All these lovelies (and more!) can be found on Etsy! Or, click the photo or description to be taken directly to the maker’s shop. Now, go get shopping! The clock is ticking!
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If no: Click through and get initiated in the fabulous and all-consuming world of pinning!
After many months of pinning and re-pinning tons of stuff, info, projects, tips, ideas and inspiration onto my boards, I have recently starting actually trying the things I’m pinning. I’m sure it might seem logical to most of you that if one spends time looking and pinning that it will follow that one actually puts into action all the ideas gathered. Well, not so much with me! By the time I tear myself away from all the sights, there tends to be no time left to DO anything. 🙂
I’m happy to say that has changed. I’ve actually done a few things:
I made one of these! It’s a Mizzle Shawlette. Here’s mine, the green one (not a great picture):
I could go on and on, but I’ll spare you. If you’d like to see more, it’s all there waiting for you so go get pinning and doing!
Armed with my morning cup of coffee, I head to ravelry.com to check out the newly posted patterns. It’s part of my daily routine. One of the parts I most enjoy. This is what I peruse: Recently Added Knitting Patterns. There are also new crochet patterns, but I filter those out since I don’t crochet much at this point.
Most of the time I just enjoy browsing through the patterns, and admiring all of the creativity of the designers. Sometimes, inspiration strikes and I end up adding multiple patterns to my queue, favorites or library. Now, if I could just find enough time to actually knit all the things I’d like to, life would be perfect!
This is what I’ve marked for later from today’s batch:
This market bag kit sells for $10. At first, I did a double-take, not believing a pattern could cost so much. I quickly realized it was for a kit which includes the pattern and the yarn to make the bag. Shew!
I love this shawl! It’s knit in garter stitch with a combination knit/crochet edging. Fabulous!
That’s it for today. I have to get off the internet and get going with my day. <sigh> Thankfully, I’ll be browsing the new patterns again tomorrow morning! Hope you all have a wonderful day. Does part of your day include indulging in a guilty pleasure on ravelry? or another favorite site? Please share!
Yarn bombing is defined by wikipedia as “a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.” It has become a very popular expression of fiber art all around the world. Here are some examples for you:
I adore the little car! As a knitter, I can imagine the hours of work that went these masterpieces. The last one of the bull is local to me. I think I’ll get in touch with the fiber guild to find out how to participate! Which one is your favorite? Have you ever worked on a yarn bombing project? I’d love to see your photos!
I added a couple of new items to my shop today. Two new colorways of my Fiber Bling Bracelet. The Fiber Bling Bracelet pattern is my own design. The only pattern I’ve actually written up at this point. There are plenty of others, but they are still just scribbled notes in my notebook thus far. Anyway, I made some more bracelets, and they are now for sell in my Etsy shop. Check them out!
Also, I’ll be adding new sets of fabulous hand knit washcloths soon. I’ve also been gathering some wonderful vintage items that I need to get cleaned up and listed. So many things to do, so little time! Isn’t that always the story? It will all get done eventually. The kids are all going back to school on Monday so that should free up a little time. They are in different schools this year, and on different school schedules. I had my son home for two weeks at the end of March, and my daughter’s break was this past week. It was actually so nice to have some alone time with each one of them! But, I digress…
If you take a peek at my shop, let me know!
Sunday Scenes is a weekly post I do featuring photographers from Etsy. If you see something you love, click the photo to see the photo details.
“Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.” ~Dorothy Day
“It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.” ~George Eliot
Are you familiar with Ravelry? It is a web site for knitters, crocheters, spinners, dyers and designers. The main feature is a huge database of knit and crochet patterns. Many of them are free! The site also has areas for you to track your “stash”, needles, projects, etc. There is a vibrant social group on ravelry as well. It includes forums for finding help for your craft, your favorite designers, or just chatting with fellow fiber lovers…the list goes on!
One of my favorite areas on the site is the “Recently Added Knitting Patterns.” Here are a few of my new favorites. Which ones do you think will end up on your want-to-knit-now list?
I adore cowls, and this one is fabulous. It is actually 1 of 5 patterns in an ebook available for $6.00. This will definitely be added to my queue!
This shawl is exquisite. It would take me a long time to knit this, but it would be worth every hour…such gorgeousness!
I love these sweet, little mitts. The button detailing gives them such a charming look. I am seriously into buttons these days. This pattern is available for $6.00. It is worked flat in linen stitch which gives such great texture and an almost woven look.
Did I introduce you to your next project here? If these don’t suit your tastes, click through and explore ravelry. I have no doubt you’ll find something you want to cast on NOW!
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