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Knitted Carrot

Carrot on the ferry

Carrot on the ferry

Knitted Carrot

This is a knitted carrot I made for a friend’s baby shower (to accompany a collection of Beatrix Potter stories). I was making it up as I went, so I don’t have a pattern to post. I just like how it turned out & wanted to share.

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Washcloth knitting pattern



From http://myjewelthief.typepad.com/myjewelthief_knits/2008/12/doubel-bump-scarves.html

I love patterns that don’t need to be very precise. I was looking for a nice soft washcloth for my face & I tried this pattern from MyJewelThief. I’ve already made two. One on size 8 needles and another on size 3. 

On Size US 8 needles

PATTERN:  Cast on 37 (or multiple of 3 + 1)
Row 1: Slip 1st stitch as if to knit,  (P2, K1) across to end of row. (RS)
Row 2:  Slip 1st stitch as if to purl, (K2, P1) across to end of row. (WS)
Row 3: Slip 1st stitch as if to knit,  Knit across to end of row. (RS)
Row 4: Slip 1st stitch as if to purl,  Purl across to end of row. (WS)
Repeat these 4 rows 12 more times ending on Row 2. You will have 13 rows of the pattern.

On Size US 3 (3.25mm) needles

 Or you can do what I did & completely mess up the first 8 rows, then make sure to mess up the last 8 rows to make it look intentional. 

On Size US 3 (3.25mm) needles

Also, I used the same yarn, but the lighting is a bit different in each picture. I really like how tight the size 3 washcloth turned out, but we’ll see what I end up using more.

Headphone Customization



Since I’ve been riding the bus & using my headphones a lot more lately, the tangling was starting to bother me. I saw this cute post (Contemporary Farm Girl) & I finally tried it out. It really keeps headphone from tangling! I’m very happy with it. 

The original post has a great video showing the process. 
I used 3 skeins of embroiderer floss (I used 3 colors I liked together)

Another post with great instructions is on Apartment Therapy


This process does take a few hours, but what’s great is you never have to spend the time de-tangling them again. I used Fray Check at the ends to prevent unravling instead of the elmer’s glue or nail polish, but I image those would work well too. 

The Herring-Bone Knit

Herringbone Knit

I’m trying out this new knitting pattern and I’m going to say it’s my new favorite.
This video shows how to do it very well!
http://newstitchaday.com/horizontal-herringbone-stitch/

This stitch does turn out incredible flat  looks pretty nice on the backside as well.

Herringbone knit on size 10 1/2 needles



Directions:

Row 1: *Ssk, dropping only the first stitch off your needle,* rep from * to last st, k.
Row 2: *P2tog, dropping only the first stitch off your needle,* rep from * to last st, p.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired width.