Sunday, April 29, 2012

Use knitted lace in child's Ballerina shrug

Here is a simple but lovely project for a little girl: Little Ballerina Shrug from All Knitted Lace 

Isn't that pretty? You could use this design as a springboard and try your own lace design in the body of the shrug. 

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Are you selling any of your crafts?

Are you selling any of your crafts? If so, you may want to join this link party at Polly Want a Crafter.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pretty cardi pattern and it's FREE

I love getting the free Berroco newsletter. There is always something interesting to learn and a FREE PATTERN. 

The newsletter that I received today has a video to illustrate Mirror shaping.

Here is an example of what you may find in a pattern:

"Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping." ...A common phrase used by pattern writers to save print space. I hate seeing this sentence...

Use your new found skill to make this darling cardi called Gardner.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lace wedding shawl...

I am so lace wedding shawl was featured in this great knitting treasury. I hope you enjoy looking at the other great items in this ETSY treasury.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wedding Shawl

I just finished a lovely project that I call the Wedding Shawl. I wanted to make something that wasn't too hard to knit but still had some flavor of a Shetland shawl. So this shawl is made up as simple half round design in repeating rows of eyelet then at the bottom a border of Old Shale. Do you like it? 

I pulled the points of the Old Shale pattern when I blocked it to make the curve look more dramatic.
...need to write it up the pattern this week. 

There is one for sale on ETSY. I will be knitting a few more for the wedding and prom season.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Free link party

Check out Polly want a Crafter for a great place to have a free link to your shop or feature a craft project you have been working on.  You can also see what other crafters have been busy with.

This is a "sister" site to of my favorite decorating and DIY blogs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crocheted Edwardian Lace Shawls

Here are two new patterns that are available at my ETSY store. They are stunning crocheted lace shawls from Edwardian England.

Click on the images to go to my ETSY store. Remember, you get a freebie pattern with every purchase.

Edwardian Crochet Lace Shawl with wheel insertion
Picot Lace Shawl with Wheel Insertion

Edwardian Crochet Lace Shawl with Cable insertion
Crochet Lace Shawl with Cable Insertion

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Free Vintage Knitting patterns from NZ

I was looking around for a vintage knitting pattern for a tea cosy and some lace trims and I came across Vintage Purls from New Zealand. There are some great sock patterns for sale here or the shop on Ravelry. I found the conversion chart for yarn thicknesses very helpful.

I LOVE this shawl from the summer sock club: Demelza.

Of course, I was drawn to the collection of vintage patterns that are offered for free. There are some great patterns here like this swimsuit...

a Poppet the Poodle that I had as a child...

oh...and the tea cosy I was looking for!


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