Sunday, December 14, 2008


Easy Lace Scarf:
pattern from Knitter's Review

I have to say that I'm really proud of this scarf. It is the first time I've knit anything that wasn't just plain garter or stockinette stitch. I had always turned my cheek on anything that had to do with increasing or decreasing or slipping stitches. I was pleasantly surprised at how EASY this pattern was to follow -- after a few sets of the sequence it gets memorized and you can just go with it. Whoo hoo!

I used plain old RedHeart acrylic yarn for this, but I'd like to try making it with a lacy yarn so that the "holes" for the lace look are more visible.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I just wanted to say, for anyone who might be reading my blog here, that I have a couple works in progress. One that may be finished today and another that I just started. They're pretty great patterns and I can't wait to share them with you.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008



I wanted a fun scarf that was super skinny and versatile enough to be worn as a headband, so I whipped this up. It only took about 4 hours, but probably would have taken less time if I were solely focused on just the scarf.

You need:
Size 11 straight needles
Any color yarn you want
Crochet hook for tucking in the tails

Cast on 110-130 stitches with color A
Row 1 - knit with color A
Rows 2-7 knit with color B
Rows 8-9 knit with color A
Bind off

Sunday, November 30, 2008


I named this project after my mother, as this gift was a gift for her 11/28 birthday.

You need:

  • 10.5 straight knitting needles
  • 1 skein RedHeart EasyTweed; Coffee
  • Crochet hook for weaving in tails
  • 2-3 "buttons" (optional)


  • Cast on 30 stitches
  • Knit each row until there is 2-4" left on skein
  • Bind off
  • Weave in tails
You will now have a very short scarf. Manipulate it by folding in different ways until you create the look you want. Pin it in place. Use a needle & thread to sew only the front of the scarf in place so it doesn't flop around. When I made this one, I left the sides & back unsewn, just folded, so that my mother could essentially unfold it so it covered her ears if she wanted. The "buttons" are not functional and are just decoration, but I thought it looked better with them.


I just created this so I could post any crafts I make, and to follow other blogs. Bare with me while I get it set up. ;)