Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hello Kitty

This weekend, it seemed to me like the world is awash with Hello Kitty merchandise. I wandered into a Vans shoe store and could not resist buying myself this pair of slip-ons. I'm not a big Hello Kitty fan, but the shoes were just too cute to resist.
The next day, I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and stumbled upon this large collection of Hello Kitty goods. I believe these are marketed as items for outfitting your dorm room. I did not buy anything, but I have to admit that the mini-fridge is cute.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FO: Strafford Tee

This is the Strafford Tee from Knitscene Summer 2012. I used the recommended yarn, Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, and I really love this yarn. I used it for this top some time ago and that top still gets a lot of wear.
I converted the pattern to knitting in flat pieces, and gave it a standard waist shaping instead of an A-line shape. I made the front lace portion with one less vertical repeat than the back lace section. It's a simple pattern, although the lace took a little bit of concentration in the beginning. It seemed to take me a long time to knit it, but I think I've just been busy.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Klein Bottle Hat

I think I should knit one of these hats. They sort of look like some kind of digestive organ, but they are cute.