been wanting to knit myself a pair of fingerless gloves for a long time, so I am making these Cupcake Mittlets. Now these have been troublesome for me. I bought a bunch of yarn that just was too thin and was probably sport weight rather than DK(the labels didn't have the weight listed) and they were just coming out too small. I also kept messing up and forgetting steps and I am still very new to knitting so I have no idea how to fix most of my mistakes, which means I have restarted these many many times! I am almost finished with the first glove!

I think it looks alright for my first ever knit fingerless gloves!

When I finish a couple of these projects I am going to try out the Running in Circles hat or the Hermione Hearts Ron hat to use up the sport weight yarn that I bought!