Category Archives: Knights That Say “Knit!”

KNIT ALL THE THINGS!

Wow, the past month has been crazy! I started college (which, so far, has been meh for me), I found a yarn shop that is only about 20 minutes from where I live, I won yarn (that’s enough to make anyone’s day!), I began tutoring a 14 year old in math, and I also started a ton of knitting projects and *one* crocheting project. This post is going to be long. ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? Here we go.

The first project that I’m going to talk about is the Royal Flush pattern from my Joy of Socks book.

I cast it on with the RainCityKnits yarn that I got in my Yarn Box. So far, it has been a blast to knit up! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Next, is my lace crocheted (someone should document this) shawlette. You know, I don’t think I’ll actually have enough yarn to finish it. I started it with some of my little sister’s stash yarn, and it’s using up WAY more yarn than I originally expected. Oops.

 

I almost forgot to mention this- I got a new book! I bought Metropolitan Knits from Half Price Books, and immediately bought yarn for a fingering weight sweater. I know. I’ve got a serious sock yarn problem! ;P

 

 

The pattern is the Brooklyn Bridge Cardigan, and I’ve already finished the back! I’m currently working on the right front, but it’s still really small. *squints at the photo*

 

 

In case you were wondering what happened to the second Cables Party sock, I’m still working on it. I mostly work on it during class while my professors talk. Since I look at my professors while I knit, they don’t mind. 😀

 

My last, but not least, project is my finished chevron scarf! I made it using the yarn I won at The Sated Sheep, and it is fabulously long. I love how the green and ecru yarns had beads and rocks sewn into them; it really added some *sparkle*!

 

Here it is drying on the school room floor:

Now for a mild change of subject-

I was digging through my, admittedly rather large, pattern collection, when I stumbled upon this beauty. It’s an almost-complete pattern for a sweater! All it’s missing are the gauge and how-to-sew-the-sleeves-and-body-together instructions! Now, I didn’t write it. According to my mom, my great-grandmother did. THIS IS A BIG DEAL!!! So, being a lover of history, knitting, and procrastination, I decided to write this pattern up and publish it. Which I did. You can find the free pattern here on Ravelry.

XOXO,

Katherine Westerman

I Was Captured By A Socktopus

Seriously, I’ve been knitting socks like crazy.

Not only did I finish a pair of twisting purls socks in time for Christmas (see picture number one), but I started a NEW pair of socks on December 23rd, and finished the first one this morning!

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I am apparently incapable of knitting in just stockinette. ;P

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Now let’s talk about Christmas! The past few weeks, I was REALLY wanting to embellish my embroidery skills, so my parents bought me THREE BAGS of embroidery floss.

Obviously, I couldn’t let any of that go to waste, so I went to the nearest craft store and bought-

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-an afghan designed specifically to be embroidered on.

WOOHOO! Are you EXCITED?!? I’m excited!

xoxo,

Katherine Westerman

The Magic of the Hexi-POOF!

Hello again, lovely people.

I HAVE FINISHED PROJECTS! One of which I am not going to show at this point, just in case the intended recipient decides to check this or my other blog. After Christmas, it’ll be safe to show!

Some of you may recall that, for the past few months, I’ve been “working on” (the term here is used loosely) a hexipuff blanket. Well, over the past few weeks, I’ve slowly decided that I don’t want to take the time and effort to make such a gigantic blanket (I did the math a while back, and if I made one puff a week, it would take AT LEAST three years to finish!). However, I also really didn’t want to rip back all of the puffs or throw them away. So, I settled for a happy medium and decided to sew some of the puffs into a chair cushion; I needed a new one anyway!

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TA DA!

It’s actually really comfortable, and hopefully it’ll stay nice and cushy for a few years!

XOXO,

Katherine Westerman

Ich Habe Nicht Eine Gut Idee Für Einen Überschrift.

Now that we’re getting closer to the booth,  I have been working almost nonstop to try and finish some things!

You know how a few posts ago, I posted about a “secret” project?

Yes?

Well, I finished it yesterday! And these next few pictures are not it. 😉

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Pictured above is a big headband that could also function as an ear warmer. I’m not usually a big headband lover (no headband could ever tame this wild mane!), but this one fits really well and is super comfortable!

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I also crocheted some cotton potholders! These things are durable, because the ones that I have here at home have lasted for YEARS (and that’s in a household of 12 people!)!

 

 

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Next up are two crocheted hats worn by my lovely sister/partner-in-crime Emily.

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And now, I will reveal my “secret” project… The one you’ve all been waiting for…

*drum roll*

IT’S A YETI IN A SWEATER!!!!!

*crowd goes wild*

Here he is pictured in his natural habitat, the arctic fold of a petticoat.

 

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After I showed him that photo, he decided that he wanted to be a model, so he ran out into the desert of Austin and posed for a picture.

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ISN’T HE CUTE?!? And he’s so cuddly, too. The reason he took me forever to create is because I designed every last inch of that li’l guy. I even have some notes (read: full instructions) about him, so I’ll be putting up the free pattern on Ravelry soon!

XOXO,

Katherine Westerman

This Is The Post That Never Ends…

These past two weeks have been filled with crafting! Seriously, if someone had taken a picture of me at any given point in the day, I probably would’ve looked like this.

“We must weave in ALL of the ends, preciousss.”

Before I get too distracted by photos of Gollum in a pink tutu (can you say HOT?!? Lol. No.), here are my finished projects:

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First and foremost is this fabulously soft chevron scarf. Oh, yes. It’s made out of Yarn Bee Effervesce, and is awesomely warm.

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Next, is headband #1. The body was knitted out of I Love This Yarn!, while the flower was crocheted using Crafter’s Secret.

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Headband #2 is crocheted completely using Red Heart Super Saver. It’s so cute!

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Headband #3 was made using Red Heart Super Saver, and I’ve got to say, despite my never having made a flower with that many petals previously, it turned out beautifully.

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This headband is super cool! It’s amazingly soft, and so squishy! Plus, it kind of looks like a turban, for all of you fans of Professor Quirrell.

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Next, is a reversible hat made out of I Love This Wool!. You know what the crazy thing is? I love this wool.

Yeah.

And, here is the reverse side of the hat! I’m not sure, but I think I like this side better than the other, although the twisted rib on the other side is still awesome!

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I whipped up this crocheted scarf in a day! (That’s probably, like, a world record.) Of course, I may or may not have stayed up ridiculously late trying to finish it, but whatevs.

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DO YOU PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THIS?!? This mesh scarf took me forever to finish. BUT I SURVIVED. And it’s so cuddly and squishy!

By the way, I didn’t originally plan for the chickens to be in the photo, but they all decided that that tree was the place to be. 😉

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As I was posting on my other blog, I realized that I forgot to mention one more project… I finished crocheting a little dog sweater!

XOXO,

Katherine Westerman