(Please note that nearly all of the links I post in these weblog entries are external, so some links may be broken.)
If you're celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow, have a barbecue and then knit a pair of American flag socks and a matching hat. Yes, I know we're in the middle of summer. But it'll make for an interesting way to celebrate.
More beautiful antique lace edging patterns courtesy of Vintage Knits. I have a good stash of white yarn between fingering and sportweight (gauge is 6 stitches per inch on 3.5 mms), so I might knit a blanket in reverse stockinette stitch, and create a lace edging for it using the leaf pattern. Something like that makes for an excellent baby gift that I know I would have loved to receive when I had my kid!
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.
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.
Quick knit accessories for spring: Kerchief and little bag. Cute! And I see a lot of ways to modify these patterns to suit one's tastes.