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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. 🙂

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Some (free) Groovy Glove Patterns and a Tutorial!

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Have you ever knit a pair of gloves?

I just started knitting gloves in the past couple of years.

I’m only on my second pair right now but they are a fun knitting challenge. 😉 Some new techniques to learn too.

I’m making the Unisex Gloves from the One Skein Book by Leigh Radford (click to read my review) in a forest green yarn. I’ll share a photo when they are complete. I’m kind of slow when it comes to glove knitting but I’ll get there. 😉

The beautiful gloves shown above are all part of a new free ebook from Interweave.

You can download your free copy here.

Looks like a great collection! I’d like to make those purple ones in the bottom row. 

I also use this glove tutorial at Very Pink. The step by step instructions in the video that you can start and stop as you knit along with Stacy, is SO helpful.

Some other great knitting tutorials and resources over at Very Pink too.  

Happy Knitting! 🙂

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! 🙂

More Great Freebies from Interweave :<)

Free Crochet Ideas: 7 Patterns for Crochet Gifts

Although I haven’t posted any crochet projects recently, I do ♥ to crochet too.

For a long while, I didn’t knit at all, only crochet. My switch (for the most part) to knitting was due in large part to the limited number of crochet patterns I could find, that I really liked.

Happily, more and more designers ARE creating wonderful and varied crochet patterns these days and I plan to get back to “hooking” quite soon. 😉

I recently received this pattern collection, courtesy of Interweave.

It’s easy to get your own free copy and NO SPAM or excessive emails in your inbox. I’ve been getting newsletters from Interweave for a long time and appreciate that very much.

With Christmas just around the corner, there are some great gift ideas included in this one. I particularly like the stunning market bag and the baby “Charlie Brown inspired” sweater. So cute. 🙂

Hope you enjoy these patterns too and do share what you are currently making, if you are a crafter.

I ♥ to hear about projects of all types, in progress or completed!

Happy Crafting! 🙂

Free Market and Tote Bag Patterns!

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I got an email from Interweave recently that included a free download for this new sewing ebook.

The bags all look great! And I know from past experience that their eBooks are well done. Easy to get a copy too.

If you like to sew and are in need of a new market bag or tote (or want to make one for a gift) don’t miss this free offer!

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On the topic of sewing, I still haven’t finished the PJ’s I blogged about a while back, 😦 but hope to have them finished this week for sure. 

I wish I could cut out sleep LOL; I have cut back to about 6 hours a night though. Seems to be enough.

I actually feel better than when I was sleeping for 8 hours a night. Less tired. Go figure. 😉

There’s NEVER enough time in the day. Can you relate?

What are you making right now? Do share. I love to hear about all kinds of projects.

Happy Crafting! 🙂

A Handy Knitting Needle Guide

Found this very handy knitting needle guide and conversion chart: over at Interweave:

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If you’ve ever wondered how to pick the best type of needle for a particular project, including: material they are made from, circular or straight etc…this is a guide you’ll want to have. Even though I’ve been knitting for a long time, I still picked up some good tips reading through this document. Great illustrations too.

Speaking of knitting, I haven’t been doing much with the very hot weather here in BC for the past couple of weeks.

But I did get some other projects completed, when I could find the energy. 😉 More about those soon.

How’s your weather been?

Hope you had a wonderful July.

I’m back to blogging at all my blogs now; visiting too. 🙂

Free Ebook: How to Knit Socks

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If you ever wanted to try sock knitting but were intimidated by the process, you might want to check out this free ebook/doc from Interweave:

HOW TO KNIT SOCKS

I looked it over and it seems to be very well explained.

I already knit socks and love it! It can be  a bit daunting the first time around but what fun when you learn to turn the heel and after that, it’s piece of cake!

And there’s nothing nicer to wear on your footsies than handmade socks. A great gift idea too, so special.

Hope this is helpful

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Happy Knitting!

PS: If you’re a crafter, do share what you’re making right now, I’d love to hear about it! 🙂

PSS: The socks in the photo are a pair that I made, not from this tutorial.

A bit more than you’d probably want to tackle for a “first sock project”. 😉

PSSS: If you already are an experienced sock knitter, click through to check out this gorgeous sock pattern from Willow Yarns.

Wow, I don’t know if I’m up for that much of a challenge, but I sure like how these look!