Nov 28, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Small Things

Small Things
Every year I try to make something for my friends. This year I have decided to create a small jar cozies with various words on them.

The glass jar that I am using for my gifts are actually recycled from a yogurt (it's the Oui by Yoplait)  and from  Bon Maman jam. They also fit on the small Mason jars.

I plan to fill the jars with variety of things tailored to the recipients of the jar.

It's a great project for small remnants of cotton yarn.
The pattern has 15 charts with words:

Love, Home, Hope, Kind, Knit, Purl, Live, Bake, Baby, Kiss, Play, Yin, Yang, Trick, and Treat.

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

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Knit jar cozy

Nov 19, 2017

Gift-a-long 2017

In just few days, fifth Gift-a-long is about to start.
A wonderful collaboration of independent knitwear and crochet designer from all over the world share their skills with the worldwide crafting community in a fun filled festivity called Gift-a-long.

The official start day is Tuesday November 21st 2017 at 8PM EST and runs through the end of the year 2017.
The games and prizes are, as always, fantastic. If you are a member of Ravelry, just check it out in here:
Ravelry group, Indie Design Gift-a-long 

Like in the previous years, the festivities start with a discount offers for selected patterns by all of the participating designers:
Sale period runs from Tuesday, November 21nd 8PM (US-EST time) through Tuesday, November 28th 11.59PM (US-EST time).
Discount is 25% off selected patterns.
The code to enter:


Thank you for visiting, and please join us for some knitting and fun games. 

Nov 9, 2017

Work in Progress - Fall II.

WIP - beginning
Few weeks ago I have received yarn from Knitpicks, Color Mist for two projects.

Comfy Pillow

The first one, Comfy Pillow, is at the technical editing and test knitting stage and the pattern should be available later this month.

The second one, Pavo Baby Blanket is still at the stage when I work on the pattern and the sample to use for photography.
Pavo Baby Blanket - WIP
Somehow, the puppy seems to slow down my knitting time...... he loves to sit in my knitting chair and supervise my work.
Pavo Baby Blanket and the puppy
But even more he loves to go outside and take long walks in the woods. Luckily, there are plenty of nearby parks and nature preserves we can visit. The nature looks amazing this time of year.
Though I am not sure how much I will enjoy those long walks in the middle of winter..... I better start knitting some warm hats, mittens and scarves to keep me warm.

Ginkgo tree
Fall morning by the lake
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Nov 5, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Hexagon Owl Set

A while back I have bought a fabric with hexagon shaped owls for a project. I got inspired by the shape and created knitting pattern for Helga, the hexagon owl.

Helga, the hexagon owl
I liked the toy, and wanted to play with the hexagon shape a bit more, so I created an entire hexagon owl set. The set has a toy, a PJ bag, and a baby blanket.

This time I have used bulky yarn, particularly Knitpicks Billow yarn. By using the bulky yarn the knitting is much faster.

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

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