Since I’m a totally online retailer, I have to keep the sale going through Cyber Monday. Get the great deals while you can!!
Save 60% off every single thing in my shop.
Use promo code: turkey at checkout to receive discount.
The offer is good until Dec. 1, 2013 midnight Pacific time.
You can use your discount to make this award winning beanie!
This beanie might look difficult with its intricate color changes, but the yarn does all the work!
Using self-striping yarn, and a solid color you can whip up this beanie in no time. Use white to make the colors pop, or grey for a more muted look. Click on the picture to see more about the pattern and purchase it.
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I’m calling this motif the Peacock Motif because the shape reminded me of a peacock feather.
So I pulled together some peacock like colors and made this fun motif that can be used as an applique, or joined creatively to make scarves or other chill busting accessories. Click on the picture to go download the free pattern and watch the tutorial video. Lefties click here.
This is another vintage awesomeness I came across in my old magazines.
I’m keeping this picture around for when my son is a teenager.
I will threaten him with this picture.
I will tell him that if he ever does drugs, bullies someone, sneaks out of the house, etc… I will make these and he will be forced to wear it with me in a public place, and maybe even head to the nearest Sears for some pictures (if the offense was bad enough).
Though the pattern was not titled “Revenge Sweater” I’m thinking that could only be the possible reason for making your son wear the same exact feminine rib knit turtleneck sweater you would.
Unless in the 70s this was a popular trend.
Anyone remember back then if this happened often? Let us know below.
I recently posted about making jogless stripes in half double crochet. Now I have the same for single crochet.
When you work in spirals, like when you make amigurumi, any stripes you make never line up. Because you are not joining your rounds, you don’t have a visible seam, but you have offset stripes. You trade one “evil” for another.
I’ve now finished editing my newest video so you can now work without a seam, and have clean color changes that line up much better than with the old method. Check out the video below to see it in action. Lefties click here.
A bunny has been my daughter’s latest pet request (after dog, cat, and snake). She currently has a robo hamster (like a regular hamster, only smaller), so she knows she will have to wait a little bit before we get a bunny.
However, though I told her we couldn’t get a bunny yet, it didn’t mean a bunny couldn’t come to us.
Our desert landscape has done just that. My daughter spotted this little guy the other day and has been feeding it our bagged salad for the past few days. Though we aren’t getting close to the little guy (wild bunnies can be mean), it is a nice compromise to see a bunny until we can get one as a pet.
My newest pattern is here!
These reversible baskets are a great way to try out Fair Isle Crochet.
Using medium worsted weight yarn, you can start with the small leaf basket to get your feet wet and eventually move on to the large owl basket when you’re ready.
Not only are these baskets cute, but they are practical. You can reverse from pattern to a solid color by simply flipping them inside out.
Get them for free with any purchase in my shop.
There is no minimum amount to purchase.
Just add this pattern and another to your cart and put promo code: freepat in at checkout to receive a discount for the amount of this pattern.
This offer is good until Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 midnight Pacific time.
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In case you were wondering what the people in this house had cooking on actual Halloween — absolutely nothing.
As I was driving home two days before Halloween there was a cop car at the house with a few motorist. It’s right off of a main street so I thought it was a small fender bender and kept heading to my house in the neighborhood.
The next day the shrouded body was gone.
The next day after that – Halloween, all decorations were gone and the “blood” was removed. Not entirely though, they are going to have to repaint the house to get rid of it all I suppose.
I’m guessing someone was a little too freaked out by this house and the city got involved and had the owner’s remove everything. It was a little much.