A new pattern…

Good morning!

I have a new pattern for sale over at loveknitting.com – The Frances Beanie!

It’s my first intermediate pattern!! I initially categorized the pattern as beginner, but when I submitted it for review, loveknitting.com recommended I increase the difficulty to intermediate! Maybe I’m not just a beginner knitter any longer!! LOL!!


You can click here for the pattern.

Happy knitting!



the wedding present…

Hello everyone!

I’ve completed the second cushion of the set for the wedding present for my co-worker.

Here’s the second cushion using the same colours as in the first cushion – chocolate brown and cream.  I created the “heathered” look by knitting with the 2 coloured strands at the same time.



For this cushion cover I used just your basic garter stitch (knitting every row).  I used US size 9 needles and casted on 60 stitches of a DK weight yarn.  I knit with the two colours of yarn at the same time and continued until the piece measured 30″ in length.  The finished cushion is 16″X16″.

Here are the two cushions together.


Well off to find a box to put them in so I can wrap them up and bring them to work with me tomorrow!

Happy knitting!


I’m finished…

Hey there!

I finished my mock cable cushion cover!

It ended up a bit shorter than my other cushion covers I knitted, but once the cushion was put in and I sewed it up, it looked just fine.



I used 2 balls (320 yards each) of DK yarn.  I double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time and used US size 9 single pointed needles. I casted on 62 stitches and followed the mock cable pattern until I came pretty much to the end of my yarn.

The yarn that I used (and use for just about every project I make!) is Stylecraft Special DK and I purchase it on line at loveknitting.com.

The mock cable pattern was written out in an earlier post.  You can click here to find it!

I was going to start my second matching cushion cover today, but I just found out one of my co-workers is getting married at the end of April and I want to make her a little something.  I will share it once it’s finished!

Happy knitting!