Oct 3, 2021

Dreams...

 


I took this picture sometime last year as the sun was setting in and the light was just perfect. When I look at this image it evokes a dreamy world of endless possibilities. It also reminds me of my last year e-book project Baba Yaga's House a whimsical collection of knitting patterns, recipes, and images. 

This month knit-a-long is all about small and fun projects that can be knit up quick and used as a small whimsical decoration for Halloween, like this broomstick:


...or maybe an eyeball or two, or a whole jar of them, or an eyeball coaster:


Patterns links:

Baba Yaga's House

Broomstick

Deadline Morning Coaster

Eyeballs


My plan was to sent out my first newsletter last month, but the computer decided to stop working and took a long spa vacation at the hands of a computer specialist. After the unplanned break things are getting back to normal and hopefully the first newsletter will go out sometime this month. Don't forget to sign up for it here on my website:

Stana's Critters Etc 


Thank you for visiting and reading.

Sep 3, 2021

September is here...

 

Knitted bag with fruits and vegetables
...and there is a Knit-a-long for the Farmer's Market hosted in my group on Ravelry or anywhere you happen to be knitting. It's just for fun, a toy to give to someone, and also perfect project to use up all those remnants of yarn from your stash. 

In this blog post you can find the links to the pattern where you can purchase it:

Farmer's Market


In the picture bellow you see a behind the scenes when I was working on the Voyager Sweater few years back.

See the blog post about the sweater here: Voyager Sweater 



Over the past few months I have been busy with work that has yet to be published by a variety of third parties, or has been published and I have not had time to post about these projects, yet. At the moment I am busy with two other projects that will be published at some point in the future and I don't have as much time as I wish to work on my independent work in the meantime. 

Sometime this month I hope to send out my first newsletter, for which you can subscribe on my website: 

https://stanascrittersetc.com/


In the meantime, thank you for visiting and reading my blog. 

Aug 9, 2021

Summer KAL Frogs: the winners


A Frog Bag with eyballs


If you have participated in the summer KAL and have posted a picture of your finished frog, see details at this original blog post:  Summer KAL Frogs you are a winner.

You have won a pattern of your choice from my pattern collections. 

To receive the pattern you have few options, send me a message via the contact form on my website

Stana's Critters Etc

or contact me on Ravelry in my group: Stana's Critters Etc

I will either email you the pattern or gift it to you if you prefer to have it in your Ravelry library.


I hope that you all had some fun creating these little critters. I have enjoyed seeing the pictures.

An infinity scarf made from scrap yarn pictured in the shape of heart, with small remnants of yarn in the middle and two dog legs in the upper corner.

The rest of this month is not happening anything organized. At the moment I am still learning all about my new website and getting ready for my first newsletter, which should be coming out at the beginning of next month, to sign up for it go to my website:

Stana's Critters Etc

There are so many exciting new patterns that will be coming out sometime over the next few months, either published by third parties or as an independent work, and I hope that you will like them when they will be available. In the meantime enjoy the rest of the summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) or winter (if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) and keep on crafting, one stitch at time. 

Thank you for visiting and reading.





Jul 10, 2021

A Brand New Website

 


Here is a screenshot of what my new website looks like. Here is the link tot he website:

https://stanascrittersetc.com/

It has been a work in progress for some time and I am so happy to announce that the website is now visible and available for you to check it out and sing up for the newsletters that will start shortly. As a thank you for subscription to my newsletters you will receive a knitting pattern for Otto, the owl. 


Thank you for reading and following my adventurous knitting journey, one stitch at time. 


Jul 4, 2021

Summer KAL - Frogs

 











This month I am hosting a KAL with a theme of frogs. 

If you make any frog based on one of my frog themed knitting patterns like

and post a photo either on Ravelry in the thread in my group Stana's Critters Etc or on Instagram and tag me with @stanascrittersetc or @stanascritters or use hashtag #stanascrittersetc or #stanascritters you will be eligible to participate in a giveaway with prizes to win (patterns, e-books). 

Details for the giveaway:

1. Knit a frog and post a picture and tag me. 

2. Deadline for the post July 31st 2021

3. Winners will be announced here on my blog.


Have fun knitting.



Jun 23, 2021

Farmer's Market

 


Farmer’s Market is a knitted version of our shopping bag filled with fruits and vegetables bought at a local farmer’s market. The fruits and vegetables are nicely stored in the knitted shopping bag. 

You can buy the knitting pattern in my Payhip store: Farmer's Market 

or in my Ravelry store: Farmer's Market

or by clicking on this button:  

In the picture bellow you can see all of the fruits, vegetables that are in the bag.


The pictured sample uses Knitpicks's Brava Mini Pack in Jewel colorway. In the picture bellow you can see that there are still plenty of leftover yarn from that Mini Pack. 


All of the items in the bag use small amount of yarn and are ideal for using up scrap yarn.

Here is the list of the fruits and vegetables in the bag:
Finished Measurements:
Shopping bag 9.5” wide x 10.5” high; handles 27” long
Fruits and Vegetables:
Apple 3” diameter
Beet 5” long
Blackberry 1.5” long
Blueberry 1.25” diameter
Carrot 7.5” long, including the leaves
Cherry 1.25” diameter
Cucumber 5.5” long
Eggplant 8” long
Grapes 5.5” long
Pear 5.5” long, 3” diameter at widest point
Plum 2” diameter
Pumpkin 3.25” diameter
Raspberry 1.5” long
Strawberry 1.25” diameter
Swiss Chard 5.75” long
Tomato 2.75” diameter

Thank you for reading and visiting.

Jun 21, 2021

Gulliver visit

 


We have a very special visitor for about two weeks. A small rabbit named Gulliver travels around the world and spends about two weeks with a host family all around the world. The rabbit and the idea about his journey started with the toy designer Sarah Elizabeth Kellner who sent her knitted rabbit on his adventurous journey in July 2018. 

You can follow Gulliver's journey in the Ravelry group Rabbit Hole Knits and see though pictures, extracts from his travelling diary, and a map how many wonderful places and people Gulliver met along his journey. 

I always admired her toy designs, you can see her patterns here on her website: Rabbit Hole Knits

For two weeks Gulliver is staying with us, exploring the places and meeting new friends, like Monster Al and Little Blue Bear.

In the picture below you can see the two of them reading one of the books about Monster Al's adventures, if you want to know what is in that particular story, read the story here


Gulliver allows everyone to see their lives from a new perspective and appreciate the place we live in, the people we are surrounded by and what we do. For a brief moment we are sharing our lives with a stranger and become friends for life. 

Thank you for reading.