Jul 25, 2012

Miranda, the owl and her friends

This is Miranda, the owl and her friends.
I always wanted to knit an owl. I wanted to create one that's friendly, funky, and bright.
I think Miranda and her friends turned out the way I was hoping for.
The local library offers raffle tickets for every hour of reading for children during the summer reading program. I have donated few of these knitted toys for the raffle program.
The next step is to sit down and write the knitting pattern for others to make their own bright and funky owls.

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Jul 14, 2012

Knitting Pattern for Blueberries

Blueberries (or Grapes)
by Stana D. S.
Finished Toy: Approximately 1" diameter
Yarn: Small amount of blue-purple sport to medium weight yarn. If making the grapes, small amount of green color yarn.
Recommended Needles size: DPN US # 3/3.25mm (set of 4)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, polyester fiberfill (1 small bag)
Abbreviations: KFB= Knit in front and back of the same sts, this creates 2sts from 1st.
SSK= slip st, slip st and knit the 2sts together, this decrease 2sts to 1st.
I-cord= the sts are knitted from one needle to second needle, do not turn the needle with sts around, just push the sts to the beginning of the needle and knit again. This technique makes tube.
With the yarn and three double pointed needles cast on 9sts (3sts per needle) Place a stitch marker on the first st, and begin working in the round.
Row 1: Knit around (9sts total)
Row 2: *KFB, Knit 2; repeat from * around, 4sts per needle ((12sts total)
Row 3: * KFB, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 5sts per needle (15sts total)
Row 4 -6: Knit around (15sts total)
Row 7: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around, 4sts per needle (12sts total). Thread the tail of yarn from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle. Stitch through all of the cast on stitches, pull up tight to close the hole and stitch to secure. begin to stuff the blueberry with fiberfill.
Row 8: *SSK, Knit 2; repeat from * around, 3sts per needle (9sts total)
Row 9: Knit around. Finish stuffing. Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the reminding stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.
First blueberry is done.
Finishing: If making grapes, sew the finished grapes together to form the cluster. I-cord short green stem, and sew it to the top of the cluster of grapes.

Copyright: This pattern was design and written by Stana D.S.
The pattern is for personal use only. The finished items may not be sold for profit, except for charity purposes.
Please acknowledge the author. Thank you.

Jul 9, 2012

Knitting Pattern for Bitzer, the dog

Here it is, the knitting pattern for Bitzer, the dog.

The toy is approximately 27" tall (if knitted on DPN US#7/4.5mm and with double strain of yarn) or 20" tall (if knitted on DPN US#5/3.5mm and with single strain of yarn).

The pattern is in PDF format available for you to download for free by clicking on this button.

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Jul 5, 2012


There is something magical about going to the forest and pick fresh blueberries off the blueberry bush. Perhaps it's my imagination, and perhaps it is true that the blueberries picked by ourselves taste much better then those bought in store.

This picture is my tribute to endless days of summer, childhood and playfulness in all of us.

The knitting pattern will be available soon.

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