My Adventures in Crafting & Other Such Things

Gothic Lodge Sweater

Colorwork Knitting Stranded Colorwork

Gothic Lodge Sweater

To start off with I know I am not an eloquent writer. My brain fog makes it difficult for me to remember who I am on a good day. But I thought that if I at least try to write about my thoughts or my difficulties with various knit projects that maybe it might help out others in the long run. Or perhaps let you the reader know that yes, you are not the only one who has experienced these things. Coming off the high and success of my Rhinebeck sweater I felt the need to try and come up...

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Nimbus Hat- FREE PATTERN

cables free hat pattern

Nimbus Hat- FREE PATTERN

Nimbus - FREE PATTERN Nimbus means a luminous cloud or halo around a supernatural being or a large gray rain cloud. I designed this hat to have a cable crown to show the world your inner supernatural strength. Not only on the good days but also on the days when a gray rain cloud may be hovering over you. This hat was designed on smaller needles to create a very dense fabric and fit snug when worn. I did this intentionally. It has been my personal experience with knit hats that they tend to stretch with time. The goal for...

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Rock the Lobster- Spooktacular Alterations

Rock the Lobster- Spooktacular Alterations

I know a lot of you really want me to publish the chart alterations that I made to the original pattern. This was a decision that I contemplated for a while for several reasons. First- the two chart patterns that I borrowed the skull and bat from were free on Ravelry. And they have been noted as being incorporated into my version of this pattern on my Project Page. So I am not too worried about sharing them. Second- is copyright. I do not own the Rock the Lobster pattern nor pretend to. Thirdly, Not gonna lie- I love this sweater...

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Rhinebeck Sweater 2018 Part 2- The Steek Is Strong With This One.

Knitting Steeking Stranded Colorwork

Rhinebeck Sweater 2018 Part 2- The Steek Is Strong With This One.

To start off with... I feel like this cardigan may have sucked one year of my life away. There were many times when my confidence was shadowed with doubt and anxiety over weather or not I had the skills to achieve what I had envisioned in my head. I even picked up the book AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary mid way through to help me out. And I will say that up to this point I was really quite impressed with myself and how well I was doing. I did notice that in the top my stitches were a little too tight...

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Rhinebeck Sweater 2018- May the Steek Be With Me

Colorwork Knitting Steeking Stranded Colorwork

Rhinebeck Sweater 2018- May the Steek Be With Me

I sometimes wonder if people already have their sweater planned for the next year as soon as they walk out of the gates of Sheep & Wool. Personally, I tend to have a general idea of what I would like to have the following year. But there always so many awesome patterns released all the time that it's hard to stick with one decision. And I think everyone stresses about their Rhinebeck Sweater because that is the event I think in which the item you plan to wear not only shows off your yarn skills but you as well. Its a fashion...

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