If the post didn’t already suggest it, Titanic is one of my all time FAVORITE movies. It’s one those movies that if I happen to catch it on tv I always stick around to watch, and from time to time pull out the dvd and play that too. I don’t think I could even count the number of times I’ve seen it. Don’t lie, you know you love this movie too, haha. 🙂
Even if you don’t have the rich Cal Hockley in your life to give ya the real thing, you can make your very own heart of the ocean without spending a penny and your finished piece will be priceless. Plus Leonardo DiCaprio
doesn’t have to die in the end! Sounds good to me!
I’ve had the idea of this necklace for a while now, and yesterday I finally made one. I was kinda putting it off because I wasn’t sure if it was going to be one of those projects that seems like a good idea in theory and then turns out terrible once it’s made. But I think this turned out really cute, I will definitely really wear this!
The pattern for the heart was inspired by these cute hearts found here.
To make you own knit heart of the ocean, here’s what you’ll need:
2 US size 3 double pointed knitting needles
worsted weight acrylic yarn (navy blue, and white)
size 3.5 mm crochet hook
jump rings and clasp
The heart. Make 2
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: knit to end of row
Row 2: purl to end of row
Row 3: kfb, k1, kfb (5)
Row 4: purl to end of row
Cut yarn, and slide to other end of needle. On the same needle, cast on 3 stitches.
Repeat rows 1-4.
Push to two little pieces together for a total of 10 stitches
Sally the snake was basically an accident. I was making something totally different (that I don’t want to reveal yet) that just didn’t work out, but in that failed experiment Sally was born! She is a cute little knit snake that lives in a pink polka dot and plaid box and loves to munch on yarn grass. I am hoping my relationship with Sally will help to end my fear of snakes and make me appreciate them a little bit more. Maybe that should be one of my New Year’s goals!
This project doubled as useful computer sleeve and yarn stash cleaner, unfortunately it won’t provide any real protection against falls but it sure is cute! I just dug out some fall leaf and snowflake inspired colors I already had and knitted away.
Laptop Sweater Pattern
co – cast on
k – knit
p – purl
ssk – slip, slip, knit (decrease)
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together (decrease)
st – stitch
St – stockinette
If you are looking for something really really scary, check this film out. It will definitely not disappoint.
p2, k1, repeat 3 more times
or desired length for your wine bottle
the way across the row and turning the work once you get to the last stitch,
and knit your way back.
buttons with a coordinating embroidery floss.
I love all their stuff, but they are so expensive! A really cool thing I noticed while walking around the store was that a lot of the decorations had a homemade look or was even knitted or crocheted which is great because that means I can recreate things I see for a fraction of the price or even free.
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This past weekend we took a trip to Wilmington to spend some time with Trisden’s family. On Saturday we spent the entire afternoon fishing on the Kure Beach Pier. I should say everyone else was fishing, I spent most of my time knitting but I’ll get to that later. I am so mad at myself because I forgot my camera!
There were so many good photo opportunities that I would have loved to share but can’t. Of it is always the times that you forget your camera that something crazy happens and this was one of those times. It was a beautiful day out perfect temperature, the fish weren’t really biting, but that was ok, it’s just nice to sit out there and enjoy the waves. After we were sitting out there for a while probably around dusk, we saw a shark!
Trisden noticed he had a sting ray attached to his hook and then we saw some big light colored thing circling around the sting ray, and realized it was a shark! It was probably about 5 feet long, were not sure what kind, but does it really matter? It’s a shark. But Trisden reeled in the little sting ray. It was so cute, they look like their undersides have a little smiley face, but anyway we untangled it from his hook and when he threw it back into the water the shark swooped in gobbled it up.
It was crazy, I have gone swimming there countless times and there were surfers that were not too far away from the pier. The scary part was that we were fishing in the surf and not that far off from shore! It’s kind of creepy to know what you’re swimming with at the beach. But in addition to that shark, I guess Trisden had seen 3 earlier that day swimming around the pier so we are pretty sure that the fish weren’t biting that day because of the sharks. Sorta scary!
But anyways back to knitting. I have been wanting to make some of my own dishcloths for a while now and I finally came up with simple little pattern. The majority of the cloth is made up of seed stitch which is really nice because because it is double sided and will make for a good scrubbie surface for washing dishes. They knit pretty fast, and make for excellent gifts. Knit them in all sorts of pretty colors to brighten up your kitchen.
A printable version of this pattern is available for purchase here.
*This pattern has been updated.* As one of my first patterns, I have simplified the wording.
Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
- US size 8 straight knitting needles
- Lily’s Sugar and Cream Yarn – Worsted weight 100% cotton yarn (pictured in Tea Rose, Hot Green, and Soft Violet)
- Yarn needle
- Approximately 7 inches by 7 inches
- k – knit
- p – purl
- right side – front of work
- wrong side – back of work
Cast on 31 stitches
Rows 1 – 5: knit
Row 6: k2, purl to last two stitches, k2
Row 7: knit
Row 8: k2, p2 *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 5 stitches; k1, p2, k2
Row 9: k4, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 5 stitches; k1, k4
Row 10: k2, p2 *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 5 stitches; k1, p2, k2
Repeat Rows 9 and 10 until piece measures about 6 inches from cast on edge. Your last row should be a repetition of Row 9.
Your piece should now look like this:
You should be starting on the “wrong side” of work.
K2, purl up to last 2 stitches; k2
Knit the next 5 rows.
Bind off. Weave in ends, your done!
If you enjoyed this pattern, check out my newest dishcloth to feature the seed stitch!
If you are a fan of the show Parks and Recreation and appreciate a cute a crochet you have probably noticed the adorable granny square afghan on the back of Ann’s couch.
Through a little bit googling I found that I am not alone in loving this afghan but I couldn’t find a pattern. So, I made my own! I was however very excited to find the schematic for the blanket from Captain Hook’s Crochet Nook. Click here to check it out.
Your circle should look like this:
Round 5 (almost completed) completed should now look like this.
Round 6 is now complete, ending in the ch 2 space of corner 1. Round 7 begins here.
Round 7: Keep working in the same fashion as round 6. At the end of this round, cut yarn and secure in ch 2 space of corner 1 of round 7. Change color!
Rounds 8 and 9: With the new color attached work the square just like the previous round
Beginning of round 8
End of round 9