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Sharing A Few Free Goodies Today

Some free knit goodies to share, this time courtesy of:

Peacefully Knitting & More,

one of my new, regular blog stops via my WP Reader.

I ♥ GOOD freebies. 😉

Some excellent designer patterns available for fall and winter! Gift ideas too.

Enter to Win This Beautiful Sweater Kit :-)



Rowan is giving away two of these sweater kits in the lovely teal blue shade that’s shown in photo.

Looks like an ideal beginner project too. 🙂

Contest closes on October 8th, so enter soon! Open to US AND Canadian residents.

Easy to enter and to share this contest too (if you want to share!) 😉 at Google Plus etc…

Good Luck and Happy Knitting!

PS: I’m back to working on my Walk in the Park Cardie this weekend.

What are you making right now? 

Book Review: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders

Stash yarn….what to make, what to make…and how to use it ALL up? 😉

It’s an ongoing challenge for all of us knit and crochet addicts. 

One of the first places I look for “stash inspiration” is my collection of: One- Skein Wonders books.

And my fav in this craft series to date is: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders.

What a fab book! 🙂

I consider ANY craft book good value, if I can pick out at least 4-5 projects right from the start, that I would actually make. When it comes to this book, I picked out a lot more than that, on my first browse, including:


Wisteria Arbor Shawl


Lacy Summer Footlets

These topped the list of numerous projects in this book that grabbed my attention. I actually have a stash yarn “on deck” for the Wisteria Arbor shawl, as soon as I finish up my two current projects on the go.

The Footlets I will definitely be trying as well; these look perfect for the summer days ahead. 🙂

And for anyone looking for a fun, easy project for a baby or toddler, these oh so cute pants would surely be a hit:


Baby Brights Tights

Aren’t they adorable?

There is something for every knitter in this book AND for knitters of all skill levels too. There are also a  few patterns for crochet fans  too. All made in sock yarns, but with a bit of variety of weights of yarn, in that general category.

And these are NOT all knit on teeny-tiny needles either, in case you have a phobia about dpn’s that are 2.25 MM or less ( I actually got over mine!) 😉

Projects range from baby and dolls clothes, gorgeous shawls and shrugs, scarves, gloves, mittens, toys, totes, home decor…you name it, it’s in here! And what gorgeous patterns these are, all made from just one skein of the suggested yarn they are shown in. And oh so perfect for adapting to your own stash selection!

I also checked over at the Storey Publishing site for corrections for this book. Not TOO bad, just two pages of corrections for the entire book. And as any avid knitter knows, that’s not a lot, compared to some of the “correction nightmare” books out there. You can find them here. 

I highly recommend: Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. I have a LOT of knitting books but this one moved up in my top 5 favs, right away. It really is an exceptional collection of wonderful, unique patterns; to enjoy for years to come.

Happy Knitting! 🙂

Photos credits: Ira Garber Photography Inc. Used with permission of the publisher.

Top 10: Cable Knit Patterns

I ♥ doing knit cables! 🙂

If you’ve never tried them, they are actually a lot easier than they look.

Hope you enjoy this lovely collection of cable knit patterns, courtesy of Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

I think the wreath is my fav. 🙂

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

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Top 5 Knit Kitchen Decor – Pattern Links




Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

1: Out of Its Own League Jar Cozy (Chelsea Barefoot)
2: Rug (Lily / Sugar’n Cream)
3: Leafy Washcloth (Megan Goodacre)
4: Kitchen Towel (Wool-Tyme)
5: Teapot “Cosy” (Alexis Layton)

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Top 5 Classic Hats – Free Knit Patterns

*** Some cool knit hat patterns from Fiesta Cat Yarn Co. !!  GHH***

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.


1: Berry Baby Hat (by Michele Sabatier)
2: Antelope Hat (by Kelly McClure)
3:Ear Flap Ski Hat (by Kathryn Williams)
4: Baby Cable Hat (by Yuliana Ng)
5: Toboggan Garter Stitch Hat (Susan Mills)

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Colorful Waves Scarf

colorful waves scarf 1

My Colorful Waves Scarf is now complete!

colorful waves scarf 2

I’m happy with how it turned out.

If you are looking for a fairly easy beginner’s knit project, you might want to check this one out.

Now I just need something nice in black to wear it with this fall! 😉

You can read more about the background of making this project and also a link to order this scarf kit here.

Happy Knitting!

And speaking of knitting, if you’re making something right now, do share the details! 🙂

Knit Handwarmers from CreativeYarn

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These are the first pair of handwarmers that I’ve ever made.

I really had fun making these and I love wearing them when it’s a chilly morning and I’m typing a lot at the computer. They keep my hands and wrists nice and toasty! 🙂 

 I think they’re rather cute too. I see a lot of women wearing these now, thought it was high time I had a pair too LOL. 😉

I’m making another pair right now that I plan to wear over thin black gloves for outdoor use. These are going to be in bright gold yarn. I’ll share a pic when I’ve got these completed too.

You can find this pattern and lots of other easy, fun (and many free) patterns over at the  CreativeYarn blog.  Here’s the link for this free pattern: Emerald Green Handwarmers. The woman who hosts this blog is based in Rome so that’s kind of interesting too. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been posting recently but there are a lot of great archive posts and patterns to enjoy over there.

The yarn I used was:

Caron Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) in  Gunmetal Grey:

sheepish yarn

Here’s my review of this yarn, over at My Real Life Reviews.

♥ the pattern but NOT a yarn that I’ll be using again. 😦

Happy Crafting!  🙂 

Knitted Cable Footies

My knitting “stormcontinues. 😉

I just finished a couple more pairs of socks. Also, a large, easy knit throw I’ve been working on for a long time (it’s shown in the background here).

Now I have a shawl to complete next, for a gift; if I ever can find the right beads to finish the edge!!! So many choices but too many with holes too small to accommodate the sport yarn this shawl is crochet in.

Oh well, will have to keep looking. Ideally, I’m hoping to find a necklace I can re-purpose for this project in black glass beads as I need about a 100 beads for the scalloped crochet edge. A shawl pattern I designed myself! 🙂

Back to this project:

These Cable Footies are featured in the book: One Skein by Leigh Radford.

 Click here to read my review of this excellent knitting book.

And what a great book it is! Unlike a lot of the smaller-type (rather boring!!!) project books, using small amounts/one skeins of yarn, this book is filled with a variety of lovely and diverse projects, including these easy to make knit “footies”. I really enjoyed making these and plan to make a couple more pairs.

If you are looking for a great knit book for small projects (and a great way to use up stash yarns!) this one is definitely worth a look. 🙂

I made these in Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted Weight in Gold and for the small size I used about 180 yds. of this yarn. I wear Size 8.5-9 shoes but I don’t like baggy socks or knit slippers so I tried the smallest size and it fits perfectly.

Happy Knitting! 🙂