Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blue infinity scarf: A Forever 21 knock-off, shhh!

Edit: This pattern's popularity has proven greater than I ever dreamed. I have posted a pattern and video in this MASTER POST! :D All questions will also be answered in that post, so please check there before asking!

Hi there everyone! I hope you've had a happy holiday and are looking forward to a fun New Year's celebration! Given my circumstances, I won't be posting Christmas gift photos for a while yet, but today I will be showing you the infinity scarf I made during final to de-stress during study breaks.

Floofy hair!

So the inspiration behind this one came from this Forever 21 scarf. I saw the scarf in the store and loved it, but being the stingy stitcher that I am, the first thought that jumped into my head was, "I could make that!" And I did! If you look closely at the pattern, you can probably figure it out for yourself as well...it was quite simple. And is anyone else secretly amused that F21 called it a knit scarf?

Here's a shot of the scarf in its entirety. It's probably the most true to color. I have start remembering to take pictures in natural light!

For those who are curious, I used a little less than a skein of Caron Simply Soft Berry Blue and (I think) a J hook. Here is a shot of the stitch pattern, since I think it's upside down in the product shot.

If you'd rather not do the work of figuring it out, here's the pattern.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A different kind of turtle

Hello again! Life has been SO crazy! I just had my first interview for med school, and I hope I did well! Anyways, I am reeeeaaaaally proud of one of my latest creations: a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hat!

I made my first version of this about a year ago for my boyfriend. The two of us and two other friends had wanted TMNT hats and his was the first one I made. Then, all sorts of work set in again so the set was never completed. Here are the pics.

I didn't like this as much because I did a pretty shoddy job attaching the eyes and still haven't had time to fix it. So currently they are both lopsided and falling off. But he still wears it, because it's the only hat he has. ^_^;;;  I should fix that, haha.

Anyways, my friend saw it and really wanted her own. So I refined the process a little, took a few creative suggestions from her, and here we are!

Ta-dah! Unfortunately my camera ate the rest of the pictures, so I'll see if I can get more later. But I am super-proud of this! :D Click Read More for info and the tute.

Edit: I finally got some more pictures taken of the blue hat! Click here to see them!