Knitters necklace

Anyone who knows me well enough will tell you that I love Jewellery.

I especially like anything quirky or unusual and these appeal to me very much

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This is a sweet little necklace any knitter would love to have. It is from thinkcraft.com site, and something little hands could make ( with a bit of adult help) for a special someone for Mothers Day perhaps?

There is a full picture tutorial and instruction on the site.

 

If you are not particularly crafty then here are some that can be found selling on Etsy and Folksy.

I love the earrings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to ….?

Thinking about how we learn new techniques when it comes to crafts and knitting etc. I love books and enjoy reading about crafts as much as doing. I read websites, books blogs anything to find new projects and ideas. Following on from my post re knitted jewellery , I have to say when it comes to learning , then, I am a visual learner and Craftsy have a brilliant video class to learn the techniques of bead knitting.

Craftsy is a great site where you can find classes and tutorials and also patterns to knit and sew etc.

 

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Knitted Easter Eggs

As you know, I am interested in knitting small things. I’m also very interested in knitting with beads.

This pattern from the Betsy Beads book by Betsy Hershberg shows how beads can make any knitted piece extra special. I have had the book for some time and just enjoy it.

studio knits.com is Betty’s website and well worth looking. The kits and tutorials for the project are there.

A free pattern for the spiral necklace can be found at http://www.knitting universe.com

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Easter Knits roundup contd…

 

Woolly Land Sheep

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These little sheep are found in flutterby patch.blogspot.co.uk.  a free pattern and great fun for Easter. They are Chalky and Charcoal, they come with coats to knit so you can change them  and there is also a pattern for Rose, the little girl sheep. I found this blog when I was searching for toy patterns. it’s great fun and worth a visit.

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Roundup at the knit purl corral

I just thought you might like a peek at some of the patterns I find online and save for knitting. With Easter on its way these are cute and easy knits and great stash busters as the little knitted hens only take tiny amounts of yarn.

Big foot    This is a cute little rabbit from twins knit.blogspot.com  she would make a lovely Easter gift for a little girl. The  pattern can be found on their blog
  little knitted hens pattern can be found clare-garland.blogspot.com a cute  wee edition  to an Easter basket.
  
Edmund can be found at http://www.knitrowan.com

Bunnies, Chicks and other tiny things

Thinking about my previous post, Easter is on the horizon and its time to think about little yarn bunnies and chicks etc.  This is Bramble Bunny she is an Amanda Berry pattern She has a whole wardrobe but I have only managed her everyday dress and shoes and her pink party frock and shoes.

Back online again

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Well, here I am again after quite some time. I have been busy though. I just haven’t been blogging here. 

Christmas was over in a flash and despite my best intentions , no real time for all that I wanted to do craftwise. However anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy the looking, and the planning, even buying the craft goodies online, in shops, anywhere. I was going to try lots of new things. So I did enjoy myself anyway !

Why are there only 24 hours in a day.

This is a little monster bag from a pattern in Lets Knit magazine. I had to learn to knit in the round for this.  So I am glad I gave it a try.  I thought it would look good in Christmas colours and used as a goodie bag for friends filled up with sweets or anything else you like to suit the person. My first go at knitting in the round and Swiss Darning.