Oh these make me dream of spring!
I imagine knitting these mitts would be like a breath of fresh air for those of us in cold climates. A reminder that spring really isn’t that far away. I love the color combinations featured in this pattern. Beautiful.
Have a lovely weekend! xo Katie
This week’s Featured Knitting Blog is Falling Stitches!
Ariane, the knitter behind Falling Stitches, is best known for her weekly post series: “What’s Hot on Ravelry” where she hand selects her favorite patterns published on Ravelry that week. She has fabulous taste. The series has become so popular that it was featured one week in Ravelry’s newsletter.
She also show us her current projects and frequently publishes new patterns for sale. Her patterns are pretty fabulous. Here are a few of my favorites:
Her patterns are really gorgeous, aren’t they?
Show her some love! xo Katie
It’s Free Pattern Friday!!!! Before I dig into this week’s pattern, here’s a special message from me about some changes we are making to Free Pattern Fridays:
Please feel free to comment on how you feel about the new system for Free Pattern Friday.
I was so excited when I came across this pattern on Ravelry last week! This is exactly what I wished for when I discovered the Koolhaas hat 2 years ago! (Click Here for Koolhaas Hat Pattern Page Link)
I am adding these to my MUST-KNIT LIST. Are you?
I have been pouring over pattern books and stalking the Christmas Knitting Forum on Ravelry for weeks. It has been quite the journey and I fear that I will never stop “second guessing” myself. Christmas is 114 days away. It’s time to make this official. Here’s my list:
I really loved this blanket as is, so I will be knitting it in Berroco Comfort CHUNKY in the color pictured: Hummus.
Dad will also receive a blanket from the Berroco Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans book. It was pretty tight competition between Retro and Herringbone, but in the end I thought Herringbone would be a better fit.
I wanted to do a “Manly Neutral” so I chose a deep chocolate brown: Berroco Comfort CHUNKY in Bittersweet.
I am knitting these in Twinkle Soft Chunky Scarlet.
Color: TBD. I really love that silvery-grey…
I will use KnitPicks Shadow in Vineyard for this lovely project. So pretty!
I will knit this in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Pea Soup.
Finally, Richard has requested a blanket this year. I was a little sad about that, because I have knit him a scarf every Christmas. I was pretty excited about this tradition, but he seems to think he has enough scarves. (I was a little shocked that he thinks there could actually BE such a thing as too many scarves. I thought he understood???) I have not chosen his blanket pattern yet, because unless I am suddenly able to knit more than 150 yds a day, he will not be receiving it until January anyway. I will keep you posted on that decision…
Now that this is Official, I have a lot of knitting to do! I would love to hear what all of you are knitting for the holidays this year, so if you have a list or if you wrote a blog post about it, feel free to drop your list/link in the comments!
I wonder if this sheep knows how cool he is…
In other news, I have cast on a new project: Knitter’s Tool Bag from KnitPicks. I got the kit for Christmas and finally decided to get to work on it. I am just beginning on the outside of the bag, but I will post photos as it gets more interesting.
Finally, I saw this pop up on Ravelry and I thought it was SO perfect!
I just got a job on a dinner cruise ship and I want to knit ALL OF THESE. In particular, this variation of the Waves of Grace scarf is just gorgeous. I think I’m in love!
Let the yarn selection begin…
It’s Official! Today is the first FREE PATTERN FRIDAY! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s something to warm up all your loved ones:
A Set of Toasties will warm the hearts and hands of those you love this winter. Warmed in the microwave and slipped into a pair of gloves or boots, they will comfort those shoveling snow or waiting on cold bus stops. Make them for all your favorite people!
This pattern can also be found on the Patterns page of this website and it will be available shortly as a free download on Ravelry. I hope you love these hand warmers as much as I do!