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Eton’s Scarf

After knitting many scarves, sweaters, and wristwarmers, I have a collection of teeny half skeins lying around. I’ve decided to use up my scrap yarn to make an awesome gradient scarf based on a simple pattern that really lets the yarn shine.  Hope you like it :)


Yarn: Variety of worsted weight wool, alpaca, and mixed yarns

Needles: Size 6 (4mm)

Dimensions: Approximately 6 inches wide.  Recommended length: 5 feet.


Cast on 32 stitches. You can make the scarf narrower/wider by using another number that is divisible by 4.

Slip the first stitch of every row.  Slip knitwise if it’s a knit stitch and slip purlwise if it’s a purl stitch.

Rows 1-4: (K2, P2) – repeat til end of row.

Rows 5-6: (P2, K2) – repeat til end of row.

Rows 7-8: (K2, P2) - repeat til end of row.

Rows 9-10: (P2, K2) - repeat til end of row.

Repeat rows 7-8 and 9-10 until happy with length of scarf.

At end of scarf, add 4 rows of Rows 7-8 to create a ribbed pattern to match the beginning of the scarf.


Knit fabric tends to stretch a little after washing.  Depending on your yarn, it can stretch a couple of inches to several inches.  Please keep this in mind when determining the length you knit!

When starting a new color, replace first row of pattern with all knit stitches to create nice seam between colors.

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


Tiny lil pug pattern!

This is just a little pattern i whipped up inspired by some adorable pictures i saw. 

I used a light tan wool for the body, legs, and tail, and a mid brown wool for the ears. The face is embroidered using brown, pink, and black thread. (feel free to use buttons or felt or improvise for the face if you dont want to embroider though haha) I used a size 3 crochet hook, but a slightly larger hook is also fine.


Body & tail
R1: mc 4 (4)
R2: inc around (8)
R3: *sc, inc* around (12)
R4: *sc2, inc* around (16)
R5: *sc3, inc* around (20)
R6-10: sc around (20)
R11: *dec, sc2* around (15)
R12: *dec, sc* around (10)
(attach legs, stuff)
R13: dec around (5)
R14: slst gap closed, don’t cut wool
Tail (continuing from butt)
R15: ch 5
R16: hdc in 2nd chain from hook back to the body
slst to attach to body
tie off wool end and cut and weave in
attach ears and embroider face

Paws X4
mc 3 (3)
inc around (6)

Ears X2
ch5, turn (do not ch1 when turning)
sc4, turn
sc3, turn
sc2, turn
weave wool tail back through, attach

That’s all there is to it! Go forth and make yourself an adorable lil potato

Please feel free to contact me if you find an error in the pattern.

YO MY FRIENDS, the other day this blog hit 100 followers! Thank you guys so much! <3 I had to brainstorm what to do to celebrate, and honestly I had no idea. 

But I went with this: the bachelor/bachelorettes favourite animals! Hope you like!!!

Abigail - Guinea pigs. She loves her David Jr. He’s fairly easy to maintain, which is good for her (she probably has a short attention span for work), plus he’s super fluffy and cute! 

Alex - Doggo. These bros will play catch on the beach, run together on the farm, and, of course, practice gridball each and every day.

Elliott - Ducks! They’re so beautiful (just like him). (but he still is bffls with the crab in his pocket).

Emily - Sheep. She loves all animals, but these dudes = free wool! She feels bad for taking and using their wool for her projects, but makes up for it with hugs and kisses. 

Haley - Bunnies!!! Honest she is utterly in love with how cute they are (and also how goofy they are!) but she isn’t so keen on the mess they make. For true love, you must make sacrifices. 

Harvey - Birb. Particularly parrots (yes Emily has a parrot, but!) A smart bird for a smart man, he would never be lonely again with this lil guy on his shoulder. 

Leah - Squirrels. She loves nature, so will occasionally bump into these cuties whilst on her quest for wood or just on a general walk! She knows the squirrel in the secret woods by name. She has a huge soft spot for these cuties, and will occasionally bring them nuts. 

Maru - Dinosaurs! You know this babe would nerd out if she realised you had a freaKIN’ DINOSAUR?! 

Penny- BEES. My queen bee. She would love all the animals on the farm, but she really loves the bees, she is very invested in any “save the bees” project she comes across, because dang, they do so much for us! How could you not love them?

Sam - (ok I tried my best not to use the same animals twice BUT) Dog!!! He would have a big dog with a lot of energy to match his own! 

Sebastian - Cat. Petting animals helps with stress, so imagine this boy sat at his computer desk, kitty curled up on his lap, purring away. Pure happiness. 

Shane - please do I even need to answer this. CHICKEN BOI. He sits in the coop to chat with Charlie, and it’s just, he’s home.

are you a knitting or crochet kind of person? An acrylic or wool kind of person? A paid pattern or a free pattern person? A metal or wood hook/needle person? A ‘project at a time’ or a 16 WIP person? A ‘I crochet/knit everywhere I go’ or a ‘I have a specific spot’ person? 

My main problem with Weasley’s is that they seem to be proud of being poor. Rowling did nothing to show them actually strugling, rather showing them to just keep in the low and not doing anything with it. Because Hermione says in last book ‘you can make more food if you have a little with magic’, which is just ridiculous.

I wanted to see them actually deal with poverty, not wallow in it (no easy way out despite magic, of course).
Since they have land, Molly having sheeps because it’s free wool, maybe goats for free milk. Fruit trees, vegetables, chikens, rabbits. Ginny loving bunnies so she won’t eat them maybe. Jams and cakes being a treat for a season. Kids sitting out in the summer and nibbling on sunflower seeds.
Kids - and adults too - wearing incredibly many knitted things because it’s cheep. lines of different colours added on to add length. Kids staying in school because it’s a way to save money. Their presents being often home-made.
Molly send kids to catch chiken and pick vegetables for dinner. Molly counting eggs and making them scrambled so she can portion it equally. Ron and other gorgin on food and not only as comic relief.
Ron being one to cook in last book because he saw what Molly did: thinnig out the soup, using whole fish or chiken, using wild herbs.

They were definitely shown to struggle, especially when, say, having to buy things for their children and when the fear of Arthur losing his job was a real problem. You also have all of them dealing with poverty in different ways and I’m specifically addressing Percy here who was explicitly ashamed of his background and ashamed of the way his family wallowed in said poverty, even angry with his parents for not trying harder and offering them better chances. 

That being said, I do agree with the fact that I would have liked to see more of how they survive as a family and how they work together to deal with the poverty they live in, even if in a positive way. There’s also the issue that the Weasleys were supposed to illustrate what Harry has never had, so even though they were poor, they always had enough to feed and dress everyone, they always made the best out of their situation and loved each other, so I kind of understand why Rowling didn’t want to make them into a miserably poor family. Still, would have been nice to see Harry enjoy all of the activities you mentioned above and sort of finding a welcoming home in a poor family as opposed to the struggle under the roof of a middle class family. 

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Enjonine + 35

“You heard me. Take. It. Off.”

It was no secret that there was little love lost between Gabriel Enjolras and Eponine Jondrette. 

In fact, just about the only thing they had in common was their propensity to argue - and 99% of the time, they were arguing with each other. Loudly. In front of everyone (because they were never in the same room without at least half of the gang). For the entire time they were together. Creating scenes. Always. Every. Single. Time.

Grantaire and Courfeyrac, having discussed their friends’ mutual loathing extensively, were both of the opinion that what these two really needed - and really, for the good of the group, who burned through so much migraine medication they were probably pretty much supporting the drug companies - was a good, hot, and heavy hate fuck. 

And thus, “Operation: Frick-Frack Paddy-Whack Give ‘Ponine E’s Bone” was born. Fortunately, the name was awesome.

Unfortunately, the plan was a complete and utter failure. 

They had tried everything from locking them in tight quarters together (a scream that had sounded very promising at first was actually just Eponine slapping Enjolras. When Combeferre gingerly opened the door, the two had been in the middle of a slap fight of all things) to purposefully buying foods that were popularly viewed as aphrodisiacs (it hadn’t helped Enjolras and Eponine, but hey, at least Grantaire got lucky - with Jehan, of all people). 

Finally they decided to call in reinforcements. 

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