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Kindle Sleeve pattern is done.


I just wanted to let you know that the Kindle Sleeve referenced in my Knitting for Technology post is done. It is up on Ravelry and the PDF can be downloaded here.

If anyone knits it, I would love to know how it goes.



Added by NettieKnits on August 23, 2009 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

A few things

In new and exciting news one of my free designs Chunky Cable Wrist Warmers, has been accepted for the 2010 Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar. Look for them on September 10th through September 12th, should you get your own copy. I just received my copy yesterday, and it’s chock full of really nice projects. Check it out… Continue

Added by NettieKnits on August 18, 2009 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

This week I am knitting for technology

Through a combination of events such as getting tinnitus and not being able to comfortably listen to the library’s audio books; reluctance to increase the clutter in our house by adding more books; and my inner child’s longing for a Kindle ever since they first came out, last week, I finally seriously considered… Continue

Added by NettieKnits on July 19, 2009 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

Cautiously optimistic

I think just perhaps my knitting funk may be over. I have been making a little progress on my husband’s Log Cabin style blanket and have resumed working on my Dream in Color February Lady Sweater.

I attribute this improvement to actually starting a entirely different project. I wasn’t particularly interested in the others and was starting for force myself to work on them. Take it from my experience, never do that. Knitting should be fun and relaxing’ not work. The project that broke… Continue

Added by NettieKnits on July 14, 2009 at 4:19am — 3 Comments

Just One More

As I look back over my life, it seems that I have actually been suffering from a bad case of Just One More. I started to catch on the other day when for the millionth time, I went to lunch or left for home late because I wanted to do just one more thing.

I do that with knitting too. Just one more row. Just one more stitch. Casting on just one more project. Buying just one more set of knitting needles and of course there’s the need to get just one more skein of yarn. (I’m not… Continue

Added by NettieKnits on March 21, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Do you think knitting is addictive?

Left on a short business trip Monday and, since I wasn’t driving, I was able to work on an Everlasting Bagstopper.

Which I finished while I was there…

Fortunately I was prepared for that eventuality, and cast on another left over cotton Chinese Wave Dishcloth.

And when I finished that….

And when I finished that I thought I… Continue

Added by NettieKnits on June 8, 2008 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

I did some test knitting for knitasaur on Ravelry and recently finished her very cool looking fingerless gloves. It was a lot of fun testing the pattern for her, and rewarding too because I ended up …

I did some test knitting for knitasaur on Ravelry and recently finished her very cool looking fingerless gloves. It was a lot of fun testing the pattern for her, and rewarding too because I ended up with these...

They were made with KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Grass. Hmmm.... I may need another pair in… Continue

Added by NettieKnits on May 31, 2008 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Creme Brulee Washcloth

Since I very sensitive facial skin, I am always on the lookout for new materials that might work for a gentle facial washcloth. Often commercially woven clothes are still a bit too rough. This was really basic. I cast on about 29 stitches, double stranded using KnitPicks Crayon on size 7 needles. Knit back and forth until it looked square, cast off, and wove in ends. Now that I have taken the following photo, I can't wait to try the cloth out tonight.…


Added by NettieKnits on May 17, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bottle cozy becomes wrist warmers

As mentioned before, I was thinking about making a water bottle cozy with the left over yarn from the baby blanket. That went okay except I really wanted it to keep the water cold so I made it pretty long. I immediately went about using it and found it too awkward and the bottle slipped a bit.

So I was considering closing up the bottom when inspiration struck and I slipped it on my arm. It turned out that my water bottle cozy made a much much better wrist warmer. Made another one and… Continue

Added by NettieKnits on May 5, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Chunky Cable Wrist Warmers


This started out as a water bottle cozy but field testing found it unsatisfactory for that purpose. However, when I knit a second one, I had a pair of really nice wrist warmers. They should look awesome peeking out of the cuff of my jean jacket. These work up very quickly for some fun instant gratification. Hope you enjoy it. You can find the pattern here.…


Added by NettieKnits on April 30, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

I wanted to be on vacation last week

I wanted to be on vacation last week but had to settle for this week. Last week the weather was great and you barely needed a jacket. This week is not starting out too good as it is rainy dreary and a mere 44 degrees. On the bright side it’s great knitting weather.

Off the needles today is a baby blanket for my boss’ wife who is expecting a baby boy. It went pretty quick and is called Encore 8 Hour Baby Afghan P274. It was only cast on April 23 and I finished it up this morning. The… Continue

Added by NettieKnits on April 28, 2008 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

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