I love my new ring I got at Gen Con! It is a clicking counter ring and it is absolutely perfect row counter! I haven't been using it for it's intended purpose, but it works really well! I have been using it on my latest project and love how easy it is to use. It holds it's place very well with the spring action, it doesn't slip to the next numbers. As I always say "A girl can't have too many diamonds or row counters!" :) If you would like one, go to www.critsuccess.com and check them out.
My Friday classes were a blast! It was wonderful to meet everyone and spread around the love for knitting! I do have a refresher video that accompanies the class, but unfortunately, the link was broken. I have now fixed it and I hope it will help! Here it is!
I will be at Gen Con all day today in ICC 205-206 teaching classes. If you have room in your schedule, I still have room in my Dr. Who Cowl class (2:00 pm) and Knit a Hat! Class (4:00 pm). Hope to see you there!
Are you ready! I am! I can't wait to go and have all sorts of Gen Con fun! Don't forget to add my classes to your plans! Here they are:
Visit the Gen Con tab above to get more info.
Check out my latest design on the cover of Cast On Magazine! This sweater is a great one for summer. Nice and flowy and comfy! It uses 2 types of yarn - lace weight and DK weight. The lighter stripes are the lace weight and adds a nice bit of sheer to the sweater. I made one for myself in teal blue. I love it!
I am going to be teaching again this year at Who's Yer Con! My classes are on April 2. Check out my Who's Yer Con tab to get more info! Looking forward to it!
Bunnicula's white carrot! Extra pattern just added to Geek Knits! Enjoy!
Drained Carrot for Bunnicula
by Claire Reagan
***Note: Materials call for skein, but this can easily be made with your leftovers from Bunnicula, or a few dozen yards of white, a yard of black and less than a yard of green!
One Size Only
22 sts and 30 rows = 4"/10cm (10cm) in St st.
Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand (100% premium acrylic), 3½ ounce (100g) skeins, each approx. 170 yards (155m)
1 skeins in White (A)
1 skein in Black (B)
Small amount of green yarn
One pair US size 6 (4mm) straight needles
Washable toy stuffing
With A, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 3: M1L twice, k1—5 sts.
Row 5: K1, M1L, k1, M1L, k1—7 sts.
Row 7: K1, M1L, k3, M1L, k1—9 sts.
Row 9: K1, M1L, k5, M1L, k1—11 sts.
Rows 10–14: Work in St st.
Row 15: K1, M1L, k7, M1L, k1—13 sts.
Row 17: K1, M1L, k9, M1L, k1—15 sts.
Row 19: K1, M1L, k11, M1L, k1—17 sts.
Row 21: K1, M1L, k13, M1L, k1—19 sts.
Rows 22–26: Work in St st.
Rows 27–38: Repeat rows 15–26—27 sts.
Row 39: K2tog across to last st, k1—14 sts.
Row 40: P2tog across—7 sts.
Cut yarn, draw through remaining sts, pull tight, and secure. Weave in ends prior to stuffing. Sew seam using mattress stitch and stuff to desired firmness.
With B, sew 2 bars on the side of the Carrot for fang marks. With green yarn, cut two 10" lengths of yarn. Sew to top of Carrot in center of each strand, leaving ends hanging as fringe. Knot ends close to base of Carrot. Unravel fringe to look like a carrot top.
Look who made it into Joan of Dark's new knitting book, "Geek Knits"? Yep, You guessed it Bunnicula! Designed by me! I am so excited to be a part of this book with such great designers! Go out and get yourself a copy and knit him up today!
"From the book:Who can resist a vampire when it’s so darn adorable? This cute little bunny is based off the James Howe series, Bunnicula! Very easy to knit up for the intermediate knitter, or the knitter looking to dive into toys for the first time. Head and body are knit together, with the legs and ears knit separately."
NEW CLASS ADDED! This just in! I will be teaching at Who's Yer Con in Indianapolis on April 17th. I'll be teaching a "Knit Your Own Wizard Beard" class from noon to 2 pm. All materials are provided in class and a materials fee of $20 will be collected at the beginning of class. Learn to knit and game all at the same convention! What more can you ask for?
I have been keeping myself quite busy this Christmas! One hat done, one sweater in the finishing stages and just beginning another sweater! I think I might finish before Christmas this year! This might be the first year - ever...
I am excited to give these out this year. I think the recipients will really like them!
I am happy to announce that I am now teaching knitting at Hancock Fabrics in Carmel! I am offering 2 classes to start out. Learn to knit is a 2 session class to make the Green Garter cowl and hat on Thursday, September 25th and October 2nd 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. The second class builds on the first. We will work on a Water Bottle Carrier. In this class, we will learn how to build on our skills learned in the first class and incorporate knitting in the round and lace pattern. This is a one session class on October 16th at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. I am super excited for these new classes and they should be a ton of fun! Sign up today!