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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Fisherman's Scarf

The sea is my one true love. There is nothing more beautiful than the smell of salt sea air and crisp October days or the coarse hands of an experienced fisherman. When you miss the sea, you feel it in your bones, and that longing inspired this fish-net scarf. The workings of this scarf are similar to that of an infinity scarf, but it can also be worn more closely to the neck like a cowl. This pattern uses a variation of chain stitches and slip stitches and is pretty easy to follow. You can find the pattern in my Ravelry store here: buy now

Enjoy! :)


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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Look! A Knook!

So, tonight I was just doing some normal grocery shopping at Walmart, and I couldn't resist checking out the yarn aisle. And then I found this.

And I was like... whaaaaat?

What IS this? I don't get it. It looks like a cheap imitation of tunision crochet (which I'm still trying to fully master), but not really. The instrument in the package has a crochet hook on one end and a knitting needle on the other. The pictures make it look like some crazy combination of knitting and crocheting. And there is even yarn specifically made for knooking! And "knook" patterns! Say whaaaaat...

So yeah. I grabbed it. Couldn't resist.

I cant wait to figure it out. What planet have I been living on that I haven't seen this before? I don't know, but should be fun. If I like it, you may see some cool knook creations (and someday patterns!) that I share here.

What do you know about knooking? Are you a fan or is it just a rip off? Share your wisdom with me. Leave some love, and a comment. :)



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Easiest EVER Infinity Scarf

So, I have an unhealthy obsession with infinity scarves. Ever seen one? It’s the scarf that literally never ends. If you live anywhere near a college campus like I do, you know they are all the rage for autumn fashion. I started to count all the infinity scarves I have in my closet, and… well… let’s just say I have more than any sane person should have. They're classy and stylish, and they conveniently dress up anything you are wearing; especially a t-shirt and jeans.  I decided it’s time for me to make my own! This scarf takes no time at all to make. It really is the easiest pattern ever.  

Use medium worsted weight yarn (I used two colors: beige and speckled black) and a size J crochet hook.

Row 1-  ch 201. Sl st into the beginning ch. Without turning, dc 200, continuing in the same direction. Sl st into original dc. Ch 2.
Row 2 *DO NOT TURN. Continue in the same direction, dc 200. Sl st into previous sl st, ch 2.
Row 3-5: Repeat from * all the way around.
Row 6: Continue in the same direction, dc 200.
Row 7: To change colors, cut color A, leaving about an inch long strand. When you are finished, you can hide this by tucking it into your stitches with a yarn needle. Bring in color B with a sl st into the previous sl st, ch 2.
Row 8-9: Repeat from * all the way around.
Row 10: Continuing in the same direction, dc 200. Finish with a sl st into the previous sl st. Cut off and weave in loose ends. 

For ideas on how to wear your infinity scarf, check out this cool video: 14 Ways to Wear an Infinity Scarf
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Please remember that this is my pattern. Do not sell this pattern or reproduce it in any way, shape, or form. This is a free pattern. If you would like to share it, please do not copy and paste the pattern, but instead share the link to this page. All items made from this pattern are not to be sold under any circumstances, and are for personal use or charity only.

Thank you!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Great Return of Tennyemaye (and other news)

Guess what. I'm back.

Well, well, Tennyemaye... that's what you're thinking. Where have you been for oh so long?
And it really has been that long.

Last time you saw me, I was a wide-eyed high-school senior, ready to face the world with nothing more than a fat cat and a crochet hook. Well, times have changed. I am about to enter my junior year of college (Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Spanish, in case anyone cared to know...) I am older and wiser, but Vivi the cat is still here and still very much in love with yarn. Unfortunately, so am I. The gears are turning, and my fingers are itching for a crochet hook.  I am back, my friends. And this time, it's for good.

Thank you for all the love this site has received on a daily basis, even when I was gone, off being studious. It cannot and will not continue without your inspiration, your ideas, your support, and your love for crochet.

FIRST THINGS FIRST: I have ideas and I need testers. If you have yarn and time to spare, shoot me an email at tennyemaye@gmail,com and be a tester for me. If you emailed me before, just do it again, please, for the sake of my dusty brain.

IN OTHER NEWS: What would you like to see here? What types of patterns/tips can I make for you? Leave a comment and tell me what you are thinking and dreaming about. This is a group effort, people. :)

Thanks for your love! You will be seeing much more of me in the days to come.

As always,