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Your Yarn Pattern Suggestions, PLEASE! ;-)

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I just completed my: Slice of Autumn/Spring shawl, which I posted about here.

It’s been raining here in BC and I haven’t had the chance to get out and get photos of this and several other finished yarn projects I have to share. 

In the meantime, I am “itchin” 😉 to start another knit or crochet project but I can’t decide what to make. 

I have 5 skeins of KP Stroll Tweed Fingering in Barn Door Heather shade, that I’d like to use up next.

I thought a short-sleeve cardigan/cardie would be nice in this yarn but I’m open to other ideas for projects too.

Only things I don’t want to make are another shawl or socks.

And, I want to use up all of the 1155 yds. if at all possible, or close to it.

If you have any knit or crochet patterns to suggest, please do! 🙂

And yes, I have checked at Ravelry already but wasn’t able to find anything that was “just right”.

Happy Knitting and Week, G 

A Long List of Oh So Cute Baby Hats to Make

This is one of the most popular posts recently at Veggies….and on a consistent basis, with 1000’s of hits to date.

In case you’ve been looking for that perfect baby hat to make , hopefully this list will give you some inspiration!

I still think they are all “oh so cute”. 😉

Have a great day and happy crafting! G

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

              

I want to make a couple of baby hats for friends who are recent grans, for the first time.

Of course, the hats are actually for the babies, not my friends. LOL

I’ve been looking at some knitting blogs in search of those oh, so fun baby hat patterns that are “transformed” into things like strawberries, pumpkins…and found this post.

I thought it was very helpful and so nice that this blogger atChemKnits took the time to assemble all these patterns in just one post.                

In case you’ve never seen one of these hats, here’s a photo of one fromFlickr

                                                      

                               

So adorable I think!

And the only time in life any of us would actually look cute wearing a fruit or veggie hat. 🙂

I guess the guys who wear real hollowed-out watermelons at football games would tend to disagree. LOL 😉

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How to Make Sweater Mittens Out of an Old Sweater

How cool is this?? 😉

I love re-purposing clothes and other items, so much better than them ending up in the trash bin.

Happy Crafting and Weekend, G

Brenda's Sustainable Home

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Ribby Slipper Socks, Completed! :-)

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I shared the FREE Interweave ebook that included these easy to make slipper-socks/booties, a while back.

Since then, I’ve made two pairs, these blue ones for me and an orange and brown pair for Joe.

What a fun pattern and definitely easy enough for a beginner to follow. And of- so- toasty warm too. 😉

I like the design of these, with the sock-style cuff. They stay up a lot better than some other booties I’ve made in the past.

If you’ve got cold tootsies  and   booties like I do, or are looking for a pattern for someone who does, check this one out.

Children to men’s sizes in this pattern and some other very nice accessories included in this ebook too.

I made mine in Lion Brand Da Vinci yarn (foot) and some “stash” worsted weight yarn( for the cuffs). I only needed one skein of the Da Vinci yarn and I wear size 8 1/2-9 shoes.

As knit booties/slippers have a tendency to stretch, better a bit snug fit to begin with than too loose. 

Let me know if you give them a try! 

Happy Knitting. 🙂

A Free (and Fab!) Collection of Lace Knitting Patterns

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As any of my regular Veggie….readers already know, I’m a big fan of Knitting Daily.

I’ve shared a few of their free eBooks here in the past and today noted this one for a Lace Knitting collection that is oh so pretty. (click link to get your own copy of this free eBook).

Don’t you just  ♥♥ that mauve shrug?

I’m going to put that on my very long list of knit projects I want to make. 😉

What are you making right now?  

I’m working on a (fairly easy) autumn lace shawl that’s going very well. I’ll be sharing a pic soon along with a review of the yarn I’m using for that project.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this free collection of lace patterns from Knitting Daily.

Happy Knitting and Crafting!!!

Top 5: Spring Shawls – Knit Pattern Links

*** Aren’t these shawls lovely?***

I ♥ shawls and have several knit and crochet ones that I’ve made over the years.

Don’t wear them as often as I would like to though. 😦

Are you a fan of shawls? Have you made any recently?

Happy Crafting and Tuesday! 🙂

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

image1:  Bedford Spring Shawl with Cobweb Frill  (Kathy Zimmerman)

2:  Woodland Spring Shawl  (Chrstina Wall)

3:  Madeira Spring Shawl  (Shannon O’Neil)

4:  Emily Shawl  (Mandy Moore)

5:  Spring Leaf  (Gerrard Allt)

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Top 5: Spring Cowls – Pattern Links

***Aren’t these pretty?***

Cowls are a great take-along project and such a nice fashion accessory.

A lot of them are great for knitters who are just getting started too.

Happy Weekend and Knitting! 🙂

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

image1:  Signs of Spring Cowl  (Lisa R. Myers)

2:  Ana’s Spring Cowl   (Lisa Uotinen)

3:  Longing for Spring, Cowl & Cuffs  (Maria Olsson)

4:  Spring Eyelet Cowl  (Sarah E. White)

5:  Cedar Springs Cowl  (Lion Brand Yarn)

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Have You Heard About Krochet Kids International?

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Talk about an inspiring and empowering story! 🙂

Truly amazing what these three young men on a mission were able to do. 

I happened to read about Krochet Kids via Lion Brand Yarns over the weekend and wanted to spread the word a bit, here at Veggies…

You can read more about what Krochet Kids is doing to help families all over the world here. 

And while you’re at their site, do check out their beautiful spring collection of unique items they have for sale.

I love reading win-win stories like this! Hope you enjoy this one too.

Knitting: A Lot More Than Just FUN! ;-)

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I came across a very interesting article today, at the Tree Hugger site re: the many benefits of knitting.

Not only is it great for stress relief which I did know about, it actually helps in a lot of other ways, to keep us healthy.

**Click to read the post here.**

So, the next time you are trying to justify another trip to your LYS or an online yarn splurge, remember it’s not just fun, it’s so good for your health too.

That’s certainly enough of a reason for me! 😉

Happy Crafting! 

Another Free Knitting eBook from Interweave!

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I ♥ Interweave!

I’ve been enjoying their patterns and books for a lot of years.

And their free knit and crochet resources are hard to beat.

I downloaded a copy of this latest free ebook this morning and I hope you enjoy a copy too.

Don’t you just love that pink knitting bag? 😉

Some great patterns here for beginners too, especially the cowl and hand-warmers.

Click here to get your copy.

And no spam or endless emails afterwards, I know that for sure.

Happy Crafting and Weekend! 🙂