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!
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?
This is….probably…the…fourth? fifth? Viking Helmet I’ve made and although it’s moving along slower than the others (thanks painful ulnar nerve) it *is* coming along.
This puppy has been put into high speed because the recipient of it will be visiting Denver in just a few days and I want to make sure that I can put the finishing touches on it while he’s here.
You see here the first horn and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that I wrapped up the first horn while drinking delicious beer at Upslope Brewing on Monday (I love their Thai IPA). In an attempt to outsmart myself and the clock, I cast on the second horn right away and it’s moving along slowly but surely.
I’ve recently re-started (a few times, actually, trying to find the right yarn that I actually have enough of currently in my stash) another custom Viking Helmet for a long-time friend of mine.
The yarn I’m using this time around is a vintage Tweed from Tahki that I picked up in a large LARGE lot of bags full of yarn from the thrift store many moons ago. Obviously, this means I’m modifying the pattern just a tad to fit the gauge of this yarn but the end result should be just as awesome as the others.
What are you working on this week? Do you ever buy yarn from thrift stores?
I finished the most recent Viking Helmet the other day and it’s about to be on it’s way to it’s new owner!
All of my Vikings thus far have been brunettes, this is the first blonde one and I hope that it matches the wearer’s natural hair color. The beard is detachable, hopefully that will ensure that it gets tons of wear!
I also finished something else and now it’s all blocked and pretty and will be making it’s reveal soon!
Linking up with Tami as usual! What did you finish this week?
He just got fixed yesterday, and wearing the cone isn’t his favorite thing. He’s got a lot to learn, and I’ve got a lot to learn about teaching him, but it’s been mostly fun so far (mostly because last night was less than restful) and I think he’ll be able to find a good home!
Linking up with Tami again, what are you working on this weekend?
Much of this week I’ve been working on pieces (well, and that thing I showed you Wednesday). I’m putting together the pattern for the Viking Helmet and in the process I’m making another one since I’d like to have at least one in the booth during shows this season.
What this means for you?
New pattern coming soon! And it’s a super fun one to boot 🙂
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!
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)!
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).