RIDDIKULUS! THE HELIOPATH KAL WINNERS!

First, let me just reiterate what I have said before – that I have never been more impressed with a group of knitters in my life. This KAL was definitely quality over quantity. Whether you finished in time for the giveaway drawing or not, give yourself a giant pat on the back for being part of a really inspiring and talented group of knit-wizards. This pattern was major. And the end result is gorgeous.

Here is a recap of the finishing participants’ Heliopath Vests! All the cables! EEEEP!

bcrlmom
bcrlmom
ghostfaceknitter
ghostfaceknitter
kenzie_emery
kenzie_emery
kialtho
kialtho
rijelviolet
rijelviolet
seaandlake
seaandlake
socalmeaghan
socalmeaghan
thecraftydarling
thecraftydarling

Oh RIGHT – the winners! I almost forgot! NOT.

The winner of the eweewe yarn and pattern bundle is…. bclrmom!

The winner of the Black Market Wool is…. kialtho!

The winner of the 4 skeins of JustRunKnit yarn is…. rijelviolet!

The winner of the Emma Welford pattern is…. seaandlake!

BUT don’t worry those few wizards who did not win the ‘official’ giveaway prizes – you will be getting a little something special too! Please just email (brianna.connelly@gmail.com) or private message me via IG @ GHOSTFACEKNITTER your information to receive an ‘unofficial harry potter kal’ present!

Well, now that it’s all over I’d like to recap that I LEARNED SO MUCH during this KAL, not only about myself as a knitter, but in working with other way talented crafters. I’m truly honored to be involved in a crafty community and culture that is so supportive and effing rad. I think this will be the first of many KALs. It pushed me, made me squirm, made me emo, made me feel smart and talented, humbled me, and overall allowed me to connect and work through some amazing knitting kinetics (yeah I don’t know I’m all mushy and doughy that this KAL is finito!).

Finally, I’d like to thank my co-host and KAL mentor this time socalmeaghan at the Unapologetic Kintter. Without her guidance, vigor, and enthusiasm this would not have even happened. So thank you lady! 🙂

RIDDIKULUS!

XXX
GFK

Let’s Talk About Sew bay-bee.

I always get the song by Salt N’ Pepper “Let’s talk about sex baby – let’s talk about you and me…” stuck in my head.  Today at Joann’s I was walking around humming it to myself and ad-libbed my own version.

Speaking of Joann’s, I obviously love to support local sew/knit shops, but sometimes I find myself at Joann’s for the selection and the ‘instant gratification’ feeling.  I do shop for vintage fabrics and patterns on Etsy and online all the time though (you can tell I have chain-support guilt).  Plus, unless you’re the first in line at the fabric table you have to wait FOREVER and I’m sorry most (not all) cut the yardage so uneven it makes my soul hurt. 

Anyways!  I show a lot of the knitting projects I work on, but I also sew.  What’s that? Yes I do do it all! Kidding! My levels of skills varies greatly from each craft though.  I’m just getting into intermediate sewing, because I just don’t keep up with it as much as I do my knitting.  I don’t know why either because I have a beautiful sewing table that was my great grandmothers!  I also have Carolyn Mary’s Pfaff machine that I am in love with already after only a few short projects. 

So to inspire me to sew a little bit more, especially with the Holidays coming up I have prepared for a few fun projects.  Today I kind of felt like it was even getting late to start for Halloween, but you know crafters are on their own hyper time-table! It actually reminded me of this:

 

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PS Stanley Tucci is a GOD.  Any movie he is in is pretty much my favorite.

Okay now on to the crafts:

Here is WIP door panel for Halloween – isn’t so cute?!  I ordered it from Etsy and I just have the interior stitching and then border to do.

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Then, here is fabric I will have to go back and get for Lois for Christmas.

 

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Get excited! The holiday bolts are here!

 

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Flannel is on sale for $2.99/yd at Joann’s so I’m gonna make a ‘quilt’ with this and sew along those dotted half-circles I think it will be ADORABLE.  Plus, with this craft I finally got to buy FLAMINGO PINK thread…. once in a lifetime purchase I swear.

 

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This pattern is dark, but I am going to make the Christmas tree center-piece.  

 

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Then I got this cute cat/halloween fabric so I made Mister Lee a bandana for his pug meet up today. 🙂 

 

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I did not buy this super cute Halloween fabric even though I was squealing when I saw it.  I just don’t have a project for it and I don’t want to waste it. 

 

 

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Here is all the fabric I got today – the Christmas themed ones are for the table trees.

 

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Yay! Sewing! Do you do multiple crafts?  Do you find it hard to balance time and interest in both at the same time?