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Yarn Harlot

Yarn Harlot
January 9, 2014 Can't buy me love When Lou was born I was, naturally thrilled. Not as thrilled as I could have been if he as a girl, but I've clearly gotten over it in absolutely every way but one. The knitting. As little as I care what babies wear, or who thinks they are what gender, most parents find it uncomfortable to have little girls and boys taken for each other, and I still live in a world where there are a lot of limits on what kind of babies wear what... particularly boys.

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Never Not Knitting My third Coastal Knits pattern is now available for purchase as an individual pdf. This cowl knits up lightning fast and so incredibly warm. It can be styled differently for a variety of looks. This cowl was inspired by one of my favorite coastal walking trails, the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk in Cambria. It is always so windy and cold here. I need a cowl like this to keep warm! Jamieson's Shetland Wool Knitting Yarns (Spindrift, DK, Heather Jamieson's - The Original Shetland Wool! Camilla Valley Farm is pleased to offer Jamieson's 100% pure Shetland wool yarn spun in the company's own mill in the Shetland Islands north of the Scottish mainland for over a century. In a world where large corporations produce many products we buy, we are proud to support this small company, owned and operated in the Shetland Islands, that continues to produce the best Shetland Wool knitting yarn while promoting the work of the local sheep farmers and employing local Shetland Islanders to turn fleece into yarn! The fleece of the native Shetland Sheep used in Jamieson's wool has a soft resilient texture which has developed over the centuries to protect them from the extreme weather conditions of their northern home. Jamieson's Shetland Wool is renowned by knitters world-wide for its unique texture.

¡The AntiCraft! Glaistig Half beautiful woman and half goat, the Glaistig is a mythological creature of Scotland and Wales who was by some legends malevolent (seducing men into dancing with her, then sucking their blood) and by some benevolent (a guardian of cattle or children). She wore a long green robe to conceal her goat parts.

Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf This Lovely Leaf Lace scarf is made with Lobster Pot's 8-ply cashmere in color "Chatham Light". The stitches that create this beautiful and dimensional pattern are a simple combination of strategic yarn-overs and decreases. The lace pattern has a wonderful dimensionality while the stockinette pattern curls around your neck like a big soft hug. If you're curious about the green scarf on the left you can find the complete instructions for it at this link: Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf

Girl Friday - Knitty: Fall 2009 BACK CO 63[75, 81, 89, 97, 107, 117] sts. Work in 1x1 Rib until work measures 4[4, 4, 4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5] inches, ending with a WS row. Set-up Row [RS]: K3[2, 5, 2, 6, 4, 2], place marker, work Row 1 of chart over next 57[71, 71, 85, 85, 99, 113] sts, place marker, k3[2, 5, 2, 6, 4, 2]. This row sets pattern for back: sts between markers are worked in chart pattern, all other sts are worked in stockinette st. Continue in pattern until work measures 16[16.5, 17, 17, 17.5, 17.5, 18] inches or desired length to underarm, ending with a WS row. Shape Armholes: BO 4[5, 5, 5, 6, 8, 10] sts at beginning of next 2 rows. 55[65, 71, 79, 85, 91, 97] sts.

Crochet a heart You will need • scraps of cotton DK yarn in the colour of your choice (ours was made using Vinni’s Colours shade no 521) • 3mm crochet hook • darning needle with big eye • polyester stuffing Abbreviations To crochet (make 2)1 Start at lower point. Using 3mm crochet hook, work 4 ch (this is the 1st tr), work 2 tr in the 4th ch from hook = 3 tr altogether, turn.

Scottish Textiles Heritage Online Author: Catriona Baird, Project Survey and Documentation Officer Sold to Scotland by Norway in 1469, the Shetland Isles lie 200 miles north of mainland Scotland; Fair Isle is the southernmost of these islands. The rugged landscape is the habitat of the Shetland sheep, a hardy breed which produces good quality hardwearing fleece in all shades of grey and brown. Quick 'n Easy Camisole Absolutely the fastest camisole you'll find. Double decreases along the top points form a neat braided edge, and no other finishing is necessary. Sew up the side seams, work in the yarn ends and that's all there is to it. Shown in Bonita cotton for hot summer weather, this style works equally well in a glitzy dress yarn under a jacket for special occasions. Be sure to add this pattern to your collection! Made on any standard gauge knitter.

Bobbles Inspiration for Bobbles came from this bag. Needless to say, it has a lot of bobbles which may not be to everyone,s liking, but I had never crochet these before so I enjoyed doing it. Also I have to carry around a lot of baby stuff, so I thought it was a classier way to carry it. Crochet part was not very hard but writing down the pattern was. Buttonhead hats - Knittyspin: Spring+Summer 2010 Version 1 (bulky blues beret style) Fiber [top] Assorted scraps mostly dyed by Insubordiknit [wools; roving scraps]; unknown leftover amount [middle] Spunky Eclectic [Blue Faced Leicester; layered batt]; color: Surfs Up!; 1.5 ounces,

KNiT in the City: knitting groups . If you knit…they will come. Knitting socially is almost always associated with coffee, tea and cake; ) Here is a list of SnB’s and knitting groups in Dublin. Please check our Ravelry group for any announcements or changes to meet ups in Dublin. You can follow updates on Twitter. A Hot Tomato, An Icelandic Shawl, And A Charming Tip - Knitting Hot Tomato Salsa! It is Friday the 13th, a traditional "bad luck day" in the U.S.--but I am throwing caution to the winds and wearing my fresh-off-the-needles Hot Tomato. Cybersocks Argyle Sock On-line Socknitting Classes with Edie Eckman Introduction I designed this woman’s argyle to be made in the traditional way, with the ankle and instep knit back-and-forth, and the foot knit in the round. The other Cybersocks classes have allowed you to use the yarn size and needles of your choice and given instructions for making a pattern to fit your foot. This is somewhat different, as we are constrained by the graph design to use a certain number of stitches. If you think you need to change the size of your sock, use larger or smaller needles rather than changing the number of stitches.

Summer Cotton Crocheted Bracelet ~ Free Pattern! I'm pleased to offer this new free pattern today. The Summer Cotton Crocheted Bracelet was inspired by a trip to Virgin Gorda. It's perfect for those casual, carefree days of summer when only the feel of cool cotton will do. This bracelet is so fun and easy to make. You'll want to design one for all of your friends!

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