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  • knitting1105 3:55 pm on December 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    A Knitted Christmas 

    We all know about the ubiquitous knitted Christmas stockings.  This free pattern from Cascade is on my list for one year:

    And of course, there are knitted ornaments, tiny sweaters being popular:

    My mother used to always make crocheted snowflakes for the tree.  I have several that go onto my Christmas tree every year.  Here is a link to over 150 different, free crocheted snowflakes.  I never knew that there could be that many out there.

    But the most interesting to me is these knitted garlands that I saw advertised on a style blog the other day.  How cool is that:

    And another variation:

    I think that I like the natural ones the best.  A good use for leftover wool.  I have been throwing away the small pieces of Roving that break off, I think that I might save them for next year…

     
    • barbaramary 5:55 pm on December 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love that the snowflakes are properly hexagonal (or most of them are), like real snowflakes. I must try some of those patterns.

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  • knitting1105 11:25 am on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Lucinda Guy 

    Still working on finishing up my shawl.  Perhaps the edge band will be complete today, I am very close.  Then to wash and block…

    I ordered some more knitting books recently.  I had gotten a gift card when we signed up for AT&T U-Verse (buyer beware, lots of glitches with this one).  They make the gift cards almost impossible to use at a store, on purpose I am sure.  It was getting close to the expiration date, and I finally bought myself an Amazon gift card lest I loose the AT&T value.   So, I had some money sitting there, and bought my husband a couple of CD’s, and myself a couple of books.  2 came today.

    The one that I will focus on today is Lucinda Guy, Handknits for Kids, featuring Rowan Yarns.  I originally saw this book years ago, and fell in love with the patterns, and more importantly the layout and “models”.

    They have the cutest patterns, for both boys and girls, selected by seasons:

    A few years back, I had purchased the second book in this series, and already have this in my library.  I learned the hard way to purchase books that I really like when I see them, as knitting books so quickly go out of print, and the runs are often very small.  I have yet to make anything out of this book, but I love looking at the designs.

    And for you crocheters:

    And due out this summer, I will wait to see what this is like:


     
    • the Lady 12:47 am on July 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love those books, they are so cute. Darn, so many patterns, so much yarn, so little time.

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  • knitting1105 8:33 am on May 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Beautiful Free patterns 

    I found this link for gorgoeus mitten and sock patterns.  Some are the chart only for the fair isle, but you can figure out how to use them.  I am very busy with the end of school, but thougth this would be a wonderful resource.

    These are a pair of socks that I want to make:

     
    • Janet Kelley 9:06 am on May 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Cute! thanks for the great link

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  • knitting1105 3:39 pm on April 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Inspiration 

    I have been raking my brain trying to find a good Architectural inspiration for a pair of mittens.  Mid-May I am going to a mitten retreat, and they have a design competition.  I wanted something that would reflect me, and be interesting.  I kept looking at my Frank Lloyd Wright books, and the art glass patterns that he did.

    Then I looked around my own house.  Dard Hunter and Mackintosh might be a better inspiration…

     
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