Tag Archives: Knitting

Estonian lace, and conquering the nupp

Today I had a nice quiet day ahead of me with both children at school and nothing on my calendar.  Everyone has been sick for the past week except me and I needed a restful day.  What better way to get rest, than to knit Estonian lace for the first time? This is a Nancy …

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Monsters

I have recently knitted a pair of monsters for 600 Monsters Strong, a group that was formed on Ravelry in response to the Sandy Hill school shootings.  It first began in an effort to provide the kids at Sandy Hook with cuddly toys, but has since expanded to donate monsters to any child who has …

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Trio of Baby Hats – Free Patterns

I have a friend who is pregnant and expecting a little boy this winter.  She asked me if I would knit some baby hats in what she said “masculine colors”.  So I went out shopping and picked up some Paton’s Canadiana, which is 100% acrylic, very soft, very springy, and not at all like other …

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Gifted Socks

My stepmom asked me earlier this fall if I would knit her some socks.  I told her I would, but she wanted to pick out the yarn.  A couple of weeks later, I got a box of yarn in the mail – three different kinds!  She told me to chose the yarn for her socks, …

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Splash of Cranberry Fingerless Mitts Pattern

I really love garments and objects that have an unexpected pop of color. I especially love aquamarine blue with a pop of red as an accent. These colors seem to go so well together and seeing them together makes me happy! These little fingerless mitts are perfect for the times in between seasons when it …

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Little socks

I decided it was probably time for me to knit some socks for my daughter. I have made so many for myself, trying out different colors and patterns. There is nothing like a pair of hand knit wool socks for keeping your feet warm in the winter. She likes them and says, “they won’t be …

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Kitchen Scrubbies

I had found some old acrylic yarn down in the depths of my stash, and it was so rough and scratchy and I couldn’t figure out what I would ever knit with it. Being the frugal person that I am, I could not just toss it out.  I decided it was coarse enough that it …

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Fingerless Mittens Pattern

I had made some felted slippers out of Peace Fleece this winter and had just under one skein of this lovely wool left when I was done. One night I had the inspiration to make some fingerless mitts with it and use a little bit of Peace Fleece in a contrasting color in them as …

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Felted Hot Pad and Coaster

I have had a single ball of Paton’s Soy Wool Stripes in “Natural Slate” in my stash for a while now. I was not sure what to do with it – although I loved its silvery color and single ply, I had no plans for it. I have wanted to try making some felted hot …

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Big Squishy Bed Socks

Winter is such a good time of year to put on warm clothes and snuggle up with a good book! I was looking for a pattern for socks knit with worsted weight yarn because I wanted to make my mom some socks to wear to bed or around the house as slipper socks.  We live …

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