Thursday, August 27, 2009

Long-Expected Pictures

So, I've been talking about projects, and have finished projects, and promised pictures. And here they are!
First, the fingerless gloves that I loom-knitted! There are a few better pictures, but they're on my friend's camera. Plus, CUPCAKES!
This wonderful pillow is the end product of something I started on a whim and didn't quite know what it was going to be until I finished. It's double-knit with homespun yarns on size 15(!) needles. Really really really fast and easy. It's soft and fluffy and actually works to sleep on!

And finally, this little number (as displayed by Josh Jr.) is something I started on circular needles as the beginning of a big ol' afgan, but decided to make a scarf out of instead. My favorite part of this whole thing is that since I basically just cast on a TON of stitches until the circulars were over-full, it's got this wavy-look to it. I'm not sure if it will last or not, but oh well.

I intend to post the pattern for the pillow (if you can really call it that, it's so simple...) later on. My first official self-made pattern! (Other than my cross, which I'll talk about later.)

Monday, August 24, 2009


So, the epic thing that I couldn't decide what to do with is now finished, and is now a fluffy comfy pillow. I LOVE it! I took pictures, and will upload them, eventually. Man I suck at this. Anyway, I'm still working on a scarf that I'm actually getting paid for, and without a printer, making my ads and posting them around the school is a bit difficult...

Oh! School! It started today. Harding University. It's win, but's school. And curfew is not a fun thing. Especially when you've been in an apartment with your own rules all summer. *sigh*

Pictures eventually.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Man! I HATE moving. Too much's exhausting...and it's not over yet. But I have wonderful friends that like to help me. They're silly that way, because they have their own un-packing to do.

I've started a project using homespun yarn and size 15 needles. I'm double knitting it too so it's extremely thick and soft and warm. I just have no idea what it's going to be at this point. None at all. I'm just knitting in stockinette/stocking stitch with 30 stitches, and stopping....eventually.

Problem with all these side-track items is I have a scarf to work on...and someone's paying for it. Oh well...she doesn't need it until winter, right? And friends from home don't mind right? Right.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Whew! So, I haven't been all that busy, but at the same time, I really have. I've got a bunch of packing to do yet, and can't move into the dorms until at least one. So I'm procrastinating until then! I used my biggest loom (yellow knifty knitter) and an entire skein of a happy teal-ish blue yarn combined with a lighter weight nightshade purple and just knitted until I ran out. I really don't know how to cast off with my looms (because I can't crochet...) so the top bit won't even stretch all....I'm wanting to attach the whole thing to a tank-top, but i need my head to fit through it.

I'm terrible about posting pictures....but that's becaues I'm lazy....oh wells!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


So, not only have I loom knitted a pair of fingerless gloves (pictures to follow!) and gotten my good friend addicted to loom knitting, but now we're having a JASON ISAACS PARTY!!!!!! For you poor unknowing souls, Jason Isaacs plays Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, and Will Tavington (evil colonel) in the Patriot (Mel Gibson version). Not only that, but we're also having a bit of a Heath Ledger party!! A Knights Tale and the Patriot. Such an awesome night!!! Hooray for pretty men!!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cooking and Cleaning

So, I'm really excited!!! My good friend Bonnie will be here in a few hours! I've been busy all day! I've got cupcakes done, brownies (with oreo cookies!) in the oven, and am planning on trying out a creamy pasta with bacon recipe my mom sent me! Sounds good to me, and the house smells like chocolate. It's wonderful. I'm the type that tends to fret about little details though. (Piles of knitting on the couch, a book on the table) so it's a good thing that I have someone to help my brain out. No time for knitting today probably. Man, I need to get that scarf done....oh well.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Well, today was productive. I cleaned the bathroom, kitchen, and packed! Go Me! Still plenty to do though. Cooking, more packing, more cleaning. Sheesh....

I haven't done any knitting today either, but I'm about to! What I really should be doing is working on a scarf in the same pattern as the one I posted earlier, except black and orange striped, for one of my friends who's buying it from me, but I'm too lazy. So I'll probably just work on my blanket some more because there's absolutely no thinking involved! Yay lack of thought!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Well today was sorta back and forth. I decided not to go into work today, and try and get some packing/cleaning done, but when I found a MASSIVE SPIDER hiding under some of my clothes, that plan died miserably. I. don't. like. spiders.

But it's not bad otherwise. Just a day to chill out and watch some Winnie the Pooh on YouTube. Ah nostalgia. I've lived in it for awhile this summer. I found a whole bunch of Rugrats episodes on YouTube too! Yeah, the ones that showed when I was ONE!!!!

Oh! And I found a wonderful pattern for a simple shawl that I intend to eventually make for myself!

This one in fact. I found it through the Knitting Pattern Central website! Man I love that site. It's got a toooooon of patterns! And I'm also in the process of making up a simple blanket/afgan pattern for myself. I just need to get it written down as a go along. I'll post some pictures when I'm a little further in.

Learning Time!

I've decided to take a hiatus from Facebook until Saturday, and I must say that after one day, it's been eye-opening. Facebook is my homepage after all. I'm on it ALL DAY. And with no cable, it's amazing how little I have to entertain me now. But it's all for the greater good. Hopefully I'll be a little less addicted by the time it's all over. And I can get back to reading! I love reading. I just...don't anymore. So my Year of Living Biblically book by A. J. Jacobs book might get a chunk through it now. It's not what it sounds like. This guy (the author) decides to take an entire year to live the Bible as literally as possible. He doesn't cut his hair, he doesn't wear clothes made of mixed fibers, etc. It's bound to be highly amusing, and I definitely recommend it!

Hmm...nothing about knitting....well that's not right. Next time then!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Too Adorable To Be Allowed

So, I played with the smallest Knifty Knitter Loom today. The blue one. It's for baby sized hats, and I wanted to make one for my little niece. It took me like, 30 minutes tops. And it's ADORABLE!!! I'm going crazy over this little hat! Problem is, it's waaaaaay to small for my niece. I think it's for newborns I think, and she's going to be 1 in December. I'll just sell it, but it's still too adorable.

Here's the hat. I can't even fit my thumb in it without stretching it a bit.

And this is how big it is next to a can of Dr. Pepper Cherry. Mmmmmm......

Anywho, I'm a few days behind on my blogging, but when all you do is DJ on a radio station all day, there's not too much to blog about. One of my best friends will be here on Saturday!! (Hi Bonnie!) I'm waaaaay excited, but I need to pack and clean and make the place look decent before she gets here. No time. Like always.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More Loom Knitting!

I made myself a hat that actually fits! And I finished them both in ONE DAY! That's totally unheard of....I'm not sure I've ever finished something in one day....weird. Same pattern, different sized loom. I'll post it eventually. (Honest I will!)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Oh Em Gee I'm loom knitting!

Yes, it's true! I've bought a set of round looms, and already finished a small hat! Go me! Problem is, I decided that what I thought the sizes for these hats was right, and what the book of instructions said was wrong. OOPS! So instead of making a hat for me, I made one for a young child. Oh well, it only took me about 3-4 hours and was incredibly simple. I'm actually rather proud of it. If only I could wear it! This is as far onto my head as I can get the thing. I'll try and post the pattern eventually.

Monday, August 3, 2009

This is my current work-in-progress. Just a scarf with some lacy edging. It's a very easy to work pattern, and could probably be done with any sport weight yarn, the one pictured is recommended so that the blocking instructions can be followed more easily. Enjoy!

I found the pattern here:

I'm not going to do the finishing of weaving a ribbon into it though.

A Little Bit of Introduction

Howdy-do! I'm Katie. aka Knitty Aunt-Did. So, the story behind the name. Well, I love to knit, and my little niece (first and only so far!) who isn't even one yet will eventually call me Aunt-Did. This was decided by my sister, who thinks "Katie" has too many syllables. The "Did" part comes from the fact that for a large part of my life I've been "Katie-Did" to my family.

Wow, long intro just about a name. Anyway, as I said, I love to knit! So I'm going to share with you some of my favorite patterns I've come across, and whenever I come up with one, I'll post it! Hope you enjoy!