Flip flops

Last weekend we celebrated one of my closest friend’s 7th annual 21st birthdays! Yes we’re that cool. I didn’t realize how close her birthday really was and I was working on other projects that I completely forgot to make her anything!! Scary because I don’t remember the last time I had to go out an buy a present. But then I remembered!! Leah has a flip flop cup cozy and my friend L LOVES flip flops. She’s worn them in the winter and snow and everything. So I thought this would be perfect!!

After sitting down for maybe an hour tops I had a gift!! I used Leah’s pattern that can be found HERE and a couple of shades of Red Heart Super Saver. To meet her stitch width gauge I need to use a 5.5mm hook and then add on a bunch of rows because mine aren’t high enough. I made this using sc to fit a can. Oh did I mention this is a FREE pattern?! I love all of her cup cozies because they’re all super adorable and really fast to whip up. Like I said. An hour tops.

flip flops graphed drink sleeve

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New Tester :)

So, semi-big news. I’m a new tester for Sick ‘Lil Monkeys!! Kelly works with Leah so it was easy to also help her. She’s a big grapher so I’m helping to test her graphs and patterns to use with them.

That being said. Kelly has a new FREE pattern for fingerless gloves that is able to fit any 16×16 graph into them! Works perfect with Leah’s cup cozy graphs. I used her Addy drink sleeve when making mine 🙂

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Doctor, Who?

Some of the patterns that I have tested have been released from Creative Threads by Leah!! I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing for her along with links to where to get the patterns. She’s been feeding my nerd fix.

Not sure if you know but I’m a Whovian. I’ve also been dying to make something from the Who-niverse. Thanks to Leah now I have!

I also taught myself Tunisian crochet while doing it! I think of it like a typewriter. Instead of a normal hook you use an extra long one (14 inches) with a stopper on the end. You go along each row inserting the hook into stitches and drawing up loops. Instead of pulling those loops through each other to make one stitch, you keep them open on the hook. So you have many open loops on the hook, kind of like knitting. Then when you get to the end of the row, you yarn over and bring through two loops at a time working your way back to the right. That’s were the typewriter bit comes in in my mind. That completes one row. Then you’re done! No turning of the work either. It was super simple to learn after the aid of a video and goes rather quickly once I had it under my belt. It looks a little different than regular crochet. To me the stitches look more square and you get a cleaner color change. See if you can spot which of the four was done in Tunisian.

If you guessed the little lonely guy on the right (an Adipose) you’d be correct!! So what I’ve made here are drink sleeves. Totally awesome. I made the 10th Doctor, a TARDIS, a Dalek, and an Adipose. There’s also an 11th Doctor that you’re able to buy right now and a few others that are currently with testers. I bet you’re all wondering where you can get the amazing patterns for these cozies. Well I’ll tell you.

Doomsday Drink Sleeve

Caffeinate! (Dalek) Drink Sleeve

Bow Ties Are Cool! Drink Sleeve

Those are the only three she has available right now but as she releases more I’ll post them here as well! She’s got great stuff so you should check out everything else she’s got! Fantastic!!