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pattern: the BOO! Crew
Planning to make more variations…next year!
Size wise this guy is as big as Pudgdageist. Bigger than I expected! A giant compared to this candy corn.

I’m a little behind on my Halloween decorations…sigh, planning not my strongest point :P. Now that I’m in the Halloween mood I feel like I should continue making things, so it’ll be done in time for next year’s for sure. But not for too long, because I still have a long idea list for Christmas as well.

This is Pudgdageist, a pattern from Camp&Co. I love all of Megan’s patterns! It seems like not many people have discovered her patterns yet, but I want to make all of them and become her testknitter ^v^.

I like Megan’s version a little better, it’s my own fault, I should have stuffed the head better. Too late :-/. The pattern uses a lot of M1’s (increases), which cause tiny wholes. I tried to patch them in the end, some are visible, wish I had thought about Googling the problem earlier on and coming to this solution, because it totally works!

Other than that, I love this pattern :).

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I used to dislike knitting (jogless) stripes, but got the hang of it!

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I love this bottom, it looks like a pie!

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It was time for a family portrait :). More on the tiny little hats later…

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Some fun with the eyeballs :).

Happy Halloween everyone!!

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Still working on the spider pillow. My machine was being serviced, while in the process of making it and I haven’t touched it since. Making envelope pillow cases should be easy, but not if you have a “it’s better to cut it too big than too small”-attitude about it and are working with french seams. French seaming + pom poms = not easy. The pumpkin and cat pillowcase could be a little snugger as well.

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Knit these fun eyeballs too. The pattern is Eyeballs Out! (free) by Claire Garland.

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The trick to a stressed turkey is just using pins. That’s how I did peekaboo elephant too.

Pummy wasn’t up for any posing, when I found him in his hiding place…

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Just ordered this Hue Shift Blanket kit.

Love the light colors :). Can’t wait to get it in the mail sometime next week. The blanket is available in a darker color as well, maybe more suitable for winter, but ever since moving to Texas I lean towards lighter colors.

I don’t think I’ll be able to start knitting it till the beginning of next year, though!

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A couple of books I’m looking forward to :)

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CAN’T wait till it’s January 2nd and this new Sally Bee Family cookbook will come out. I have 54 (!) cookbooks (excl. dessert books), yep I just counted them and am quite shocked. I thought I had approx. 30 cookbooks total. Oopsie…Anyway, Sally Bee is my favorite cook book author. Her story is inspiring and her heart-healthy food is really tasty :). Unfortunately the book is not readily available in the US, but I will order from the UK.

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Harry-Knitted-Swivel-Chair-by-Melanie-PorterMelanie Porter knits awesome custom designs. Can I have that job, please? :)

I think I’ll enjoy this book a lot. It’s on my Christmas wishlist for this year, so hopefully…and if not, then I’ll just get it myself in the New Year.

 

 

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I’ve been thinking about asking this one for Christmas as well, but have finally decided to buy it myself one of these days. I want to make a skirt before it’s Christmas. Hopefully I can get it done. I was also doubting between this book and a few other Dutch books, like Allemaal Rokjes and Rokjes! + Patroonbladen, but I want to learn from scratch instead of using patterns and this book seems to offer more variation than Allemaal Rokjes does.

I used this stackable cat pattern to make a test knit for another project that I have planned. I want to knit a (nearly) seamless cube, with invisible picked up stitches. I didn’t quite -ahem understatement- succeed, as you can see…so I’ll probably knit one more.

P.S. my subscribe plugin hasn’t been sending out emails lately, so you may have missed a couple of blogs!

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This was a ‘tiny’ challenge between Lisa and I to see if I could knit this unicorn faster than the 3hrs it took her. I thought it would easily be doable in less than 2hrs, but it took me almost 2.5hrs :-/. The body took me ‘only’ 50mins, but the detailing…little ridiculous for a 1.5″ thing!

I knit this unicorn on size 1 (2.25mm) wooden needles. Or I guess you could call them toothpicks, because that’s what it felt like; so thin.

Anyone who wants to take this bet and knit #3? ;)

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