There Once Was A Turtle Named Jack…

There once was a turtle named Jack and he crawled in a wrinkled lunch sack. He met a green turtle and her name was Myrtle and she said would you like a snack? He loved her bologna and cheese and said would you marry me please? She said this was fun, but I have to run. I think you are making me sneeze! Achoo!

I didn’t come up with that myself, it’s a book I read almost every day to the children I work with. But the turtle is totally something I would love to knit. It’s like the knitting version of amigurumi crochet. The pattern came from the awesome people over at Knitty.

He has a removable shell! How cool is that? I had a professor in college who looked like a turtle without his shell, but he wasn’t this cute.

Comming Soon: An update on my flower sampler!

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Another Hat

This is one of my favorite projects, and certainly one of my favorite hats. This is my pixie hat I knit to wear when I went skiing one year. Rest assured I was the only person flailing down the ski slope in a pixie hat, but it did the trick.

The pattern came from this book:

It’s full of awesome little projects. I want to make more stuff from this book, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Amy Singer has a website which is well with checking out. It’s full of free, awesome projects of all skill levels.

By the way, I hate skiing.

Yoga Mat Bag

I decided to try yoga for weight loss. As it turns out yoga is a lot harder than it looks. And what worse is that it is a delayed pain: I feel good after doing yoga, but an hour later I can no longer walk. So now I have a yoga mat but no yoga mat bag. What’s a girl to do? Knit one! (Or go to the store and buy one, but that’s not creative at all!) So here’s the bag I want to make:

I’m not sure if I’ll make it striped or solid yet. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. The pattern comes from here:

Hopefully I’ll survive yoga long enough to make my yoga mat bag.

Hats

These are two hats I made when I chaperoned a mission trip with my church’s youth group. They both come from the same pattern, I just changed the second one up a bit. I was actually supposed to knit these on round needles, but figured out how to do it on straight needles.

The pattern came from One-Skein Wonders, which is true to it’s name. This book is perfect for me because it’s little projects that can be knit up fairly quickly. I tend to have trouble finishing big projects. I blame this on working too much, so clearly I need to work less and craft more.

Creative Scrapbooking

I never really got into scrapbooking until I saw this book:

Scrapbooking has always been to me something that mothers do about family vacations and other important moments in life. I am not a mother and therefore felt left out of scrapbooking until I found this. Of course this is more about journaling (something else I’m not good at) than scrapbooking, but it’s still in the same family. The author has more cool stuff at her website. As it turns out, I’m not as creative when it comes to paper crafts, but I hope to be making stuff like this before long: