Saturday, Pattern Day #43

Saturday, July 19th, 2008
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If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

Saturday, Pattern Day #41 (on Sunday)

Sunday, July 6th, 2008
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Better late than never!

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

Saturday, Pattern Day #40

Saturday, June 21st, 2008
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Howdy! I missed the last two Saturdays because of giant piles of work and having just done the anniversary post, but I’m back now. Well, back for a few seconds before having to dash off to the cottage! (I know, I know, it’s so hard to be me.) Here are my favourite patterns from the last few weeks! There aren’t as many captions as usual, but the patterns are all great.

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

A Very Parental Edition of Yarnival!

Sunday, May 18th, 2008
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Howdy, folks! I decided to have a go at editing Yarnival again. It’s been a while! But it was fun. Thanks so much to all those folks who submitted their blog posts. This one has a parental theme, in honour of Mother’s Day. The feature article is Dr. G’s Memory Vest at Through the Loops. Dr. G’s memory is being ruthlessly robbed of him by Alzheimer’s. By leaving a donation, you are supporting The Fisher Center (an Alzheimer’s research center) and being given an absolutely beautiful sweater pattern. Give what you can.

The second feature is from the chemgrrl chronicles. Not necessarily about parenting, but I love science like a motherblather. Which is close. Check out the chemistry behind wool and blocking.

Yigal Azrouel Fall 2008

A Friend to Knit With has a post about a handknitted dress knitted by dear old Mom.

Grab a pattern for a Winged Mom Heart Tattoo at anny purls.

Here’s a touching story about a blanket and parental memories at Yarn~Knit~Read~Lit.

Strands Of Me has a pattern from a mom to a daughter.

Armour Mittens

Kathryn embellished a pair of Fiber Trend clogs to look like Lady Bugs!

Princess Pea is experimenting with minfulness, and is knitting positive emotions into every stitch of her comfort blanket knitted mindfully.

Fricknits wants you to know that Cowl is the new scarf.

med pinner has a beautiful pair of Latvian Mittens on display.

If you’d like to knit like a Scandinavian, try some Two-End Knitting at Pipe Dreams and Purling Plans.

Or you can try some Pansies at mind of winter!

Emma 3

That’s it for this month! Submit your blog post to the next edition of Yarnival! using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the Yarnival! index page or in the archives. For more information about Yarnival!, visit my writeup on the subject. If you want to edit an issue, send me an email! I’m in need of editors right now (which explains why I edited this one), so if you have the time I’d love to hear from you!

Saturday, Pattern Day #35

Monday, March 17th, 2008
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I am just getting out of my haze of overwork, so bear with the Saturday Pettern Day lateness! Here it is, #35.

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

Saturday, Pattern Day #33

Sunday, February 17th, 2008
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Quick blog because I’m mega busy. Enjoy the patterns, and sorry for being a day late!

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

Saturday, Pattern Day #32

Saturday, February 9th, 2008
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My apologies for missing last week; I had a giant stats exam that grabbed my attention for a little too long. To make up for it, there’s a pile more this week!

If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

  • For Valentine’s Day, you can knit some Valentine Heart Rings.
  • Heartening is a cute sweater.
  • I’ve never eaten a stuffed beef heart, but I hear they’re delicious. If you want a slightly more yarny option, you can knit some stuffed hearts from mochimochiland (example here), or some hearts from Berroco.
  • Want to knit a shape that’s not a heart? Try this knitted star tutorial.
  • If you’re worried you might be a bit of a wuss, feel free to knit yourself some balls.
  • I kinda want a hat that will go around my hair if I tie it back, so perhaps this The Not Too-Too Beret could be good.
  • Here’s another Beret Recipe.
  • Here’s Vitro a bit of crocheting around rocks and things.
  • I love this blanket, but the blog itself is really weird. There’s twice as much space devoted to navigation as there is for the actual content! Maybe her monitor is a widescreen.
  • This Little sister’s dress is so cute!
  • Sí, Capitán! is a great looking hat. I love the star on top. Example here.
  • Evangeline is really pretty. A whole rainbow of examples here.
  • Five Fruits is another great MagKnits pattern for a baby.
  • I kinda like these White Witch Mitts.
  • These Playtime Petit Fours look delicious.
  • This chunky hat looks even tastier! Although I wouldn’t recommend eating wool, it’s a little chewy.
  • I’ve been waiting a while for a pattern for the Gathered Scarf for your Mother-in-Law. It’s actually quite a basic pattern. Sometimes, you just hit a stitch pattern and yarn combination that just works. This yarn is a beautiful glossy red and sets off the pattern so beautifully. Definitely a must-knit for Christmas. Example here.

WIP Week: Malabrigo Neckwarmer

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
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Malabrigo Neckwarmer

Here’s the neckwarmer, waiting for a button. I managed to sew the button on just as I was leaving my parents’ place and didn’t get to take a picture, so as soon as the batteries on my own camera are charged, you’ll get your FO photos. Because it was a WIP when I took the pictures, I can still technically post them this week!

I really love the pooling effect that occurred in this yarn. It looks like a blue tiger. I really really really love this yarn and I can’t wait to have an excuse to buy some more. I’d get some in Bulky, and make a beautiful hat and mitten combo. I don’t care if they would match this neckwarmer, I only care that they would be the most squishy, deliciously warm and soft mittens in the solar system.

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Saturday, Pattern Day #31

Saturday, January 26th, 2008
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If you are knitting or have already knit a pattern that I’m talking about, leave me a comment and I’ll update my post with a link to your version. If you’ve written up a pattern and you want me to link to it, send me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll post it! It makes the list longer and my job easier.

  • Don’t knit Cecil unless you’re prepared to have it showered with mushy peas.
  • If you knit Cisco, you can make your child look like a miniature Japanese teenager. (I like to imagine that all Japanese people wear wacky clothes and live on the covers of Gwen Stefani albums.)
  • If you’re already preparing for Easter, here’s a pattern for knitted Easter eggs. And here’s another.
  • These Picot edged mittens are mega-cute.
  • Here’s a rough guide for a slouchy beret. I’ve not had success making hats for myself, so I might want to try something like this to fit over my hair, which is usually tied back and too big for my tighter hats.
  • This Sheila Cape is so adorable!
  • Bristol is a neck warmer, and it’s pretty classy.
  • Brompton is a pretty cardigan pattern. I love the colour! But I like tighter-fitting sweaters so it may not be my style. The basket-weave stitch on the edges is really smart, though! Example here.
  • I never realized there were lots of other Smariek patterns! Here’s a Heart Lace Cloth (in time for Valentine’s Day), Persephone Mitts, Swirl Hat, Osiris, Regina, and an Embossed Turtle.

My Cabled Baby Jacket on a real live baby!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
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The Cabled Baby Jacket now belongs to a real live baby. And it fits! Oh dear Lord it fits and I’m so relieved. Here are some pictures!

I’m a bit squeamish about putting pictures of babies on the Internet (that’s for them to decide when they grow up), so all faces have been replaced with characters from a recent blockbuster movie-film.

Chipmunks!

Chipmunk!