March 7, 2018

Diamond Minecraft Sword (Knitting Pattern)

Chart at bottom of pattern!

BS = Border Stitch
K = Knit
P = Purl
CO = Cast On

Size 5 or 4 knitting needles 
Cotton Yarn

CO 46 Stitches (BS is included in count)
*You can use whatever border you like, just make it 4ST wide.* 

Rows 1-4: K4 rows of any BS (I used K,P and P,K for alternate rows)

Row 5: (BS4) K38 (BS4)

Row 6: (BS4) P38 (BS4)

Row 7: (BS4) K38 (BS4)

Row 8: (BS4) P29,K6, P3 (BS4)

Row 9: (BS4) K3,P6,K29 (BS4)

Row 10: (BS4) P29,K2,P2,K2,P3 (BS4)

Row 11: (BS4) K3,P2,K2,P2,K29 (BS4)

Row 12: (BS4) P15,K4,P8,K2,P2,K4,P3 (BS4)

Row 13: (BS4) K3,P4,K2,P2,K8,P4,K15 (BS4)

Row 14: (BS4) P15,K2,P2,K4,P2,K2,P2,K2,P7 (BS4)

Row 15: (BS4) K7,P2,K2,P2,K2,P4,K2,P2,K15 (BS4)

Row 16: (BS4) P17,K2,P4,K2,P2,K2,P9 (BS4)

Row 17: (BS4) K9,P2,K2,P2,K4,P2,K17 (BS4)

Row 18: (BS4) P19,K4,P2,K2,P11 (BS4)

Row 19: (BS4) K11,P2,K2,P4,K19 (BS4)

Row 20: (BS4) P17,K2,P4,K2,P2,K2,P9 (BS4)

Row 21: (BS4) K9,P2,K2,P2,K4,P2,K17 (BS4)

Row 22: (BS4) P15,K2,P6,K2,P2,K2,P9 (BS4)

Row 23: (BS4) K9,P2,K2,P2,K6,P2,K15 (BS4)

Row 24: (BS4) P13,K2,P6,K2,P2,K2,P2,K2,P7 (BS4)

Row 25: (BS4) K7,P2,K2,P2,K2,P2,K6,P2,K13 (BS4)

Row 26: (BS4) P11,K2,P6,K2,P6,K4,P7 (BS4)

Row 27: (BS4) K7,P4,K6,P2,K6,P2,K11 (BS4)

Row 28: (BS4) P9,K2,P6,K2,P19 (BS4)

Row 29: (BS4) K19,P2,K6,P2,K9 (BS4)

Row 30: (BS4) P7,K2,P6,K2,P21 (BS4)

Row 31: (BS4) K21,P2,K6,P2,K7 (BS4)

Row 32: (BS4) P5,K2,P6,K2,P23 (BS4)

Row 33: (BS4) K23,P2,K6,P2,K5 (BS4)

Row 34: (BS4) P3,K2,P6,K2,P25 (BS4)

Row 35: (BS4) K25,P2,K6,P2,K3 (BS4)

Row 36: (BS4) P3,K2,P4,K2,P27 (BS4)

Row 37: (BS4) K27,P2,K4,P2,K3 (BS4)

Row 38: (BS4) P3,K6,P29 (BS4)

Row 39: (BS4) K29,P6,K3 (BS4)

Row 40: P38

Row 41: K38

Row 42: P38

Row 43 - 46: BS

Cast Off.


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February 21, 2018

Dishcloths, dishcloths, dishcloths.. and more dishcloths! :)

One day I got bored and as I stared aimlessly into my yarn stash, I saw that I had many odd balls of cotton yarn that were not being used!   So I turned them into a franken-ball of yarn!  Ultimately, it lead to my marathon dishcloth knitting extravaganza.

And now I have a tower of dishcloths, made of scrap yarn and I am not ashamed of myself...... *sigh*....  Then I went to the new Hobby Lobby that opened up on my side of town.   Did I mention that they had nice 40-50% sales!  So what logic did I do?  I bought more yarn of course!  I wanted to try out their brand of cotton yarn.  The only thing that pisses me off about this yarn is the difference in yardage between verigated yarn and non-verigated.  You get less yarn if you buy verigated.  BOOOOOOOOO!

Unlike Michael's (SHADE SHADE SHADE) this sale extended to the coloring books, so I picked up this book for roughly $7!  :)

Then I began knitting another dishcloth with the Hobby Lobby cotton!  It feels less dry then Lilly's Sugar and Cream.

Here is my stitch porn.... hahahahaha.

Well, I have nothing else to say.  Enjoy.

Got these for V-Day 2018, from my husband!  

And this is from the kid!  I can't believe he's a third grader now! :(

January 18, 2018

Fails at Knitting and Fish Friends

I knitted a hat, and it turned out like this! 

It was an attempt to match a scarf that I made the year before.  

So instead of just having a misshapen hat, I decided on just eliminating the entire mistake!

And now I can start all over!   This should be enough yarn, because the hat turned out way to big, so I should technically be fine.  

My betta fish has survived through a quarter of the year, and I am so happy I bought a heater for his tank (we live in Ohio).   I used to buy the tank and decorations, but I got him a heater, and it most definitely has prolonged his life.  The temperature is regulated and he's not getting sick all the time.