Knitting Adventures of Tin Tin

I absolutely love The Adventures of Tin Tin. I was lucky enough to grow up reading the comic books and watching the cartoon. It was Tin Tin that made everything in Europe seem so much cooler then my little neighborhood in Chicago.

(Don’t know who is Tin TIn? Read up on the life and times of this beloved character here: )

Tin Tin has a signature look which consists of red hair that sticks up in the front, brown pants, and trench coat and a blue sweater over a white collared shirt. And of course, let us not forget his faithful companion who is always by his side- Snowy, his dog.

When this widely popular iconic hero was made into a full length movie, I did not hesitate to go see it. While watching the movie, I realized just how much his sweater stands out. It is sort of a darker baby blue in color. Crew neck with set-in sleeves. How very simple, yet timeless at the same time.

When I got home from the show, I Googled Tin Tin’s sweater and of course found Tin Tin memorabilia for sale. There are sweaters made after the famous character that can be purchased for a few bucks, but what’s the fun in that?

I decided that for those true diehard Tin Tin geeks like myself, there would be no better homage to our beloved character then to knit our own Tin Tin sweater.

This sweater pattern by DROPS,  is close in shape and structure to the sweater worn by Tin Tin.

This Cascade Eco+ yarn in Delft, is a great color choice.

I hope that the movie will inspire some serious Tin Tin knitting and crochet designs. Maybe even a fan page on Ravelry?

In Good Hands

Wanted to let you know that I am taking a week off to spend some quality time with my Boy Toy. But don’t worry, I won’t leave you alone. I wanted to make sure that you would be in good hands while I’m gone. So, I have scheduled a week of eye candy for your pleasure. Sexy guys wearing sexy knits- what could be better. If I have time I may just pop my head in to say hi.

So, enjoy your week and I’ll see you again shortly.

Here’s a preview of what to expect. Enjoy!

Grey Temptation

OUT In Knits

I love reading Out Magazine. It’s one of my favorite guilty pleaseures. What can I say, I’m a fruit fly and have to support my friends! Issue after issue there are four things that Out Magazine has always delivered for me- Cute. Boys. Wearing. Knits. And this month’s issue was no exception. Here I give you a couple of sweet eye candy pics from the pages of Out. Boys, you may now start drooling. (And girls, you’re allowed to drool too.)

Here again are those stripes that are all in fashion this upcoming Fall/Winter season:

Out Magazine Come As You Are Fashion Article

Sometimes, I really wish I was gay man. The guy in this pic is just all kinds of Yummy!:

Out Magazine Come As Your Are Fashion Article (Oh, please tell me I can have him for dinner!)

Boy Toy in Knits


Was at the bookstore the other day. I was browsing through my usual hangout- the magazine section- when a picture of a cute guy caught my eye. I picked up the magazine. The picture happened to be Darren Criss from the popular show Glee.

Darren’s face happens to be on the cover of this month’s Out magazine. As is a habit with me, I always flip through a magazine backwards, and I was so glad I did. Near the back was this picture of Mr. Criss wearing nothing but knits!

After seeing this picture I dare any woman to say that men don’t look sexy in knits!