Showing posts with label knitting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label knitting. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cute Dog Sweater


Cute dog too. He looks very proud to be wearing such a great sweater. Isn't it fun to spoil your pet? via

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Book/Mitten Project for Newtown School Children

"Chester Raccoon stood at the edge of the forest and cried. 'I don't want to go to school,' he told his mother. 'I want to stay home with you. I want to play with my friends. And play with my toys. And read my books. And swing on my swing. Please may I stay home with you?'" — "The Kissing Hand," by Audrey Penn.
Kim Piscatelli of East Hampton, Conn., hit on the idea of sending a copy of this book to each of the kids from Sandy Hook Elementary with a pair of handmade mittens adorned with a heart in one palm, signifying the reassuring kiss left there by the mother of scared, sad Chester in the story.
Read more about this heart-warming project here.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Red Knitted Pullover Shawl Thingie

I'm usually not one for ruffles but I like this knitted pullover whatever you call it (capelet). I'm going to look for a pattern and knit one. I have red yarn! If you find one first, please let me know. Knitter: Anemone.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scarf Weather is Almost Here


This photo makes me want to dig out my knitting needles and whip up a new scarf for the cooler weather. My favorite gray cashmere knit scarf has so many moth holes I don't think I could ever mend them. Nothing else in my closet or drawers has a single one so I guess my moths are particular. I still use it though for yard chores and with my pajamas when I'm watching TV in bed on chilly evenings. image 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Knitting Mouse | Beatrix Potter


I love discovering new drawings by Beatrix Potter that I've never seen before. This knitting mouse delights me. Signed lower right H.B.P. for Helen Beatrix Potter, her full name. via

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What I'm Liking This Morning


A colorful knitted Sock Monkey bearing gifts.


Knitted woodland creatures wearing scarves and hats. Knitting Patterns here.


100% Christmas -- please follow these instructions.


And last but not least. I couldn't resist these otters.

It is drizzling rain and my quest to get ready for Christmas continues today along with the rest of the world. See you later.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Knitted Advent Swag ... Love It!

Wouldn't it be fun to wake up in this bed each morning in December? Other super-creative ideas for advent here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Knit The Royal Wedding


If you’re needled about not being invited to the royal wedding, don’t despair – for now you can knit yourself there. The designs are in a £9.99 book by Fiona Goble and the wool to create the 10-character set will cost around £80.

These include the bride and groom, the Queen and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. And, of course, the corgis. Other ‘characters’ include Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Harry. Each will take around five hours to make – if you know what you’re doing. The dogs are said to be the most difficult because of their short stubby legs.

More pictures, a wonderful article and instructions for ordering the book here. You'd better hurry because you don't have a lot of time to 'Knit Your Own Royal Wedding' and I hope you'll let me know if you do.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Alpaca Cable Knit Mittens

Alpaca Clepsydra Snow "This person re-knit her Clepsydra pattern in neutral Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarns - Steal Cut Oats and Winter White plus she made a matching hat." Pattern coming soon.

I have no idea what all of that means but I love this mitten and hat set. You'll have to keep checking her Flickr page for the pattern.


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DOT the movie


Click here to watch the movie DOT
starring the world's smallest character.

Shot with a Nokia N8 cell phone. This smartphone has a 12MP camera with Carl Zeiss lenses. I think this is going to be my next phone.
I wasn't able to embed the movie in my blog. When you click on the link there are several fascinating short films to watch and be amazed. Anyone who sews or knits will be especially entertained.


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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Kitten Mittens ~ Do Want !

I would wear these proudly if you'd knit me a pair. These kitten mittens would surely warm the hearts as well as the hands of their lucky owners every time they were pulled on. If I ever find the pattern I'll post it along with my hand measurements. :-)

UPDATE: Nancy (one of my blog readers) found the pattern.
Here's the link. Thanks so much Nancy!

Posted on 1/1/11 at 1:11 pm ~ Happy New Year


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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hedgehog Mittens to Knit

Aren't these hedgehog mittens the cutest things you've ever seen? I love them. It's probably too late for you to make these for Christmas 2010 but they would be a great project for the doldrums that set in after the holidays. Order kit here. They will be the most lovable things you'll ever knit to wear on your hands.


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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Yarn Snowman Family

This delightful yarn snow family warms the cockles of my heart. So clever from Spidatter.


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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Humane Taxidermy | Cable Knit Deer Head

The person who made this fabulous knitted deer head should immediately make a small red pom pom and pin it on his nose. Then he would be Rudolph. It would be great with a big wreath around its neck too. The source was etsy.com but when I clicked on the link it said the page no longer existed.


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Monday, November 8, 2010

Woolen Socks Drying Beside An Open Fire + A Kitten

I can hardly wait for a day like this -- drying my socks and mittens in front of an open fire while drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Won't be long now.

This little kitten already dressed for such an occasion could sit there with me too.

I was astonished to learn that Suzanne in Connecticut had snow this morning. She posted some lovely pictures on her blog. Oh dear, I must get my gutters cleaned this week before it comes this way.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Whoooo Looks Cute? } Owl Wearing A Hat

This photo of an owl in a hat is so cute I can hardly stand it. You know how much I love owls; especially baby ones wearing knitted caps.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Jack Skellington Halloween Hat + Mask To Knit | Free Pattern


Get out your knitting needles -- you still have time to make this wonderful hat/mask for Halloween. It's great for skiers and snowboarders as well as Trick or Treaters since it adjusts to all kinds of winter weather. It makes for a very original, warm and practical Halloween accessory too.

The design is mostly inspired by the character Jack Skellington from the animated movie 'The Nightmare before Christmas’ by director Tim Burton.
Download Free Pattern from Knitty Magazine

The Fall 2010 Issue of Knitty Magazine is available here.


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another DIY Hot Water Bottle Cover

I found another picture of a hot water bottle cover made from an old sweater. I like the turtle neck, don't you? This one would be super easy -- actually the easiest one so far. I like the ticking bed linens too. I'd love to crawl into that bed tonight.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cozy | Free Pattern

This is wonderful. Download free knitting pattern here. It is marked "intermediate" so I think I will stick to my original plan of making one by cutting up an old sweater. You master knitters can make this one from scratch. I so love a hot water bottle in the winter.


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