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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

H is for HOLIDAY KNITTING AND HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE.
Here are some patterns for Thanksgiving and Christmas too.  I wanted to repost these ideas.  As always click on the titles for free patterns

CHRISTMAS STOCKING 

Yes, it is April 9 and yes, that is a snowman on a Christmas stocking, but you can never start your knitting projects for the holidays too soon.  I have searched out some free patterns that you might like to start on pretty soon to be sure that you have them done in time.  (believe me, I know about unfinished projects!!!).  This Christmas stocking is done on two needles and has a seam, which makes it pretty easy, although I HAVE NOT MADE ANY OF THESE, but intend to make some of them.

For Halloween, I found free patterns for the adorable Witch Cat hat which is done in fair isle knitting so go back to "F" for a video demonstration of that style.  I also found a pumpkin which can start out on Halloween and move into Thanksgiving. 

WITCH CAT HAT

PUMPKIN

Finally, there is an adorable Tiny Turkey which is just the cutest decoration.  Remember to CLICK ON THE TITLES for the links to the FREE PATTERNS.

TINY TURKEY 



W is for WITCHES

WITCH ON A BROOM TOWEL 

Witches aren't just for Halloween anymore, and  today I'm linking you to free patterns that involve the witch character or person.  These make nice gifts for any witches that you know and also of course, it's not too late to start for Halloween.  This "Witch Towel" is a free Ravelry download and was designed by Cheryl Edwards and I'm glad she did.  Check it out by CLICKING ON THE TITLE.

TINY WITCHES
This next pattern is really cute and great for kids or decorations in 
October.  I'm not sure how easy these would be to make, I'm sure
I could mess up this pattern somehow, but they are adorable enough
to give it a try. Once again CLICK ON THE TITLE. 


Now for some witch attire.  This great Witch Hat could be worn at
any time of the year (well maybe not summer) and looks to be a pretty easy pattern.  
WITCHES HAT

This pattern comes from "Maggie's 
Rags" so when you click on the title, see 
what else this designer has to offer.  

Finally you all know that I love doing dishcloths because they are useful and, let's face it, relatively easy.  Here are some witch dishcloth free patterns that will be going on my needles. 

First we have the Witch Hat dishcloth, which pattern asks for some crocheting skill around the edge.  My crocheting friends can now commence to teach me those.      
And now for my final Witch dishcloth, that seems to have no
Crocheting involved.  CLICK ON THE TITLES FOR 
PATTERNS 

BEST WITCHES DISHCLOTH


If you like these patterns, leave a
comment for the designer when you go to their page, I know they'll be glad to see it and thank them for giving these great designs away FREE. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for ZOO ANIMALS

GIANT PANDA
This is the final day of the A to Z Challenge and, you guessed it, the letter is "Z".  I have searched out some links for some wonderful free patterns of Zoo Animals for you to click on and use.  This first is this absolutely adorable giant panda and I'm sure you know someone you can make this for!!!

ANIMAL SWEATER
For you intarsia lovers, remember we had a tutorial on that, here is a zoo animal sweater that almost any kid would love to have.  When I get a handle on intarsia (should I live long enough) I'll be making it too.   They use Cascade 220 washable yarn which is one of my all time favorites to work with. 




ELEPHANT
Now for another cute stuffed animal for the family zoo, you can't beat this wonderful elephant.  The pattern is also called "easy" so let's hope that's true.  

MONKEY

 Finally, we have the adorable monkey who would be welcome in anyone's zoo. 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CLICK ON TITLES TO LINK TO PATTERNS.


Pirate Knitting will be here even without the challenge.  My next challenge is to consolidate all the patterns I've listed for you to find easily whenever you want.  We'll always be looking for more so definitely STAY TUNED.