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?

WIP Wednesday: Another Viking In The Making

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.IMG_1855

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.

What are you working on this week?

WIP Wednesday: Something New

Happy Wednesday friends, how is your week going?

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.IMG_0112

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?

FO Friday: A Blonde Viking

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!  IMG_8097

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!IMG_8125

I also finished something else and now it’s all blocked and pretty and will be making it’s reveal soon!IMG_8127

Linking up with Tami as usual!  What did you finish this week?

WIP Wednesday: Another Viking!

A few weeks ago one of my Fitocracy buddies ordered a custom Viking Helmet, so between all the other knitting I’ve been doing (seekrit and otherwise) I’ve also been working on this fun project.IMG_8094

I’ve finished all the knitting for it and now it’s just sewing it together, stuffing the horns and making the beard detachable.  IMG_8096

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve lately seen another WIP, not knitting related, Jake and I have decided to partner up with the local Lab Rescue and foster this little guy!

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.

bits and pieces

What this means for you?

New pattern coming soon!  And it’s a super fun one to boot 🙂

Hiding in Plain Sight

Do you have an awesome weekend planned?

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!