Monday, April 30, 2012

Amazing Bag

The Raindrop Bag is a glorious new knitting pattern. There isn't anything crafty about it, it is pure fashion. What are you waiting for? Cast on today!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Smocking Tutorial

When offering to do a test knit for the Ziyal cowl, the designer shared the following smocking tutorial. Until I discovered this website, I did not know that smocking was the term for gathering of fabric. (You learn something new every day!) This tutorial explains the technique well while showing clear step by step photographs.

I hope that I am selected for this test knit. You can bet that the pattern will be featured here on KPOTD later on! (Update: I was selected for this project, and it was a great knit!)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Knit Cthulhu

"Says Jay, 'He's a fat little Cthulhu. He's angry because he wants to be a big Cthulhu. He wants to eat you but he can't because he's so small. His wings and arms are so ineffectual that all he can do is stare angrily at you."'

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Fun Yarn Bombed Tree

I love seeing this kind of view. One of these days I am really going to need to yarn bomb the courtyard of my apartment...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another Hilarious Greeting Card

Today's KPOTD is a continuation from yesterday. I have never seen knitting greeting cards as fantastic as these ones that use real yarn as part of the joke!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


First of all, I have to say that I love the idea of greeting cards for knitters. Secondly, adding yarn to the design is brilliant! I always love jokes about knitting directly from sheep, but the use of real yarn in the design of this card is amazing.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Olympic Scarf

Someone knit an olympic themed scarf and put it along a pier in North Yorkshire. Do you think the UK is excited for the Olympics to come to town? (I would be!)

The scarf features athletes that appear to be from the book Knitlympics: Knit Your Favourite Sports Star.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Knits for Nerds

Do you like nerdy knits? Get ready for 30 new projects designed just for you featured in a new ebook on the KnitPicks Website. Knits for Nerds Designs are inspired from Star Trek, Firefly, Big Bang Theory and much more.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Nerdy Swaps

Do you like to knit for people, but sometimes run out of people to knit for? Why not check out some of the knitting swap groups on Ravelry? Nerdy Swaps would be a perfect swap for me to join, themes for upcoming swaps include the Periodic Table!

Friday, April 20, 2012

May the Yarn be With You

What do you use as inspiration when you select colors to dye yarn? Why not use Star Wars characters as inspiration like haldecraft?

You can preorder these Star Wars themed yarns for May 4, 2012.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Knitlympics - Knit Your Favourite Sports Star

Knitlympics: Knit Your Favourite Sports Star looks like such a fun book. It has been published in preparation of the UK summer 2012 Olympics.

"Includes patterns for 20 Olympic icons, from ancient Greece to London 2012. You don’t have to be athletic to knit your own lighting-fast Usain Bolt, mustachioed Mark Spitz or sparrow-like Olga Korbut."

There are also pattens so you can customize your tribute to your favorite athlete.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Owl Hat and Winner of the KPOTD Submission Contest

And the winner is.... Mark with the submission of a photograph of an owl hat! Why should this hat be KPOTD? "Because this owl hat is awesome! Easy, stylish, and warm!"

I have loved owl cable knitting projects for a long time. I have many in my queue that I intend to knit in the not too distant future.

Thank you Mark for the submission! Check your email for the delivery of the Coat Check Scarf Knitting Pattern through Ravelry. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. Although the contest is now over, you can still submit your favorite knitting project to KPOTD and you just might see it featured here!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

We've Got You Covered

Do you knit but have always wanted to crochet? The free eBook We’ve Got You Covered: 25 Crochet & Knit Throws from Red Heart Yarn has two lovely knitting patterns and 23 crochet patterns that is enough to tempt any knitter to convert. There are a couple of patterns (including the Stained Glass Throw) that have me tempted to cast on. (Is it still called casting on when you are talking about crochet?)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Ducks in the Fountain

Not only do the Twilight Taggers have some of the best yarn bombing projects ever, they are always the most creative. I would like a pattern for these crochet rubber duck cozies!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Alarm Clock Costume

This project is so amazing, that I almost have no words for it. Creating a costume for an alarm clock where it looks like the clock face is the mouth of the frog is extremely innovative. Best of all, this project is available for free download on!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Monster Bum

If these are not the cutest baby pants you've ever seen than I don't know what is.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Knit your Own Dog

Do you want to knit a fairly accurate representation of man's best friend? Now you can look at many options with the book Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches. What are you waiting for?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Little Knit Figurines

Pretty brilliant considering how small many of them are.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Knit Cthulhu

"Says Jay, 'He's a fat little Cthulhu. He's angry because he wants to be a big Cthulhu. He wants to eat you but he can't because he's so small. His wings and arms are so ineffectual that all he can do is stare angrily at you.'"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuxedo Dog Sweater

The only real modification I have is that I would move the bowtie to be on front of the throat rather than on the back of the neck. But seriouesly, how cute is this tuxedo dog sweater?

Purchase on Ravelry for $6.00.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Statue Vest

Photo credit =mc2 via a Creative Commons License

More information about this photo can be found here.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Knitting Makes Personalization Easy

Stefanie described so well the benefits of creating personalized knits.

"[M]y mom found this hat that her friend knit for me when i was little. as a Stefanie with an F, one can rarely find a pre-personalized item that has correct spelling. i do remember being sooo excited that my hat had my name spelled the right way. truth be told i would love to wear this hat now.. but alas my melon is not that of a 3 year old anymore. who can make me this hat? with a possibly less obnoxious pompom? :)"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Woven Knit Textiles

When you think of a chunky knit scarf, do you ever think of a woven textile? This woven scarf (How to Knit Scarf designed by Meghan Price) has a pattern of knit stitches on it!

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Knit Bikini

I had said that I wasn't too impressed by knit bikinis... but this one is very impressive! It is beautiful and very flattering. (Not that I would wear it, but I thought it deserved mention here on KPOTD.)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Yarn Museum

Welcome to the Yarn Museum honoring the artestry and beauty of handspun yarn. This is one of the most fun websites I've come across in a long time. There are some amazing galleries of handspun yarns, and there are ways that you can submit your own images to particular galleries.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another Bike Cozy

It has been a while since I've seen a picture of a new yarn bombed bike, but here is a great one!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Car Antenna Yarn Bomb

This is so cute! I wish I could zoom in more to see how the details were constructed. I love the button in the flower on the top.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Not a Joke - Submission Contest!

It may be April Fool's Day, but this is not a joke. Today KPOTD has officially been running for one year, and this is the 367th consecutive post.

I am not getting as many project submissions as I had expected, but I enjoy the inspiration I get as a knitter and a designer by searching for fun and interesting knitting projects. I therefore decided to offer a FREE COPY of the Anemone Coat Check Scarf PDF($2.50 Value) to one random person who submits a KPOTD between now and April 17.

How do you enter? Find your favorite knitting project link (for inspiration types of projects) and fill out the Knitting Project of the Day Submission form. You must enter a valid email address and brief description of why the project should be KPOTD to qualify. Only one entry per person will be considered, but you are welcome to nominate multiple items for KPOTD.

One winner of the KPOTD submission contest will receive the Anemone Coat Check Scarf Knitting Pattern PDF ($2.50 value) for free. Pattern will be delivered through Ravlery to the email address provided on the submission form. This prize is non-transferable. Valid email address and short description of why nominated URL should be featured on KPOTD are required for entry between April 1 and April 17, 2012. No purchase necessary. While multiple KPOTD nominations are encouraged, only one submission will be considered for entry to the contest. The Anemone Coat Check Scarf pattern is © ChemKnits and is intended for personal use. You are not to copy or distribute the pattern without permission from ChemKnits. Winners will be selected with a random number generator. Every entry will be considered for inclusion on Knitting Project of the Day.