Tag: knitting

A Little Distracted

As some of you might or might not know about me is that I am a World of Warcraft player. I have been playing since 2008. I have been there since the end of Wrath Of The Lich King. I main a death knight on horde and a hunter on alliance. I am bifactional. This past Tuesday (or a Monday depending on where you live in the world) a new expansion pack was released – Battle For Azeroth. Being the good little death knight I have done pretty much nothing besides being an adult (chores, dinner, etc) stuff, sleeping if the pain lets me, & leveling characters in World of Warcraft. I thought it would be a few days of constant gaming then it would slow down a bit and i would get back into my crafting. Yeah that all changed when I decided to say hell with it and pvp (player versus player) with Grace. I hadn’t pvp’d in dps spec ever. I used to heal on my paladin in pvp. Then I forced to take a 2 yeear break until like 3-4 years ago. I came back played through a few expansions. Last night I got my priest all figured out pretty much and healed in pvp with my priest instead of one of my paladins.

What I am trying to say is I am consumed with pvping. And it is all Grace’s fault. Last expansion she got us to main alliance for most of it. This time we are back horde and pvping. I am sure if she could get Hev to pvp with us she would be Queen Of The World.

I will be able to be contacted through the contact form, comments, & email but I will be taking a bit to get back to you. Those who have signed up to be pattern testers I have your contact forms saved and have read through them. Expect contact in a few weeks as that is when the next square pattern will be started to be tested. If you have experience testing sock patterns can you please refill the form out & put in the comments SOCK TESTING. Before the new expansion for WoW dropped I designed a sock that I haven’t seen before and want to get it done & tested by the US Thanksgiving so that I can release it December 1st of this year.

So all in all this post is to let you know I will be slow in responding. I will be on time for Mish Mash next month. I will be working on the current test of next months pattern with the testers. You will be getting an email next month for Octobers square as I have Septembers square already out being tested. If I come up with a design before then I will email all that have signed up to be pattern testers. Please do not loose faith in me. I love you all for helping & willing to help. I am just consumed by my one vice and when I get my in game life figured out (leveling, how the new lands and factions work, etc) I will be back to answering right away within the week.


Edited to add: I have been thinking of recognizing those that have tested my patterns consistently. You don’t have to test every pattern but when you do you do what I ask and on time. I haven’t quite decided how I am going to do that besides gifting the patterns you tested. I was thinking of adding a page to the site listing who they are. Let me know what you think.


March & April 2018 Finished Objects

Here is what I have finished in March & April of 2018. A few days late posting this – sorry!


Mitered Square blanket. Given to my Mom for her puppers.


A phone pouch I made & designed. Nothing too special.


A knitted leaf square. Was bored & wanted to try out this square.


Another puppers blanket for my Mom.


Graces shawl.


Graces Gloves

How I Selvedge

On all my flat knitting patterns there is a selvedge edging. This makes it look nicer as well as easier to crochet through the edging. I thought I would show you how my selvedge works.

We will start on the right side (beginning of a row) then go to the left side (end of the row) of the sample. I hope this helps with any questions you have with my patterns.


Begining (Right Side) Of The Row

HoW I Selvedge
Here I show you how I start the row. I put the right hand (empty needle) in this way through the stitch. I am not sure if you would consider this tbl (through back loop) or not.

HoW I Selvedge
This is how it looks from the front before knitting the stitch.

HoW I Selvedge
This is how it looks from the top/back before knitting the stitch. See how the working yarn is to the left of the stitch? This is how it is supposed to be.


End (Left Side) Of The Row

HoW I Selvedge
This is how the end of the row looks when you put the yarn in front before you slip the next stitch (wyif).

HoW I Selvedge
This is how the row looks when the yarn is in front and the next stitch is slipped. You can see the working yarn is in front of the last stitch. After this you turn the piece and start all over again from the right side.


Pictures Of How The Sides Look With The Selvedge

HoW I Selvedge
This shows you how the selvedge sides look from the sides (I folded the piece so that the sides could be shown side by side). You can see they look the same as the top of crochet stitches.

HoW I SelvedgeHoW I Selvedge

This is how the selvedge sides look on the front and back of the work.


Patterns That Use This Method (as of February 20, 2018


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Mish Mash Crochet & Knit along

Hev and I have come up with a crochet/knit along for 2018! Here is the information:

CAL Host: Jessica http://crochetjessica.com and jessika on Ravelry
KAL Host: Hev http://tigerwhispers.com and Hev on ravelry


Hev will be our knitter and Jessica will be our crocheter. Each month 2 patterns will be released – 1 by Hev & 1 by Jessica. We will start off with easy/basic squares as an introduction to to knitting and crocheting. Each month the squares will get harder in skill. We want those not comfortable with knitting and/or crocheting to build up skill as time goes on. We will post links to YouTube or other places if we feel they are needed. If you need help post a comment on that months post. Your email is required to be able to post a comment but that is only to prove you are an actual person — it’s a spam prevention measure. We will NEVER use your email for anything unless we reply to you personally to your comment.


General Information

Square size: 9 inch
Yarn: Worsted weight
Amount of yarn needed We haven’t figured this out yet. We figure at least one 7oz skein of yarn per color you use. The less colors you use the more yarn you need of the colors you use.
# of colors needed: at least 1 – no more then 5.
Needle/Hooks: Will be decided by each pattern.
Gauge: Will be decided by each pattern.
Pattern file type: PDF downloadable from Ravelry. Possibly on Hev & Jessicas sites.
Size of the finished blanket: It hasn’t been decided yet although we know it will be 36 inches wide and 40 inches long (4 squares wide x 5 squares long).


Social Media Information

Instagram Hashtag: #mishmashkcal2018


Pattern Release Dates

We will be releasing patterns the Monday after the 1st day of each month. So if the 1st falls on a Monday the pattern will be released the following Monday. Here is a schedule of release dates. We do reserve the right not to release on those dates however.
Square 1 – February 5, 2018
Square 2 – March 5, 2018
Square 3 – April 2, 2018
Square 4 – May 7, 2018
Square 5 – June 4, 2018
Square 6 – July 2, 2018
Square 7 – August 6, 2018
Square 8 – September 3, 2018
Square 9 – October 8, 2018
Square 10 – November 5, 2018
Assembly & Border: December 3, 2018


Hev has posted about this too! her post can be found at http://tigerwhispers.com/wp/2018-cal-kal-mish-mash/