Deadmau5 Pin

Deadmau5 has made his way to NYC and had 3 concerts – Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Since they sold out pretty quickly, a couple of friends and I were somehow able to snag Thursday tickets.

Mr. Mau5 had posted photos of a felt deadmau5 doll someone had made for him earlier in the week. I decided to make my own version but in pin form so I can wear it with my outfit.

Looks like it came out alright, eh? Also, if you haven’t heard of Deadmau5, listen to “I Remember” and “Not Exactly” for a feel of his work.

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[Free] Pattern: 3×3 Scarf

I recently “published” a pattern on Ravelry called Eton’s Scarf. It’s free of charge and uses a simple basketweave pattern.

Since then, I have modified the pattern to have a more defined “weave” look with a nice border. The original was a 2×2 basketweave w/ no borders. This is a 3×3 basketweave with a 3 stitch garter border.

It’s a classic pattern so it’s adaptable for guys and girls (a tip: use solid, darker colors for the dudes. you have a little more color freedom for girls).

Pattern:

Yarn: Classic by Ella Rae (100% wool yarn; worsted/10 ply; a cheaper alternative to Cascade 220)
Needles: Size 8
Dimensions of finished scarf: Appox 5′ long and 6″ wide.

Cast on 36 stitches. (You can make it narrower/shorter by using another number divisible by 6)

Rows 1-4: K36

Rows 5, 6, 7: K3, (K3, P3) 5x, K3
Rows 8, 9, 10: K3, (P3, K3) 5x, K3

Repeat these 6 rows til happy with length of scarf.

Last 4 rows: K36

You can find it on Ravelry under “Three by Three Scarf

[Free] Pattern: Eton’s Scarf

Pattern: Eton’s Scarf

Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% wool yarn; worsted/10 ply)
Needles
: Size 8 (5mm)
Dimensions
: Appox 5′ long and 6″ wide.

Cast on 36 stitches. You can make it narrower/wider by using a number divisible by 4.

* For a cleaner edge, slip the first stitch of every row *

Row 1&2: (K2, P2) – repeat til end of row.
Row 3&4: (P2, K2) – repeat til end of row.

Repeat til happy with length of scarf.

Pretty simple, eh? It makes for some great train knitting while listening to music and/or podcasts.

P.S. Thank you to everyone out there who’s been reading my blog this year. You guys definitely keep me writing – it’s nice to know you’re not writing into the ether…

Addendum: It took me a month to finish this scarf since I put it down and picked it up several times. Otherwise, it should take no longer than a week or two – depends on your knitting speed.

Addendum #2: For a cool looking chunky cowl with this pattern, you can double up 2 worsted yarns (creates a nice marble pattern) with size 15 needles.  You can knit it flat and sew up or crochet the edges together.