My most popular pattern, according to Ravelry, is the Mini Octopus.
Ravelry users have been quite creative with their octopuses. Here are just a few:
Athele's Octopus Hairband is just adorable; who would have thought an octopus would make such a great hair accessory? And thatmadgirl's Mini Octopus has its own miniature scarf.
Allister experimented with scale in her A Pair of Mini Octopi. Just look how tiny that little one is!
Look what arrived in my mailbox last week:
The Spring 2015 issue of Interweave Knits! This magazine is full of lovely, trans-seasonal knitted garments, including several shawls. One that particularly caught my eye for its unique shaping is the Five Points Shawl, designed by Norah Gaughan.
Another lovely shawl in this magazine is the Potter's Shawl by Jen Lucas. Worked primarily in garter stitch, the focal point is the lace edging.
I also love the Stone's Throw Socks by Josie Mercier. Cleverly placed increases and decreases make the ribbing on the leg ripple like water in a pond.
Hello again, and thank you for coming back to see what I'm working on! I have two FOs (finished objects) to show you today.
First off, the faeries. In November last year I started making some Faerie Wings (pattern by Stephanie Dosen of Tiny Owl Knits). I got distracted by other projects and ended up not finishing them until last week.
My overall impression of this project was fiddly. It was fiddly to work in the round on double-pointed needles at a very loose gauge for the wings, it was fiddly to make the wire inserts for the wings to sit on, and it was fiddly to attach and adjust the I-cord shoulder straps. That said, I like how they turned out. I think using pink for the veins adds a nice pop of color.
As to the mermaids, on Tuesday I finished making the Corbusier Socks by Sarah Jordan. Although the designer was inspired by architecture when she designed these socks, in the teal yarn I used the stitch pattern reminds me of mermaid scales.
This was a really fun project to make. I ended up having to rip back a couple times and add more length to the feet, but in the end they fit. I love the stitch pattern on these socks; it was interesting enough to keep me knitting, but easy enough I basically had it memorized by the end of the first cuff. Plus, its pretty.
Another view of the heel:
Thanks for reading! To see more pictures, check out my Ravelry projects page.
I'm Sarah Gomez, a 17-year-old Christian knitter, sewist, and aspiring historical costumer.
Find me on Instagram and Ravelry as aLittleBitToKnit.