Sock Aminals

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
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Sock Giraffe

Check out this cute Sock Giraffe! It’s one of a few sock animal patterns: a Sock Giraffe, Hippo, Turtle, and Pig. The hippo is my favourite.

A pair of mitts you won’t soon forget!

Sunday, January 4th, 2009
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Hippocampus

Hippocampus mitts. I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist the joke. Will we be seeing medial temporal mitts soon? I hope so. Via Neulova Narttu.

Bedwarmer

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
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Bedwarmer

Bedwarmer, via Blather Magather.

Squeeeeeeeaark!

Monday, October 6th, 2008
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Boo Bat pattern

Halloween Boo Bat pattern, via Craft.

New Norah Gaughan Out!

Monday, June 9th, 2008
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PeterhofThey released a sneak peek at Eastlake just a few days ago, and now Berroco’s 3rd volume by Norah Gaughan is out! Talk about snappy.

I really like it, but there are certainly a few wacky patterns in the mix. The knit shirt to the right is called Peterhof, and looks like the model is being eaten by a triple-breasted plasma monster. The expression on her face reflects this.

If you don’t like plasmoids, perhaps you would be interested in Strawberry Hill. Instead of sagging boobs hanging from your waist it looks like your boobs are being cupped by a multitude of hands.

My favourite from this series is still Eastlake. Portrait is really innovative, but I don’t know if I would wear it if I knitted it. I also like Chisel and Cire-Perdue.

Sneak Peak at Eastlake

Monday, June 2nd, 2008
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Eastlake

I absolutely adore this sweater. Isn’t it incredible? By Norah Gaughan, it’s called Eastlake. Thanks, Orata!

Forties Flared Dress

Friday, May 30th, 2008
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Forties Flared Dress

Here’s a gorgeous Forties Flared Dress via Craft.

The pattern for the dress is here. It’s the Evening Dress with a “Cowl” Neck Line (Fig. 157). It’s amazing how different the drawing looks from the finished project! I just can’t get over how incredible it is. I wish I had the patience to sew!

Dogs

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
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What’s that? You want to see dogs in dog sweaters? I am nothing if not a servant to my readers.

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I saw this one coming!

Monday, May 12th, 2008
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AdiposeI blogged earlier about the knitting pattern based on the cute adipose characters in the first episode of the latest Doctor Who series. At the time, I was surprised that the pattern author was not considering this to be copyright infringement. Sure, the pattern was free and there does not appear to be any advertising on the site that would have resulted in a profit from this pattern, but it still meant that the BBC could have lost profits if they ever decided to a) sell an adipose doll, or b) offer a knitting pattern of their own. Well, it turns out that just like their name implies, the knitted adiposes are getting under the BBC’s skin. The BBC has requested that the pattern author take down the free pattern.

I think they are completely within their rights to make this request. They came up with it, so they have the right to profit from it. These things are marketing gold, so I can imagine they will sell an adipose doll at some point. Even if they don’t start making them right away, it would make sense to nip it in the bud early so they don’t have to deal with it later. All of us are still allowed to knit whatever we want. We just have to come up with our own pattern.

One possible reason the BBC might have freaked out is that this pattern was being used to sell copies on eBay. If I were the BBC, I would think it was within my rights to get to the source as well as shutting down the eBay sellers. I think the reason the crafting community is getting angry is because of an Us vs. Them mentality. If someone was offering a pattern ripping off these cute little guys, would you still side with the pattern author?

And now I will climb down from my soap box for just long enough to send you to a sewing pattern. Speaking of making our own adipose, here’s a place where you can sew one!

Skull and Cross-Stitches

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
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Skull and Cross-Stitches

These skull slippers are awesome. Via Not An Artist.