Nox

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Nox is Latin for night. It seemed perfect for my newest pattern. The Brown Sheep Burly Spun is one of my favorite super bulky yarns and makes for a quick project.

 

Can’t you just imagine shifting through trees in a dark forest? That’s what I envisioned for this piece. It’s perfect if your Druid. Or like big, giant, slouchy hoods. What’s unique is the backless and sleeveless design. I wanted to try something different with a layering piece, but I definitely wanted to keep the hood.

I can see this knit being popular with the COS play and LARPing crowd. It’s not my cup of tea, but I’ve seen the way your mages and sorcerers dress. Imagine if you knit it floor length, oh snap! Bitches will start droppin’ dice bags like they’re hot.

Anyway. As an introduction, you can use the Nox50 coupon code to receive $1 off your Nox pattern purchase. It’s only for the first 50 purchases and expires at 11:59pm on March 9, 2013, so jump on it!  Get the pattern here.

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Crocheted Skateboard

It’s been hectic with an increased performance schedule, the booklet, and this:

It’s all crochet and needle felt over a skateboard. 

The art show this is going into is tonight, the Blood, Sweat, & Boards Art Show presented by Underground Clothing & Skateboard Company.  I’m also performing, so it’s going to be a big night.  There are first (limited edition production run of the artist’s deck), second ($1000 gift certificate to Stranded Tattoo parlor…  I WANT TO WIN SECOND PLACE), and third ($150 in art supplies from Utrecht) prizes, so I’m pretty excited to see how it turns out.  But for now, I’m going to get back to my booklet knitting.

Cabled Pullover

Finished!  You can check out the errata in the post below, but let’s forget about the negative for now and check out these sexy cables.

The pattern (free from Lion Brand) originally called for one of their yarns, but I had just enough of Mmmmalabrigo (Pearl colorway) to do the job.  I didn’t knit the seperate cowl pattern and I also used a smaller gauge to get a more fitted pullover. 

You can find my Ravelry pattern page here.

Snow White in Summer

FINALLY.  The project that seemingly never ended.  After two major errors on my part and a much need hiatus, I finished Ysolda’s Snow White sweater.  Odd timing, but as soon as October comes around, this sweater will get plenty of sunlight.

I used 3.25 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Paris Night (my favorite color way).  You can check out more pictures and notes in my Ravelry project page. I need a drink.

Fresh Pick

I needed this, a quick and sweet project to forget about the previous two botches sweaters.  I’m happy to report that Sprout was knit without any ripping, tinking, back-tracking, or whathaveyou!

This top-down, seamless knit turned out exactly as I had hoped.  Funnel neck, round yoke shaping, 3/4 sleeves, and I bit longer with moderate ease to allow for some growing room.  Perfect.

 

So, do you want it?  For free?  Let me know, because I have yet to possess mind-reading capabilities (damn it).  I’m thinking that when this blog post gets 100 comments, requesting this pattern, I’ll post it for free on Ravelry.com.  GO!

Two Things

One…

 

(another Mrrrphmrrf Cowl for my Etsy shop)

And two…

 

(this is the project I promised pictures of a few weeks back, but we just photographed it this morning.)

As for the new design, almost finished.  With the Rocky Horror Picture Show (which was this past Saturday), time just was not as abundant as I would have liked.  I hope to finish this one by the weekend.