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.

The Sweater

For my next project I want to knit a sweater. Particularly this sweater:

I attempted it knit it a few years ago and made quite alot of progress. I had finished the body and was working on the arms when it unraveled. I cried and then put it in the back of my closet. As soon as I finish my flower sampler and Mario towel I want to try it again.

The pattern comes from this book and, according to the title, can be finished in a weekend. I highly doubt it. Maybe if it was a long weekend and I had nothing else to do, but that never happens.