October 3, 2011

Senior Year at Maryland :-/

I have mixed feelings about my senior year at UMD. For one, its nice to know soon I'll be going into the real world with no real obligations. On the other hand, I'll be going into the real world with no real plans and a degree in Psychology. So, I figured I might as well try to make some money now. I'm working in the costume shop at the performing arts center, and I have my Etsy shop. The latter hasn't been too fruitful, but I remain hopeful!

More projects and patterns to come as soon as I have time! Till then, check out my Etsy shop and Ravelry page

September 21, 2011

Find me on Etsy!

So, I put a few things up on Etsy but I really lack the business prowess to put effort into selling them. They're mostly hats, pretty straight-forward, and some craft notions.

I'm working on taking some better pictures and coming up with a shop theme, but per usual things are busy in the Connor household. Maybe when I graduate (gulp) I'll be able to make a bit of money. Who knows?

April 7, 2011

Cabled Baby Mitts

I wanted to make a set of newborn mitts to match this Reversible Cabled Baby Hat, so I made up this pattern. Mine were a bit too long so I shortened these. Feel free to steal it, but of course for personal use only. I wrote out the pattern (the abbreviated form in parenthesis)

Yarn: Peaches & Creme, Patio Pinks(Worsted) I found it at a thrift store and I wanted to put this one skein to good use
Needles: US7 (4.5mm) DPNs
CO20 (join in the round)
-8 rows in 1x1 rib (*k1, p1* 8 rows)
-k 8 rows in stockinette (k across)
-k 2, slip two onto cable needle, knit next two, then knit the slipped stitches (*k2, cbl2, k2*) across row, leaving a 4-stitch cable in total
-k 1 row across
-begin decrease: k8, knit 2 together(*k8, k2tg*) across
-k across row
-(*k7, k2tg*)
-k across
-(*k6, k2tg*)
-k across
-(*k5, k2tg*)
-k across
-k2tg across
String through and pull tight

February 10, 2011

I couldn't help myself

I ended up buying more!
I just love Knit Picks yarn, it never disappoints. Opening the package is like Christmas.
From now on, no buying yarn until I finish at least a fourth of my current stash.

January 9, 2011

Irish-Inspired Green Beanie for Dad!

I decided I wanted to make a ribbed hat for my dad, I had this wonderful Irish-themed aran yarn from Knit Picks and I just decided to wing it.

I used size 8 interchangeable acrylic circulars, bamboo DPNs to shape the top.
CO90 (my dad's head was 23 inches around, I might go for a different number next time)
*K2, P1* around until the piece measures about 9 inches (you can make it longer or shorter depending on how you want the fold to look)

*K2TG, P1, K2, P1* across
*K1, P1* 1 rnd
*K2tg, P2tg* across
*K1, P1* 1 rnd
*P2tg* across
weave yarn through the ends and pull tight

January 5, 2011

Slouchy Hats For Erroneeee!

I finally finished this hat! I started it a month ago and I picked it back up yesterday. It felt really good weaving in those ends!

I actually got this yarn at a thrift store, my favorite part was the swirly design that ended up on the top, the rest of it sort of looks blue-cow-y.

I generally look horrible in hats (I gots a big ol' head) so I gave it to my friend Scott. Granted, he was asleep when he accepted it. He just sleepily put it on his head and lay back down.