Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BeeKeeper's Quilt

Why do I always find afghans I want to knit? The BeeKeeper's quilt is assembled by a series of small hexagons. The pattern is $5.50, and is incredibly popular... with over !

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tree Branches

Using when trees are covered in yarn bombing projects, I see parts of the trunks or a few branches. This image stuck out because there are many different branches, and forks of these branches, covered.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Iam trying to decide if I want to make a beautiful sweater pattern into a pullover or a cardigan. Making this a cardigan would require that I learn how to steek - the process of cutting a knit garment after the fact (and without it unravelling!)

This tutorial shows two steeking methods, and I know I will be referring back to it!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Knitted Garden

Can you imagine a picnic in a knit garden? And everything is life sized!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Making Dissected Animals (Vegan)

The Etsy store owner aKNITomy is the designer of many knit dissected animals. Many of these projects have been featured as KPOTD at this some point. IN aKNITomy's etsy store, you can even purchase some of the completed knit projects, if you are willing to pay for them!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Knitting Patterns

Happy Thanksgiving! Do you do any fall knitting to celebrate this holiday? Well today I'm going to share with you an article that contains a list of free Thanksgiving knitting patterns. Knit up some stuffed turkeys as you wait for your stuffed turkey to bake in the oven!

Enjoy this family day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Knitting with Dogs

My puppy, Indy, is very interested in my knitting projects. In fact, his favorite toy is still a knit ball that I designed for him. When I found the following vintage knitting photo featuring a great dane (a dog much bigger than my eskie will ever get) I just had to make it Knitting Project of the Day!

Knitting and the Great Dane - Manchester Dog Show 1966

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Knitted carbon/PEEK composites for orthopedic bone plates

When I came across the article Feasibility of knitted carbon/PEEK composites for orthopedic bone plates published in 2004 I was hoping that by glancing at the full text if this was using a knit mesh of some sort... And in fact, this is true! Finally, a science knitting article that involves something knit! Apparently knitted fabrics have some application in orthopedic surgeries, "knitted fabric-reinforced composites have received increasing attention since they have several benefits such as mass productivity, low fabrication cost, and especially high drape ability to complicated contours..."

Monday, November 21, 2011

Town Hall

Yarn Bombing - pillars of the entrance to Town Hall Launceston. I love this example of yarn bombing because the column cozies aren't plain, they have design elements in the squares making up this huge project.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


There are many different stitch patterns out there. Entrelac is a simple stitch pattern that looks much more complex than it actually is to knit.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Row of Knit Cars

This is absolutely amazing. Check out all of the cars in a row! I even find the one that appears to be knit with hockey sticks impressive. I hope you enjoyed these car cozies as much as I did. is responsible for this project.

Are you interested in checking out other car themed knitting patterns?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fancy Rims

These rims have been decorated with something extra. These knitters get an A+++ for effort. is responsible for this project.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Knitting + Crochet Car Covers = Awesome

A great mix of knitting and crochet cover this car. I love the way the side mirrors look like wings. is responsible for this project.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I appreciate the work the shaping that went into the front of this car cozy. The headlights may not be in the exact correct spot, but I still like the detail! is responsible for this project.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Afghans covering the car, not your lap

I cannot imagine the time that it would take to complete a car cozy. Well, actually I can since I've knit a number of afghans (and these are much more involved than my 10 hour afghan!) is responsible for this project.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Crochet Convertible

I love the "dice" dangling from the rear view mirror. The steering wheel cover and seat covers also make a nice touch.

If you are interested in knitting your own steering wheel covers, I have found a bunch of free patterns that can help you out. is responsible for this project.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Push it

I found a closeup of the car that caught my eye yesterday. (I bet you can't find a car cover for a peddle your own car... so you'll just have to knit one!) is responsible for this project.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Car Cozies Galore

Car cozies have been featured as previous knitting projects of the day, but I found something that is even better than a pattern on how to make your own car cozy.... a parking lot full of cars covered in knit/crochet!

Check out the child's push car on the left. I have fond memories of one of these... is responsible for this project. Why wasn't their sign knit, too?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Alphabet Knitting Charts

When you are designing your own knitting patterns, it can be helpful to have access to a knitting font. It can be really fun to personalize a project with initials and words.

I assembled a list of all of the alphabet knitting charts I could find, looking at the size of the letters so I could have a resource to assist with my future projects. I hope you find this helpful, too!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Definition - Purl (noun)

I wanted to explore the definition of the word purl because knit has so many meanings. Let's look at purl as a noun.

Definition of PURL

  • gold or silver thread or wire for embroidering or edging
  • the intertwisting of thread that knots a stitch usually along an edge
  • purl stitch

I think it is interesting that knit (as the kind that is relevant to this blog) is giving a real descriptive definition for the craft, where as purl only describes the stitch with the word. Not a very illuminating definition!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The History of Sock Monkeys

Have you ever wondered about the obsession with sock monkeys? The book Everything's Coming Up Sock Monkeys!: Art, History and Business of the American Sock Monkey will bring you some amazing in sight into the history of these fun creatures. This book will take you on the journey from the iconic socks that provided the coloring for these toys to where sock monkeys reside in our society today.

Do you want to find other sock monkey knitting patterns?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mobile Loop Cannon Yarn Bomb

So when I read the title of this video, the knitter in me misread "mobile loop" as "magic loop" and I was confused. Why would you use a magic loop to yarn bomb a cannon? You must have a REALLY long cable to those round needles.

Check out the following yarn bomb!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Learning to Knit

As winter approaches, why not take the opportunity to learn how to knit? I have a lot of knitting videos that will help you get started, or you can purchase a learn to knit kit.

Whoops, somehow this didn't end up getting published properly! Sorry to keep you waiting for your Knitting Project of the Day!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gifts for Knitters

The holidays are quickly approaching, so it is time to start thinking about gifts. Knitters end up making a lot of gifts for others (how many hats does one person really need?) It is important for people to think of gifts to give to knitters. When in doubt, a great knitting book is the perfect gift for a knitter.

Whoops, somehow this didn't end up getting published properly!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Knitting up the ravell'd sleave

Knitting up the ravell'd sleave is another article about sleep. I really don't understand what knitting has to do with sleep, especially when they don't use the word knit in the article. This is the second article that I have found about knitting and sleaves related to sleeping.... Can anyone shed some light on this?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Yarn Bombing Interview

I've shown you many pictures of yarn bombing over these last few months... and now I am pleased to share with you an interview by the people making the instillation.

"The Department of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Human Ecology and the Madison Knitters' Guild cooperated on a 'yarn bombing' of a Madison Metro bus shelter."

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Railing Cover

This yarn bombing project has a little something extra. I love the dangling flowers with button centers!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More Comuter Simulated Knitting

This is another article that I had found from a Ravelry discussion. This article, Efficient Yarn-based Cloth with Adaptive Contact Linearization, goes beyond just simulating different knit stitches, but to simulating an entire garment. You should check it out!