The Burrow

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This simple, bulky, and unblocked scarf will transport you to the warmth and comfort of the Weasley’s home.

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Fourth Doctor (Scarf) Blanket

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Tara Wheeler's Season Twelve Scarf

Tara Wheeler’s Season Twelve Scarf

I make no secret of my love of all things nerdy and fandom-related, so a few years back I decided I needed to make a Fourth Doctor Scarf. Diligently I researched and found the perfect yarn, and found a website entitled Witty Little Knitter by Tara Wheeler (I can no longer find the site, but her Ravelry is still operational.) If you don’t know, Tom Baker wore several versions of the scarf over his term as the Doctor, but for my scarf I settled on Season Twelve.

New Pattern: Snow Drop Cowl

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This is the prettiest thing I’ve ever designed, if I do say so myself (and I can so I shall!). The Snow Drop cowl is knit up quickly with large needles, so there’s no worrying about time constraints. You could easily make it in a few hours.

No BB-Hate Hat

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Knit this colorful hat – based on BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens – to let everyone know that you love all Star Wars fans, regardless of how many movies they’ve seen or books they’ve read.

Tassels are in Cowl

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A new pattern is available on my Ravelry Store, the Tassels are in Cowl. Its a very nice, very simple knit rectangle with tassels sewn along the bottom edge. Knit on large needles and holding two strands of yarn together this knits up surprisingly quickly. I made mine in one evening while watching the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with my mother.

Finished Project – Alassë Míriel Hooded Cowl

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I’ve previously mentioned this over on my writing blog, but since I just recently finished it (okay, not really recently), I wanted to share it with all of you!! My Alassë Míriel Hooded Cowl, which is beautiful and I’m certain will be great for the upcoming cold weather.

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I used Lion Brand Heartland for the yarn, and it’s unashamedly one of my favorite fibers ever. The draw string is Paton’s Classic Wool Roving left over from my Cable Cape, rather than a ribbon. Even though I chose to use yarn out of necessity, I think I like it and I’ll probably leave it.

Isn't the lace pretty??

Isn’t the lace pretty??

I did actually block this, it’s the first thing I’ve ever bothered to block, and it really did open up the lace more than I thought it would.

About the name: Alassë is Quenya (that’s Tolkien Elvish) for Joy or Merriment and Míriel is the mother of Feanor if you’re familiar with The Silmarillion, and in elvish means Jewel-Woman or Jewel-Daughter. Don’t let me ramble about Miriel or Tolkien, because I will.

If I were to make this again, and to be honest I probably will, I would do more repeats in the body of the hood, to make for a taller hood, and start the decreases sooner, but spread them out more, to make them more subtle.

That reminds me: I did alter the decreases. I found the five stitches at the back of the hood and marked them off. Then I decreased on either side of them, to make a wider area of decreases, and hopefully have less of a line down the back (like I saw in other projects).

My friend also made a version of this, and her’s is black. A few people have jokingly called it a Witch Hat, and I have to agree that it certainly reminds me of one (but it’s really pretty!)

Overall it was a great pattern, and if its your kind of thing, its definitely worth buying!