This lady and her site site solve the problem of mending holes and deterioration of woolen items. Carpets too!
The felting needles are readily available in yarn stores in North America. Roving is also available in all colours.
Patons/Bernat supply roving type yarn (wool) in a ball that is variegated, lots of shades in one ball.
It’s a Win/Win. No need to discard a favourite woollen item.
I don’t remember where I found this, but let’s enjoy anyway.
(Something like dancing with the stars, but knitting.)
I returned to this site today to view the completed projects. The designers project entries were very different from each other even though the criteria was the same. The challenges were different from level to level. The winners……………You be the judge. I have my favorites, but I’m not going to disclose my choices or the reasons why.
It is now your turn to enjoy the show and pretend to be the judge. .
How good does this get?
Compliments of Angelikas yarn Store.
I am so thrilled and excited to knit this yarn. Lorna’s Laces, hand dyed yarn. Shepard Sock, 80% super wash wool, 20 % nylon
Incidentally, I have been reading Lorna Misers book. She discusses the ins and outs of using Hand-dyed and variegated yarns that are so popular and enticing.
This one book that I can highly recommend.
Angelikas yarn store serves both the hand and machine knitter in downtown Portland, OR.
What size do you want.?……
Oh, just a plain one, a warm one, size 6 7/8
Now, what size is a 6 7/8 one in cm or inches. It turns out to be a 55cm circumference.
I measure his head,
Yep, it is 55 cm.
Now, the style. He wants a toque with a fold up edge, so he can pull it down over his ears if he wants to. Black or navy, no stripes, no bright colours, no pointed shapes, no tassels, no Pom Pom, NO FUN………..
Below is a link to a handy chart that lists ALL hat sizes, infants and upward.
Adult Hat Size
Sized Stretch Fit
21 1/4 54 6 3/4 Small (S) Small/Medium (S/M)
21 5/8 55 6 7/8
22 55.9 7 Medium (M)
One Size Fits Most
22 3/8 56.8 7-1/8 Medium/Large (M/L)
22 3/4 57.8 7-1/4 Large (L)
23 1/8 58.7 7 3/8
23 1/2 59.7 7 1/2 XL Large/XL (L/XL)
23 7/8 60.6 7 5/8
24 1/4 61.6 7 3/4 XXL
24 5/8 62.5 7 7/8
25 63.5 8
Children’s Hat Size
Inches Centimeters Fitted Easy Fitted Stretch Fitted
18 1/2 47 Infant
19 48 6 XSM
19 3/8 49.2 6 1/8 S Toddler
There is a small window of time that little girls play with their dollies. Some, never do.
My Grandaughters enjoy the American Girl dolls. Yes, they can buy clothing for them. Somewhat pricey IMHO, but never the less they are available. They save their money and spurge……….
I knit for the Dollies. There are numerous free patterns available on Ravelry and also on Www.allfreeknitting.com
I’m sure there are more sites.www.allfreeknitting.com
This dolly has new clothes, even a bag, but I think she needs “leg Warmers”.
SKIRT PATTERN: crochet, any stitch, any yarn. It is crocheted as you would any SIDEWAYS garment.
It is a crochet piece 50 cm x 13 cm.
A crochet skirt is a matter of deciding how long to make it and the proceed to crochet a length of work that will go around the body with some ease so that little hands can dress it by pulling it up to the waist. Sew the side seam and perhaps run some elastic to snug up the waistline.
This skirt was approx 50 cm (around body) and 13 cm (length)
I like to keep a “Gifty ” drawer. It is where I keep some knitted items that I can Gift in a moment.
The items that find a home in that drawer are ones that I have knit an item just for the hell of it. The yarn or project just called out to me……….Knit me.
Other items are specific. I keep a few baby hats, usually in 2 sizes for the newborns. A few scarves and hats for both males and females.
A blanket or two. Some purses/bags. These are great items for Donations for door prizes and raffles. It’s a win win.
Below is a picture of a couple of baby bibs. I haven’t written out the details. Copying from the picture should be adequate. The yarn is a cotton one from Bernat. 4.5 mm needles.
I’ve never used this yarn before. It is a delight to knit. I had won a prize from Michaels ( the craft store) 2 balls of this yarn.
1 ball of Patons’ Classic Wool yarn. 100% wool
Cast on 84 stitches on 4.5mm needles. I like to knit flat rather than circular. The hat is handknit garter stitch for a wide section, then I went to the Knitting machine to knit the stockinet part and finish the crown area.
Less than one ball of yarn. I had enough left over to make a headband, or it could have been used for a turn up section of the hat.
TIP: How do I know how much length to knit? I measure using the depth of my hand. From the bottom of my thumb to the tip of my fingers. (about 9″ ) When my knitting reaches that length, then I know it is time to start the decreases for the crown. If a fold up version is desired then, I knit more length, about 3″.
This is a link and small PDF of a recent study that reveals and confirms that one can get a better nights’ sleep when sleeping on a wool product. This includes wool blankets, a sheepskin and even wool night clothing. Years ago, in my nursing days, we used a sheepskin for our disabled patients to help prevent bedsores and wool blankets on the beds.
The Woolmark.com has other interesting technical innovations being produced on Merino wool yarn.