Name of the Doctor Double Knit Purse

Name heroThe easy Name of the Doctor Purse has our favorite doctor’s Gallifreyan’s name wrapped all the way around. It will fit a paperback book for those long lines at the big conventions, or a fine selection of everyday essentials at any time.

Each pattern includes detailed written instructions on how to double knit, what to do when PROBLEMS strike, as well as how to make the I-cord straps. This project should take you between 8 and 14 hours, depending on your skill level.

You’ll need two skeins each of two colors of sport weight wool yarn.

So much fun!

Name eyes

Available, as usual, at my Ravelry store.  PS: Yes, I am that appallingly white…  sorry…


Dancing Skeletons Scarf!

StephJust in time for your next Werewolf Bar Mitzvah! Spooky! Scary! (that’s a 30 Rock reference), I present – Dancing Skeletons! Or “dancin’ skellingtons with all bones on,” if you are swimming through space on the back of a giant tortoise (and there’s a Discworld reference). Or, you know, also in time for Halloween (“Nice work, Bone Daddy” – Nightmare Before Christmas – oops, there’s another…), or for Dia de los Muertos, or just as a momento mori.

Dem Bones! Dat Face! Who cares why? Just make the cute little guy, dancing his heart out, and wear this double knit scarf in good health. And when you’re done wearing it, well, just put your skeletons back in the closet. (OK, I’m done.)

My inspiration for this one is easy:

Just one more:

Mr. Bones, Mr. Bones! How do you feel, Mr. Bones? Rattlin’! Mr. Bones is rattlin’. Ha, ha! That’s a good one! – Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye sing “Mr. Bones,” White Christmas (Seriously. I could do this all day long.)

Want to make some bones of your own? Find the pattern in my Ravelry store here. Cheers!

New Purses!

So this week, here’s two new purses.

Hummingbird heroIntroducing the Hummingbird Easy Double Knit Purse. This one’s got a bird on it. Because I’m from Portland and I do everything Portlandia tells me to do. Plus, I really like hummingbirds. We have a little lovely in living in a pine tree in our backyard. She’s raised three pairs of chicks in the past three years. She works so hard, and we make sure to have nectar for her every day. This is for you, Beautiful!

Modern PurseAnd here is a Mid-Century Modern geometric design. Cause why not. I think it’s striking.

You can find the patterns here. I have included detailed instructions, including how to deal with the most common problems that beginners face.

And as always, more to come in the coming weeks!

Mrs. Hudson’s Wall

Sherlock hero

Oh, poor Mrs. Hudson. She tries so hard to keep things nice, but what does her mad tenant do when he’s bored? He tears the place apart.


Show your love for the world’s greatest consulting detective, declare yourself on the side of the angels, bored perhaps but never boring, by making this homage to the great man himself. Poor Mrs. Hudson. It really is nice wallpaper.

Smile closeup

What do you think? Not bad, eh? I found this fuzzy yellow yarn that perfectly matches the look of spray paint on the wall, It’s amazing, better than I ever thought possible. The pattern includes step by step instructions for how to get that third color inserted into double knitting. It actually went well. It got a little ridiculous with all those little yellow yarn ends dangling, but it worked out just right and the pain didn’t last too long before returning to the ‘simple’ black and white wallpaper pattern. And that wallpaper – mmm – I didn’t really appreciate it in all its glory until I knit up the pattern. It’s just gorgeous. Which makes the cheery face all the more inappropriate, which makes it funnier.

I love this one! If you do too, you can find the pattern on my Ravelry page, here.