bonnet facile knitting for last minute gifts is part of the holiday season and often unexpectedly fun. this year a slouchy hat using two luxurious skeins of eyre, for a close friend seemed just right. last-minute slouch ::: yarn :: madelinetosh eyre (225 yds (206 meters): “milk”, 2 skeins, madelinetosh tosh sock (395 yards / 361 meters) : “robin’s egg”, 1 skein. note : both yarns are held doubled throughout. needles :: one US 9 (5.5mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle. change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge. notions :: 1 stitch marker for marking beginning of round and a darning needle for securing remaining sts. gauge :: 12 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.
Birdie Decoration This is my pattern/tutorial for a hanging Birdie Decoration. A completely useless object of course, but very cute all the same. It's an easy project to make, great for using up odds and ends of yarn and can be used in all sorts of ways to bring a little good cheer.
Free Crochet Basketweave Bracelet Pattern Click on any photo to see it larger. Buttons sewn onto the first 8 rows of single crochets. Triple Crochets at the other end of the bracelet. Crochet Basketweave Bracelet My Basketweave Bracelet could also be named The Bracelet That Languished on My Coffee Table For a Month Begging to Be Finished. But that name is way too long! Whit's Knits: Rochefort Chapeau Navy and white stripes are beautifully clean and classic. And for me, they also evoke a sweet nostalgia for some make-believe time of innocence when people spontaneously danced together in the street. Think Gene Kelly in The Young Girls of Rochefort, happy people twirling around a French seaside town looking for love. So flirty and jaunty! I wanted to bring some of these associations to a cute little hat for spring. It's time to say adieu bulky winter wool, and bonjour to breezy silk alpaca.
rolled paper ornaments I’ve been on a roll with rolling paper since I made the paper chess set for O.T. last month. As meticulous an undertaking that was, I really enjoyed myself and couldn’t wait to apply the technique to Christmas ornaments. These bright rolled paper ornaments are substantially simpler and make for a whimsical handmade addition to your tree. You will need construction paper in various colors, matching ribbons, foam adhesive tape (mounting tape), double sided tape, and a bit of white glue. Check your local dollar store instead of a hardware store for the mounting tape. I got 2 in a pack, each roll being 16 feet long.
Ravelry What is the best way to get started? Jump right in! Navigate by using the tabs at the top of the screen. Little Christmas socks: the pattern Hello hello hello! How are you today? WWOOOOOOOOW! Shabby Chic Rose Granny Free Pattern Shabby Chic Rose Granny By AnnooCrochet Designs Throughout history no flower has been so loved, or renowned as the rose. Rose is older than the human hands that first cared for it, drew pictures of it, and celebrated rose in music and lore.
Little Fair Isle Hat Before learning how to knit, I loved and admired Fair Isle knitting but always assumed that it was reserved for an elite few gold medal knitters, the kind who apprenticed on their grandmothers' knees before they could even walk. Now, of course, I know that I should never have been so intimidated! What looks so intricate is actually just a matter of knitting first with one color and then with a second, switching between the two as the pattern slowly emerges and blossoms into a fascinating and surprising design. Fair Isle is really one of the most fun things you can do in knitting! If you've never done it, this Little Fair Isle Hat is a great place to start, small and manageable. Origami Diagrams I thought of sharing some of the diagrams I have been collecting over the last few months from various websites. These are available freely over the Internet and are mostly in the PDF format. I still haven’t gotten around to folding most of these as yet. For some of these models, I have found instructional videos on YouTube; and have provided links to view these PDF files as well as instructional videos accordingly. For more videos, please check out the category Instructional Videos on this site.