Thursday, September 30, 2010

  Pincushions in my Etsy Store!  It's open!

I finally listed my pincushions in and Etsy store.  Please check it out

Fanciful Designs

I hope to be listing more and hopefully you'll tell all your friends or will think about purchasing one for a friend or family member that loves to sew.

I still don't know how to get rid of that photobucket white box that follows along when you scroll.  Someone in the Google help forum said they could get rid of it but it's still there.

I hope to get rid of it's so annoying!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pretty Pin Cushions made by Julie!  Knitted Patterns Available! One FREE Knitted Pattern, too!

I found this site and fell in love with it because I am madly in love with pincushions myself and really would love to be able to design them like Julie does.  Guess all I have to do is sit down and try but when I don't see it in my head, it doesn't come out of my fingers.

This lady has some great patterns and I think you should check them out.  She has one free pattern on her site.

Sorry the following link no longer works.  I can't find Julie's blog.
Julies Knitting Corner

Don't forget to check out my other blogs.

just for the fun of it:

What's with the little white photobucket box that keeps following me around the blog?  I better work on getting rid of that.  Some how.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thread Crochet Bear

Here's my little guy. He was easy to make but it took a couple tries to put him together. The thread crochet animals can be so cute made with different yarns.

Today I want to try a lamb.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thread Crochet Bear Pattern I must share with you!

I've really become interested in making miniature animals. Smaller than those amagumuri things.........I love them, don't get me wrong, but these are just too cute. I have made them before but didn't get very far. I have some body pieces I need to get put together and then, yea!! I get to go shopping for threads and yarns for my new little bears and other animals.

Check out these bears Thread Crochet Bears

 I'll be posting some photos of what I am able to crochet and put together.  It's a holiday tomorrow and we'll be going to a festival in Tacoma and watching the fireworks on TV.

Anyway, please take a look at what I want to tackle now.  Thread crochet bears are quite popular on Ravelry, Etsy and there's a wonderful group on Yahoo.

Another one you shouldn't miss:

Tiny Bears

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Spring Baby Headband Free Pattern. The most adorable share

You must see this baby is adorable as well as the headband Mommy made for her.  This is a beautiful blog and I want to share it with you.

I'd Rather Be Knitting 

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted.  I guess I'm getting lazy these days now that summer has finally, well, almost finally, hit the NW area.

I've also been doing a lot of walking, around 5 miles a day, and going to Zumba class twice a week.  Blogging sometimes gets forgotten.

Anyway, we all get that feeling of just needing a little break but I should be back really soon.  I'm finishing the socks I started awhile ago.  I can get a pair done in a week if I stick with it but this pair has taken a month and I'm not done yet.

Do you get to the point sometimes where you just don't know what to knit or crochet?  You sure don't need another afghan, and the family has plenty of them, too, so what do you make?  If you're like me, it has to be useful.  What I really should do is work on different stitch swatches and learn some new ones.  Hey, that's a good idea.  Maybe I'll do that.

My auctions have closed and a lucky lady bought some of my homespun yarn and I'm going to send her as much as I can put in the flat rate box.  So she's getting more than she paid for.  Have you seen the cost of shipping these days.  Yikes!

I hit the motherlode the other day!  I stopped by the GoodWill and there were bags and bags of beautiful bagged up yarns.  Expensive stuff that someone must have donated, of course, but must not have wanted.  Of course, it was all at really good prices.  I picked out the 100% wool bags but now wish I had taken some of the other yarns, too.  I didn't want to be a pig, though, and felt I should leave some for someone else to enjoy.  What a find.

That's it from me this time.  I'll get some photos taken of my socks and oh, I'm making pincushions.  So I'll try to get more photos of them, too.  Give me a few days as this week will be a busy one for me.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Ebay Auctions ~ I have 4 Ebay auctions going!

Check out my Ebay auctions if you'd like and if you're interested in some Lion Brand Homespun yarn.   My Auction Attic.

I just looked and my photo is an old one but that's me.  It's got to be over 10 years old so that shows you how much people change in that amount of time.

I will be posting the rest of my little Red Heart pattern for the mini purse keychains.  I only made three of them with the yarn I had available.  There's something good to say about that.  My husband liked it....using up my stash seems to be HIS goal.

Then I crocheted a basket with a row of cats around the base.  Standby for that one.  It's quite cute!  Tapestry crochet is a type of crochet many don't know about but it's kind of comparable to knitting with more than one color.

Check out THIS web site! Crochet by Numbers  This man is amazing!  You'll find lots of helps there as well.

Do a search on crochetbynumber and you'll find lots of helpful websites.  This one shows some interesting crochet done using numbers or or like physictype formulas.  It's very interesting, too.Crochet by Numbers Blog

 Even Lion Brand has some crochet by numbers help....actually, they link you right to Crochet by Number I've linked you to.

Chec it out!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Blog!  Creative Assist ~ A place to

go for helpful knitting and crocheting links ! 

OR just any needlwork link, gifts, projects

I might find and want to share

This blog was just created yesterday to have a place for me to put all the helpful links and keep them in one place.  That way when you come to Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat, you're not having to fish through all the links along the side to find the one you want.  They'll all be in the new blog.

Creative Assist

Right now there's only one great link for you knitting and crocheting enthusiasts.  Please, feel free anytime to go there, become a follower for sure, so you don't miss out on any of the great helpful websites or blogs I find for you.  I love surfing the Net and reading blogs and websites.  As you know this takes lots of time, so let me do it for you.  No sense in you spending time doing the same thing.

If you'd like, you could let me know if there's anything you're interested in that you just can't find or don't have time to look.  I'll be happy to do it for you and post it to share with everyone.

Your interests might be:

Learning to knit or crochet
Learning a new knit or crochet stitch
Finding patterns for a special project or occasion.
Embroidery stitches
Have you heard of knooking?

Maybe I should post my next post about knooking.  Anyone know what that is?  Let me know if you do.


Also, don't forget to check out all my free patterns for you at this link  Associate Content

  FREE Pattern ~ Knit Your

Own Hair Rollers 

or Curlers ! Use

Red Heart Yarn

Use Red Heart yarn or any worsted weight yarn for sure. 
Here's a cute pattern for you.  One you can use on your little girl that won't hurt her little head.  You can use them, too.  They work and I know they do because I tried them.

You may need to adjust the long I cord to your liking.  The more hair that's wrapped around the curler, the longer that I cord needs to be.

These are so neat because they take only scraps of yarn and NO stuffing.  You must try these in all coloros. 

It would be nice if you send me a photo of your finished curlers or rolers.

Check it out right here Curlers or Rollers FREE Pattern

AND Make sure you check out all my free patterns @

Kathy's Associated Content Articles

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

 "Loony for Looms"  My first review of a wonderful product.

Here's my first review of a wonderful ebook I found.  I was so excited when I found it and I wanted to share it right away but I forgot about it and then got involved with the other posts.  So here goes.  I'll keep looking for free patterns for you, though.  Free knitting, free crochet, free sewing, free cute patterns!

Have you tried loom knitting yet?  I did awhile ago and was disappointed in how many patterns there were for me to try so I gave it up.  That reminds me, I have a sock pattern I designed that I should post for you.  This was a few years ago and since that time, there's more and  more patterns and even a Yahoo group or two where they share loom patterns.

 There's even great looms available now compared to when I loom knitted.  And more patterns!  Great ones!  Have you seen them?  Wow, some are very complicated and some really beautiful! The patterns and the looms.

Do you think maybe I spend too much time on the internet?  LOL  Well, maybe I do, but I was so happy to find this and I love sharing.

The "Loony for Looms" is an ebook and I think could be great for you if you into loom knitting.  The patterns are supposed to be easy and there's more than just hat patterns.  There's patterns for baby, toddler and small dog sweaters booties, warm slippers and even doll clothes.  Where else you gonna find such an array of patterns?  And they're easy!  I know loom knitting is very easy.  I've made a few socks and hats myself.

Do you have the KniftyKnitter looms yet?  They've come out with so many different shapes and sizes.  I want them all!  I was having trouble with my hands for awhile there and found the looms to be a great way to keep knitting but I could never find patterns I like.  This give me an idea......I better go find my looms.  But they are a great solution if you have problems with arthritis or whatever.

Check out this link if you're interested.   Here's a few of the patterns in the ebook.


"Loony for Looms"

The pattern for adult Slippers, completely lined and
knit in one piece.   This is the Christmas stocking.  I wouldn't mind a few of them and maybe this fall I'll have time to make them.

This book is a must for all loom knitters I think.  When I buy mine, I'll let you know how I like it.  In fact, I just might get one for my daughter for Christmas.  I know, it seems like Christmas is a long way off but it never hurts to start shopping.

These are the baby socks


This is a review of one of my affiliates.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Favecrafts has a BLOG!! And so much more!

Look what I just found! I just posted about Favecrafts and found out they have a blog.

Visit their blog, too, @ Favecrafts Blog.

I have spent much time there but it really looks good.

They have a radio show!  They have give-aways!  Childrens projects and Father's Day gift ideas!  They have a crochet-along!

I need to go back over there and read some more.  What a super great site to have stumbled on.  I love it.

Red Heart Yarn Heart and Sole Key Chain Mini Purse Pattern

What would we do without Red Heart or Coats and Clark yarn? Did you know I was their Ambassador last August, 2009? See the column on the right for my story.

Hey, finally got one done. I just have to improvise sometimes, told that story already, so used some leftover sock yarn that I had in my stash. These little purses take so little yarn, I'm going to be able to get several if not lots of them. I'm working on purse #2 right now.

What I think I'll do, since I'm in into making pincushions right now, is stuff them and use them as a mini pincushion and maybe make some with longer handles. The next one, #2, has a different type of strap and one even is a drawstring!

Let me know what you think. I am not much of a photographer so forgive the bag photo. So much to do and so little time!

Don't forget to check out my other blog ~ 2-Strand Fold Basket Crochet Pattern

Look what I have found and I can't wait to try it!  I could use several of these baskets in my kitchen and around my desk or computer area.  I'm such a pile maker and can't seen to throw anything away.  At least this way, things would be contained but then I'd have more baskets to clean out!  LOL

I don't really care, I have the yarn, and need more projects, right?  And even if I didn't have the yarn, it gives me an excuse to buy more!!

So give it a try and sign up for their newsletter.  It's a great site with lots of free patterns.

Here's the link to the 2-Strand Fold Basket pattern.  Enjoy the pattern and enjoy the site.

I have one of my little purses done and will be taking a photo so you can see.  I didn't attach it to a key ring because it could make a cute little pincushion if I would stuff it.  I am working on #2 mini purse and could get that done later today or tonight.

Hope you're enjoying my blog, my free patterns I create and find for you.  Let me know if you're looking for any pattern in particular.  I love searching the web and finding new patterns.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free Crochet Pattern Snowflake Suncatcher Using CDs

Another great FREE Pattern for you at

Suncatcher Snowflake

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll do my best to help you.  I was chatting with a friend and she was telling me about the CDs spinner things she crochets and I had to ask her for more information.  Mine is similar but her's are made using all different colors and more of a cord than a yarn. 

As I've said so many times, I live on the road and sometimes I have trouble getting new yarn to work with so I use whatever I have.  It happened to be Christmas time so mine became snowflakes!  LOL

Hope you enjoy the pattern and while you're there, check out my other free patterns.

Enjoy! Another one coming soon!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Simply Knitting

Simply Knitting
 by: Jennifer Stevens

As I lifted a perfect loaf of bread out from the oven, I couldn’t help but be appalled by my potholders. On top of being worn through, I couldn’t even identify what food lined the crusty edges! At times like this, I’d usually remember to pick up a few during my weekly shopping trip….but fortunately, that habit has changed! Yearning to be more self-sufficient, I learned to knit my own potholders.

Grabbing some yarn from the hall, I sat down in front of my stone fireplace and got to work. Scared by the thought of “knitting,” I was shocked when I discovered the ease of it. A year ago, I had bravely purchased a knitting loom and a bundle of colored yarn from my local fabric store. Not having a friend who knits, I went online and found some great beginner tips (things only a true knitter could teach you). Potholders were my first project. Locating a free knitting pattern online that was easy to read and actually made sense, I went to work!

Within a few hours I had my first potholder! Ecstatic, I began to turn out potholders in no time. I became quicker at my new art, and started giving them out as gifts to everyone I knew. Christmas colored potholders are a favorite to give out with my famous oatmeal raisin cookies each December. That way, my loved ones are each getting something I put my time and love into. Not something I bought on a whim at the local super store.

Not only have I acquired a new skill, I have taught several of my friends how to knit as well! Using a free knitting pattern, it doesn’t take much money to make a homemade treasure. Getting back to the basics is something I have wanted for my family. As I sat in front of the fireplace with my yarn in hand, I was grateful for being brave enough to try something new!

About The Author
The author Jennifer Stevens shares her experience about different patterns of knitting. Potholders was her first project, She went online and found some great beginner tips from free knitting patterns. For more information on free crochet patterns, free crochet hat patterns, Christmas crafts visits

Monday, June 7, 2010

Red Hearts Heart and Sole

Ok, here's the problem.  I live in our motorhome and where we are living right now, there is no Michaels, JoAnns, Hobby Lobby or anyplace that sells yarn.  So therefore, I am improvising.  It great when we can, don't you think?

I don't know how many are following my blog but I don't blame anyone for saying I'm just a flake!  She never does what she says she is going to do.  Well, I'm really not doing anything to make you think otherwise.  Sorry about that but there's so many things I really really want to accomplish but sometimes you just can't which frustrates me to no end.

Therefore, with no Red Heart Heart and Sole yarn anywhere to be found, I'm living on the Washington coast right now, I am improvising and using the sock yarn I have in my stash.  There's no labels anymore on these little balls of yarn so maybe one of them IS Heart and Sole.

I have gotten started on the adorable little purse key chains........  SEE HERE

It doesn't look like much but I'll tell you it has been fun to work or knit up such cute little pieces.  See I really am working on it..LOL

The next photo should look a lot more like something.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Red Heart Heart and Sole pattern I have chosen to start my challenge!

Here's a link to the pattern I have chosen to start my Red Heart yarn challenge. If you haven't followed along, I have challenged myself to use all Coats and Clark yarns in at least one pattern.

Here's the link:

Mini Key Ring

Aren't they cute?  

Now you might have to be patient until I can get out and buy the yarn. I sure sound like a procrastinator, don't I?  I might have some in my stash so could get started right away.

I will be back to show you my progress.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Free Crochet pattern coming soon!

I have another crochet pattern that has been submitted and I'm waiting for publication.  I will be letting you know as soon as I receive notification.

I haven't been doing as I said I would be doing.......I contracted the H1N1 flu and believe me, you do not want to get it.  I am much better now and back to normal.  So now I can take on my own challenge to make as many Red Heart Worsted weight yarn patterns as possible!  I   a m   b  a  c  k ! !

I will return to give you the link to the free pattern and check in on the project I have chosen to begin my challenge.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Coats and Clark Red Heart Grande Yarn not easy to find

So I am moving on to another project.  I couldn't find this yarn at the stores and I couldn't find the colors I wanted online so I'll move on to the next project.  Something Red Heart or Coats and Clark offer with a yarn that I don't usually use.  So interested in finding different yarns and good quality yarns from Coats and Clark.

More later.............I still don't have my own laptop back at home so am finding it hard to go online.  That's what taking so long.

Posting free patterns will be posted more frequently when I get my laptop back, too.

Thank you for your patience.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Red Heart yarn or Coats and Clark Yarn challenge!

I am challenging myself, don't ask me why, to try to make something with all the different types of Red Heart and/or Coats and Clark yarns.

I have used the Heart and Sole yarn and when I am done with those socks, I'll post them and the pattern I used. 

I want to try this one next:

LW1358 Underfoot  a really cute rug made with 
RED HEART® Grandé™   

My first challenge will be finding the yarn locally.  If I cannot, then I will order it and then look for another pattern.  If anyone has a fun pattern they'd like to tell me about, please do so in the comments.  If you'd like to knit along, please do.  I will post again as soon as I find the yarn and when I get started.   


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lucky Penny Four Leaf Clover FREE Crochet Pattern is NOW available!

Check out a new free crochet pattern at Associated Content

Have fun and come back for more FREE patterns in the future!

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Free Pattern Coming any day now!

I have a new pattern coming that'll be free for you. I submitted it to Associated Content and as soon as the approve it and publish it, I will post the link for you go find it and have fun trying it.

The pattern is for a Lucky Penny Four Leaf Clover; similar to the lucky penny heart pattern.

It can take a few days to a couple weeks to hear that it's been published but I'll let you know asap.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Free pattern for the Crocheted Lucky Penny Heart

Here's the link to a free pattern for a lucky penny heart.  You'll find it here on the Crochet Daily web site.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free Patterns coming soon!

I know I keep saying that but you must be patient. We're heading down the road everyday now towards home when I can finally settle in to working on my blog again. It's been difficult on the road as we're either extremely busy visiting friends and family OR we have no connectivity.

Soon, it'll all be ok and I'll be back. Hope you haven't given up on me. In fact, I'm making some notes right now today on what to post first and how to make them available to you.

If you like to knit and/or crochet, keep a watchful eye and make sure to become a follower.


Have you ever heard of Hungry Girl?

I'm a Hungry Girl, too blog is fantastic. Follow along with your Hungry Girl cookbook. The newest one is now out. Follow Jennifer as she tries her hand at many of the new recipes with tips and hints and especially, how wonderful the recipes are.

Don't miss this blog! Sign up to be a follower so you keep us with her tests on the recipes. Now I know I want the Hungry Girl cookbook. Hungry Girl 1-2-3 now available.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Knitting and crochet patterns are delayed!

I am so sorry for not posting patterns as promised. I have done some serious thinking about it and will probably post my patterns for free. That's good news, huh, and worth the wait? I will be posting them on another web site and using a link for you to find them.

As soon as I thought about selling my patterns, it felt too much like a business and that's not necessary and didn't feel right. It doesn't hurt to make a little money even doing something you love but that's not really necessary and this web site where they'll be posted will pay me, even if it's just pennies,will be compensated some.

So soon I will be settled and will be able to do this the right way. As I mentioned before, we live on the road in our motorhome and are on the road right now and for the next several days. When we get settled, I'll be posting.

Thank you for your patience and please come back soon.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Knitting and crocheting patterns are finally available.....a few anyway, on my new blog Peachy Pie Patterns.  And the name?  I have a peach faced love bird that we named Peachy Pie........befitting don't you think?  Why?  I love him and I love my craft

So hop on over to my new blog and come back often as I'll be adding new patterns all the time.  MY NEW PATTERN BLOG !

I have been have some horrible computer problems but will be increasingly better every day.  First it was my laptop and then it was a connectivity problem.  In about a week, all should be better and there'll be new patterns posted.

Come back often.

thank you and don't be afraid to leave a comment.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Added a new knitted pattern for curlers or rollers to my new blog  Peachy Pie Patterns

Check out my new blog for knitted and crocheted patterns!

Have fun with my new whimsical and unique patterns!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My new Crochet and Knit pattern blog is HERE!

Check out Peachy Pie Patterns

Let me know what you think. I have added my first patterns and there'll be lots more. I might be slow at it as I am still having computer problems and am using a borrowed laptop.

Stay tuned for more patterns.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A New Knitted Afghan Pattern Coming Soon!

This is my newest knitted afghan design and the pattern will be available as soon as I complete the project.   The pattern is a simple slip stitch pattern that I found and decided to design something using this easy stitch.  I have been working on this for a about a week now and I plan to make the pattern available when I'm done.

I love the colors and I'm using Lion Brand Homespun yarn. More in a few days. I will also show you some other projects I'm working on, too. I want to sell those patterns, too. So much to do and so little time!

I have this pattern and a 4 leaf clover lucky penny charm available, too.

I don't know if you know, but we live on the road in our motorhome and this winter we went from CA to AZ and into TX. Right now we're in Brownsville, TX and spent the day at the gulf. We were on San Padre Island and had a glorious time. See, that keeps me away from my designing and my knitting/crocheting but I get it done little by little.

Crafts Crochet Family

Super talented young crocheter lady that you can tell is seriously in love with the art of crochet. Her choices of color and her impeccable neatness and evenness of stitches; even though she says she's disorganized. Check out her dish cloths. Oh, and check out her bento box lunches and her felt fortune cookies! Her children are adorable!

Just check out her beautiful blog! I love her creativity and it's amazing, she has an eye for photography, too, and she's such a great inspiration.

She's a wife, a mom, a crafter, a crocheter, and I love it; she's a professional volunteer! Gotta love her! These are her own words I repeat here for you:

"It's about crafts, family, gardening, life....really whatever the heck I want to talk about. I am wordy, messy, opinionated, disorganized, lacking in focus, manic, craft obsessed...and pretty much this all spills out on the pages of this blog. You've been warned!"

Yes you've been warned now go take a look at this talented lady's blog.

Eclectic Chica!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cheap Knitting Patterns On the Net

There's a web site I happened to run across tonight on my way to bed! LOL
No really, it really does have tons of cheap downloadable knit patterns.

Read on:

Hundreds of Knitting ePatterns Available to Download Now! High quality & low prices!
Patterns Exclusive to

The process is simple. Place the patterns you choose into the shopping cart and follow the checkout process. When your purchase is validated by your credit card company, you will be given access to your order, allowing you to dowload, view, save, and print the patterns you have purchased. You may visit your account at any time with continued access to all patterns you purchase. There's no waiting for patterns to arrive in the mail or that trip to the store. You'll be knitting in minutes!

Can it get any better than that!?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Crochet for Charity Links

I can spend way too much time surfing the Net but sometimes it's so fun and sometimes so comforting to find so many people using their talents for charity.

Here's one as a link from another. I'll give you that one, too.

Charity crochet

The original web site or blog is HERE. A very talented lady. Check out her Express DC
video. Maybe I can feature it here:

Yea!! it worked. Guess I did it correctly. Let her know if you love her blog. I think there's a place to vote in the right hand column.

Great Desktops For You

I've been using the Bettycrocker desktops for awhile now. Every month a new one with some luscious photos of food and the calendar for the month! Give it a try. I've been looking at the heart shaped chocolate brownie for a month now and resisted making and/or eating any. Sometimes it's easy when you're too lazy to do any baking. BUT, if someone offered me one, I'd eat it and the hate myself later! LOL While you're there, you should sign up for their recipes. If you can't trust Betty, who can you trust!?

Also, here's one for the crocheter or knitter. Isn't it just the coolest?

yarn desktop

Great new desktop every month also with a calendar. Try it.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Found somemore wonderful web sites to share with you. They all have free patterns and are great blogs for inspiration. These are very creative mommies.......

The first one is from A Simple Crocheter, she's a creative Jewish Mom! Take some time and have fun,

There's so many many wonderful categories, that's what she calls them, along the right hand column. Here's just a few:

Gift Wrapping
Great Gifts to Make
Holiday: Purim!
Holiday: Rosh HaShana/New Years
Holiday: Succah Decor
  • Israeli Cuisine
  • Parental Musings
  • Party Decorations
  • Quick Decorating Projects

She was featured on Making the World Cuter web site which you MUST check out, too. It's more of a sewing site not crochet but many of us can sew and love to off and on. So check it out. I love it!

A very talented Mom. You'll be spending a lot of time at these two sites!

Alice Fowler Baby Set Designs

I came across a set of crochet patterns on this rather unique web site and I just have to share it with you. Mary Ellen, owner of the web site, had this to say when I asked her if I could feature her web site on my blog:

"That would be great. Please also ask for anybody with any of her patterns (espcially the missing ones in my collection), or with any information about who she was/any family/etc to get in touch with me. Thank you."

There's more information on her home page so please take a look and maybe you can help her out. There's so many wonderful crochet patterns here that look to be to be a great challenge.

I took this little excerpt from her site:

A lady by the name of Alice Fowler designed many crochet (and a few knit) layette patterns printed and sold 40-60 years ago. Her designs captured the hearts and minds of grandmothers to children. Today, yarn shops in her home town of Colorado Springs, CO, do not know of her. The address where she once lived is now a business location without ties to her.

I am working on some patterns to post for you. As soon as I get them checked over by an editor, I will be posting them for you.

Also, I've horrible problems with the broadband card we use. I am going out tomorrow to look for a better way to get and stay connected.

More next time..........

Alice Fowler Baby Set Designs

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Going Green Anyone?

I've been having fun lately searching and surfing, inbetween, knitting and cleaning, and found some interesting sites I thought everyone would be interested in.

We've all heard the term "going green" so here's a really good site for learning more about it.

Going Green

Here's a few of the headlines today:

Toyota Recall models: Is your Prius or Lexus affected?
Four surprising reasons to steer clear of soda
5 easy green valentines gift ideas

You can join for free and sign up for their newsletter. Cool site!

Another I've found today was Tip Hero

One headline today is,

5 Free Online Weight Loss Tools

Make our Own Greeting Cards

Anyone Have a Good Dish Soap Recipe?

You can also sign up for their newsletter. Such a fun fun site and you could spend hours there reading all their tips. They have over 2000 tips to date.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Slip Stitch Knitted Afghan Pattern Coming Soon!

Slip Stitch Knitted Afghan Pattern Coming Soon

Soon I'll be posting some patterns that will be available for you to purchase. One of the first ones will be a slip stitch knitted afghan using Lion Brand's Homespun yarn. Stay tuned.

Kntting Machine Afghans for Sale on Etsy

Here's a few afghans that I made using my knitting machine. I have them for sale on Etsy.

This one is three panels of lace.

This one has a cable pattern just down the middle panel.

This one just plain knit; all three panels.

Same lace pattern but only down the middle panel

Soft yarn all three panels are knit.

Same here.......grey speckled but all three panels are knit.

A KnitKing machine is used for each of these panels. Two stitches are dropped along the edges and woven back up to connect the three together. I crochet the long edges, add the fringe and steam them.