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THE BEAR FORT:
My name is Sophie, I'm a twenty-something graduate and this is my craft blog. Here you'll find all sorts of stuff relating to sewing, knitting and general crafty stuff. I try and post all my WIPs and project ideas on this page.

If crafts are not your handmade bag, however, come and follow me over at playmygameofhideandseek; that's my personal blog that isn't solely focussed on making stuff.

Thanks for visiting. :)

Keep track on my progress on my current WIP, a patchwork blanketHERE.

I just had to frog a shawl that I had been working on for over a month. Somebody hold me?

carmanitaknits:

jovski:

Look at these cute little knitted tortoises :D Someone i know made them and shared the pattern, so i figured i’d share it here for you :D I dont understand any of it, so its copied and pasted.
Pattern requires oddments of yarn and a small amount of stuffing. I used seed beads for eyes although French knots would suffice. Requires 3mm needles and dk (I used 2.75mm). Lets get started… 

Shell - co 8 and p 1 row
- Inc kwise in each (16)
- P 1 row
- (k1, inc in next) x 4 , (inc next, k1) x4 (24)
- P 1 row 
- (k2, inc in next) x4, (inc in next, k2) x 4 (32)
- P 1 row
(k3, inc next) x4, (inc next, k3) x 4 (40)
- St st 3 rows
- P 1 row 
Beg p st st 5 rows - the extra p row is your guide for attracting the shell edge later on 
- (k3, k2tog) x 4, (k2tog, k3) x4 (32)
-P 1 row
- (k2, k2tog) x4, (k2tog, k2) x4 (24) 
- P 1 row
- (k1, k2tog) x4, (k2tog, k1)x 4 (16)
- P 1 row
- K2tog to end (8)
Pull yarn through rem sts. Sew inside out leaving small gap for stuffing.
HEAD - co 10sts, beg p, st st 6 rows. Pull yarn through
LEGS - 4 Alike, co 7sts. Beg p st st 4 rows. Pull yarn through
EDGING - co 46 sts and work 2 rows in k1 p1 rib. Cast off pwise.

SO CUTE!!

carmanitaknits:

jovski:

Look at these cute little knitted tortoises :D Someone i know made them and shared the pattern, so i figured i’d share it here for you :D I dont understand any of it, so its copied and pasted.

Pattern requires oddments of yarn and a small amount of stuffing. I used seed beads for eyes although French knots would suffice. Requires 3mm needles and dk (I used 2.75mm). Lets get started… 

Shell - co 8 and p 1 row

- Inc kwise in each (16)

- P 1 row

- (k1, inc in next) x 4 , (inc next, k1) x4 (24)

- P 1 row 

- (k2, inc in next) x4, (inc in next, k2) x 4 (32)

- P 1 row

(k3, inc next) x4, (inc next, k3) x 4 (40)

- St st 3 rows

- P 1 row 

Beg p st st 5 rows - the extra p row is your guide for attracting the shell edge later on 

- (k3, k2tog) x 4, (k2tog, k3) x4 (32)

-P 1 row

- (k2, k2tog) x4, (k2tog, k2) x4 (24) 

- P 1 row

- (k1, k2tog) x4, (k2tog, k1)x 4 (16)

- P 1 row

- K2tog to end (8)

Pull yarn through rem sts. Sew inside out leaving small gap for stuffing.

HEAD - co 10sts, beg p, st st 6 rows. Pull yarn through

LEGS - 4 Alike, co 7sts. Beg p st st 4 rows. Pull yarn through

EDGING - co 46 sts and work 2 rows in k1 p1 rib. Cast off pwise.

SO CUTE!!

knittersaurus:

jondrowe:

This might be one of the geekiest things I own. It’s a scarf I knit myself, to the first 77 decimal places of pi. I would have gone longer, but the ends just about trail the ground now.

It’s knit with a simple garter stitch, so there are horizontal stripes across each coloured band. The first band has three stripes, the next has one, the next has four, then 1, 5, 9, 2, 6, 5, 3, 5…

I like to say that it is, in fact, irrationally long.

Happy Pi Day!

This is so cool!

keltaithecrafty:

Checked off my Knitter’s Bucket List- Herbert Neibling’s Lyra.

keltaithecrafty:

Checked off my Knitter’s Bucket List- Herbert Neibling’s Lyra.

prostheticknowledge:

Knitted Horse Firework Animation
Experimental animation by Sam Meech whose frames are made from a continuous piece of knitting, using Muybridge’s Horse in Motion - video embedded below:


Experiment in knitted animation by Sam Meech, based on Muybridge’s Horse in Motion

Sam has a website called ‘Knitting Digital' which features many projects using knitting work as a digital medium - more can be found here

prostheticknowledge:

Knitted Horse Firework Animation

Experimental animation by Sam Meech whose frames are made from a continuous piece of knitting, using Muybridge’s Horse in Motion - video embedded below:

Experiment in knitted animation by Sam Meech, based on Muybridge’s Horse in Motion

Sam has a website called ‘Knitting Digital' which features many projects using knitting work as a digital medium - more can be found here

booksandhotchocolate:

To celebrate the blog’s second year anniversary and follower milestones, it’s time for another giveaway featuring some of the favorite books/series I’ve read last year! :)

Rules:

  • Must be following booksandhotchocolate (this is exclusive for my followers only)
  • Reblog and like for a chance to win. You can reblog several times but please don’t spam your followers.
  • There will be four winners getting one book each. Winners may choose ANY book written by any of the authors featured above.
  • This will be available WORLDWIDE via The Book Depository.
  • You must be willing to give your shipping address away to me.
  • The winners will be randomly chosen through a random number generator
  • Keep your ask box open so I can contact you if you win. The winners have 24 hours to reply back to me via messaging (NOT fan mail)
  • The giveaway ends February 14, 2014
  • If you have any questions ask me here (I will not answer anon questions)

lmariebenjamin:

loves how sweaters in fine-weight yarn look

hates the idea of starting a sweater in fine-weight yarn