While I know many of you, including myself, are preparing to either travel to family or welcome them to your home, what I love so much about the holidays is having time, once all the craziness of dinner is over, to just sit and knit – or crochet. Let all that tryptophan kick in, watch the guys snooze and the kids play – and just get in some quiet time.
OK – enough of the mundane. It’s time for some fun. I did a Google search for crocheted turkeys just for a holiday look but found something very silly – but a great visual. Imagine going to dinner wearing a turkey…. The stuff you find on the web! More of this kind of thing here. Have fun!
Free is Good!
This is one of my favorite designs because it looks so challenging – but is SO simple to knit. Kristin Omdahl has done it again and created the ideal accessory in this Madrid collar. There’s no shaping, no decreases – just three needle size changes. That’s it! Knit in a modified (reversible) feather-and-fan stitch, one of my all-time favorites for an easy stitch that produces a stitch that looks difficult.
Try this F&F stitch to make a scarf in one of your other favorite colors of Country.
And just in time for your vacation on the Greek Isles – or just in preparation for when the weather warms again – crochet Susan Shildmyer’s long wrapped Lapa jacket in Spa’s Misty Taupe. The accent stitches on the sleeve make this design ideal for anyone who loves a long look and one with little emphasis on the horizontal – except for on a sleeve. The jacket is made using a double crochet throughout with the exception of the first row and the textured stitches on the sleeve.