Eye Candy: Halloween!

November 9th, 2018

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stitchbyfay’s Howl the littlest Ghost

Halloween was last week and as always, Ravelers made some incredible Halloween costumes and other projects to celebrate the holiday! Here are just a few fun, festive FOs:

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Nimruse’s Rocking a Cardigan for Rhinebeck, Suff’s Hubble Bubble Double Trouble, and LindaDavie’s Flat Rainbow Skeleton

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AmberDawn84’s Halloween Wreath, nybennie’s Holly the Good Witch, and HoopskirtLady’s Shelob’s Lair

There are so many more fun Halloween projects – just check out this search!

Eye Candy: October 4

October 4th, 2018

The theme for this Eye Candy is: I Love These Projects! That’s right, there is no real theme. These are just projects I really loved, all of which were completed in the first few days of October.

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birgittehk’s Diddy Hedgehog

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dorteknits’ Sawley looks so beautifully soft and cozy, LindaVK made such gorgeous gifts with her Napkins for Grandchildren (lucky grandchildren!), and maje76’s Martine votter will make the dreariest winter day brighter and warmer.

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robynchristine’s Lady of the Lake is an absolute stunner, Dasshulling’s Damejakka Loppa / Flea – A Lady’s Cardigan looks like such a fun, classically beautiful sweater, and Danielleanne’s The Dreamer is so striking (what a great way to combine a gradient and solid yarn)!

If you’d like to see more projects that Ravelers are finishing this month, check out our project search!

Eye Candy: Low Yardage

September 13th, 2018

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1957karenh’s Sir Gnome (Gnomajesty) ~Test~

A few weeks ago, I shared some high-yardage projects here on the blog. This week, I’m sharing projects with low yardage: from 1-150 yards / 1 – 137 meters (the lowest available option on the yardage filter in our advanced search). None of us will be surprised to see that Ravelers make some really great things even with small amounts of yarn!

blue twisted stitch mittens, a green woven purse, and a taupe crocheted small bag

TimMc’s My First Mittens, hellskitsch’s Republic of Wool and Wax Tote, and naganasu’s Escargot Chocolat – the textures in these elegant projects are so lovely!

knitted baked potatoes with needle-felted toppings, a felted llama toy, and a crocheted amigurumi cupcake figure

bon0bon’s Baked Potatoes, Suseeque’s Felted Llama, and TheBon’s cupcakin’ it all have such whimsical details!

crocheted leaves in autumnal colors, a knit spider art hanging, and a knitted oblong plant hanger with plants

I’m a sucker for handmade decor and home items, and loved takychik’s Happy Fall Y’all, seymore’s noch ‘ne Spinne, and laurelmarie’s Hanging basket.

If you need inspiration for using up smaller amounts of yarn, check out what other Ravelers have done! You can even customize the yardage/meterage amounts with the filters on the left to see projects with exactly the amount of yarn you want. How low can you go?

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knottyoctopus’ Hammerhead (Spin a Yarn)

Help me, I’ve had the Baby Shark song in my head all day. Because of that, on a lark, I searched projects for “shark,” and it turns out that Ravelers are making really cool shark projects! So let’s take a look at some recently completed 🎶 handmade sharks 🎵 (doo doo doo doo doo doo):

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Annet68’s Shark-A-Jack, Doodle’s shark bites, and stitchbyfay’s Chum the Shark.

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Megantheknitter’s Shark Week Wreath, meliemel’s booze shark, SailingJewel’s
Bernard the Ball Shark.

You can check out many more shark projects with this project search! And if you’ve managed to avoid that baby shark song until now… sorry for the earworm! 🦈

Eye Candy: High Yardage

August 16th, 2018

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AndeeKF’s More Pi Poncho

For today’s Eye Candy post I used the yardage filter to look at projects that were made with 2100+ yards (1920+ meters) of yarn. Let me tell you – “eye candy” barely begins to describe the beauty of the high-yardage projects people have made. Here are some of my favorite recently completed ones!

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I love the drape and fit of these garments: annielucy’s cherry, woodcockUK’s Seyschelles, and anifloda’s pick your side.

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Who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves in one of these cozy shawls? ilzep’s Emma (Honey), Vogeltje80’s Papyrifera omslagdoek, and Margotchien’s Stevie.

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Blankets, of course, are by far the most common type of project made with this amount of yarn. A few that caught my eye are Leenchen’s Trio Blanket Nr. 1, Green-Mouse’s Around the world. Сanada, and eyeslikethesummer’s Salem.

Works of art, labors of love, feats of strength – these high-yardage projects are work every second of time put into them!

Eye Candy: Bags

July 20th, 2018

I love all these recently completed bags: they are practical, cute, and look like they were fun to make!

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The neutral colors make for such chic accessories: lifeiscozy’s Sun City Bag, marumeroco’s 26 bag, and PetraMar’s Bucket Bag Beauty.

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These bright, whimsical bags are so fun! loopysue’s rainbow zipper pouch, Usafrida’s weightless produce bags, and knitphomaniac’s frog coin purse.

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I was really drawn to the patterns and textures in MijungKim’s Mono Mochila(모노 모칠라)Bag, textileweb’s Felted Entrelac Tote, and stringplay’s Golden Fairfax Reticule.

You can check out more beautiful bags in our project search!

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myrawood’s Modern Irish Crochet Burgandy Bliss

Today’s Eye Candy features recently completed projects made with thread – the smallest weight you can filter for in our yarn weight filters. I am just blown away by the intricate beauty of these doilies:

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SaturatedLifeCro’s Primrose doily by Grace Fearon, myaoo’s Flower Basket – Calla Lily, and carfieldma’s Eichenlaub

And I really love how the tiny gauge makes for wonderfully detailed toys and ornaments:

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Crochetedbytess’ Baby Rattle, petitstricots’ encore un tout petit vestiaire, and SmokyTheManatee’s 2018 – A Year of Furry Fairies – June

You can check out some more projects made with thread in our advanced project search!

Eye Candy: Weaving

June 20th, 2018

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lipisin25’s Turkish Delight 1,2

I have very little experience with weaving but just love to browse weaving projects on Ravelry and dream of spending more time with my loom someday. I’m always blown away by the beautiful things that weavers on Ravelry create! For today’s Eye Candy, I wanted to share some of my favorite recently completed weaving projects.

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Jem’s Pleated silk scarf, LuminousFiberArts’ Block Twill Towels, and TexasGabi’s TURTLE Hexagon Pin Loom: Mother Gnome

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macweaver’s Inkle Band 13, JustAddCoffee’s Crime of Passion, ArlenesLace’s Handwoven Wollmeise Pouch

If you’d like to see more beautiful handwoven projects, just filter for weaving as the craft in the advanced project search!

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juni71’s lovely t e s t k n i t yume

I live in a hot place and am always on the lookout for great warm-weather garment patterns and projects. Since it’s heating up in the northern hemisphere, quite a few Ravelers are finishing projects perfect for the coming hot months! Here are some recently completed projects I loved:

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jarmeblue’s Latitude 2 (Cherry!), dwj1978’s Tecumseh for Spring, and panicola’s p.39 Bladed Zig Zag Pullover

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Accessorise’s Granny diagonal block sweater, aziesmer08’s Everyday Cardigan, and Roko’s Alice Sample (S, Linen, Sport)

If you’d like to check out more recently completed sweaters (for all types of weather), check out this advanced project search!

In our pattern and project searches, you can search by the number of colors used. I love this filter for looking at beautiful monochromatic projects and patterns, and also for extra-colorful lovelies! For today’s Eye Candy, I was inspired by the gorgeous projects made with 6 or more colors. Here are some of my favorites that have been completed in the past few months!

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So many great toys came up in my search – the details are just wonderful! Pictured above are skauogco’s Rose’s bog, crazyquilter’s
Rupert Jerome Thistlewhistle, Forest Gnome, and OrangeShooze’s Benny the Birthday Monkey.

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These projects definitely caught my eye with their bold, bright, hues: lindsaymudd’s Prism with Triangles, iridaea’s colour collection towels, and DizzyTM’s Rainbow Whimsy.

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These projects have more muted palettes that I think are just beautiful: Mommy2Lu’s Surprise!, bessie4dogs’ Man Vest, and soniams’ Mystical Lanterns Blanket.

These projects show that sometimes it is well worth weaving in a ton of ends!