Welcome!

I've been knitting for over 6 years now, and I've gotten pretty good at it. I don't have much time for big projects, and instant gratification tries to run my life. Many of my smaller projects don't get posted because I forget, or I give the items away before a picture can be taken. Rest assured, I am always knitting something.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Update!

Wow, I had basically forgotten all about this blog until I received a comment just yesterday - it has perhaps since been deleted? - asking about my charts.

Anyone interested in the Zelda charts should find me on Ravelry.com - my username is eventual and my charts are here.

Ravelry is the reason I don't update my blog anymore! I just upload anything finished there, and I have been unable to keep up with my Etsy shop since I became a teacher 3 years ago.

Feel free to message me on Ravelry if you ever have any questions or comments!

I am still an active knitter and I have also learned to crochet :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Washcloths! Armwarmers! Hat!

Head on over to my Etsy Shop Blog to see what I've been up to since November! =D

After I finished my orders, I binged on video games for four days straight, but since then I've felt weird NOT knitting. So here's what I've done since the first week of the month:




Way back in November my mom mentioned that she wanted a hat for her birthday and sent me a few pictures off of Pinterest, and then we didn't speak of it again. I was so excited to make her a matching set of hat and armwarmers, because she still talks about and uses armwarmers I made for her in 2007. Out of acrylic. When I had been knitting for only a few months. I wanted to use higher-quality yarn and show off what I can do!

The hat was quick and easy, and the armwarmers were easy and fun once I figured out that the picot edging wasn't ACTUALLY picot and was creating by hemming! The gloves turned out a bit bigger than I had hoped, which was sort of a given because the pattern called for a lighter weight yarn than I was using. But still. Gorgeous pattern.

Close-up of the picot effect and the simple lace pattern.

I just love this look.

Next, my grandma showed me some knitted handwarmers done for her by a friend and explained that she had chills and pain at night and that she wanted warm armwarmers. She was adorable because she pointed out the ribbing on a pair she had and said it was okay if I didn't "do anything fancy." I mock-scoffed and decided to find a pattern that would do her justice. This is what I came up with:

I used a cutely titled pattern called A Little Twist and made some adjustments. First, I made them longer on both the arm and the hand, and second, I didn't bind off the thumb gusset to leave a hole, but kept the stitches on a separate needle and knit partway up to help keep her thumb warm. Finally, my grandma requested TIGHT gloves, so I only used size 7 needles for the first 6 pattern repeats and then switched to size 5s for the rest.

What was really neat about this yarn (Plymouth Gina) was that the picture shows one entire skein. The yarn knit up two very different gloves from just the one skein! Perfect for my grandma. ^_^



The cabling really is nice. It adds a fancy touch with minimal work, and it breaks up the monotony of ribbing.

And finally! I bought the Spring 2014 issue of Creative Magazine because the scarf on the cover is simply divine, but I'm not monetarily ready for that kind of commitment so I paged through until I found a quick project: a set of three washcloths. What a perfect use for all my random cotton!

Front: Slip-stitch pattern using some KnitPicks yarn and Peaches & Creme. Middle: A really fun washcloth with some fancy yarn I bought from my LYS (can't remember the brand but it's luscious and soft) that has a diagonal pattern, and finally, Peaches & Creme with a cabling, which took the longest and I hated doing it about a quarter of the way through. 

I ended up giving all of them to my mom because she said she loves hand-knit washcloths (no idea!) but I'm currently making another of the front washcloth because they are SO FUN.

So fun. So fancy.

Now I think you're all caught up! Happy knitting!

-Leah






Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Season Update!!

Hello! Things have been going really well for me in the geeky knits arena! I've been totally reppin' my gear in style~
Got my personal Super Mario hat, my original LoZ scarf, my Portal earrings and my Mario 3 hoodie! Great day.


Here's what I've been working on!

Fun work with initials! I really enjoyed creating that ampersand.

Gorgeous LoZ scarf, definitely my most popular purchase by far, and in the green base!

A new take on the Sailor Moon scarf!

Modeling the scarf. I'm in love with that pale blue!


I'm also working on a pair of Street Fighter gloves for a friend's boyfriend! Exciting!! So I'll be super busy through the middle to end of January, and then I plan on making some big changes to my Etsy store. It will be AWESOME.

Happy geeking!

-Leah

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Harley Quinn Fingerless Gloves~

"Weee! Look at the pretties~!"

I decided to modify my design for the Harley fingerless gloves I made a year or two ago. I really like how they turned out! I used size 4 DPNs and these fit me perfectly, so for most other people they'd be a bit bigger. I've decided to sell these awesome geeky gloves in my shop!



The red yarn is a true red, not a dark red. This picture pretty closely captures it:


Pretty sweet, eh?

-Leah


Monday, September 16, 2013

My own Mario hat!!

After making the Mario Transformation hat I got the bug to make my own version! I decided to make it Super Mario World-themed based on the fact that SMW is my jam, and it'd be awesome to speedrun it wearing a hat made just for that purpose. And now I can make versions to sell since it was completely my design! ^_^

My only qualm is that I haven't really made hats for other people so I'm not quite confident in my gauge. I used size 3 needles for the brim of the hat (which I ended up doing in 2x2 seed stitch and turned out looking wavy and interesting. I like it!), and then did the rest in size 5 circular, trying to keep the tension pretty tight.

This is how it turned out! I'd have pics of me wearing it but I got my wisdom teeth out on Friday and my face is really puffy still >_<







Thanks for reading!

-Leah


Friday, September 6, 2013

Some long overdue scarf update pics

I knit one special scarf a year for a friend before I open the design up to make for others. Last year it was this Sailor Scarf for my amazing friend Courtney:


This year I'm working on a Mega Man scarf... shhhh don't tell!

I did one really cool custom scarf for someone last winter. I really enjoy custom projects; I wish more people would take me up on that!