Thursday, August 3, 2017

You Look Like You're Lots of Fun Hat (Free Pattern)

You Look Like You’re Lots of Fun Hat

Materials: 1 skein Spun Right Round “Big Rad Bulky” (I used color Sugar Pop Fizz)
Size 15, 16” circular knitting needles
Yarn needle
Pom Pom maker (optional)

Using knitted cast on, c.o. 42 sts

Work in K1, P1 rib for 6 rows

Knit 6 rows

Rows 1 and 2: *Knit 3, Purl 3, Repeat from * to end of row
Rows 3 and 4: Purl 3, Knit3, Repeat from * to end of row
Rows 5 and 6: Knit 3, Purl 3, Repeat from * to end of row
Rows 7 and 8: Purl 3, Knit 3, Repeat from * to end of row
Knit 8 more rows

Start decreases:
Decrease Row 1: *Knit 4, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of row
Decrease Rows 2, 4, and 6: Knit
Decrease Row 3: *Knit 3, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of row
Decrease Row 5: *Knit 2, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of row
Decrease Row 7: *Knit 1, K2tog, Repeat from * to end of row
Cut tail, pull yarn through remaining stitches, and weave in ends.

Wear, and be adorable!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

It seems like more ad more people are using Instagram, and I have now joined.  So, if you would like to see more silly photos of me and her kind doing what we do, hop on over.  Herkindhandmade

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hello, everyone!  I am excited to say that I am kind of getting in the Christmas spirit!  I did a bit of shopping, and last night I had my first craft fair of the season!  I even got a Christmas tree!  I can hardly believe it!  As a retail worker, I have come to dislike the holiday season in general.  Mostly due to the fact that people get grumpier this time of year, and enjoy taking it out on their cute, local yarnista (me).  But, Steve's daughter is coming this year, and I want Christmas to feel special to her, as it did to me when I was her age.  So, I have decided...  Decorating! Baking!  Perhaps a holiday movie if I am feeling especially crazy!  (But you better bet your ass it will not be anything that is not the claymation Rudolph movie with Clarice, the cute doe...) 

Anyway, let's get to the point!  My good friend, and fellow crafter, Linzi Ostrom (Creator of Cuteness), and I have been planning and organizing a fantastic craft fair!!!  We did this last year at our friend's karate dojo, and it was great!  This year, we are going all out, with this large scale event, which will be held in downtown Grass Valley at The Veteran's Hall!  We have 40 amazing artists selling their goods!  Included are some of my very favorite people in existence, including a one, Matt Seefelt!  So excited, and it is happening in the morning.  After that, I have 3 more fairs before the big XMAS day, so hold onto your britches!

Even though my hands are in some pretty terrible pain, I have been working hard (even though I probably shouldn't) to make some wonderful items that will make even better gifts!  Monster dolls, hats, boot cuffs, infinity scarves, oh my!  So, there's a lot to look forward to.  I always enjoy seeing who picks what.  Whether it be a cute punk rock couple getting a monster, little kids getting toys for their kitties, or a girl getting a fella clip for... Her fella!  It makes me so happy that I can share this with the world.  Oh, my life does have it's fulfilling moments!

And now I would like to give very special props to my amazing (And absolutely gorgeous) friend Chelsea, who not only modeled some of my new items, but helped me with projects all day long!  Life is good.  Love you all.

Friday, November 7, 2014


Oh, wow.  What a great Halloween we had this year!  I made little Joseph his first Halloween costume, and he was the cutest! 

 Steve decided to surprise me by being me for Halloween.  What a dork.  But I love him so much!  That was really what I needed to cheer me up!  I am still constantly amazed at the things he does! But he is my dork, and I am grateful. 

 Tina went as the fucking creepiest Voodoo Priestess anyone could imagine.  She even won a costume contest later in the evening! 
 Somehow, I did not manage to get photos of Kyle and Kaity.  Sad.  They looked awesome, as usual, and Kaity is so amazingly beautiful! 
I am so happy to have such wonderful people in my life.  They constantly inspire me, and their love is what keeps me going everyday.  Sure, things can get pretty weird and hectic at times, but they really are the best.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bats in the Belfry...

Oh, my!


 Bats and bats and bats!
 While making these bats, I have been watching a lot of "Lost Girl" and therefore, all the bats are named after characters from the show.
 I didn't realize how few characters there were in it!   ...At least that I wanted to name the batties after.
Bo, Kenzi, Lauren, Tamsin, Ciara, Trick, Dyson, Hale, Vex, those are the only ones..  Hmm.
 I would like to add how silly I felt when I started watching this show, and was all too quickly hooked...  I have Netflix, which is very happily welcomed in the house of a crafter like myself.
 I like finding kind of lame shows that I don't really have to pay attention to, this way I can walk freely from room to room while working; Making coffee, grabbing supplies, staring down at my sewing machine for hours on end, listing items on Etsy, Facebook, etc...  I think I got past the first season before I started paying attention.  And when I did, I sure liked it!  Steve, of course would constantly make fun of me when he's walk in on me watching it.  As well as point out entire plots that are taken from other shows.  But I am such a sucker for a "supernatural" television program.   END RANT. 


I haven't been sleeping well AT ALL!  Ha!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pin Pals

Who doesn't love a cute little voodoo doll?

 These little cuties will be making their debut at The House of Usher Reunion Show in Oakland on October 24th and 25th...  The day is getting closer and closer!  So excited!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Holy black and whites, Batman!!!

Hello everyone!  Sorry for the serious lack of posting!  I am going to try doing it more often, swear!!!  I have been a very busy bee recently, and have a lot of fun shows coming up!

The next show is something that I have not done before, but I am very excited to try out!  I will be bringing my dolls to Oakland for The House of Usher Reunion Show!
 It is the weekend before Halloween, so I am making some spookier dolls that might appeal to the lovely people at the show, and there will also be an absinthe bar there, so all is good!!!
 The black and white collection has been so super fun to work on!!!  Who knew?!?
 So, ladies and gentlemen, stay posted, as I will be posting more frequently!  Thanks for stopping by!!!