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Lulu Hat for Blythe

Looking for a sleek hat for Blythe? This one will fit the bill! It’s designed with negative ease, meaning that it is slightly smaller than Blythe’s head until you stretch it just a little bit. Then it fits with perfection, offering a lovely snug fit. If you have a Blythe with shorter hair and want something to hold it in place after doing a hair treatment (so it will dry just as you wish), this will work very well! It’s also just super cute for any Blythe. Very simple to make with only two ends to weave in – no seaming!

Grab this hat pattern at LoveKnitting, Craftsy, Ravelry, and Etsy.

new video: making a dress for Ash

I finally finished all the holiday knitting I had on my list and decided to make another Katie Cardigan for my Blythes. I love this pattern (if I do say so myself) and it is a really nice piece for pairing with a dress, so I decided to make a new dress to go with it.

Aurora

Professor Aurora Sinistra is one of the lesser-known members of faculty at Hogwarts. She appears a few times in passing but does not take a super active role. One of the things we know about her, though, is that she teaches astronomy in the tallest tower at Hogwarts, which led me to believe that she would be a fan of a big, cozy cardigan. It must get chilly on top of that tower!

Aurora Sweater for Blythe by AnneArchy

This cardigan is so big and cozy that it might also be used as a coat! Especially if you use a looser-knitting yarn like the Classic Elite Yarns Bam Boo that I used to make the blue one pictured here.

Aurora Sweater for Blythe by AnneArchy

Cozy up to the astronomy tower with this pattern available at LoveKnitting, Craftsy, Etsy, and Ravelry.

Lovely Rita

More dreams of autumn happening here…

Rita Sweater for Blythe by AnneArchy

How cozy is this sweater?! SO COZY. I would love to wear this one myself. Add a pair of fun leggings and that might just be my autumn uniform. The bonus of this pattern is that, being for Blythe rather than a human, it only takes a matter of minutes to knit it up! The worsted weight yarn and larger needles means that it is a breeze and I am all about instant gratification.

Rita Sweater for Blythe by AnneArchy

Snap this up on LoveKnitting, Craftsy, Etsy, and Ravelry.

room box floors part one

I got started on the floors for my room box over the weekend, though I didn’t get as far as I’d hoped.

The flooring I chose is a red oak veneer attached to a backing sheet. It comes unfinished, so it’s up to you how you want to treat it to get the look you want.

Room box flooring - sanding

The first step no matter what you’re doing, though, is to sand it. It wasn’t very rough to the touch to start with so I chose steel wool to sand with. There were only a few spots that really felt like they needed sanding, so it didn’t take long to do this. Pro-tip: I did choose to wear work gloves to keep my hands from getting roughed up by the steel wool. After I finished wiping the flooring pieces down to remove any loose fibers, I realized that we didn’t have any foam brushes in the house (we used to have a bin of them but I suspect we got rid of them in one of the moves), so I had to set it aside until later. I think that I will glue the flooring down to the floor piece of the room box before I finish it, as I’m just using a polyurethane (not staining first). Wood glue seems to work well on the foam insulation the floor piece is made of (it is what K used to glue the magnets in) so I’ll glue both pieces down and then brush on the polyurethane. Getting there!