Dec 13, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Poor Felines

Poor Felines
A tiny whimsical cats in two shapes worked in fingering weight are great to use as Christmas decoration or as a gift for any cat lovers.

Poor Felines

The pattern is available in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:

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Dec 11, 2017

Gift away 2017

For the fans of my patterns I have a gift away for the next seven days.
If you are on Ravelry and member of my group you have seen the post about it by now.

For those who are not on Ravelry and still would like to have the freebies, the rules are very simple.
Starting at midnight (EST time zone) and ending 24 hours later a selected pattern is free with a coupon code.
For those who needs to check out the time zones:

Day One:
It's all about Huggalufs.
You can get the pattern for free on December 12th 2017, starting 0.00 (EST) and ends 23.59 (EST) Eastern Standard Time 
Coupon Code is Huggaluf 


Day Two:
Lily of the Valley is my favorite flower and it's winter, therefore it's the Lily of the Valley hat.
You can get the pattern for free on December 13th 2017, starting 0.00 (EST) and ending 23.59 (EST)
Eastern Standard Time
Coupon Code is Lily

Lily of the Valley
Day Three:
It was cold this morning while I was hiking with the puppy, and all I could think about was big and soft and squishy and warm cowl to wrap my face to keep the blistering wind away, therefore it's Chunky Cabled Cowl.
You can get the pattern for free on December 14th 2017, starting 0.00(EST) and ending 23.59(EST) Eastern Standard Time
Coupon Code is Cozy

Chunky Cabled Cowl

Day Four:
(Come back tomorrow to see the pattern and coupon code)

Dec 9, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Comfy Pillow

Comfy Pillow
This intriguing and elegant, yet simple comfy pillow is knitted in the round.
Simple cables are separated by sections of seed stitch columns. Three colors create an interesting element to the columns, working from darker shades of grey through lighter grey to add a burst of color in yellow. To allow the pillow cover to be washed, the zipper is sewn on the bottom part of the pillow case.
Finished Size:
Pillow is 20” / 51 cm wide and 20” / 51 cm long.

KnitPicks Color Mist, worsted weight (75% Pima cotton, 25% Acrylic; 219 yards/100 g)
27465 Tidewater (1 skein) – MC
27466 Foggy beach (1 skein) – C1
27464 Sunshower (1 skein) – C2

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

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Dec 4, 2017

Attaching zippers - tutorial

Some of my knitting patterns have an option of adding a zipper. Pictured bellow as a sample is my  minion pencil box
minion pencil box

Here is a simple tutorial to make it easier for my blog readers, or visitors.

Step 1. Pin the zipper to the knitted piece, using a sewing pins.
If using a layer of fabric, pin the zipper between the two layers of fabric and knitted fabric.

Step 1 - pin together zipper and knitted fabric

Step 1 - pin together zipper and fabric and knitted fabric
Step 2. Using a needle and a tread sew together the layers with easily removable thread. The stitches can be long and slightly loose as they will be later removed. Remove the pins.

Step 2 - loosely sew together the zipper and fabric layers. 
Step 3. Using a sewing machine, or by hand,  sew the zipper firmly to the knitted fabric, and (if using) to the fabric.
Step 3 - zipper sewn by hand
Step 3 - zipper sewn on a sewing machine
Step 4. The zipper should be securely attached. Remove the loosely sewn thread from Step 2.

Finished project
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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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