Archive for July, 2011

My Giant Plush Microbes have become a few more companions. πŸ˜‰


May I introduce you to Bookworm (the longish, curved, light yellow one with the cute teeth and big brown eyes in the back row), Herpes (yellow one who looks a bit like the sun, also in the back row), Yeast (the fat round one on the very left), Scum (the little brown one who is trying to hide), Fat Cell (the beige grumpy looking one next to Scum), White Blood Cell (the pure white one on the very right), Bed Bug (the pink one in the fron row with all those red legs), The Clap (the prominent blue grey one in the middle) and lastly Tooth Decay (the cute white on the very right in the front row).

Aren’t they cute? Currenty they are all infesting my bookshelf, but some will eventually get new homes. πŸ˜‰


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Yesterday I finished a project I’ve wanted to do for ages… well ever since I knit those brain slugs back in February or March. It’s one of those brain slugs (Futurama) attached to a very simple knit hat. πŸ™‚

Brain Slug Hat

The pattern for the hat is from “Knitting from the top down” by Barbara G. Walker. It was amazingly easy and fast to knit. It only took me a little more than one day to finish it and it turned out really well …and it actually fits. I’m rather proud of myself, because I usually don’t do too well with hats. See this earlier post. πŸ˜‰

For the brain slug I used a pattern I found on ravelry. I love that pattern for it’s easy to knit and the slugs look just right, except for the tenacles maybe. Anyway for the hat I had to modify the slug a little. The base I knit according to pattern, but I made the body considerably shorter and did faster decreases at the top. So my slug is a lot smaller and “fatter” than the one in the pattern. πŸ˜‰

Also I didn’t do tentacles. Instead I knit 5 “triangles”. For those I picked up about 8-10 evenly spaced stitches from the base (from the underside of the knitting so that it isn’t visible when you look at the slug).Β  I did those in garter stitch, decreasing by 2 stitches every other row, till there were only 2 stitches left. I pulled the yarn through those 2 and sewed it in. πŸ™‚

Here is my brain slug hat on ravelry: http://ravel.me/aravis83/bs2

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Just a short blog post to show off the headband I knit for myself. It’s done in mosaic knitting and really easy to do… that is, once you’ve figured out how to knit that way.Β  (Thanks, Kara!!!).Β  πŸ˜‰

Knitted Headband

Isn’t it absolutely lovely?

I just love the patternΒ  and how it looks when I wear it. Also it’s a wonderful way to use up left over sock yarn. As usual I’ve used Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Mexiko Cotton Stretch, which is the very best yarn there is. It’s soft and stretchy and keeps the shape nicely.

Pink Headband

Kara designed the pattern. I’ll probably knit some more eventually for I absolutely love the pattern. Btw. it can be found on ravely. Here it is: http://ravel.me/aravis83/mh

Oh btw. I just realized that I never posted a pic of my finished bubble socks. Anyway here they are:

Finished Bubble Socks

They turned out so pretty, though they were a real pain to knit. πŸ˜€

Here is the pattern and they are on ravelry: http://ravel.me/aravis83/bm

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