Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year, Old Knits

So, I've *ahem* started my Christmas knitting. No, I'm not getting ahead. I'm way behind...

And I need opinions. For those of you familiar with Pokemon, how close does this beanie look to a Pokeball?


I'm not sure if I like how the "button" came out. (It's duplicate stitch, so I can totally rip this out and redo if necessary.)

And I'm still working on my sister-in-law's birthday gift (which is now three months late). Remember?


The other day I was on Pinterest, and I stumbled across a video of someone crocheting this. Hooray! I get to see if I'm doing it right. And then...

And then I noticed that it was in French.

Alas.

Ah well. I can still watch it. All 30 minutes of it.

One of these days.

Here's the video (more so I can locate it later when I'm ready to watch it):


Now I've got *mumblemumble* more beanies to knit. Anyone see any cute beanie patterns? I'm in the market, so to speak.

27 comments:

  1. I can't really claim to be familiar with Pokemon, but I thought that might have been a Pokemon-style hat when I first saw the picture (and before I read your question).

    If my French was better, I would offer to translate the video for you. I do have a French friend, though, so let me know if you get desperate for a translation. :)

    Happy New Year!

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  2. I'll have to defer to a Pokeman expert on how close you've come in your design, but I like what you've done.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR. Here's to no dropped stitches in 2018.

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    1. Yeah. Alas, I am not a Pokemon expert either.

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  3. Happy New Year Liz - and good luck with the knitting and projects, let alone kids! Take care - cheers Hilary

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  4. I'm useless regarding your questions, but I wish you all the best!

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  5. I hope you get some feedback on the Pokémon as I have no clue. I think the pillow you are creating is excellent in my humble opinion. Happy New Year

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    1. It's kind of a fail then as it's a poncho and not a pillow. Ah well.

      Thanks anyway. I may have to find a Pokemon group of some sort to critique it.

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  6. Or...her gift is nine months early? Anyway, I think the pokeball looks good. It looks nice and soft, too.

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  7. Looks like Pokemon to me!! Love that Poncho. I'll bet you are spending your New Year's Day knitting....Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks. And alas, no. I'm spending today writing up a pattern and submitting it. Wish me luck :)

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  8. I'm going to be a lot of help (not). Know nothing about Pokemon and listening to the French of the video was relaxing but - I don't speak it. Happy New Year, though, Liz! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I took French in school, but I only remember snippets. We'll see how well I do...

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  9. I love how Youtube can bring us together, so to speak. How interesting that you found a vid of the poncho being made, but in French!

    I know nothing of Pokemon, sadly.

    Happy New Year from up North! Bea

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    1. Yeah, it was the oddest thing to stumble upon.

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  10. The other day I got a catalog in mail and it had pattern for poncho I liked. But the sad thing or truth in matter of things. I got enough projects going, and don't need to add anymore...coffee is on

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  11. Don't think of it as being behind. Think of it as prolonging the Christmas joy. January is such a miserable month, it might be nice for people to get some of their Christmas gifts in January.

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    1. *cough, cough* February *cough, cough*

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  12. Your pokeball beanie looks perfect to me!!! Hubby and his friend are big fans of it so it looks great :)

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    1. Ah, thank you. An expert. I needed someone familiar to give me the go ahead. Again, thank you.

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  13. Looks like Pokemon to me. Love the poncho. It looks like a real challenge. Happy new year Liz.

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    1. It's not too bad. A fairly novice crocheter could probably handle it. I mean, if I can do it...

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  14. Oh day I saw pictures for a cute pattern and it was in Russian or something and google translate did not help matters.

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    1. Luckily, there was a chart for the poncho. Charts translate into any language :) (Do you work from charts? I love them.)

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  15. Not a Pokémon fan, but it looks good to me?

    Guess it's time to learn French? ;)

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    1. Turns out I know enough. I can count in French. And I could see pretty much what she was doing.

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