Sunday, April 22, 2012

Knitting ADD

Ugh, I'm having knitting ADD today.  I have a few projects going:  a zombie monster, a scrappy wrap/blanket, and a pair of socks.  I'm just having trouble sticking to a project I actually want to be knitting right now. 

Yesterday, I bought some really nice, yummy cotton with a little bit of elastic in it, and made a spring beret.  It's a really nice.  I love the yarn.  It's Crystal Palace Yarns Cotton Twist, in colors Cornsilk and Ketchup.  I wanted to make a hat I could wear in the summer, since my head gets really hot in the sunlight. 

But I finished the hat this morning, and since then, I haven't been able to decide what kind of new project to start.  Tried knitting the pair of socks, but they are going to be too big, and I don't feel like continuing, since I don't know anyone they would fit, or least anyone I would want to give them to.  This is why I don't knit with Opal.  I don't feel like working on the scrap blanket, because I have to pick up stitches for that, and I don't want to do fiddly little knitting, which is also why I don't want to work on the zombie. 

I do have a lot of yarn, but most of it needs to be skeined up.  I don't want to do that either.  Ugh.

Monday, April 9, 2012


I finished writing a monster pattern today, Squiggy the Squiggle Monster.  I knit a lot of monsters, for me, my family, and to give away, and I decided to make up my own pattern.  I've written patterns in the past, and improvised my own designs, but I've never decided to release a pattern for other people's use before.  I'm excited that I will be releasing Squiggy as a free knitting pattern soon.  I've written the pattern and made the first Squiggy, and now it's in test mode.  So excited!  I hope to give away some Squiggies very soon.  In the meantime, here is a picture of Squiggy:
Hopefully, the pattern for Squiggy will be released in the next month or so.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Monster Spring Break

While I was on spring break, I finished a lot of monsters.  The first was one was Angus, for my nephew's fifth birthday.  He was so excited to get him!! And he calls him Angust, which I think is pretty funny.

After that, I worked on Ganni's Baldwin, at my nephew's suggestion.  Ganni's Baldwin is for my mom, just because she likes monsters.

Finally, I finished Charlie for my friend.

I'm also working on my own monster pattern, which I hope to have test-knitted soon.  I'm calling him Squiggy, and he's totally adorable.