Oct 15, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Concentrical Cowl

photo by Knitpicks 
The pattern for this cowl is part of a book named Color Shift, published by Knitpicks.
You can purchase the book on their website, here is the link: Color Shift

You can also buy the individual pattern: link here.


The pattern for this cowl is my 200th published pattern.
I hope to publish many more in the future.

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Oct 7, 2017

Knitting Pattern for...Rectangle

Long Rectangle = Scarf
Short rectangle = Bag
Last week I was teaching a knitting class. The class was aimed at those who wish to learn to knit, or those who wish to refresh their rusty skills. As a project to work on I have created a rectangle.
It is how we all started when we learned to knit.

I think the class was pretty successful and hopefully those who attended will continue and keep on knitting and continue to create one stitch at the time.

The pattern is available for free in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:


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Sep 24, 2017

Life.....

Fall colors scarf

This fall I have a class at school named Anthropology: Food and Culture. The two books that are assigned reading are quite interesting. Especially the book titled Earth Knows My Name, written by Patricia Klindients. here is  The link to book on Amazon page.
I have found the book fascinating due to several reasons. I live in a country that is not my birthplace. Also my father's side of my family worked the land as farmers for many generations.
Maybe the book fascinates me due to sentimental reasons, while reading it I think of my past and the way life used to be. I do not want to say that life before was better or worse. There are always two sides of a story and we need to look at them carefully. The convenience of modern life has its advantages and I do not wish to loose them. I love having the opportunity to use Internet and talk with my mom on a daily basis, even though there is an ocean between us. My father never had that when we were growing up. He talked to his mother only when we made that all day trip across the country to visit them.
However, one thing is sure, somehow slowly and at first reluctantly I have decided to continue in that tradition and started a small garden. Though my garden is very small in comparison with what  I have seen and worked on when I was a child it still gives us some vegetables and even fruits. It's awesome to see the plants grow from seeds, and care for them throughout the growing season. And yes, the salad from our garden not only looks delicious, it tastes better than any store bought salad package.

Salad
I also use up the extras from the garden and preserve it for later times. Pickling cucumbers and other vegetables is labor intensive and takes time, but it looks great on our table in the middle of winter.


Pickling
The time I spend in garden takes away time from my knitting, but I do not regret it. When winter comes, I know there will be longer evenings which I can spend by our fireplace with knitting needles in hand.

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Sep 23, 2017

Work in Progress - Fall

Somehow summer slipped into fall and it seems that even my knitting is inspired by the season.
A while back I bought fabric with a small hexagon shaped owls and created  Helga, the hexagon owl

Helga
I also created a PJ bag and a hexagon shaped baby blanket which resemble a giant owl.


Hexagon owl set


Knitting pattern for Hexagon Owl Set is at the editing and test knitting stage and will be available next month.

Another ongoing project is a knitting class that I will be teaching at our local library. We agreed that the class should be aimed at beginners and I have created a pattern for the class and named it Rectangle.
We all started with a small rectangle of knitting when we first learned to knit. Depending on the patience of the people in the class, they can create a scarf, or a bag.


Rectangle - scarf
Rectangle - bag
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Sep 16, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Fireside Tablet Cover

Photo by Knitpicks
The knitting pattern for Fireside Tablet Cover is part of the book published by Knitpicks named
Strands of Color. Link here.

You can also purchase the individual pattern here: Fireside Tablet Cover.

Fireside Tablet Cover
This is seventh published book that has my pattern in it, and the pattern is also on the back cover.

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Sep 9, 2017

Knitting Pattern for William, the whale

Pod of whales
The mystery toy KAL for William is finished.

The complete knitting pattern is available to purchase now in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:



William, the whale
Whales
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Sep 4, 2017

Knitting Pattern for LS Infinity Scarf

LS Infinity
The pattern for this long Infinity scarf worked in two contrasting colors is available now.
The pattern starts with provisional cast on, is worked in the rounds and the two ends are joined with Kitchener Stitch for truly invisible join and infinity appeal. The body is worked in very simple stranded colorwork.
The sample is worked in Knitpicks Stroll Gradient, fingering weight yarn.
The pattern can be purchased in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:





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Aug 6, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Kittie Bag

Kittie Bag
The knitting pattern in two sizes for this cute bag with cat's silhouette and optional fabric lining and zipper is now available to purchase in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:




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Aug 4, 2017

William, toy mystery KAL

William, toy mystery KAL
William, is another toy mystery KAL hosted in my group on Ravelry.

The first clue will be revealed on Friday August 11th, 2017.

Join the group for chit-chat and camaraderie  and knit a toy in two weeks.

Link to the pattern and more details is here:

 William

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Jul 3, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Swirly Cowl

Swirly Cowl
The knitting pattern for this Swirly Cowl is available to purchase now.



The pattern offers two alternative edges, is completely reversible and is worked in worsted weight yarn, using only one skein of yarn with approximately 200 yards long.

The first picture is sample in Malabrigo Rastita and second picture is sample in Knitpicks Felici Worsted.

Swirly Cowl

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Jun 27, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Rabbit Lovey

Rabbit Lovey
Knitting Pattern for Rabbit Lovey (cat, piglet, or dog) is available to purchase now.
The sample is using Knitpicks Billow yarn.




Rabbit Lovey
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Ami-a-long 2017


This summer I am participating in a wonderful Ami-along event again.

Several independent knit and crochet designers teamed up and offer 25% discounts on their patterns from June 30th until July 9th. Use the coupon code AMIALONG2017 during the checkout.

See all of the patterns here:
Eligible patterns

During the months of July and August people participate in various games, and knit or crochet Amigurumi toys, and they can win various patterns and other things.

The group Ami-along on Ravelry is a place to be if you like to knit toys.

Jun 23, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Watermelon Coasters and Dishcloth

Watermelon
The pattern for Watermelon coasters and dishcloth is available to purchase in my Ravelry Store or by clicking on this button:



I have posted a picture tutorial for attaching the fabric to the back of the knitted piece.

link to tutorial



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Watermelon Coasters - attaching the fabric tutorial

Step 1
Step 1. Lay the knitted piece on top of fabric with wrong side facing each other, and right side being opposite.
Step 2
Step 2. Pin together the two layers with pins or safety pins.

Step 3
Step 3. Cut out the fabric approximately 1.5" (4 cm) larger than the knitted piece.
Step 3 - detail
Step 4
Step 4. Using a thread, sew the two layers together along the edge, folding the extra fabric inside.
Step 4 - detail

Step 4 - both sides view

Step 5. Sew the two layers together using sewing machine or by hand.

Step 5 - finished coaster.

Jun 20, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Mice Bag

Mice bag
Ever since we got the puppy I have been thinking about cats. I was thinking that this bag might be a cat resembling bag, but when I posted the picture on FB everyone thought it was a mice bag. So I renamed the pattern as Mice Bag and continue to work on a bag with cats.

The finished bag is almost a square rather than rectangle, with 9.5" (24.5 cm) long sides, but the pattern offers an option for longer bag.

You will need one skein of grey yarn, I have used Knitpicks Mighty Stitch Worsted weight, and small amount of black, white and pink yarn. Also One small button as a nose and closure.

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




Mice bag
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Jun 16, 2017

Work in progress IV and Summer Reading Program

Library donation 2017
Every year our library have summer reading program for children to encourage reading. Children read and for every book they read (or the smaller one had read to them) they earn a raffle ticket. Volunteers and local businesses provides the prices children can win.

This year I gave the toys pictured above. I hope that whomever win the toys will love them. Sometimes when I visit the library I love to see the tickets in the container next to my knitted toys. It makes me feel happy to see that children are still interested in an old fashioned toys rather then electronics.

I was hoping to finish the minions and donate them as well, since the movie Despicable Me 3 is about to be released at the end of this month. But as you can see from the picture bellow, the minions are still work in progress......
Minions

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Jun 10, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Cloudy Day Wrap

Cloudy Day Wrap
When I saw Knitpicks' Stroll Gradient yarn I wanted to create a wrap in shades from dark to light and back. The colorway Sea You Later was a perfect match. The pattern is fairly simple, worked flat mostly knit and purl stitches with braided cables in between columns of ribbing.
The colors make me think of late evening strolls along the beach, when the cooling breeze brings the smell of ocean and the faraway places I dream to visit one day....

The pattern is available now to purchase in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:




Cloudy Day Wrap
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Jun 9, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Lapis Cowl

Lapis Cowl
The knitting pattern for Lapis Cowl is available to purchase in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:



This cowl is worked in Biscotte Yarn DK Pure in Caribean colorway and you will use 1 skein of yarn.

Biscotte Yarns website

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