Saturday, January 31, 2009

Upcycled Sweater! (*Finally, something other than a hat :D)

I bought this mediocre looking sweater from Goodwill a while back with the intention of unraveling it for it's neato-looking yarn.

It's unraveled body made two large skeins of yarn, one as big as my head.


Out of this neato yarn, I started to knit this hat. Turns out that my gauge was waaaaaaay off and it ended up way too big to be a hat... Sooo, I made it a bag and just kept on knitting. It looks like this:


I put a button on the top of the bag and on the top of the strap where the sides meet. I like the effect it made.

Action shot!:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Gwen Slouchy Beret


I bought some beautiful yarn the other day, two skeins of this amazing multi-colored stuff called Marble. I got one brown and tealish skein and one pink-red rainbowey kind of yarn. It's really hard to explain, but the pictures of this project and the following with the brown will show you. Plus it's pretty cheap yarn, so go out and nab some for yourself. I'm thinking about going back to the store I got it from and getting each of the other colors.

The pattern is The Gwen Slouchy Beret, which I found off of Ravelry (God, I love that site).

See the small subtle color changes? It's better in real life and with better light :\ But whatevs. I want to make awesome spiral socks with the other color, so we'll see how that goes...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Projects from Winterbreak Boredom

I love hats. So much.

These hats are what I like to call "24-hour hats" for obvious reasons. They're mindless knitting hats, just an inch and a half of ribbing, then stockinette all the way to the top, and take at most a day. I added buttons on to the stripey one to make it look less boring.

Watching Family Guy in the background. Priceless. :P



And then over winter break I decided in addition to a hat I would make a matching scarf. I knit it length-wise, not sure how it would come out. It was 400 stitches across and about 24 rows long- worked all in garter stitch, if that makes sense. I didn't know how long it would actually be until I cast off. It's crazy long. Like Dr. Who long. I wrapped it around my neck twice and it still almost touches the floor. :S But I think it rocks anyway, and after all that I still had enough yarn for the hat. The hat is my favorite "slouchy tam" pattern from craftster. I officially have way too many of these now.