Friday, February 14, 2014

How a Duchess Gave me Gloves

Sometimes it all starts with the yarn.
I found this beautiful, multicolored yarn with greens, blues, and purples intermingled. It was soft and fuzzy. I knew it would be just perfect for fingerless gloves!

 It took me a while to find a good stitch; I finally settled on something called "Dutchess Lace" from NewStitchaDay. That site is quickly becoming a favorite.

I love the diamond pattern and figured it would be perfect for gloves.

Unfortunately, patterns don't always turn out like you expect them to.  What I ended up with instead was an interesting scale pattern with a nice scalloped edge. Using some basic stitches as a base, I made these:

If you like them, click on the pic or here to get them for your very own! I also put up a rough pattern on my Ravelry project page here.

Have a great day!

-Amy Latta

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

So many projects...

Hello all,

You probably don't know this, but I'm a bit of a geek. My husband helped me build a computer so it can handle modern games. I love old cartoons and role-playing games. I play Magic: the Gathering 2014 almost obsessively (on Steam). With this in mind, there are a few projects I need to make before I put anything else up in the shop (once I finish my current project, which is for the shop).

Recently I played a game called "Broken Age." You may have heard of it; it's the one that raised $3million on Kickstarter just for the virtue of being created by DoubleFine. In that game, you play from two perspectives: a girl in a village and a boy on a spaceship. Imagine my surprise when I played the boy's story and found tons of yarn!  Even the star charts are knitted. So I saw this little guy:

Isn't he adorable?  
I don't know what they're called, but they're made entirely out of yarn. I'm going to make the blue one.

My friend asked for an amigurumi of Oblina from "Aaaah! Real Monsters!
The picture is from DeviantArt. Challenge accepted.

Another friend of mine asked for a Zelda-themed iPad case. I'm making it black and putting the Triforce on it: 

Finally, my husband saw some fingerless gloves I made for a coworker's husband and wanted some too. I don't have a picture of them, but they were awesome. Ribbed at the bottom, nice and long, thick grey yarn. 

I'm posting these here because they've been in my personal queue for a while and I can't wait to share the finished products with everyone!

Until next time,

Amy Latta