I might design most of my own patterns, but I still love looking through Knitting & Crochet Books. I really like books of interesting stitches that I can incorporate into my own work, like the traditional Lemon Peel stitch I'm using for my Lemon Peel Sweater Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller The… Continue reading Favorite Knitting & Crochet Books
Whether you knit or crochet, cotton dishcloths are wonderful for your own kitchen and to give as gifts! My sister knits up dishcloth pairs and sends them to all our aunts and uncles for Christmas. I used to help, but she is such a fast knitter! Now I make crochet dishcloths to spread the joy.… Continue reading Best Dishcloths
Continued from Rainbow Nesting Baskets, Part 1...
This pattern makes six 2” tall nesting baskets ranging in diameter from 2” to 4½”. Use them for storage or gift the set as a great baby and toddler toy! The pattern calls for six colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple), but you can use any color combination you like!
Remember how I said I made the Chunky Little Stripe blanket two times?
Here's a free pattern for an easy baby blanket!
I've noticed that lighter weight yarns have a consistent thickness whether working with luxury natural yarns or inexpensive acrylic. But Bulky luxury yarn works up much smaller than Bulky acrylic yarn. For example,
I should be making a Lemon Peel Sweater in Yellow, or maybe bright green (Lime Peel, anyone?)
The Craft Yarn Council has added a new yarn weight, Jumbo (7)
Reddy Teddy is the third official member of Madeline's Menagerie! Reddy is a warm, adorable little teddy bear perfect for boys and girls of all ages! Pattern Available on Ravelry and Etsy Reddy Teddy at my LYS! I made Reddy from Cascade Venezia Worsted 158- Burgundy. It's a supersoft blend of mulberry silk and merino… Continue reading Reddy Teddy