In celebration of the Desolation of Smaug premiere (which I totally forgot about since the film comes out here in a few weeks, and then remembered when my dash overflowed with it) I finished today my Dwarvenhood project (I started to call it that at some point, even though it’s a balaclava).
Only thing is that I don’t recommend the yarn I used (Cocoon by Rowan), since it has 20% Mohair and I’m still digging the hairs out of my eyeballs.
On the bottom picture there is a yellow arrow pointing at a picture on the bookshelf where I’m wielding a claymore. That would have been a good prop for this photo. Or an axe. (Also, in front of the picture there’s a small statue of Ganesha.)
Now I just have to hope the weather turns colder before the premiere here. Otherwise I will boil in the elven cloak. Last year it was -13C, it’s +6C at the moment.
Here’s the link to the pattern on Ravelry by Sally Pointer/Wicked Woollens.
It’ been a while, and I have been knitting, a lot, but nothing fandom related, until this hat. It’s the first Yule present I’ve finished this year!
I think I started reading and loving H.P.Lovecraft at the same time as my brother, so this mass of tentacles was a good idea for a Yule project for him.
The wonderful Lovecraft’s Bane -pattern can be found and downloaded for free on Ravelry.
The cap was finished on 21 March, also known as the DizzieDay in certain circles, so with trembling fingers, I added the blue plaid flower.
(Honestly, I’m so sorry about the photo’s being so bad, but I still have no idea where my camera is..)
I’ve never been so proud of anything I’ve knitted/shared as I am of Mr. Bearcy. Especially since I joined the LBD ravelry group and shared the free pattern I used to get others to knit their own. So far two people have posted pictures and it’s so great to see everyone’s personal take the cutest teddy bear, but one person made CLOTHES for her bear!! And I’m so jealous!! I don’t think I’m at the skill level yet to make him a shirt and he’s super adorable with the pants/suspenders!!! AND!! He’s all the way in Finland. How amazing is this?!
My Mr. Bearcy gains compliments and internetfame :D Thank you, Audrey!! You are amazing.
Meet my Mr. Bearcy!
He received his final touches when I added his face contortions and cap, which I spent too much time making..
I improvised for the clothes. Basically, I just wanted him to have suspenders!! They are so cute. And, I live in Finland, where bears hibernate during the Winter, so he would be cold otherwise.
My Mr. Bearcy has not, by the way, made the mistake of wearing a shirt too white for photo-shoots. I have put my camera into a very safe place which I cannot at the moment locate, so that’s why the photos are so bad. My Mr. Bearcy apologises for me. Because that is the polite thing to do.
Surprise, surprise!! Another double-knit work. I adapted this from a crochet doily pattern. I somehow felt that Jane Austen would be a blue person. And I could get rid of some of my stashed yarn.
I’ve been in a flu for a couple of weeks now, and drinking tea and honey and knitting this.
Lately, I’ve been very much obsessed with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (because it’s brilliant). I really love the logo, so I charted it and double-knitted it and here’s the result.
I don’t usually block double-knits but the square came out a bit squished at first, so tried blocking and that is the reason for the waves on the edges.
I might have to start collecting a fandom-double-knit-quilt. Actually, it sounds very tempting. Or one with Jane Austen stuff on it!!
This is my favourite wip. I started knitting The One Ring Scarf for myself, but decided that I really would like to combine this with other Tolkien double-knits.
So this first half of the One Ring Scarf goes to the top and the second (still not yet knitted) will be the bottom, and I am going to knit some version of the Doors of Durin and Tree of Gondor for the sides and then try to design Smaug to go to to the middle.
Very much wip. Very likely, I think, for the better part of this century..
At the moment I am trying to make the Doors of Durin a whole lot higher.
This is really a very poor attempt at making a knit TARDIS. I never even finished the windows or the texts and I’ve overstuffed it. It is quite large however and very overstuffed and extremely pleasant as a neck pillow.
The pattern was modified from TARDIS sock pattern. The cat is disapproving in the picture to give and idea of the size, though the cat is pretty small.
This I believe in Sherlock Holmes -scarf was a present to a dear friend as well.
The pattern for it is here, though I did modify it a bit by making the letters upside down on the other side of the scarf so that whatever way you turn it, you can always read the text.
This was my first ever double-knit work, so I am rather proud of it.
I’ve published the pics also on my main blog, but couldn’t find the post..
I made this version of H.P.Lovecraft’s Cthulhu / Knithulhu, or as I named it Cutehulhu, for Marko Hautala, an author and a friend, in the Spring of 2010 as a thanks for his novel writing course I attended.
The pattern can be found on Ravelry.
I love H.P.Lovecraft and am very pleased how Cutehulhu came out.