Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review: CC Mullens: The Case of The Orange Hair Ribbon

CC Mullens: The Case of The Orange Hair Ribbon CC Mullens: The Case of The Orange Hair Ribbon by Cris Pasqueralle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book with its lively characters and plot. Story of a kid with psychic visions and how is Uncle who is a cop solve crimes. Great read and lots of action

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On The Go Backpack

On The Go Backpack

By Kathryn Doubrley


PDF, 6 pgs. $3.99. Instant download at http://www.theanswerlady.com.      
For Authentic or Nobel Knitting boards. Use yarn that will give a gauge of 3.5 stitches and 4.5 rows to the inch, with the rows of needles spaced 1 inch apart. Learn how to make a twisted cord and fairisle. A quick and fun pattern with clear easy to follow directions. Lots of photos, diagram. Make it in blue for your little boy or pink for your girl, or 
 just make for yourself for a hands free day. Find  
more great patterns from Kathryn Doubrley at

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July 2016 Stitch of the month

July 2016 Stitch of the month




THE LACY RIBS

Multiples of 5 + 2 selv.

(yon  = yarn over needle)

For sample cast on 27 (5 x 5 = 25 + 2 = 27)

Row 1: P 2, * yon, K 2 tog. through the back loops, K 1, P 2 *,

Row 2: K 2, * yon, K 2 tog. through the back loops, P 1, K 2 *.

Row 3: Rep. from row 1.  

I love this stitch!!!!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Woven Scarf 1

Woven Scarf 1

Yarn used  Lion Brand Mandala Sphinx 1 ball

 Ashford 16 inch SampleIT



















7.5 dent heddle
               
















before trimming the fringe Photo 2                                           Photo 1, finished scarf, not wet finished

Warp length 90 inches, including loom waster and fringe.

Scarf is 7 1/2 wide and 74 inches long, including fringe.

Read all and watch video before starting.

1. Find center of heddle and tie a string around it

2. Measure 4 inches each side of heddle and place string around them

 Watch this video to find out how to warp your loom without someone to help
 you.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0aFlG7294w

 She shows you how to tie the ends on the loom and start weaving.
 Here's one is you have someone to help you warp and change colors.

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa1WrHOTjxY&t=86s


You warp lenth is 90 inches for this scarf. I like to do a header with 8 rows
of waste yarn to close the "V".

3. Tie yarn to back tie bar and warp starting at left side were your marker
is, warp across the heddle to the last marker. Be sure to watch the video.

4. Start weaving and use a tape measure to mark your length and weave until
   the scarf measures 70 inches long.  Be sure and weave in your yarn ends.
 
Remove from loom. tie a knot very close to the woven scarf with 6 ends for the fringe, and trim to
 4 inches long. Wet finish your scarf.




 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Warm Hands Workbook


Warm Hands Workbook  

by Kathryn Doubrley.


PDF, 30 pgs. $ 20.00. Instant download at http://www.theanswerlady.com.
For all machines, including the hobby and Passap.  Gloves, mittens and fingerless gloves, 13 patterns in many sizes and styles.  Also for punch card machines.  Ribber required for 2 designs, but with so many beautiful patterns, you will find something you want to make. Uses sock to worsted weight yarns, even eyelash for trims. Some are so simple, they would be great for beginners with easy to follow directions.  Lots of color photos, tips, passap notes, and diagrams.  If you need help with techniques, here is the video link http://www.theanswerlady.com.       

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nifty Patterns for Knifty Knitters

Nifty Patterns for Knifty Knitters 



by Kathryn Doubrley.

PDF, 89 pgs. $ 20.00. Instant download at http://www.theanswerlady.com.   
Make good use of your Nifty Knitter with more than 27 patterns. So many beautiful patterns in this book, bags, capes, socks, scarves, fisherman jacket, footwear, dolls, purse, ponchos, lots of baby clothes and more. Learn new skills like short rowing, cables, felting, sideways and 2 color knitting. Lots of detail on each pattern with easy to follow directions. Charts, color photos, and more.  If you need help with techniques, here is the video link http://www.theanswerlady.com.       

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Posts Potholder June 2016 Pattern of the Month Crochet

June 2016 Pattern  of the Month Crochet
Posts Potholder © 2014 N Banks


Materials:
cotton or worsted weight yarn about 4 oz.
G crochet hook.

Chain 25.

Row 1: wrong side–Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, and 1 dc in each chain across row.
(Note–To work dc around post of dc from front, yo, insert hook from front to back in space before dc, then from back to front on other side of same dc, yo and draw up a loop, yo and through 2 loops, yo and through 2 loops–top of st is left free. To work dc around post of dc from back, yo, insert hook from back to front in space before dc, then from front to back on other side of same dc and work a dc–top of st is left free. )

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, 1 dc around post of each of next 3 dc from front, * 1 dc around post of each of next 3 dc from back, 1 dc around post of each of next 3 dc from front; repeat from * across row. 1 dc in top of turning ch.

Repeat row 2  15 times, fasten off. Make 2.

Edging
Round 1: holding wrongs sides facing, attach yarn at any corner, ch 1, single crochet evenly around potholder, placing 2 sc in each corner, join with slip stitch.

Round 2: ch 8, sc in same place, and in each sc around potholder, placing 2 sc in each corner.

This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold, recopied or reformatted without permission. It is for your personal use only.



Review: CC Mullens: The Case of The Orange Hair Ribbon

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