6.24.2012

You know you should be knitting when….

I’m at work and my co-workers are talking about the book everyone is reading, Fifty Shades of Grey, and I’m thinking, oooo, grey, a steely grey wool would be a gorgeous neutral sweater. Maybe with some cables, a classic pattern, or a shawl neck and a basket weave, or maybe some lace panels…….OOOO Erotic……

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.Here are a few free cardigan patterns I like, all free!

Aidez is a feminine fitted cardigan that has all the cozy antique appeal of traditional Aran texture

Amiga from Mags Kandis published in Knitty, love this lightweight breezy cardigan

A fun cardigan from Vickie Howell, with some pattern to it, not too much to be intimidating, but enough to make it interesting to knit and wear.

From Black Dog Designs a fabulous and modern take on a classic cardigan, The Stella

Designed by Wendy Baker for plus sizes. the pattern is taken from 'Knitting Goes Large' by Sharon Brant, published by Rowan. A plus size easy to wear figure skimming cardigan free pattern.

This casual jacket-style cardigan boasts lapels and flap pockets

Enjoy, let me know if you knit any of these or have some other great ones to add to the list!

Happy knitting!

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6.23.2012

Dummy Clap Shawl vs: Eternity scarf…

I was bogged down with my Dummy Clap Shawl (pattern by Anna Peck), I thought I needed something mindless to knit, but maybe I didn’t. It was too boring. I stopped knitting and thought I was going to frog it, but after seeing a video on 20 ways to wear a Eternity scarf, I’m thinking I’m going to keep knitting.

Ave measurement of an eternity scarf = 30 x 80 inches.

Even if you don’t knit one, you can sew one with knitted fabric or just buy one. I love this video!

Check it out!!

So I’m knitting again, I’ve also been buying some (ha, well maybe more than some or a few) knitting books and I’ve got lots of ideas!

6.22.2012

Wouldn’t you like to be knitting here?

I know I’ve been MIA for a while. I’m getting a major craving to knit a sweater! Yes, I know the temp is in the 90’s but a girl at work asked me some questions and brought hers in and I helped her along. Now I’m itching to get some needles into my hands. Everything goes better with knitting….

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Get those needles and yarn out and get knitting!