Mary E Rose

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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
If knitting were music, the basic stitch counts could tell you the rhythm (or time), and the knits and purls could be the notes. If knitting were music, a simple two by two rib could be translated to the Key of C (no sharps or flats, just natural notes), in 2/2 time (or cut time). Changing just a few stitches (the notes) to cables or lace (sharp...
Knitting: Scarf
Located atop the magnificent Blue Ridge Plateau in southwestern Virginia, Floyd is a haven of natural beauty renowned for its hospitality and for a vibrant culture of music, arts, local foods and wines, and outdoor recreation. It is also home to Woolly Jumper Yarns. Woolly Jumper Yarns, owned by Jackie and Michele, is a tiny, little (but very ch...
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
After the daffodils have finished flowering, but before the lilies bloom, the hedgerows and paths through the park become a riot of shades of green and cream. Tiny buds that will burst into flower start appearing, but they are not ready to bloom yet. The view as you walk along the path is one of texture, as is this infinity loop. Started with Ca...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
If knitting were music, the basic stitch counts could tell you the rhythm (or time), and the knits and purls could be the notes. If knitting were music, a simple two by two rib could be translated to the Key of C (no sharps or flats, just natural notes), in 2/2 time (or cut time). Based on the musical scale Key of D, two stitches become sharps, ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I like my shawls large enough to wrap up in; warm and cozy in the fall and winter, soft and light in the spring and summer. Knit from the top down in a cozy alpaca and merino blend, this shawl fills the desire for a warm hug on a chilly day.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, is one of two species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. The lotus is often confused with the water lilies.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Using the same stitch pattern and yarn as Hugs and Stardust Infinity Loops, this slouchy hat is sure to be a hit with the teens in your life. If you weave in your ends carefully the hat is fully reversible, giving you two slightly different looks in one piece.
Knitting: Cowl
Starting with Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast on (or not if you prefer) this selection of infinity loops can be draped once, twice or three times (for the largest size) around your neck for a variety of looks. Pick a size, cast on type and stitch pattern to make a cowl that is as unique as you are.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
I love lilacs, their sweet fragrance and delicate flowers in the spring, the glossy green leaves through the summer. Of all the lilac varieties one of my favorites is the Miss Kim Lilac. She is compact, but beautiful, with very fragrant pale lavender flowers.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Ever see a hat and think, I like it, but if just this one thing was changed about it? And then, when you change that one thing, you change another until the hat you started with looks nothing like what you wanted? Yeah, me too!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
In late spring and early summer, occasionally there are mornings in Central Ohio that are special. A touch of mist curls around the trees and plants that grow in the fields near where I live and everything has a slightly surreal quality about it. I know that within a few short hours the sun will burn that mist away and add heat to the day, but I...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Franklin Park Conservatory, in Columbus Ohio, has many gardens. The paths through the campus lead you through culinary, herb and fragrance gardens. The rose garden is not to be missed on any visit and sufficient wanderings will take you past 40 community garden plots. These cuff down socks were inspired by a walk through the Conservatory, wi...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Like many sock knitters I have a love affair with self striping sock yarns. But sometimes I want to do more than just knit around and around, but also don’t want to carry a complicated pattern around with me, or count rows between cables. By using the spelling mnemonic “I Before E, Except after C” I came up with a way to make any self striping y...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Byerly Sock was designed to be a tasteful entry into stranded colorwork.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
During the fall when everyone else is thinking of pumpkin spice lattes, all I can dream of is apple pie with cinnamon and caramel. Crisp fall apples with spices and sweetness all it needs is a little whipped cream and I am in my own personal heaven! This shawl evokes the comfort of warm apple pie. Knit in a light fingering or heavy lace weight y...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
All knitters have done it at some point, discovered just a couple of days before a birthday or holiday that there is just one more thing they need to knit as a gift. For those times when you have a little bit of time, fingerless mitts could be your answer to the knitting dilemma of what to knit someone who is knitworthy, quickly! Warm enough ove...
Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other
Fall weather brings dreams of pumpkin spice lattes and warm apple pie. Not quite cold enough for thick boot socks but you need a little something to hold your pant legs in your boots. Plain or fancy take your pick!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Ever since I started knitting socks they became my traditional hand knit gift for all occasions…it’s your birthday? Have some socks. The holidays? Socks. You just had your appendix out…you guessed it, socks. Intricately cabled socks, fancy lace socks, stranded, intarsia, all kinds of socks. But it turns out that some people in my life just wante...
Knitting: Applique / Embellishment
Need a little something to embellish a hat or mitts? Something that uses up some of those small scraps of yarn you know you have hidden in your yarn stash? Look no further…knitted flowers look great on your hats or mitts, can be used to make jewelry and even handy little gift tags.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Red Cap is a thoroughly evil creature. He is a short, stocky old man with long gray hair and claws instead of hands. He lives on the Scottish Border in ancient ruins of castles, especially in those with a bloody history of war and murder. He owes his name to the fact that he wears a red hat, which is colored by the blood of his victims. But fear...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Super quick and easy fingerless mitts knit up in a hurry. Each pair takes approximately 50 grams of worsted weight yarn, you can get multiple pairs out of a single ball of worsted weight wool, which makes them an economical gift. The pattern is simple enough to serve as a blank canvas for your creativity…Want stripes? Add some! Buttons? Bo...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Warm wool fingerless mitts perfect for those not quite cold fall days, or when worn over “magic gloves” just enough to keep your hands warm on the cold ones!