Archive for November, 2010

I used the Pocket Knitter to make these doll hats for some Christmas gifts.  I know two young ladies who want some clothing for their 18″ dolls (you know what dolls I’m talking about).   After knitting a rectangle with the pocket knitter, I sewed opposite sides together, gathered up the opening on the top and added the pom, then crocheted the brim to finish it off.  My very large cat, Oreo, is less than thrilled to be modeling one of the hats. 

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Don’t miss the Winter Issue of Knit Simple.  It hits newsstands December 14 and features the  Long Vest, designed by Betty Monroe. This super-comfy vest can be dressed up or down. Betty created this vest in Naturally Caron Country yarn. Gotta love it!

Knit Simple Winter 2010, photo by Rose Callahan

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large;  Naturally Caron Country Yarn  Amounts: 6 (7, 8, 9) skeins in #17 claret.




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It’s officially the holiday season, which means Christmas movie feature time here on Movie Mondays. First up is one of my fave’s, 2003’s Elf!

Zooey Deschanel as , wearing a Crocheted Stripe Scarf, and Knit Hat

Honeycomb Stitch, Knit Hat

Background player, wearing a Striped, Rib Beanie

Recommended Stitching:

See last year’s Movie Monday posts featuring Christmas Story and The Santa Claus 3, by clicking here and here!

Happy viewing; happy stitching!

P.S. If you know of any Hanukkah, Kwanza or Yule movies that might have knitwear in them, I’d be happy to feature ’em, too. Post suggestions in the comments section–thanks!

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Over the weekend, I caught-up on a few TV shows including one my favorites, Fringe (FOX). The current episode included a guest star who was wearing a great, crocheted scarf (see screen shots below)–one that inspired me to veer away from the usual Movie Monday format, to do a scarf round-up from NaturallyCaron.com. Check it, then hook it!

Guest character, wearing a Crocheted Medallion Scarf

Lacey & Medallion Crochet Scarves, from NaturallyCaron.com
NaturallyCaron.com Scarf Round-Up
L-R: Europa, by Susan Lowman (Shown in Spa, color: Sheen Green)
Vail Mountain (Shown in Spa, colors: Misty Taupe & Naturally)
Kigali, by Cari Clement (Shown in Country, colors: Deep Purple, Berry, Spruce & Ocean Spray)
Mirror Lake, by Lisa Gentry (Shown in Spa, color: Sheen Green)
Sandals, by Kristin Omdahl (Shown in Spa, colors: Ocean Spray, Rose Bisque, Misty Taupe & Soft Sunshine)
Waikiki, by Marilyn Losee (Shown in Country, color: Renaissance Rose)
Happy viewing; happy crocheting!
See more Movie Monday posts here!

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The Zaria Jacket by Melissa Matthay, from Knit ‘n Style Feb 2011

One of my favorite shapes is the swing jacket – and Melissa made it so simple to knit the few short rows to create that flair – AND with vertical ribs!  Knitted in Chocolate Simply Soft.

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We’re in Knit ‘n Style!

Psst! Have you seen the latest issue of Knit n’ Style Magazine yet? Well then, flip on over to both the new, Simply Soft Ad and, their write up of the Tulip knitting needles (distributed by Caron)!

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I did another scarf with the pocket knitter.  This time I crocheted around the outside to eliminate the curling edges.  I used a double strand of Dazzleaire in Tidal Pool and Simply Soft Paints in Driftwood.  I am pleased with how it looks.  For my next project I am going to do the pearl stitch so that there is no curling edges. 

My 10-year old daughter has also expressed an interest in using the pocket knitter, so I may spend some time teaching her this weekend.  I am just going to start her off on the regular stitch. It should be no problem.  She wants to make a hat for her American Girl doll. 

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