Squib's latest contest
is on! Neat prizes, too.
29.05.02. « | +
A free pattern for a nice-looking knit shawl
. I've never worn a shawl in my life, but why not start this winter? It seems like such a cosy thing to do.
The Naked Sheep has great patterns for children's sweater and hat sets
. The tulip dress and hat, in particular, made me want to yank out the needles and knit it on the spot. Adorable.
What a cute tote
. I must try my hand at knitting accessories. There's currently a pattern available for download at Rowan
's site for a small handbag
that looks like fun. Only £1! That's dirt cheap for such a nice pattern.
What a beautiful top jackie-blue has knitted
! In true copycat fashion, I looked into buying the Rowan
catalog so I could knit something similar, and nearly fell off my chair when I saw that they're based in nearby England. I didn't know this (yes, I know, I live under a knitting rock), but who cares? Finally! Lovely yarns and books that are within my reach at reasonable prices. Yay!
22.05.02. « | +
Wow...here's a wonderful collection of historical knitting patterns
gathered from 19th and early 20th century sources. Something like this baby bib
, for example, makes for a nice heirloom gift.
How to: Do the invisible increase by knitting into the stitch below
. I do my increases one stitch from the edge, to make sewing the seams easier.
I've just added some "snapshots" of a baby hat I knitted this winter to my projects page. More snapshots of past projects will be added little by little for all to see, because I like being a show off like that. Hee hee.
How to: Do the straight stitch
. I used this stitch to embroider a pair of eyes on my stuffed ostrich.
Brilliant handknitted toys
by Aussie Jean. Her patterns are for sale, but it's inspiring to look. There are a few free patterns
available as well, and the leprechaun
is definitely my favorite. Look at his little shoe buckles!