Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Creeper Hat & Some WIPs

Tiny requested a Creeper Hat. If you aren't familiar with Minecraft then you won't know what a creeper is. If you are familiar with Minecraft you can imagine how popular Tiny is with his new Creeper Hat.


Tiny went with me to the yarn store and picked the yarn out himself. Of course he picked Madelintosh. Tiny has very good taste in yarn. I started the hat with just two colors, but I decided to add the light gray to break up all the black in the creeper face.
 
Here is the yarn I used and you can see the amounts I had left over above the hat in the picture above.
 


Tiny requested a long hat with a pom pom.

 
I've made many pom poms before, but I've heard people talk about Stephen West's video tutorial on how to make a pom pom "Pom Pom It". I watched it and got the biggest kick out of it. I highly recommend watching it for amusement. He is a funny man.

 
Tiny is very happy with his hat and wears it! Gotta love that.
 
I casted on another Penny Infinity Scarf. This time I am using a skein of Tosh Merino Light in the colorway Calligraphy. I want to see if I can make a Penny Infinity Scarf using only one skein. I used my yardage counter when I winded my yarn and it came up with a total of 498 yards in the skein. The tag says the skein is 420 yards. So we'll see how it works out. I'm running the yarn through the counter as I knit it so I can figure out where I can cut down yardage if needed to make it work for one skein. I am loving the color and I really hope it all works out.
 
 
This is my mindless knitting project. It is going to be a long scarf / infinity scarf. I'm using an alpaca / merino blend and mixing up the colors as I go. I am working on US2 needles and just knitting around and around. I keep this in my car and work on it at the bus stop, gas station, doctors office basically any time I'm waiting. But after seeing Lori's Favorite Things Scarf. I am so tempted to start adding some fun decorations in it. At the rate I'm going it might get done in about 5 years.

 
I have another design with alpaca dk yarn on my needles right now, but I'm not going to give up too much info on it just yet. Just a little tease.
 
 
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We will be doing a lot of driving tomorrow. Which means lots of knitting in the car! I love that. We have some crummy weather here on the East Coast so for everyone that is traveling be safe and watch out for black ice.
 

15 comments:

karen said...

have a safe and happy thanksgiving!! Love the hat and I'm starting a scrap striped something (cowl or scarf depending on the amount of wool/alpaca).

Donna said...

That hat is adorable! I can't wait to see your next creation. You are so talented! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

eidolons said...

What a great hat! Have you seen the ravelry charts for all the faces? I'm going to put some on socks for my boys. (:

Alisa said...

my son was peeking over my shoulder and he saw your hat and demanded one right away!!Minescraft is a big thing in our house!!Thank you so much for sharing!! I just cast on for your penny infinity scarf...I'm excited to really get going on it....it's a selfish knit for me!! Your projects look great!!

Bonny said...

It's always a real pleasure to knit something that the recipient loves! All of your projects look wonderful and your yarn container is really beautiful, a real work of art in itself! Safe travels.

DeliaKnits said...

what yummy yarn you are using! I can't imagine knitting a scarf on US size 2!!

A Little Blue Dragonfly said...

What a great hat! One of my sons would love one of his own. :)

Lori ann said...

you are such a good mama, love tinys hat and ALL your knitting! when i find time i'll have to make your beautiful cowl!

Cathie J said...

I love the hat. Such bright happy colors. You have a bunch of other great knits going on also. I think I want to try that infinity scarf.

Jarka said...

I've started My favorite things scarf a while ago and now I had to switch to other projects to get a break from the "fun patterns" :D I really like your color combination you choose.
lovely

Deb Hickman said...

That hat is fab!!!!! You have some gorgeous projects on the needles. Deb x

Jen said...

Happy Turkey Day!

All your projects are lovely.

Reinventing Mother said...

I have about 5 motifs of My Favorite Things completed. It is an ongoing project. I am curious as to the wooden container that your counter is sitting on?

fairymom said...

We're very familiar with Minecraft here! And that is an awesome creeper hat.

Debbie said...

I had no idea!! And that tiny is the perfect little model!!