Saturday, October 19, 2013

Glacial Melt

Glacial Melt Scarf
Developed by NCC-1701 for V Studios

Level: Intermediate Beginner / Knitting
Stitches Used:
YO = Yarn Over
K2tog = Knit 2 sts together

Size US9 knitting needles
Approx 170 yds Bernat Baby Softee in Blue Denim Marl (or other soft DK weight yarn)

Not important to this project.

Finished Dimensions
5.5 inches wide up to 10.5 inches, depending on how blocked you want it
52 inches long, unblocked

Blocking opens the pattern nicely, but leaving the FO unblocked makes for a more textured piece. If you choose not to block, at least block the corners as they will curl in on themselves.




CO any even number.
I used CO 30

Row 1: K all stitches (30 sts)
Row 2: K1, *YO, K2tog* repeat from * until there is 1 st remaining. K1. (30 sts)

Repeat Row 2 until scarf is desired length.
(I did 255 rows not counting the first and last knitted rows.)
Repeat Row 1 one more time, then BO in whatever manner you prefer.

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You can also find me at NCC-1701

(you may sell any items made from this pattern, but please link back to me either on ravelry or my blog and give credit where due. You may not reprint and distribute this pattern for profit without written permission. Easily obtainable with an email.)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fiber Arting Again & Yarn Bombing My House

Hello, everyone. 

It's been about 6 months since I last posted!  I took a break from the fiber artistry for a while; other things had to occupy my time. The move, setting up house, starting a new job. 

The house is fantastic. There is a black wrought iron railing on the upper of the split levels that is just begging to be yarn bombed. The paint scheme is very neutral, so it's a case of anything goes color-wise. I am dragging my crafty friends into the mix, as well. My crochet guru/mentor made a beautiful, bright pink wrap for one post. She added tons of neat geometric shapes and bright colors. It's going to be spectacular when it's finished!

Oh yes, and since I am now a home owner, I have decided to start a small garden. The former owners already have some beautiful flowers planted along the back of the house so I won't be touching those. I am going to add Hostas to the front beds in the spring. 

But yesterday I planted bulbs for Tulips (Queen of Night and Rainbow Mix), Snow Crocus, and Grape Hyacinth. There is a half barrel planter on our back concrete patio, and it seemed like the perfect place to put some flowers. I also found two pots and planted some bulbs in those as well. I am hoping to have some beautiful flowers next spring. I started a gardening journal to keep track of what I plant and where, and will be adding pictures as soon as something blooms. 

In other news: I started a new job. I am contracting at an insurance agency doing data entry, which is something I'm really good at. Eventually I am hoping to become a permanent employee, but I am happy with my current situation.  I am able to listen to my mp3 player while I work, since I don't do any phone work, and I have been listening to Sue Grafton's Kinsey series, and Lilan Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who..." series. Great books!

Last but not least :)  I am working on designing my first knitting pattern!  I am really excited about it.  It all started because I wanted a really simple shrug that I could throw on over a tank top for work, or a strapless top for evening wear. The problem is, there just aren't that many super simple patterns for shrugs; at least none that caught my eye.  

Sooooo, I decided to wing it and write down my notes to make a pattern.  I am hoping to be finished with it in a week or two and have it blocked out so I can take pictures and finish writing the pattern.

I am hoping that it comes out as nifty and what I have envisioned. And hopefully it will be popular enough that others find it easy to work with and fun to make. 

For now, I bid you all adieu, and I promise I will try not to be such a stranger :)  I am considering expanding my craftiness, and hopefully that will lend some fodder for my blog as well :)

Have a wonderful week!