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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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On the Needles: Slice of Autumn/Spring Shawl

I’ve usually got at least one (sometimes 2 or 3…) knit or crochet projects on the go.

Right now I also have several finished projects that I need to get photographed, to share here and at Ravelry.

One of my current works in project is this lovely shawl: 

Slice of Autumn/Spring Shawl

designed by the talented: Kay Meadors, who has graciously allowed me to share these photos of the finished shawl here:

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I’m making mine in a lovely soft mauve yarn:

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Patons Lace: in Arctic Plum 

I purchased this yarn at one of my fav yarn sites: Knitting Warehouse

(click to read my review of their site and great prices).

One skein of Patons Lace (498 yds.) is all this shawl requires, I love that! 😉

With circular needle, pattern download and yarn, this shawl is costing less than $20. 🙂

It’s NOT all wool but it sure looks like the “real deal” and based on previous experiences with wool blend yarns, I also don’t think blocking will be too difficult when my shawl is completed.

I’ve got about 20 rows to go but these are LONG rows at this point as the shawl is getting bigger and bigger; the final row has over 300 stitches, so if I get a couple rows done each time I sit down to knit at this point, I’m happy. 😉

If you’d like a copy of this wonderful pattern (and yippee….no mistakes that I’ve found so far, that’s often not the case with knitting patterns) stop by Ravelry and get one to download. While you’re there, check out Kay’s other beautiful designs.

I’ll share a finished photo this spring, when I’ve got this one OFF the needles and something perfect to wear with it too. 😉

What are you making right now? I love to hear about projects in progress!

Happy Knitting! 

Trend Watch: Cuddle Up & Get Cozy

Fall definitely is on the way, my fav season of the year. 🙂

Here are some lovely autumn “finds” from the Fiesta Cat Yarn Co. blog.

What is your favorite season and why? 

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

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Solid Jersey Twist Headband (ThreeBirdNest, $24)

Vintage Cardigan Sweater (Raxclothing, $30)

Crochet Apple Cozy (According To Panda, $12.34+)

Knitted Mug Cozy (TheLeftHandedHooker, $14.50)

Cozy Fleece Throw / Stadium Blanket (Doodlegirls, $22)

Cacao Chokola Hot Chocolate Mix (flyingbirdbotanicals, $8.75)

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Want to Learn How to Knit Socks? ;-)

 

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If you do, stop by My Real Life Reviews to read my new review of this Ebook.

This one is a keeper! 😉

Happy Sock Knitting and Weekend!

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! 🙂

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! 

Joe’s Happy Feet! ;-)

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I ♥ making handmade gifts for people I ♥ !

And I have made quite a few knitted goodies for Joe over the years, including the socks pictured above, which were a Christmas gift this year. He likes them, a lot!

If you’ve never had a hand knit pair of socks, you’ve been missing out. No store-boughts can compare! 😉

Here’s a link to the yarn I used. This is a very simple, basic pattern but they came out nicely, in this variegated yarn. 

Did you make/give any handmade gifts this past Christmas?

And if you are making something right now, do share!

I love to hear about craft projects in progress or completed.

Happy Crafting! 🙂

Top 5: Gadget Cases – Knit Pattern Links

***MORE LAST MINUTE HANDMADE GIFT IDEAS, THERE’S STILL TIME :<)***

THANKS TO THE FIESTA CAT YARN CO. FOR THESE PATTERN LINKS.

AREN”T THESE WONDERFUL? I WANT THAT OWL ONE FOR MYSELF.

 HAPPY CRAFTING :>)

Fiesta Cat Yarn Co.

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1:  Ipad/ Netbook Sleeve w/Cables (Kristin Blom)

2:  Owlish Netbook Sleeve (Corrisande)

3:  Corylus (Kalurah)

4:  PopTart Cell Phone Case (Hannah Kaminsky)

5:  bHive (Kristen Briney)

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Looking for a Quick Knit Gift to Make?

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This pattern post has been getting quite a few hits lately, based on my stats, so thought I’d feature this easy knit project again, here at Veggies.. just in time to make for Christmas.

 I made the one pictured above and am working on a couple for gifts right now too.

What I really like about this cover is not only how it looks but how protective it is too. Nice and thick because of the seed stitch used throughout, so it really cushions the ereader; unlike some of the other ereader cover patterns and even the commercial covers, that are available.

This pattern was one that I found over at Ravelry.

Laura, the designer has graciously provided a PDF of the pattern: Kindle_Cover

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Just seed/moss stitch throughout, knitting in the round  (p the k and k the p) to form this lovely, textural yarn fabric.

I used some wool from my stash. The yarn color shown is Fire Tweed by Lopi.

The only thing I am changing this time is to make it an inch shorter than the pattern. If you decide to make one of these, measure your own ereader and make the cover (up to flap) just 1/2″ more  than the length of your ereader so it fits snugly. It will stretch a bit too, with repeated use.

Another tip, if using a wool yarn for this project, DO give it a soak in a wool/delicate wash detergent after making the cover and before using it, to soften up the yarn. I used Eucalan (click to read my review of that great product) and it softened up this yarn beautifully. Wool yarns can be a bit rough and you wouldn’t want to scratch the screen of your ereader.

Who needs to spend $20. +  for one of those generic ereader covers? 😉

And handmade gifts are always so special.  

Happy Knitting! 🙂

One- Skein Wonders (Bargain) eBooks at Amazon!

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Lace One-Skein Wonders

only $2.51 for the eBook version

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Crochet One- Skein Wonders

only $2.91 for the eBook version

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I was soooo excited to find both of these eBooks on sale today, over at Amazon! 😉

I’ve been a fan of the “One Skein Wonders” book series for a long time.

These two are new to me and what a great buy they both are right now.

Stop by Amazon to read more (links above) and let me know if you give one or both of these a try.

I can’t wait to try some new projects from both of these eBooks.

Happy Crafting and Weekend! 🙂