Thursday, November 20, 2014

And it snows some more --

Some views as seen from our yard -
we live east of Buffalo ~
at least four feet of snow with a couple feet on our roof ~
Anyone got a shovel??!!







Mid-November 2014 KAL

My version of this beautiful Bread Cover designed by Janet Nogle ~
knit in red, a lovely Croatian yarn.


Mid-November KAL:  DAY 6

Good morning, fellow knitters –
The last day of rows is here!  
 [wish I could say the same for our snow!!]

 Our KAL is a Bread Cover design from our wonderfully talented Janet Nogle! [ Those of you who purchased a 2015 calendar will find that it’s included in the Bonus Section!]
See the end of today’s rows for more info on this pretty cloth ~

Final Day 6
Row 71:    Knit across
Row 72:    K 3,  P 41,  K 3
Row 73:   K 3, P 1, * K 3, P 1*, repeat between *'s; end K 3
Row 74:   K 3, P 41, K 3
Row 75:    Knit across
Row 76:   K 3, P 41, K 3
Row 77:  K 5, P 1, * K 3,  P 1*; repeat between *'s; end K 5
Row 78:   K 3,  P 41,  K 3
Row 79:  Knit across
Row 80:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3

*FINISHING* Instructions:
- Knit 3 rows for border
- Bind off in knit

**More variations of this cloth
-          If you want a larger bread cover, you can cast on 59 stitches
-          If you do make a larger cloth, repeat the pattern an additional 4 times to give a proportioned cloth

It’s been fun, and I thank Janet for letting me play hostess for this KAL ~
I will send a link in a separate email to my webpage where I’m posting rows and will include a photo of my finished cloth.  I did mine in red, and am also making one in another color which I will add when completed.

Everyone, have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!
Linda –ps- this cloth would make a quick gift to take to a family dinner – or to give with a basket of rolls to a friend/neighbor!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

hi fellow knitters
Welcome to Day 2 of our SnowStorm here in the Northeast  ~ wish you were here!
Here’s day 5 rows:
 
Row 56: K 3,  P 41,  K 3
Row 57: K 3, P 1, * K 3, P 1*, repeat between *'s; end K 3
Row 58: K 3, P 41, K 3
Row 59: Knit across
Row 60: K 3, P 41, K 3
Row 61: K 5, P 1, * K 3,  P 1*; repeat between *'s; end K 5
Row 62: K 3,  P 41,  K 3
Row 63: knit across
Row 64: K 3,  P 41,  K 3
Row 65: K 3, P 1, * K 3, P 1*, repeat between *'s; end K 3
Row 66: K 3, P 41, K 3
Row 67: Knit across
Row 68: K 3, P 41, K 3
Row 69: K 5, P 1, * K 3,  P 1*; repeat between *'s; end K 5
Row 70: K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
See you tomorrow, for the last day of rows and info about this cloth,
Stay warm!
Happy Knitting,
Linda
================
 
Day 4
 
Row 41:  K 3, P 1, *K 3, P 1*, repeat between *’s; end K 3
 
Row 42:  K 3, P 41, K 3
 
Row 43:  Knit across
 
Row 44:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
Row 45:  K 5, P 1, *K 3, P 1*; repeat between *’s; end K 5
 
Row 46: K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
Row 47:  Knit across
 
Row 48:  K 3, P 41, K 3
 
Row 49:  K 3, P 1, *K 3, P 1*, repeat between *’s; end K 3
 
Row 50:  K 3, P 41, K 3
 
Row 51:  Knit across
 
Row 52:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
Row 53:  K 5, P 1, *K 3, P 1*; repeat between *’s; end K 5
 
Row 54: K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
Row 55:  Knit across
 
 
hi fellow knitters ~
Day 3
 
 
Row 26:  K 3, P 41, K 3
 
Row 27:  Knit across
 
Row 28:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
Row 29:  K 5, P 1, *K 3, P 1*; repeat between *’s; end K 5
 
Row 30: K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
Row 31:  Knit across
 
Row 32:  K 3, P 41, K 3
 
Row 33:  K 3, P 1, *K 3, P 1*, repeat between *’s; end K 3
 
Row 34:  K 3, P 41, K 3
 
Row 35:  Knit across
 
Row 36:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
Row 37:  K 5, P 1, *K 3, P 1*; repeat between *’s; end K 5
 
Row 38: K 3,  P 41,  K 3
 
Row 39:  Knit across
 
Row 40:  K 3, P 41, K 3
 
Til tomorrow's rows,
Happy Knitting!
Linda

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 2 Photos 


Day 2 rows:

hi fellow knitters ~
this is a nice, *relaxing* pattern - hope you are enjoying : )

Day 2

Row 11:  Knit across

Row 12:  K 3, P 41, K 3

Row 13:  K 5, P 1, * K 3,  P 1*; repeat between *'s; end K 5

Row 14:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3

Row 15:  Knit across

Row 16: K 3,  P 41,  K 3

Row 17: K 3, P 1, * K 3, P 1*, repeat between *'s; end K 3

Row 18:  K 3, P 41, K 3

Row 19:  Knit across

Row 20:  K 3, P 41, K 3

Row 21:  K 5, P 1, * K 3,  P 1*; repeat between *'s; end K 5

Row 22:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3

Row 23:  Knit across

Row 24:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3

Row 25: K 3, P 1, * K 3, P 1*, repeat between *'s; end K 3

**Check my blog later this afternoon for a photo of my cloth up to this point in our kal.

Til tomorrow's rows,
Happy Knitting!
Linda



Mid November KAL - Photo After Day 1

NOVEMBER Mid-Month 2014 KAL

I am knitting two versions of this kal -
one in a speckled yarn, the other is a solid.

Here is my progress on each of them, after finishing our Day 1 rows.

Day 2 rows will be posted later this afternoon.






Day 1 rows:
* I'm *hosting* for this kal, to give Janet some time and rest; I know you all understand and we send her our best
* this is a pattern-design cloth
* you need to know how to knit and how to purl
* abbreviations:  K = knit;  P = purl
* yarn:  2 skeins of your favorite kitchen color [solid color suggested] - since it's autumn, I tend to think in fallish colors -  I'm doing two along with you, one in red, the other in beige with very small flecks of color scattered thru it [a precious cone of *original* peaches and creme yarn in color 'potpourri']
* size 7 needle, or what your preference is when doing your knit dishcloths
* NOTE:  You likely won't use the full 2 skeins, but you need to have enough on hand.
* Photo will be posted on my webpage after Day 2 rows [Sunday]

Let's begin!

  - Cast on 47 stitches

Border:
  - Row 1a:   Knit across
  - Row 2a:  Knit across

Pattern:
 Row 1:  K 3, P 1, *K 3, P 1*,  repeat between *'s;  end K 3  [this is right side of cloth]

Row 2:  K 3, P 41, K 3 [this is back/reverse side of cloth]

Row 3:  Knit across

Row 4:  K 3, P 41, K 3

Row 5:  K 5,  P 1,  * K 3, P 1 *, repeat between *'s; end K 5

Row 6:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3

Row 7:  Knit across

Row 8:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3

Row 9:  K 3, P 1,  * K 3,  P 1 *; repeat between *'s; end K 3

Row 10:  K 3,  P 41,  K 3

See you tomorrow ! 
Happy Knitting : )
Linda



Friday, November 7, 2014


Turkey Dishcloth ~
from our KAL for November 1st.

As we knit, in my last row, picture appears when you turn your project upside down:
...which makes it now right-side up!
Gobble! Gobble!
  Thanks again to our moderator, friend, and designer, Janet : )

Monday, October 21, 2013

Here is my finished Vintage Flowers dish-cloth, from eye-level [often it's not easy to get a good shot at that angle!]



The website that offers this pattern is at:
http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Bath-Knits/vintage-flowers-illusion-face-cloth


Sunday, October 20, 2013

illusion knitting sample

Illusion Knitting !
 this is such a fun style of knitting - the *picture* appears from a different view than from above!!
Something *new* for those who are tired of doing plain, ordinary knit and purls.
Though you still do knit/purl, the *mystery* of the design puts a different slant on knitting it [pun intended!] ~

This is one I recently finished knitting to display for the monthly knit-along group which I belong to ~
The pattern is called *Vintage Flowers* -
I liked it because it immediately made me think of my grandmother's afghan, the black background and the colorful flowers scattered upon it.
  
  View 1:  from above - how we usually look at things - this is what you see:





View 2:  Now, if you bring the dish-cloth to your eye level, look what you see:




Coooool, eh?!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Today we complete our Mid-May KAL !

The designer is Janet Nogle, who calls it her "Ribbons 'N Lace Washcloth" ~

[my sample is knit with S&C cotton yarn, color "Cream"]