Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ya gotta love trees!
Did this dishcloth from a section of the Trees of Life afghan pattern - you can get the pattern at Lion Brand Yarn.
Knit this in acrylic yarn, as it was was for my aunt who wasn't going to use it as a dishcloth or hotpad. [ Besides, I couldn't find a yarn color I wanted in cotton yarns.]
Posted by Linda at 7:48 AM
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I absolutely love these Harvest Moon Designs!
She creates such unique patterns ~
The one at left is named, Chantilly ~
I knit mine in lilac cotton yarn ~
It's lacy border makes it so attractive.
On the right, this is Beauty Beneath the Deep Blue Sea ~ I used a pink/white/lilac variegated cotton yarn.
Marshmallow - This is one of the cloths in the Harvest Moon Sunrise Kitchen Set ~
Ring the Bells of Heaven is the name of this cloth ~
I've also knit it in shades of blue, and it was lovely - didn't get a picture of it that time. This one was done in variegated spice colors.
Posted by Linda at 12:59 PM
This is a really nice pattern - from Maile Mauch.
She is a genius at creating patterns !
click here to check out some of her many patterns:
Keeping You In Stitches
[the only problem will be that you'll wonder which one to start with! Happy Knitting!]
I used peaches and cream yarn in red.
Posted by Linda at 12:51 PM
My first-ever pair of socks!
I knit these for my grand-daughter - have NEVER knit socks before!
But this pattern was so easy!
It's called *2 Needle Kid's Socks*
I used Bernat Cotton yarn, nice and soft for her little 2-year-old tootsies!
You can check out the pattern by clicking here to get to the Crazy Kiwis.
Posted by Linda at 12:43 PM
Friday, July 2, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I absolutely LOVED doing this pattern!
You can make the dishcloth with a matching 'sleeve' to put over a bottle of lotion or handsoap!
This pattern works up to make for a woven-type look to the cloth ~ very pretty.
You can see the set with the soap sleeve also at here at her site.
It really dresses up a soap bottle! Great for a gift idea!
For this cloth, I used Foaming Waves Dishcloth by Nettie Knits Designs
It works up to a nice lacy design -
and she gives a hint to keep your sides nice-looking:
Knit to the last stitch; bring yarn to front.....
check her website here to do this fantastic edging!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Voila! is a new *favorite* pattern I recently tried -
it is one from Sue Schaefer's Harvest Moon designs
[check her site for fabulous patterns] ~
I love how thick this turns out -
perfect for a pretty hot-pad on the kitchen table.
Very easy to do, works up fast, too.
Posted by Linda at 10:24 AM
well, on the calendar, at least!!!
Snow IS rapidly melting - finally -but lots of cold wind and rain are coming at us this weekend.
This shows a picture of my favorite cuddle-up throw, Let it Snow!
[you'd think I love snow -but I don't - only the snowflakes and snowmen that are in pictures!!]
Lass is sitting with her friend, Eleanor the Elephant [my aunt had her made for me, sewn together from old sweaters, by an industrious young lady she knows! pretty cool, eh?!!]
Friday, February 26, 2010
I finished my version of the Twin Trees pattern ~
this was one of my cable *events* for the Olympic Knitting ~
I am SO excited to have completed it! and just in time for the closing ceremonies, too!
I also knit the Owl Dishcloth [see below]
I used the *trees* section from the Twin Trees Afghan pattern -
at LionBrandYarnOnline -
so this was my 'rough draft' of sorts ~
Next time I knit it, I'll include a border on the sides and top/bottom.
I used yarn that I had on hand, not sure if I would really finish it - didn't want to buy a special skein for a trial run on this pattern - I think this is called 'potpourri' -
but I like it, it looks like fall to me, my favorite season, with the falling different colored leaves !
The other big project [big, for me that is! having never taken on cables in knitting!]
was this cloth from Danielle's wonderful Dishcloth Corner.
This one was called Grandma - and it was a bit of a challenge, but I enjoyed it ~
I'm just so pleased that I tackled these cables and finished without giving up!
Cables just aren't that difficult - and I've come to really enjoy doing them -
so, now I'm onto more cable cloths and other projects !
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I finished my Feb. mid-month cloth tonight ~
it's a lovely pattern, and many thanks to Janet for once again for her talented design!
I knit mine in a light blue, with Cotton-ease yarn [LionBrand] ~
I like it so much, I may even keep this one for myself !!!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This pattern is from one of my very favorite designers:
Sue ~ of Harvest Moon[click here to visit her site].
It's a fast-knit, and has the look of the feather-and-fan styles.
This is a pattern by Janet - famous lady of the KAL Calendar ~
It was in the 2009 Calendar for August -
I knit mine in this self-striping yarn - gotta love that stuff !
-always makes each cloth look so different!
I loved this pattern as I enjoy doing lace knitting - AND.... it has cables in it! This is just the second item I've ever knit with cables! and it was so much fun!
Now I'm on a mission to find and knit a lot more cables!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Owl Seed Dishcloth:
I did it!
This was my first "Cable" cloth!
I had accepted the Olympic Knitting Challenge, and my *event* is doing cloths with cables ~
I 'm so excited about accomplishing this task -
tho it was a very small start -
now, I'm ready to advance to the next project!
This pattern is called "For Rebecca" and designed by the one and only, Sue S from Harvest Moon ~
- you can purchase this one and many other of her fabulous patterns at her Harvest Moon site by clicking here to visit her.
I used Sugar 'n Cream's Butter Cream Ombre for this one that I knit.
This washcloth is the creation of Janet Nogle and was the March design in our KAL's 2010 calendar.
For more info on the pattern, you can *click here *
I knit mine in blue; it was an easy, but interesting pattern to work with!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
This cloth pattern was fun to do -
its designer is Alli Barrett
This was also in last year's calendar [see, below] ~
As always, with any of Alli's patterns, it's lovely ~
see soooo many of her wonderful creations at her webpage by clicking here !
I'm way behind in posting my knitting!
I call this my Vintage Christmas Tree -
because when I was little, my mother had a small pink Christmas tree, only about a foot tall, with feathery pink branches ~
and when I saw this cute little tree, I wanted to make it in pink!
This cloth was designed by Janet Nogle, and her pattern was in the 2009 Back to Basics Calendar ~
for further info about the calendar, you can check the website she created for it here.
Monday, January 18, 2010
What's on your needles today?
I'm working on the Monthly dishcloth mid-month KAL ~
yesterday I finished this Winter Icicles cloth designed by Linda Smith-click here to get the pattern and info.
The original cloth was done in red and white, I used blue and white, I think of snow/ice/winter and think of the color blue.