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Knitting: Cowl
The Kenzie Cowl and the Kenzie mitts are a perfect pairing of design and yarn for fun to knit, fun to wear projects! One skein each of 3 colors of Kenzie yarn is sufficient for the cowl and the mitts. Substitute different yarns for different looks. This is a great stash buster project!
Knitting: Cowl
The Kenzie Cowl and the Kenzie mitts are a perfect pairing of design and yarn for fun to knit, fun to wear projects! One skein each of 3 colors of Kenzie yarn is sufficient for the cowl and the mitts. Substitute different yarns for different looks. This is a great stash buster project!
Knitting: Cowl
Cracked Pepper Cowls are the first in my series Cowling Around. What’s a Cracked Pepper Cowl? It’s a fun to knit cowl with a little spice, a little sass and a lot of class! There will be 6 cowls total starting September 1, 2014.
Knitting: Cowl
“Hold fast to dreams,
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The dunes are named after a Chippewa legend of the sleeping bear. According to legend, an enormous forest fire on the western shore of Lake Michigan drove a mother bear and her cubs into the lake for shelter, determined to reach the opposite shore. After many miles of swimming, the two cubs lagged behind. When the mother bear reached the shore, ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
DREAMS BY LANGSTON HUGHES
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These are just plain fun. Originally part of my National Park Series as the Cinnamon Bay socks and that is the upload you will receive upon purchase. Trying to link the patterns as one but as yet unsuccessful.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Do you remember seeing these barns on Sunday drives or summer vacations? They dotted the countryside from 1890 to 1992. Barn owners were paid between $1 and $2 a year for the advertisement. More importantly, they received a much desired fresh coat of paint to preserve the integrity of the wood. Mail Pouch painted their message on one or two side...
Knitting: Cowl
A fun to knit cowl suitable for beginners with an appetite for a little adventure and varied enough for knitters of intermediate and advanced skill levels. It’s just plain fun and quick.
Knitting: Cowl
The Great Exhibition was held in Hyde Park, London, England from May 1 to October 11, 1851 and is considered the first world’s fair. It took place in the Crystal Palace designed by Joseph Paxton.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
When my fellow knitter Susan asked me to do a pattern based on St. John’s National Park in the Virgin Islands I was happy to oblige. The tropical climate does not lend itself much to sock wearing though. What to do? A pair of footies of course!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Knit from cuff to toe, the lovely scalloped edge is produced by the rounded chevron stitch. This lacy stitch forms an elegant fabric on the leg and foot that is beautifully complemented with a star toe. The easy ten-round pattern will be quickly memorized, and these quick socks will be finished in no time at all!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
• 100 gms.(437 yards) of Heritage Silk by Cascade Yarns(85% superwash merino wool, 15% mulberry silk) in color 5648 (pink)
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
While Flint has undergone major changes I wanted to honor the city’s past and the great things still here….the people. Flint’s population peaked in 1960 at almost 200,000, at which time it was the second largest city in the state. The decades of the 1950s and 1960s are seen as the height of Flint’s prosperity and influence. They culminated...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Every year since 1887 the Grand Hotel has welcomed countless guests and families to Mackinac Island, where bikes and horse drawn carriages are the modes of transportation. In 2012 the hotel celebrated 125 years of serving guests. Somewhere In Time starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer was filmed there and released in ...
Knitting: Scarf
I decided to add a little spice to the basic ribbed ascot scarf. As I was knitting this the longer it got the more it looked like lasagna noodles to me! I asked my fellow knitters and they concurred!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I’ve knit several pairs of these socks in different weights of yarn for children up to adults with all shapes and sizes of ankles and feet. Let your imagination run wild with this pattern and try different weights of yarn with the different sizes given.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Want to do something different for a bridal shower for the special couple? Stay away from the traditional china and silver? Knit a pair of socks for the bride and groom. That way they will never have cold feet! The happy couple can slip them on and prop their feet up after a long day, comfortable while they open cards and gifts.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
It is the neck through which 4 of the 5 Great Lakes drain. It is a national border. It is a mighty, rushing strait with the spectacular Niagara Falls. It is an internationally esteemed bird migration corridor. It is a renowned fishery. In the scope of history, it is a young river scourged by the latest ice age 12,000 years ago. It is the Niagar...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
U.S. Highway 66 -- popularly known as Route 66 , Main Street America or the Mother Road -- holds a special place in American consciousness and evokes images of simpler times, mom and pop businesses, and the icons of a mobile nation on the road. One of the original U.S. Highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926—with road signs erect...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Even though I’ve never been there I love New York City. The people, the skyscrapers and architecture, the food, the sounds and smells are all appealing to me. Not to mention the appeal of Central Park, New York City. I can feel the leaves blowing around my feet on a crisp fall day as I stroll through the most filmed public park in the world.
Knitting: Throw
The unique stitch is easier than it appears and makes a cozy blanket or throw depending on the yarn and the needles used. The pattern is written and becomes intuitive as you knit. I’ve knit many of these in all sizes and weights of yarn. The gauge is 5,5 sts/inch with DK weight yarn or 3.5/inch in worsted weight yarn. The smocking pulls th...
Knitting: Cowl
The Leaves Cowl can be knit in two sizes as shown; regular and grande. Knit both and wear them together! You will find the reverse side most appealing as well.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Waterton(Canada)-Glacier (USA) International Peace Park in Montana contains 2000 square miles of a vast pristine ecosystem . It is the centerpiece of what has been referred to as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem”, a region of protected land encompassing 16,000 square miles. The tremendous range of topography in Glacier supports ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The leaves are all around us now. They change colors, drift down; swirl around as the wind catches them. Raking leaves and jumping into the piles with my family is one of my great childhood memories.
Knitting: Cowl
Bulky yarn and the grand broomstick lace stitch blend together to design a fabulous cowl that is both lacy and warm. The I-cord tie adds a stylish finish and ensures that this wonderful cowl will stay in place.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was established by congress in 1929. The peaks of the Teton Range, standing a sheer 7,000 feet above the valley floor, make one of the boldest geologic statements in the Rockies. Unencumbered by foothills, they rise through steep coniferous forest into alpine meadows strewn with wildflowers to naked granite p...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Nowhere else in the United States can one see so much alpine country with such ease as at Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail Ridge Road winds into the heart of the park traversing a ridge above 11,000’ for 10 miles. I was so pleased to find a rock formation called “The Needles” while learning about this beautiful park. As knitters we love our n...
Knitting: Ankle Sock, Mid-calf Socks
The Everglades is the only ecosystem of its kind in the world. With the support of many early conservationists, scientists, and other advocates, Everglades National Park was established in 1947 to conserve the natural landscape and prevent further degradation of its land, plants, and animals. Although the captivation of the Everglades has mostl...
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…As I drew in my head and was turning around, down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound…Clement C. Moore
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The Petoskey Stone is Michigan’s State Stone. Roughly translated the word Petoskey means “sunbeams of promise “and its roots stem from at Ottawa Indian legend. The Petoskey Stone is actually fossilized coral . If you’ve never been to Petoskey, Michigan I encourage you to take the trip! These socks roughly mimic the colors in the stone and I used...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I was 12 and my brother 10 when we took a bus to California to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins. We camped at Yosemite. As we exited the Wawona Tunnel, I was unprepared for the spectacular view of Yosemite’s geologic wonders. I know El Capitan is bigger but I just could not stop staring at Half Dome. I still have my scrapbook from that trip!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
We live in a water world. Three fourths of the Earth is covered with water. The water from oceans carves the coastlines, transfers energy and drives the climate of our Blue Planet. Water is the food of life, and essential for life, for all things arose from the sea. Water is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and scie...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
All of us in the Midwest know when a good storm is coming! We can see the clouds forming, feel the change in the air and smell the rain on its way. They can come up unexpectedly and have us dashing for cover or be seen slowly building in an afternoon sky. At night we see the flashes of lightning and hear the thunder rumble. As a child my mom wou...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
“Driving today on the Leelanau Peninsula, I noticed the cherry trees beginning to bloom. Apparently, the south side of the farms have warmed and are ready to begin the growing season, while the trees planted in the north appeared a little less eager to wake from winter’s slumber. Within days, the orchards will be adorned in pinkish white petals....
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Number 11 in my “Michiganisms” sock series!
Knitting: Scarf
That’s right, it’s just a sleeve. Knit from cuff to cuff minus the sweater it is a great scarf, cowl or hand warmer. Not to mention FUN!
Knitting: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
Legend has it Fanny Hooe was the beautiful 17 year old sister-in-law of a young officer assigned to Ft. Wilkins, Michigan. She arrived at the Fort with the Captain William Alburtis family in 1846. Stories of her disappearance vary, either insisting she was picking berries outside the Fort and was lost in the nearby forest, killed and eaten by a ...
Knitting: Mittens
Overmitts, that’s what these are! Here in Michigan no matter how many mittens I knit I always want another layer of protection for my hands in these Midwest winters of ours. Knit with a deep cuff and generous sizing to wear over another pair of mittens these have fun country flair. Embroidery done after the mittens are completed adds a little pu...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I went to Pennsylvania this year expecting to fetch my Mother and ended up on a journey that changed both our lives. I spent a LOT of time in Lancaster, a beautiful city and I hope to return one day for fun. It was one of the most significant experiences in my life. I met some amazing people there who helped me realize we are all on journeys of ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
“With dunes that rise high over Lake Michigan offering sweeping views, acres of farmland filled with cherry trees and grapevines, describing the Leelanau Peninsula with words alone is difficult.”…Leeland Chamber of Commerce.
Knitting: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes. “They tell us in elementary school that Michigan comes from a Chippewa word “meicigama” that means great water.” (Flint Journal, March 31, 2009) Lake Michigan, Superior, Huron and Erie all border our great state.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Mackinac Island is known for many things such as horse drawn carriages, bicycles, the famous Grand Hotel, and fudge. Lots of creamy melt in your mouth fudge! Its road to fame began all the way back in 1887, ironically the same year the Grand Hotel opened its doors. This was the year for Mackinac Island to boom as a resort and vacation spot which...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Tip Up Town is an annual winter festival here in Michigan. Held during January at Houghton Lake, Michigan’s largest inland lake, it is a festival with lots of fun and a little tomfoolery! Two men who wanted to put their town on the map created this winter carnival in 1951. It takes place over two weekends in January and can draw up to 80,000 peo...
Knitting: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
With Mom, Dad and 3 brothers a lot of times we had leftovers or “warm ups” for dinner. It was actually one of my favorite dinners, right after cereal suppers! This is an easy sock, sized for children and adults. It is knit from cuff to toe with a “slouch style” pattern. This is a great pattern for self striping yarn or even “leftovers̶...
Knitting: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
Going “up north”. That’s a common phrase here in Michigan. People head out for the weekends and over the holidays, jamming up the highway in an effort to get up north. How nice to get away from the crowds and stress of everyday life. This is the first of my “Michiganisms” socks. It’s cold up north now so I designed these boot socks with an extra...
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
A family had all of their Christmas stockings stolen while they were on holiday in Williamsburg. They had been knit by a family member who had passed away. Having heard that I agreed to knit replacement stockings for the family. Soooo…Father, Mother and 2 daughters will all be getting new stockings this year. I had no idea what they looked like....
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I moved to Michigan in 1993. When my Mom came up for her first visit she felt like she was way out in the country because there were no curbs or sidewalks, even dirt roads in a lot of places. Imagine that! She is a city girl through and through as am I if the truth be told! Isn’t curb a funny word? This pattern is knit from cuff to toe with an e...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
We all need hope in our lives! This is especially true for those dealing with cancer, individuals and their families. I have been so touched by the stories women and men have shared with me. I lost one brother to cancer and have another who is a cancer survivor. One of my closest friends had elective double mastectomies last year as all the wome...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Chestnut Boulevard, Broad Boulevard, Portage Trail…all the names of streets from my childhood in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The houses on these streets were big, built of brick and had lots of windows and lots of panes. A lot of glass to keep clean! The socks are knit from cuff to toe using an easily remembered slip stitch pattern. They are a great w...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Chestnut Boulevard, Broad Boulevard, Portage Trail…all the names of streets from my childhood in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The houses on these streets were big, built of brick and had lots of windows and lots of panes. A lot of glass to keep clean! The socks are knit from cuff to toe using an easily remembered slip stitch pattern. They are a great w...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
My Mom asked if I was going for the “hobo look” when I started knitting a gazillion pairs of these! They are so practical to wear both for women and men. These are just some of the pairs I have made. You need about 110 yards of yarn, sport, worsted, less if you are knitting the bulky version. I have fun with this pattern! Now that everyone in th...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Oh, I loved to read when I was growing up and made the weekly walk to Taylor Memorial Library to get my books! My brothers read The Hardy Boys while I got lost in the Nancy Drew Mystery Series. The Secret of the Old Lace is book 59 in the series. What books did you enjoy reading when you were a child? When I started this sock I wasn’t sure...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. The organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. The Unique Sheep created this colorway and donates 50% of the profits to this wonderful organization.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
“You can run faster and jump higher with Red Ball Jets!” They were the coveted sneakers of my childhood. I always wanted a pair, but my skinny feet swam around in them. Even though I never owned a pair, I remember them to this day. When my children were growing up, they had to have Nike or Vans or Doc Martens. Shoes seem to have some magic in th...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Mother May I? Remember that game from childhood? We played that game all the time growing up and never seemed to tire of it. This is the second of my Recollections of Childhood socks that I am designing for both children and adults. The first is (Running with Scissors) and coming soon is (Red Ball Jets). The yardage varies greatly depending on w...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
We all need hope in our lives! This is especially true for those dealing with cancer, individuals and their families. I have been so touched by the stories women and men have shared with me. We all wore them in the walk last year. One of my closest friends had elective double mastectomies last year as all the women in her family had died from br...
Knitting: Knee-highs, Mid-calf Socks
As I sit and knit with all of the wonderful people at Beyond the Rainforest every week the conversations invariably turn to children, grandchildren, parenting and the joys, trials and tribulations of it all. That was my inspiration for this trio of socks! So, for your Mother, you, your child or grandchildren celebrate your own joys, trials and t...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This way and that as the pattern tilts the blocks and the stripes! They are a lot of fun to knit, the pattern is easy to remember and they look great in solid or variegated yarn as well! I am knitting a pair in spring green and pink and will add that picture just as soon as I can. Still trying to work out the download part of this so for now, if...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Recollections of hearing “Don’t run with scissors” was my inspiration for these socks. I had a lot of fun trying to get the scissors figured out and I am so happy with how they turned out. I have this available in my pattern store for download! They are knit from the cuff down. And please, DON’T RUN WITH SCISSORS unless y...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These are my daughter’s favorite socks! They have the option of the twisted cuff or just a straight cuff with no ribbing. They are a nice snug fit, not too tight, not too loose. I really loved the Footprints from The Unique Sheep too. The nicest thing is they are easier than they look! No cable needle necessary, just fun knitting!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
“Life is too short to knit with ugly yarn.” My nonknitting daughter loves these socks. They kept her feet warm all winter long. They are fun, knit up quickly and keep those toes warm! I used Little Lola in the picture but any sport weight yarn would work! Thanks for looking and happy knitting, Phyll
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Swirl Socks are perfectly paired when using self striping sock yarn. The pattern is very easy, knit from cuff to toe with a little ribbing on the foot to keep it snug and well fitting. A simple bias pattern creates the swirl effect on the leg of the sock.