Apr 17, 2014

Owlie Tablet and Phone Cover

Owlie Tablet and Phone Cover
One of the groups on Ravelry that I belong to has a contest. We have to create a knitted or crochet owl toy and take an interesting or funny picture of our finished project. This is not the picture I took for the contest, but the theme inspired me to create this cute Owlie tablet and phone cover.

After the pattern is test knitted I will make it available for everyone. The dilemma I have at the moment is should it be a free or paid for knitting pattern? I am inclining to make it free, but then I think about the time it took to knit the samples, write the pattern, and all other expenses involved in producing a good knitting pattern. It is very difficult decision. I value my time and work, yet I know that sometimes it is hard to justify the charge, when free patterns are just a few clicks away.

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Apr 3, 2014

Swirly Hat

Swirly Hat
This swirly hat is one of the latest projects that kept me busy. The samples are done, the pattern is written, and is test knitted at the moment. Now, all that is left is a photo shoot, and the final editing.
Sometimes it seems to me unbelievable how much work goes into creating a single pattern.

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Mar 17, 2014

Three years gift away winners

The winners of the three years gift away are:

1. Mknitter
2. FalconDance
3. Helen Caudill
4. Mowbraycheryl
5. Donna Onorato
6. Sheila Zachariae
7. Karolina
8. Rebecca N.
9. Cheryl De Beer
10. Knotted Fingers
11. Audrey

To all of the winners congratulations! Please contact me (Fifinka on Ravelry) and send me PM  if you would like to have the pattern of your choice in your Ravelry library, or send me an email to crowsdatyahoodotcom and I will email you the PDF file with the pattern f your choice.

Here is the  list of my patterns  to choose from.

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Mar 7, 2014

Knitting Patterns for Baby Lovies

Baby Lovies
It started with the purchase of a soft pink yarn. I turned the yarn into the Piggy Blanket. Then I wanted to make more, in different colors, and with different faces.
For each of the blanket you will need about 3oz (85gr) of medium weight yarn, and use about 165 – 180 yards (150 – 165 meters). 
To purchase the e-book with all of the four knitting patterns click on this button:

Or you may purchase the patterns individually:

 Piggy Blanket:
Kittie Blanket:

Teddy Blanket:


Puppy Blanket:
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Mar 3, 2014

Time to celebrate .......3 years

It feels like yesterday when I wrote the first post. At that time I did not know what to expect. I thought maybe some friends and family might stop by, perhaps a visitor or two might discover my knitted toys and get inspired.

Three years later, my blog still exists. Visitors come from all over the world, and I continue to share my passion. A ball of yarn with the help of knitting needles turns into a finished object In my hands. It seems that people like my creations, and therefore I share them.

This year, to celebrate, I would like to give away 11 knitting patterns from my collection of patterns for sale.

The rules:
Followers are automatically added to the lottery.
Anyone who leaves a comment will be added to the lottery.
Drawing for the patterns will be held on Monday, March 17th 2014.
Please visit my blog to see if you are one of the winners.

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Mar 1, 2014

101 Snowballs

Snowballs - beginning

Snowballs started one year when we had way too much snow, but too powdery and not good enough to make perfect snowballs. It occurred to me that it would be easier to knit one rather than try to make one. My idea turned into the knitting pattern, which was published in Petite Purls, Winter 2012, Issue 11.

The 100 snowballs project started shortly after the day we had to reschedule my child's birthday party due to another snowstorm. It seems that snowstorms or ice storms happens with regularity on the day we plan to have the birthday party.  The plan is to celebrate half birthday in the middle of summer with a great snowball battle, and ice cream.

Now the question is how many snowballs are needed for a great snowball battle......
...a few?

...about fifty?

...or 101 snowballs?
I cannot wait for the summer to arrive and see for myself.
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Feb 22, 2014

Knitting Pattern for Squirt, the Squirrel

Squirt, the Squirrel
An accidental bookmark.

Knitting Pattern for Squirt, the squirrel is available now.

Finished bookmark/ toy size:  approximately 13" (33cm) including the tail.

To knit your own Squirt you will need about 1.5oz (44gr) total of medium weight yarn in grey, white, and Fun Fur or other type of novelty yarn for the tail. You will use about 100 – 120 yards (91 – 110 meters) of grey, about 15 yards of white, and 20 yards of Fun Fur.  Small amount of black yarn for the eyes, and tire track, small amount of red yarn for the tongue.

You can purchase the pattern by clicking on this button or on Ravelry:

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