Orientation Week Blues

Work in Progress Wednesday

I had my college orientation this week, and I got a Wii U, so I’ve been busy and not doing a lot of crafts.

Knitting

Hyrule Warriors Scarf

I’m still plugging away on this. I got quite a bit done at my college orientation, and I’ll be working on it at the RWBY showing I’m going to tonight, so hopefully I’ll make some noticeable progress (the thread it so tiny!)

Spiral Cowl

I haven’t been working on this as much as I should – otherwise it would be done! – because its not as mindless as the Hyrule Warriors Scarf. But I’m almost done! Maybe this afternoon I’ll finish.

Sewing

I finished my Belle Bomber so you should check that out! And I finally got up decent photos of

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The Gamer’s Week

Work in Progress Wednesday

We had some friends over last Friday for what we like to call a “crafty day” where everyone sits around and does their own craft and we chat and eat food. I got quite a lot of stuff done then and since its still my summer vacation, I’m still getting a lot done.

But I also started my first job yesterday (eight whole hours!) so that’s been keeping me busy (and sore).

Infinity Scarf

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Jo Ann’s has fabric with designs from The Legend of Zelda now, so I decided I needed to make myself a scarf.

I think the scarf may have ended up just a little bigger than I intended, and if I were to make it again I’d fix that, but on the whole I really love this scarf and I get a lot of compliments whenever I wear it.

See the scarf on my Portfolio.

Making the Scarf

Materials

  • 1.5 yards of patterned fabric
  • 1.5 yards of complimentary fabric

Its a pretty simple pattern, all I did was cut two rectangles of each fabric (so four total) which measured 40 inches by 15 inches. Then I laid them out, right sides together, and sewed them up following a method a lot like this.

The Burrow

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Description

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.

Work in Progress Wednesday

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If you follow my book blog The Writing Crafter, you’ll know that I recently had thyroid surgery and in recovering from that haven’t been doing much. I’ve barely read, most of my blog posts are drafts that I scheduled and wrote before my surgery, and most of what I’ve done has been playing video games and texting.

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.

Knitting Pattern: Sea Witch Cowl

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Look how squishy it is, how can you not love?

Look how squishy it is, how can you not love?

I’ve added a new cowl to my Ravelry Store! I call it the Sea Witch Cowl and it’s designed for that thick, squishy yarn that you bought on impulse and don’t know what to do with. Knit loose and on large needles for a fast and stretchy cowl that is very variable. Drape once around your neck for a simple and warm look, or wrap twice and around your head for a cowl with a hood.

sw 1I really had a lot of fun making this, I carried it to school on several days (it squishes down in bags, and is simple stockinette stitch, so it’s easy to work on during class) and my friends all loved the texture and feel of the yarn, Cottage Comfort. I also recommend it for things like movie theaters and car rides, times when you don’t want to need to focus too terribly much.

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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!