A wonderful Lace Knit and Crochet Shrug for dressing up to go out on the town. Looks great with a thin or strap less dress for a Cocktail Party or the coming Christmas Events. I am sure lots of us are looking now to see what we are going to wear this coming Festive Season. Again…this could be knit with a nice silk yarn. It would be possible to add-on some stunning Beads at the Ruffle.
Wonderful for around the house. Love to wear it over a nice light top or going out to a Restaurant. Sometimes you never know if you are sitting under any vents. I do like to be comfortable and enjoy my company and not have to be cool. So this shrug is perfect for keeping me warm. You can close it at the front as much or as little as you like. It has a nice relaxed feel to it. Any type of Yarn could be use for this depends on the look you would like. The pattern then has to be modified to adjust for the needle size and yarn thickness used. I have use a “Baby Bamboo” Yarn by Sirdar Snuggly.
This was so sweet to see. My Husband and I where just sitting in the backyard, enjoying a nice day, this past Summer in our Backyard. When I spotted something sitting on the Fence tucked into the bushes. As I looked closer….to my surprise it was a young Squirrel sleeping. I grabbed our camera and snuck up to it as close as I could. Again ….I was amazed that I was able to get to almost one meter to the Fence till the Squirrel got a little nervous. This cute little Squirrel only then started to move. I was able to take a lot of pictures and one even with it still sleeping.
This Foursquare Bracelet was a fun project. The pattern asked for Swarovski Crystal to add-on by the Clasp. I chose to use up some of my black beads instead. Enjoy wearing it as it is lose almost more a Bangle Bracelet. You could wear two at a time or make the clasp more dramatic. Add it on with another one of your favourite Bracelet as I am wearing it.
This particular scarf pattern has really grabbed my interested to knit several of them. It is so much fun to knit with all the fun Yarns. Fleece Artist, Hand Dyed Yarns and some variegated Yarns can make a unique one of a kind pattern. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html
You decrease on one side and increase on the other side of the Scarf. As you knit along you drop stitches in the appropriate places and the fun begins. One always gets this great surprise in how different each scarf looks at the end. I have not knit one that turned out the same. For fun I have added some Seedbeads to the ends that the stitch gets dropped down. looks nice too. You can add as many repeats of the pattern to make it the width you like. I am tempted to knit a blanket in this pattern with some of my stashed wool. I will see how my free time will be over this winter.
One “Lattice Cube Bracelet” in green tones and one in blue and pink tones. I have used 4mm Japanese cube beads and size 11mm seed beads that I have mixed up to achieve a multi color tone for the Lattice Cube Bracelets.
For the “Patchwork Peyote Bracelet” in silver and blue tones I have use Delica beads in size 8 and 12, cube beads 3mm and #1 bugles. All have magnetic clasp for easy on and off, the magnets are strong enough to hold and not be pulled apart easily.
Wow…..! Sometimes in the month of August out in our backyard I was surprised to see this wonderful black Ladybug with no spots on it. It was just flying onto our Standard Willow Tree where I was sitting close by. It is so unique in its colors that I still have not found out if this is normal to see a black Ladybug or if I was just lucky to spot it.
I love this fun pattern called “Fishtail wristwarmers“. It is fun to knit and only uses up one ball of yarn. I have used Lang Yarn ” Jawoll Superwash” in gray and “Meilenweit Cotton” in orange. I have to say both look and feel nice. My favourite though would be the gray one, knit with Lang Yarn “Jawoll Superwash.”http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fishtail-wristwarmers#
As today is Halloween the orange one would be the perfect one to wear tonight. The pattern was fun to knit and you get into the pattern repeats soon.
I will work on a few more for some Presents. Hope to keep a few children happy and warm in the cold winter days. Perhaps we all should start to think of the poor and just make one extra item for just one child. Even one will make a difference.
One of the pictures I took in the backyard. No fuzz and stuff just liked the setting and the colors. Our red burning bush is just starting to get red. As the days have passed the color just intensified.
#22 Long Pointelle Coat
by Michele Rose Orne
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008
This was a fun project especially since I made two of them. The first one was too small so I gave it to my daughter and made another one for myself. Fun and light to wear in a hot day if you like to cover up or on a cooler summer evening.
Wow only two days away and kids of all ages are looking forward to dressing themself up in all the fun costumes. Let’s hope the weather will hold out for all of them to go Trick or Treating. So ……….for now stay safe and happy Trick or Treat.