Monday, January 23, 2017
Wanderlust Cables Lace Spring Cardigan for Loom Knitters
by Kathryn Doubrley $3.99. 6 pages. Instant download from http://www.theanswerlady.com. For a Kiss regular or small gauge loom, an All-in-One, Noble loom or one with enough pegs to match gauge. A very pretty sweater made with cables in the ribbing, up the front of each side and across the top of back, finished bust size 37, 46, 54. Made with Red Heart yarn or worsted weight yarn #4. Learn new techniques long tail cast on, and cables. A very easy to follow pattern with charts, photos, and diagrams. Look for more loom patterns on her website.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Harper's Wish by Cerella Sechrist
The plot of this book surprised me.. a restaurant critic to a waitress in a restaurant owned by a chef whose first restaurant she ruin.
I didn't think I would like the book but Sechrist's wrting, the wonderful characters and the seaside setting she developed won me over. I loved it. Great book.
Keep the Faith, Ellen McGuire (Stella's Falls #1)
by Donna Walo Clancy
If you read one Christmas story this year, let it be this one. Warm and magic, a great story to read to children. Wonderful book.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
At My House
January 2015 Pattern of the month Knit
Pretty Pink Scarf @2012 by N Banks
Size 10 knitting needles
1 ball Bernat Satin Sport Weight yarn in Rose Rose
1 ball Lion brand Fancy Fur in Pretty in Pink
1 row counter
With the sport and fur held together cast on 26 stitches.
Rows 1 to 7 knit. After row 7 fasten off the fancy fur, and continue with just the Sport weight.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit.
Row 3: K6, *[yo] 2 times, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 4 times, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 2 times, k6; rep from *.
Row 4: *K6, drop 2 yo off left needle, k1, drop 3 yo, k1, drop 4 yo, k1, drop 3 yo, k1, drop 2 yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Rows 5 and 6: Knit.
Row 7: K1, *[yo] 2 times, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 4 times, k1, [yo] 3 times, k1, [yo] 2 times, k6; rep from *, ending last rep k1 instead of k6.
Row 8: K1, *drop 2 yo off left needle, k1, drop 3 yo, k1, drop 4 yo, k1, drop 3 yo, k1, drop 2 yo, k6; rep from *, ending last rep k1 instead of k6.
Rep Rows 1-8 until you have completed 23 repeats of the pattern. (count the open lace work from the side).
Now repeat rows 1 and 2.
Attach the 7 the fancy fur and with both yarns knit 7 rows. Bind off, weave in the yarn ends.
See November 2014 for Stitch of the month.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
January 2015 Stitch of the Month Knit
For sample, cast on an even number of stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K 2 tog across row.
Row 4: *K 1, pick up horizontal thread before next stitch and knit.
Repeat from row 1 until square or desired length.