Monday, 28 June 2010

Gryffindor Bag WIP

Here's something I'm working on right now. It's a Gryffindor fair isle bag. Right now I'm working on the strap. I got the pattern for it here:
Plus that book in the background, Charmed Knits by Alison Hansel, is such a good project book for Harry Potter fans!

The reason I'm knitting this is I'm a Harry Potter nerd. I have been since the books first came out. I'm intending to use this bag when I got to see Deathly Hallows.


I thought I'd share this with you. This is my first attempt at knitting with DPN's, I do feel rather proud!

Left 4 Dead Health Pack

My boyfriend loves the Left 4 Dead games, so do I but I watch him play them. He seemed to be having a bad day, so I designed this and knitted it for him.
It's brightened his day, I'm going to add a key chain hoop to it and give it to him on Friday.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


My Persian!
I love this pokemon, it's so elegant.
I used this pattern, but I made my own additions:
Aren't it's curly whiskers so cute?


Yay for Pokemon! Here's my pokeball, I knitted it using the ball pattern for the Golden Snitch! (see that post for pattern link)


My first pattern made completely by myself. I dont like it's mouth though.

The Golden Snitch

Because I'm such a Harry Potter nerd. I got the pattern here:
I love playing Seeker with it :D

Invincibility Star

This was the first pattern I created myself. I think it's rather cute. It's made in 10 pieces and sewn together, rather easy really.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Mijumaru Plushie and Pattern

Little Mijumaru! I made him yesterday, I had to work on my own pattern, that's difficult when it's so hot!
Anyway, I love Mijumaru, I intend to start with him when I get Pokemon black/white :)

As I've already given this pattern out to a lovely chap, I thought I'd share it with you, I'll be trying to upload it to my deviantart account, but if that fails then I'll email to you.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Chocolate Bear

This is made with the same pattern as the Skittle bear I posted previously. He looks a little funny, it's his eyes, they're too wide apart, and his nose is too far down.

But he's my bear and I love him all the same. I bought that ribbon especially for his neck.

Gryffindor Coin Purse

Now we're talking old. A few years ago my mom knitted me a Gryffindor Scarf, from Harry Potter, as I was new to knitting, I made thise with the left over yarn, as you can see, my Monster Book of Monsters necklace is kept safe in there, where it wont bite me.

Hand Warmers

I knitted these last week, using this pattern:

They're quick and easy, plus they keep your hands nice and cosy. Tried and tested, it rained on Friday and my hands would've frozen if it wasn't for these little beauties. So much for summery weather!


I created this pattern, my boyfriend loves the character of Domo, so I surprised him with a knitted one. It took a couple of hours to knit, and about 20mins to sew him, stuff him and give him a face. The eyes are buttons and the mouth is felt.

Little Owlie

This is a scrap yarn little fella, completely tiny! I found the tutorial for him here:

I made him rather quickly, and those buttons look enourmous, but they really aren't.

Deathly Hallows Wrist Band

I know I meant to upload these sooner, but something came up. This is a Deathly Hallows Sweat Band I made for myself. I'm such a Harry Potter fan, I have this symbol tattoo'd on my arm, it was my first tattoo when I turned 18. Initially this was chart practice, but I expanded the band to fit my wrist.
Actually this is my 2nd attempt at doing this as a wrist band, my first attempt was too big due to needle sized, so I used smaller needles and this fits perfectly.

Monday, 14 June 2010


Tomorrow I'll be re-shooting my other projects, so I'll be uploading them then.

Fair Isle Phone Cosy

I didn't have a cosy for my mobile phone, so today I decided to knit myself one. Seeing as my phone is of the touch screen persuasion, I chose to try a fair isle pattern I'd previously designed. It looks rather Christmassy I know, but it fits my phone (LG Cookie) perfectly.
I even added ribbing to the top. I really like this design, and how thick it is.

Skittle the Bear

This is the first bear I knitted following a pattern. I made it a couple of summers ago, being a knitting n00b back then I sewed the pieces together using cotton instead of wool. I've decided to post this old picture as I recently un-picked the cotton stitches and be restitching him properly, plus I'm going to give him new stuffing.

I got the pattern as a Christmas present, it's the Baby Popcorn the Bear knitting set.

Pokemon Squares

I did these a while ago, they were my first attempts at pattern squares, they're Eevee & Mew from Pokemon. I know I need to use yarn of the same thickness to make them perfect, but they were practice and I am rather pleased with how they turned out. The later designs I did worked better, as you will see once I've posted them.

I'm not sure what to do with them, as I intend to gradually create a patchwork blanket, but I'm not sure if it should be Pokemon specific of Nintendo or game culture in general.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards and Fairies Book Revie

ISBN 978-1-84448-424-9

Knitted Pirates, Princesses, Witches, Wizards & Fairies
by Annette Hefford is a book I will highly recommend for knitters of any skill level, but it's great for those newer knitters who haven't quite mastered the whole knitting in the round side of things, and it's much more fun than learning to follow a pattern for a blanket, unless, of course, that is the kind of knitting you are aiming for. A great bonus is that this book is cheap enough, RRP for the UK is £12.99, for the subject matter.

The dolls themselves are wonderful creations, a few of them resembling much loved characters of modern cinema and stage. They have sweet little faces, and detailed ways in how to alter the doll's appearance. The base doll is you are told how to create is perfect, with four fingers and a thumb on each hand.

The book has beautifully clear photographs of the finished doll's in senario's, studio shots and of course the all important step by step guides.

Hefford even shows you how you can alter the designs to give a fairy a different style or turn an old wizard (who strikingly resembles a certain Hogwarts Headmaster) into Santa Claus himself. The costume's she has designed for each doll are remarkable. Each outfit is two layers minimum, even giving instructions on how to knit a witch's broom and a pirate's sword!

After reading through this book, I have to say I am most taken by Samuel Crowe Pirate, who is just Johnny Depp in wool. The name change is a given but there's no denying who this loveable rogue is.

Each knitting pattern is a masterpiece in itself and has such an attention to detail, it even gives you artistic freedom.

A highly reccommended book.

Where's Your Heart?

I knitted this last night whilst my boyfriend was watching the England match in the world cup downstairs. When he came back upstairs I presented him with it and he loved it! It was such a quick knit, and a simple one.

I got the pattern from here:

Chibi Slimer

This was the idea of a Uni mate of mine, he said I should try making Slimer, so I made a chibi one. This one is my own design, I might post the pattern if I get requested it. I know he looks rather like a pear, but he's still cute, he gets my nephew's seal of approval anyway!

Knitzor the Kitty

I knitted this last night/today, I named her Knitzor, so she'll be the my mascot whilst writing this blog. I might make her a photo journal or something of the like, but that's a 'might'. I wanted to knit a cat incase my sister-in-law writes a childrens story, as I said I would make one to go along with it.

I used this pattern:

I will be re shooting my older plushies so I can upload them here.

Hello All

I've created this blog for knitters. No longer just for grannies.

When I knit, I prefer to knit on 2needles only at the moment as I'm not used to circular or DPN's yet. At the moment I'm knitting a jumper for my boyfriend's Christmas present, but I find myself doing mini projects in the mean time.

Now about me, currently I'm at university studying Computer Game Design, and I've just passed my first year. I've always been intrigued by games, I'm just not a massive gamer, unless it's Pokemon, then I'm hooked at the beginning.

I have a gorgeous boyfriend, he's in a band, he also is a gamer, though more full on than I am! He currently works as a games tester.

When I knit, it's generally something cute, or from geek culture, unless I feel adventurous, then I may find myself knitting an article of clothing.

You can find me at where I generally post any artwork I create.