Placemat and Coaster Set

Placemat and Coaster

I love the colour of teal! Can you tell?

When I saw this gorgeous yarn from Bernat, I simply had to have it. It works up so perfectly and there’s no snagging or pilling. It’s absolutely the perfect yarn for these placemats.

I’ve created a lovely quick-and-easy free pattern for knitted placemats and coasters. As a bonus, Read more

Golden Glamour Shawl

I named this shawl after the yarn I used … Vanna’s Glamour. I really loved working with this yarn. It’s so soft and sparkly.

One would think that the metallic thread would be scratchy, but it’s not. The shawl remains soft and comfortable to the touch. It’s lightweight enough for warm spring and summer evenings.

Golden Glamour ShawlI’ve designed this pattern to be easy, so it’s a perfect project for beginners. I’ve also included links to clear and concise video and written tutorials. Although this pattern is easy, the end product looks very sleek and stylish. Read more

Statement Scarf

Although the calendar says Spring, we’re definitely still having some cool days here in Canada and makers gonna make!
I’ve created this stunning statement scarf to share with you. Not only will it keep you snuggly warm, it also makes a bold and beautiful statement.
And if you’ve been dying to try your hand at knitting cables, this is perfect for you.

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How to unpick your knitting from the bottom edge

Unpick Knitting from Bottom edgeSome days, I get so excited about knitting that I tend to get carried away. This was one of those days. I was making a cute tea cosy that looks like a cabled sweater (see the free pattern here). I couldn’t wait to see how it would turn out.

I will admit, I may or may not have also been distracted by the TV. And I didn’t count the cables correctly. All this excitement and distraction resulted in the little sweater having one side longer than the other. Oops! Read more

Cute Kitty Collars

Well aren’t these cute? Yes, I do mean those two little furry friends, all decked out. These little collars make them all the cuter for their photo-op.

I would like to thank Pebbles and Bam-Bam for posing so beautifully in their new crochet kitty collars.

The crochet Kitty collars are super-easy to make. All you need is a bit of yarn and some buttons and you can whip them up in a few minutes.  Read more

Warm Fuzzies Scarf

Warm Fuzzies
How can something so easy look so fabulous? Nobody will believe you when you tell them its a knit!
I love this scarf so much. The pattern gives it such an interesting textured look. There’s no need to sew in the loose ends as they create the fringe. You may want to knot the tips to prevent fraying.
This scarf is knitted length-wise, not from the bottom up as most scarves are. It’s done in a seed (or moss) stitch to give the scarf more texture. I’ve used a velour type yarn, but it will work with any yarn, really. I chose this yarn simply because I liked the feel of it.

The free knitting pattern is below.

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Crochet Heart Wine Charms (or anything else that needs charmin’….)

I whipped these up in under 5 minutes each. Literally! It is that easy. And just in time for Valentine’s Day.Crochet Heart Wine Charm

These little crochet hearts are so adorable as wine charms. They could be put to use in many other places as well and I’ve included a few ideas. Where will you be using them? Read more