Wednesday, June 27, 2007


For those who remember Dr. Seuss, a Thneed is a Thing you Need... :) Thneeds can be a scarf, a shawl, a hood, a muff, a giant pocket/purse, and any other number of a combination of things you need at the moment... I've even put one on like a tube dress. It's effectively very similar to the Magic Scarf, only a bit more flexible in its uses. Instead of being a skinny tube like the Magic scarf, it's a much wider tube, allowing for a number of different ways it can be worn.

Thneed pattern:

Needles: US Size 17 circular
Yarn: Lion Brand Fancy Fur or other combination of eyelash yarn with another yarn, such as Sensations Sprinkles and Moda Dea Jai Alai. Typically uses 4 balls, although more or less can be used as desired.
Gauge: BIG. Trust me when I say that gauge on this project is not an issue.
Time: Depends upon how fast you knit, but one can easily be done in a weekend.

Using a stretchy cast-on, cast on 80 stitches. Join, and knit in the round until you almost run out of yarn. Bind off using a stretchy bind-off. See, wasn't that easy?

Just a start...

... So, I've never done a blog explicitly for crafts before... I'm a big-time crafter with anything having to do with string. As a child, I made string bracelets and lanyards... Now, I knit, crochet, cardweave, sew, basically anything you can do with string.

As time goes by, I'll start posting more regularly, but for right now, I've got three projects on the needle: Kilthose (my own pattern), a thneed (also my own pattern), and a pair of Fiber Trends Felted Clogs... I've done that last pattern before, as well as the thneed pattern (although that one's easy enough that a pure beginner could do it)... the kilthose pattern is based on the Clessidra pattern from, only it's just borrowing the basic stitches that were borrowed from Vogue knitting anyway. :) It's a pair of toe-up knee-socks (as opposed to the top-down that Clessidra is), with lots of cabling. Instead of having the increases on the sides, I have the increases going up the back. Oh, and I'm doing it as a short-row heel and short-row toe. Okay, so it's really my own pattern, I guess, just based upon the stitch charts on the page. I keep having to put it down, because after a while your eyes begin to bleed... Too many cables! The things I do for my husband... :)

So, that's all for now. I'll start putting things in as I begin to take pictures...