Monday, August 15, 2011

Fierce but Friendly Dragon

This a really great pattern for a dragon. You can make him fierce or friendly. Or black or green. Or in my case navy and gold. Mine however looks quite strange right now as he only has a body and looks like a deformed snake. He will achieve a great look quite soon though.

However, he is for someone else so I can't really even name him. I guess I can't even say for sure it is a him and not a her. If this was my dragon, it would be a her and I would make her green and call her Saphira. Probably because I am in the middle of reading Eragon. Last month this would have been a Norbert.

I am actually really enjoying this pattern and I will hopefully have it done by the end of the week! You should definitely check out the pattern and make your own lovely little dragon.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Reveling in Ravelery- New Baby

Daisy Baby Mary Jane Shoes: What a great spin on a classic baby shoe. I really don't think you could go wrong with these shoes! you can customize to whatever colors you would like to use and have a great unique addition to a shower gift!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Anthrologie Inspired Flower Headband

I love Anthropologie inspired accessories. There are great tutorials all over the blogging world of great jewelry and knit wear that you can make yourself for a fraction of the cost. This past winter I had found a few different knit headbands I wanted for myself, or for gifts. The Anthro Inspired Plaited Headband was another one of these fabulous headbands.

Onto the specifics:

Items Required:

- worsted weight yarn in two coordinating colors
- size H crochet hook
- size 7 circular needles
- plastic darning needles


Cast on 72 stitches. Join in the round.

Round 1-3: K2, P2 to end of round

Next three inches or the headband (or however long you want to make it): Knit to end of row

Final 3 rounds: K2, P2 to end of round

Rosette Pattern is found here.

I sewed the Rosettes onto the headband but you could also use a hot glue gun. I however had a few bad run-ins with mine so I opted for the safer choice.

Hope you enjoy my pattern. I know it's summer right now, but it's never too early to get a jump on Christmas presents!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Reveling in Ravelry- Fedoras

Well I didn't used to like these. I believe strong dislike would probably be a better term. They are kind of growing on me. Slowly growing anyways. So of course I always am thinking, I need to make one.

So I hopped on Ravelry. I found a few ones I liked and even one that was made of straw and one with a pattern in Japanese.

Take a look at the ones that made the cut:

Novi Hat: This one, as far as coloring, looks to me most like what I picture when I hear the word fedora. I also really do like the brim.

Straw Fedora: I must say, I think this one is my favorite. I love the idea of paper yarn because it looks so unique!

Crochet Fedora: I love the yarn used in this hat! I definitely would change the red, probably to green.

There really aren't too many great patterns for a fedora, much less free ones. This may be something in which I need to invest. We shall see...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Baby Minion Hat

Many people have become familiar with my Despicable Me Minion Hat Pattern. Now we have a a slightly revamped version for the little minion in your life.

All I did to mix this up was start with less stitches than I did in the adult sized one. I started with 54 stitches and basically guessed my way through the rest of the hat. I will say I think it turned out adorable.