Three years ago I decided to design a wrap that one could fling on and off and that would stay in place without the use of a shawl pin. While shopping in Saint Louis, I noticed this scarf that undulated in and out. I though I could do that same concept with a shawl. The idea for… Continue
Added by Teresa Gardner on July 5, 2012 at 1:26pm —
Oatmeal, the Teddy Bear is now ready in PDF version. Materials from Worsted Weight, Wool of the Andes Tweed… Continue
Added by PJ Crafts in Austin on November 11, 2011 at 7:27pm —
My new avatar is PJ Crafts in Austin. Valis no longer exists as my avatar.
New blogspot is pjcraftsin austin.blogspot.com. The new Alien Chick PDF is
ready to download for free.
Coming up is Oatio, the teddy bear, and Pinky, the cowgirl crochet dolls.
Added by PJ Crafts in Austin on October 31, 2011 at 6:00am —
Since last spring I have been spinning my own yarn. And this isn't something that you just do - it takes practice - lots of practice. Your first attempts are usually pretty sad, but you have to keep trying or you will not learn to spin. I practiced all last year, and right before Christmas I started spinning with the Border Leicester x Bluefaced Leicester wool handblended with red silk. As you may remember, I finished that 20 oz batch of yarn at the middle of March. On March 25 I cast on the… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 5, 2010 at 12:50pm —
I picked up my knitting needles again this past year after many years away, raising my own children and building a career as a freelance writer and blogger. I've now discovered the joys of knitting for my grandchildren and never run out of ideas for this loyal little troop of fashionistas. Every time I knit a hat or scarf, everybody wants one so they've kept me very busy.
I have two new granddaughters, one 2 months old and one 5 months old so… Continue
Added by Joan on March 31, 2010 at 11:02am —
Just a small project for the weekend on the bus north to a Minnesota Bowling State Tourney... I received a call from my friend, Linda Blick, a founding and current Board of Directors with Tails of Hope Foundation, Inc. locate in New York. She let me in on a few upcoming promotions and events with the Tails of Hope Foundation and a children's cancer hospital somewhere in her area. The animals and children with… Continue
Added by Dana Jonsgaard on March 8, 2010 at 10:30am —
Where can I find patterns with Intarsia or Fair Isle dog breed motifs? I certainly willing to purchase such material.
Added by Nita J. Haas on January 22, 2010 at 9:02am —
One of my dearest friends, Anne, has two little girls that would love to get better at knitting. They have the basic knitting part down... but they're sick of scarves and washcloths... now they want to DO something. So I'm putting together some patterns that would be fairly simple but would also teach them to do basic increases and decreases. Anne actually gave me a wonderful idea... they love dolls and would love to make some doll clothes. Perfect! Small and very practical for an 8 and 11 year… Continue
Added by Elegant Economy on December 4, 2009 at 7:23am —
Have you seen the free pattern
for the pickle ornament? Well, I love the entire kit of ornaments and while I don't actually like pickles....I had to make this one.
Meet Fredrick, the Giant Pickle
I happened to have a small amount of Swish on hand so I decided to just make a giant pickle. I went up to size 4 needles… Continue
Added by BabblingStacey on September 14, 2009 at 5:40pm —
I realised this morning that each blog is all about yesterday. I never have time on the day to write, I knit til i'm to tired to do another row.....then I go to sleep. So it's always the next morning that I blog about the day before. Oh well, it's all good I suppose.
Yesterday was productive again once my son had his nap. I knit and read Hide by Lisa Gardner and had a lovely break. Manage to completely finish the body of the cardigan and I measured it against my daughter because it… Continue
Added by Danielle Barratt on September 8, 2009 at 6:23pm —
Does anyone know of a good baby blanket pattern? I'd like something interesting that doesn't get boring after awhile, but I also don't want to have to check a pattern every other row.
Same question about a warm shawl pattern, anyone know of a good pattern that's not complicated but not boring?
I'm almost finished with the long list of sock projects I'm working on (yay!) and want just the right patterns for these gifts.
Added by Elegant Economy on August 4, 2009 at 9:36am —
When I first started reading the knitting blogs, I noticed people had a list of Projects they were working on. Not one or two but a list of them.
Now I'm one too. I've come over to the lovely expanse of Project Opportunities.
Though I'm still working on my Rib Warmer, that might have been done if I'd just worked on it alone, I'm enchanted by the new yarns. The beautiful colors and fibers, weights and how they come together in a fabric that I create. What could be more… Continue
Added by Bobbie Kolehouse on July 28, 2009 at 6:30pm —
At long last, the Calluna
sweater pattern is available!
Well, you may not have been waiting for it, but I have! We had hoped to release this pattern when City Tweed was first launched, but when we realized that all of you intrepid knitters would end up finishing the sweater in the summer, we decided to push it back a little. This sweater… Continue
Added by Kerin on July 2, 2009 at 12:26pm —
I rarely wear socks, especially in the summer here in Mississippi, because the heat and humidity sucks and I've liked running around barefoot ever since I can remember (and that's a long time).
However, recently-since I started trying my hand at knitting my own socks, I like them better than store bought for one simple reason-that annoying seam where they sew the toe to the instep, it aggravates my toes like nothing I know. Other than that, I have nothing else against store bought,… Continue
Added by Julie Hicks on May 22, 2009 at 5:15am —
I don't think it's a big secret that Sheldon is my favorite turtle ever.
Obviously, I'm not the only one who is enamored with the little guy, our kits for his career outfits and animal costumes sold out much faster than we'd anticipated! To keep up with the demand, we've now released all 9 of the patterns for Sheldon's costumes as free downloads. You can easily access all 9… Continue
Added by Angela on May 6, 2009 at 9:00am —
As some of you know, I've been having sore thumbs, and until I see the orthopedist, I'm trying very hard not to knit. This is more than the usual arthritis I've had for years. I've been spending my time reading real books from the library and signing up for two new KALs! (There was no containing me!!!)
Last night I was going through my knitting books and marking the ones I would like to make. In Bronwyn Lowenthal's Love to Knit Socks
, I only found one pair I would like to make soon… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on April 3, 2009 at 6:39am —
I just sent out a news report to my knitting group, reminding them to check a publisher's "errata" or "corrections" if they run into problems with a pattern in a book. My SIL called me to her house yesterday, because she was having difficulty with a cardigan she has been making. The shoulders weren't working out right. The back had a much different number of sts than the front. She had taken the shoulders out several times. She kept thinking the problem was hers. I couldn't figure it out,… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 10, 2009 at 7:45am —
I went to office depot and got the index card file folder that you mentioned and I also got a box of extra metal rings.
I decided to use the folder to store all the patterns in (for storage and travel), but use the extra two rings(you can clip these to the folders rings for travel) so I could remove just the index cards (pattern ) I am working on put the rings on and flip from one row to the next, then end up back to row 1.
This is so cool and works so… Continue
Added by cherbold on December 22, 2008 at 4:12pm —
Have you seen the snowmen pattern that I mentioned back in July? It's up on our site free--in plenty of time for you to make holiday gifts or ornaments for your tree! The pattern is available here
I also wanted to mention that we've added a new category on our pattern page, by request. We've been adding more and more low cost Designer Exclusive patterns, and now you can see them in one place… Continue
Added by Melissa on September 9, 2008 at 10:08am —
Wow, it's been exactly a month since my last staff blog post--oops! Time flies when you're knitting snowmen. Yep, that's what I've been up to this July. We decided that we wanted a "mascot" of sorts to show up in our holiday catalogs and emails, and the next thing I knew I was knitting wee snowmen with accessories. There are three different snowmen: Lumpy, Rosy & Slim. They each have their own unique shape and outfits and you'll be seeing them cropping up in September. Of course,… Continue
Added by Melissa on July 23, 2008 at 3:28pm —