Monday, January 26, 2009

Ohio Beanie

I tend to feel selfish knitting for myself in San Diego.
Especially when I get emails from my perhaps-someday-boyfriend in Ohio about the single-digit temperatures..
So to redeem myself, I set to knitting him some warmth.
Picky as I am, I searched a reaally long time for a nice man-hat pattern.
And here is what I came up with.
You can find the pattern here:

It is really simple and quick, and it made me happy.

Here you can see the ribbing-disappearing effect:

I knitted with two strands of yarn (one blue, one cream) at the same time.

Unfortunately, I sent it off to my Ohioan boy and he has informed me that it is too small  Sad

But he's going to send it back and I am going to ATTEMPT to lengthen it.

Anyone have any suggestions?
The only way I can think of is to pick up stitches around and just keep knitting the rib pattern...

I'll do my best.
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inaugural Wear

Out with the old, in with the new!

Here's the scarf I knitted just for the occasion:

Congrats America!!!

Check out the pattern!!! :

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Two-Dollar Ruffle Scarf!

I have to constantly remind myself how lucky I am to have a thrift store on my college campus.
Ohhh. Yes.

I was rummaging through their sweater collection and picked up this nifty green wool turtleneck sweater.
With Threadbangers's 100th Episode fresh in my mind, I set to work!

The Threadbanger tutorial is for a wrap-style scarf, but I switched it up a bit and added some pleats.

Click for my tutorial!