Tag Archives: Knitting

Newbie

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Hello everyone! Gee, it hasn’t even been too long! Only a week, thats hardly any time at all. I’m posting now to tell you all about a non-design project…well, almost ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m working on learning a bit more about sweater design, I found this adorable little pattern called Baby Sophisticate by Linden Downย  It’s really sweet and it has those nice sleeves I’ve been wanting to learn to make! If you see the picture you’ll know exactly what I mean, I’m sure. I decided that it was such a small project that it would be fine for me to alter a few things to see how it turned out. Of course I’ll keep you updated on all of my progress here but you can also see my notes and lots of progress pics on my project page here! I’m going to (try at least) making it a closed sweater and adding a little hood (you can see my full notes on the project page ^^) and I’ll also jot down all of my modifications for any one else to try out if they wish to.

Heres a quick (not so great) progress pick for you to see:

I’ve already started working around instead of flat and it’s very quick!

Also we (meaning me mostly, probably) have to remember that the gift-giving holidays are coming! This means terrible business for me, rushing for some last minute gifts. Now I’m going to let you all in on a little secret, promise you won’t tell? Oh, I know I can trust you ๐Ÿ˜‰ Numbers 1-5 in my Ravelry queue are all gifts for people! I havn’t started any project pages yet as not to arouse suspicion and curiosity from my crafting relatives! But come December 25th, WHAM!, expect a sudden project boom! And a very lengthy post over here from me of course! All the rest of the projects that are in my wishlist are really very wonderful, you might want to check them out!

Good morning everybody!

– Eleni

Welcome Back!

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Hello! Welcome to my new and improved blog! I’ve finally decided on the theme, I think it’s just gorgeous, don’t you? I suppose you’ll be wanting the Grand Tour now.ย  I’m sure you’ve noticed the three pages ^^^, Home is still home, I should start you off with that. Home is where you can find my most recent blog posts all in one place.

To the right of home, you’ll find Kitsch. Kitsch is my new “About Me” page. If your looking to get in contact with me please check it out!

The last of our lineup is Krafty. I have listed for your use, my Ravelry and Etsy links there, enjoy!

I’m sure you’ve also noticed the sidebar to your right >>>

It’s changed a bit now. At the top theres a little search bar that will find anything on my blog. Just below that is a list of my most recent posts. Clicking any one of them will take you directly to that post. Then there is a list of blogs I follow and a jumble of categories if your looking for something in particular.

Now for some exciting news! I didn’t get the chance to tell you about the October designers challenge yet did I? Well it’s a really great one with wonderful prizes ๐Ÿ™‚

The Challenge is to create a cowl/infinty scarf, using cables, with a theme of autumn leaves. You can view the entire page here on Ravlery.

Anyhoo, I’ve been working on mine and I just can’t wait to show it to you!

Oh, I do have to go now, but please enjoy exploring the new blog without me!

~Eleni

Construction !!Use Caution!! Zone

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Construction !!Use Caution!! Zone

Soย  how is everyone? Have you noticed the (again) changes here? Iโ€™m just having an awful hard time deciding on one thing that really โ€œrepresents meโ€ as a crafter, I suppose its because Iโ€™m not entirely sure where I am right now! Iโ€™ve decided to completely update my crafting ventures and devote myself a bit more to it all. Iโ€™ll be opening up an Etsy shop as soon as Iโ€™ve gathered a bit of an inventory to sell, Iโ€™m working on several new design ideas, re-vamping this blog of mine, considering submitting a few designs to magazines and open submissions and working on some non-design projects! Itโ€™s a good thing I can multi-task well!

If your coming over and reading my blog regularly, first, thank you so much, and second, youโ€™ll be in for quite a few changes in the following week! Hopefully Iโ€™ll be all done and ready for my grand re-opening by next Friday!

For your crafty pleasure to keep you interested while Iโ€™m busy with my to-do list, I thought you might want to learn that the October designers challenge is up!(It has been since October 1st) Your can find the group home-page here on Ravelry if your interested. This months theme is autumn leaves, in a cowl/infinity scarf with a focus on cables. I absolutely adore cowls! I had been thinking last month that there was some perfect yarn at my LYS for a cowl, but it was a bit pricey and I didnโ€™t want to get it and then have no motivation to finish! Then I saw the post with its gorgeous yarn prizes! It was a match made in heaven.

Thank you all so much for being patient with me as I try to change everything up. Your support means so much to me ๐Ÿ™‚

~Eleni

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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Wow did I really not post for 4 days?!?!?!?! Well I did have I reason I promise you! I’m sure that you’ve noticed the new theme around you? Well I’ve decided to change things up a bit ๐Ÿ™‚ This is still going to be a crafty blog, never fear, but I thought it needed a fresh set of duds ๐Ÿ™‚

Well what do you think?

One of my online friends recently asked me if I could teach her to knit, she knew the basics but she wanted to make things big and fancy looking. I can’t teach. At least not by talking(Typing) and explaining, I found some patterns and typed out full pages of books and sent it all to her…she got it! Yipee! Aparently I’m very good at compiling other information into something that seemed impossible into something very reasonably worded.

Unfortunately I have no real point to this story…I just wanted to share this with you ๐Ÿ˜€

Lately I’ve been on a bit of a designing frenzy, don’t worry nothing has been made that you haven’t been told about but this all might have something to do with the wonderful new Stitch n’ Bitch book Stitch n’ Bitch Superstar Knitting. ย  It’s absolutely wonderful and it has a great section on designing your own patterns and writing them up.

This has to be all for now sadly but hopefully I’ll be able to tell you something exciting soon ๐Ÿ™‚

 

David Bowie – Magic Dance from “The Labyrinth”

A New Craft

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In my last post yesterday I told you that I’ve taken up painting, yes? Well here are a few of my pieces (Remember I did warn you that I wasn’t to terribly good)

A sketch of David Bowie

A sketch of David Bowie

Made in China USA in Acrylics

Platform Shoe with Mod background in Watercolors

I have made some others but I’m afraid their not much better ๐Ÿ™‚

I am now going to inform you of the release of my newest pattern Folds on Ravelry.

It’s for sale for $3.50 on Ravelry here!

And now for your video Today, this is The Kinks ‘Lola’

Monkey Mitts

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Ta-da!

In case you can’t tell, it’s a baby mitten with an intarsia monkey knit into it ๐Ÿ™‚ This was(and technically still is{I havn’t photographed the second mitt}) a test knit for Vintagenettles(Ravelry) and the pattern(when it’s released) will be linked to these bold words: Animal Spirit Baby Mittens

That’s all I have to share today(unless you count this ๐Ÿ™‚ )

~~~Eleni~~~

P.S. There’s a link up now!

Slowly Regaining My Accomplishments

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I’ve finished my test-knit. Yay!!!! Let us rejoice ๐Ÿ˜€

Ahem, The Pattern is from Susy Romanelli, It’s called Hubby’s slouchy hat and has yet to be released(I was a tester)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mine is a little shorter than hers ๐Ÿ™‚ Her pattern called for chunky weight yarn and I used worsted held doubled and, can you believe I had enough of one color???

I’m now enjoying my pride in accomplishment

 

And more knitting ๐Ÿ˜‰

~~~Eleni~~~