FO Friday: Another Viking Helmet

I finally finished this puppy. Once I put my nose to the grindstone, it didn’t take too long to complete but it certainly took longer for me than the past few I’ve made. I wanted to use mostly stash yarns for this one and I accomplished the feat of not having to purchase more yarn! Woo! Stash busting!

This was made for a long-time friend of mine who travels between Antarctica and Alaska primarily but makes a few trips to Denver a year and we always make the time to see each other when we can. I’m excited to see the pictures of this helmet on it’s many adventures!IMG_1791 (1)

I released the Bearded Viking Helmet in 2012 and thought that it was finally time to revamp the pattern! I’m re-releasing it this month and if you use the code viking4life you can get it for 20% now through the end of the month (that’s a good headstart on your Halloween costume)!

What are you working on? Have you finished anything lately?

FO Friday: Another Viking

Luckily, I was able to turn around that latest Viking Helmet really quickly. Unluckily, the only shot I got of the final project was this crappy cellphone picture (before even the ends got woven in!).

Again, I followed my pattern and used quite a bit of stash yarn, not all of it labeled.

I really like knitting these (even if sewing the pieces together seems to take longer than any of the actual knitting) and I’m thrilled that folks are still loving the design!

What are you knitting these days?

A Hord of Vikings

Since I released the Viking Helmet Pattern, it swiftly became my best seller.  I want to thank each and every one of you who has bought a pattern from me at any time, I appreciate the support and you’re allowing me to continue doing something that I love to do!  I’m hoping to make a career out of this and each time I sell a pattern, it brings me closer to my goal.

Ok, enough with the sappy, back to The Hord.

I really do enjoy (as I’m sure many other designers do) seeing pictures of other knitters’ versions of my patterns!  Here I’m showcasing a few of the Vikings, for more click through to the pattern page.

Viking Princess!

by ebargoum

she wore it to the game!

by cahalvorson

he won the costume contest

by legknits

Beared Viking Helmet Pattern – Released!

I’ve been waiting a long time to finally bring you guys this pattern and today’s the day!

Insta-Make-Over

The hat is great for using different yarn weights, needle gauges and techniques and none of the pieces are extremely difficult to make.  It would make a great introductory project for bobbles and short rows and it gives you the cutest finished project 🙂

Don’t forget to invite the Vikings to your next BBQ

Perfect for the upcoming gift-giving season, perfect for treating yourself and perfect for creating your own Halloween costume that will keep you warm!

What if your boss were a Viking?

The pattern and more details are available on Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy (and if you don’t knit but want your own, check this out!).

Time for a nap

FO Friday: A Helmet Fit For A Viking

Remember that WIP that I shared was of warrior proportions?  Well it was finally completed early this week and given to the recipient and I can unveil it in all of its glory!

perfect for both men and women!

The viking helmet was a custom order from a friend and although he really did have to wait fartoo long to actually receive it, now that all the kinks are worked out its totally worth it.  I think I’ll offer them on a Made To Order basis through my Etsy shop and possibly write up a pattern for them if anyone is interested in knitting their own (hinthint)!

the deeper the thought the deeper the beard necessary to stroke during it right?

I am quite proud of this beanie although I do see all the mistakes (as the creator, I feel that this is normal and impossible to bypass, I’m learning to live with it).

Conquer all things easily

Ravelled Here.

the happy recipient

What have you been working on?  To share yours and read more FOs, visit Tami’s blog!