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Friday, March 18, 2005

Felting has turned out to be great. The first time I tried it the size of the knitted hat scared me, but then I washed it and the knitted hat is perfect!!!!

Free Crochet And Knitting Pattern

Free Crochet And Knitting Pattern: "Research suggests that crochet probably developed most directly from Chinese needlework, a very ancient form of embroidery known in Turkey, India, Persia and North Africa, which reached Europe in the 1700s and was referred to as 'tambouring,' from the French 'tambour' or drum. "

Post Comment

Post Comment: "Mitered Square Cardigan - How much does one need to change a pattern before one calls it something entirely different? The squares are still from the San Fransisco Shirttail, but I'm making it a cardigan, doing color changes every four rows in the square, probably changing the sleeves...Bah! It's my 70's cardie. The knitted equivalent of granny squares, really."

I have found that knitting patterns, like all clothing, come back years later or have stayed in style for all the years.


Colinette: "Colinette Yarn Balls: Roll the Skein into a ball before using to keep tangles out of yarn. This will put Stress on the yarn and could take the bounce out of the yarn if left too long in a yarn ball.
Colinette Cones for Yarn: Weavers and Machine knitters love these. They are a great way to get a lot of yardage in one space"

I love this yarn. I made a great knitted sweater with it. It knits up so nicely.

Easy Crochet Pattern

Easy Crochet Pattern: "Crocheting:
Other forms of handwork � knitting, embroidery and weaving � can be dated far back in time, thanks to archeological finds, written sources and pictorial representations of various kinds. But no one is quite sure when and where crochet got its start. The word comes from croc, or croche, the Middle French word for hook, and the Old Norse word for hook is krokr."

Fun to learn about the history of crocheting. Interesting info.

She Who Knits

She Who Knits: " First up is yarn for Clapotis. It's Artyarns SuperMerino. Really really luscious and soft"

Yarn looks so yummy. I have to try to track it down. I love to find new yarns to knit with.

Free Crochet

Free Crochet

How cute are the coyntry bunny crochet patterns! It is always fascinating to find a new and interesting crochet pattern,


bruxknits: "I-cord.
First, I cast on 3 sts on a dpn.
Then I knit two of the 3 sts,
Then temporarily slide the last st over with the two-just knitted sts,
Next, with the spare needle (the one with no sts on it at this point) pick up a st from the lower edge of whatever I'm applying the I-cord to,
Slide the last st (the one that didn't get knitted) back onto the needle with the picked-up st, and finally
Knit these two sts together!
Repeat steps 2-6 for desired length of applied I-cord. "

Dale of Norway

Dale of Norway

The baby pattern looks adorable. Even if I don't use it the knitting pattern only cost $.99.