Just a quick post
I found some cool patterns that I think might end up being Christmas gifts. They are all made using Simple rectangles. I was looking around the web for some quick and easy gift ideas for a few of my friends. I want to make a gift for my secret pal at church for my reveal gift, it will have to be for a reveal gift because if I give it to her prior to that she will know who I am immediately. She is a real good friend of mine and it has been real hard to keep it secret from her. My oldest daughter Anastasia has not told her yet which is a miracle, because she normally slips and says something about the gift I gave and asks the person how they like what I gave them. Well here are the links to the patterns so you all can get the use out of them also.
I got a not so Random RAOK yesterday.(form my mom), so I bought myself a set of note cards and a pair of Lion Brand cable needles and A Susan Bates size #15 29” Circular needles, I really needed this size as I have straight needles and now I have the correct length to make the shawl that I have been designing. I am working on different ways to use multiple stands of yarn for a shawl, I am still hung up on the stitch pattern but I have a basic pattern for what I want. I am thinking about doing just a garter stitch and using worsted weight yarn on such a large needle, which should give me a very open finished fabric. I am also thinking about using a feather and fan pattern and using a thinner yarn to give a lacier look. I will post when I decide.
I may even put up a new poll to she what you all think would be a good stitch pattern. For one thing I do not like to read a chart and I have found a few older knitting books form the 60’s that have complicated patterns written out and not charted.
I was going through my magazine stash the other day and I found a copy of Martha Stewart Living, from Dec. ’04 and it had a very good explanation and illustrations for sock knitting. I had been looking for this issue at our local library and was unable to locate it so I decided to go through my many boxes of magazines and lo and behold there was the exact issue that had been eluding me for so long.
I am still looking for quick gift patterns if anyone has any tips for locating some good free patterns please comment and I would really appreciate it.
I am thinking about trying my hand at knitted flowers to use up some of my leftover yarn. I have so many little balls of yarn that only have a few yards that I think that might be a good way to use it up.
I have been rambling a little here as I decided to create this post offline as not to tie up my phone line to long today. I really feel like I post more than I actually talk to people. There are not many people in my area that are as crafty minded as I am so I feel a little alienated and this BLOG lets me “talk” about what I love, (making things with my hands). I would like to thank all of you who have visited my BLOG and who have posted such kind words to me. I hope that you all have a very blessed day today. May God bless you all.