Feb 22, 2021

Around the World Stitch -a-long and some other Work in progress.


I took this picture the last time I was traveling by airplane. It has been in the summer of 2019 and I was returning home from visiting my family in Europe. It seems like a lifetime ago. I do not know if and when I will be able to visit my mom again. I hope that it will be this year, but who knows what is still ahead of us. I have realized that these days I travel a lot in my dreams. I am visiting places that are close to my heart.


Somehow I have stumbled upon an event named Around the world stitch-a-long. It is an independent knitwear designers knit a long and it is happening all around the world. I am a bit late talking about it here as the fun already started on February 15th. But the whole thing is running through March 28th so there is still plenty of time to participate and win some prizes.

The event is filled with knitting, crocheting, games, and variety of prizes. In the group on Ravelry the chat is filled with traditions, recipes and chat with people from all around the world. 

Here is the link to the group on Ravelry: Around the World Stitch-a-long   

and here is the link to the big bundle of participating designers also from all around the world: Participating designers 

also the event is hosted on Instagram Around the World SAL

One of the participating designers and organizers is Ranee Mueller from Arabian Knits. I had a pleasure get to know her a bit through this Interview with a designer  I did two years ago. 

Join us for this fun event and learn about the other participating designers. In a way it's like traveling to far away places and learn something about people from those different places. 

 In December 2020, after I published Paw Print Heart knitting pattern I announced that for every purchased pattern in the month of December I will donate $1 to our local animal shelter. In December I have sold  9 patterns for the Paw Print Heart. I decided to donate $1 for all of my patterns sold in December. That was 35 patterns and therefore $35. I have rounded that up to $50 and made a check and dropped it at the local animal shelter. 

In December I was approached by a Canadian yarn website and asked if they can sell my knitting pattern for Rockefeller, the owl on their website. 

Here is the link to the pattern on the Canadian Yarn website: Link here


Thank you for reading and visiting. 

Keep on knitting, one stitch at time.....


Feb 9, 2021

Paw-some Dog Cowl and matching Human Scarf


This fancy paw-some cowl is for our four legged furry friends. The knitting pattern provides variety of sizes from extra small to extra large with directions on how to adjust to your furry friend. A human infinity scarf in opposite colors is the perfect companion for all those long walks. A knitting pattern for matching hat will be available also. 

You can purchase the pattern by clicking on this button (it takes you to Ravelry):

or you can purchase the pattern on Payhip and shortly also on Lovecraft website: link here.

Pictured bellow is T-Bone modeling the cowl, patiently waiting to go out for a walk.

The pattern was originally published by I Like Knitting website in their August Issue. The matching hat was published in October Issue.

                                                              photo by I Like Knitting

Feb 7, 2021

Corey, the cardinal


Corey the cardinal.

The toy mystery KAL is over. But you can still kit your own cardinal bird. The pattern is written for worsted weight yarn, but you can easily use different weight yarn and simply adjust the needle size to the yarn weight you are using. 

You can purchase the knitting pattern on Payhip: Corey, the cardinal

in my store on Ravelry:  Stana's Critters Etc

or by clicking on this button:

The pattern will be also on Lovecraft in a day or two.

Thank you for visiting.