Hermione’s Everyday Sock 

This pattern has become my favorite for solid color yarn. It’s a free pattern by Erica Lueder. The pattern is written cuff down and too bad, so sad for me, I have only knit socks toe up. I found a pattern by Lamaisonrilie that uses the same stitch pattern and is constructed toe up. I made one pair and am now on my second. It’s a pretty pattern with a lot of texture. The four stitch pattern is easy to memorize. Listed below are the links to both patterns. Enjoy!

Hermione’s Everyday

Lamaisonrililie

Find the Sock blockers

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Photo from Ravelry.com
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My second pair in progress
My first pair. Sock blockers from Yarn. com

 

Help! I’ve Fallen Down The Crochet Rabbit Hole. 

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Photos from Attic24

I don’t  really need help. I am loving my return to crochet. I’ve been seeing the Grannystripe hashtag on Instagram for a minute now. Last night, I asked Hipppiemommy ( a knitter I follow) if there was a pattern for this #grannystripe blanket. She directed me to Attic24 for the free pattern.

And.. that did it. The first thing I see is the Moorland Blanket Crochet Along (CAL) There is a photo of a beautiful landscape and another of a beautiful blanket. Did I say beautiful enough? I came for the grannystripe blanket, move along.

I clicked on the grannystripe link and the bright, beautiful colors of crochet dragged me down the rabbit hole. The warmth of familiarity gave me the tingles. My Mother taught my sisters and I to crochet as children. She made doilies with crochet thread and teeny, tiny steel needles. I watched in awe. I thought everything my Mother did was wonderful. As for me, I loved making tams for the kids (boys) in my elementary school.

I returned to crochet about 5 years ago. Then I was bitten by the knitting bug. I still love to crochet and I am particularly partial to granny squares. Go for a stroll and visit Attic24. I bet you will not be able to resist. Happy knitting and crocheting. Find the patterns below.

Grannystripe  blanket

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About.Com for Knitting Information And Resources

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Photo taken at LI Livestock, Yaphank NY Happy knitting!

One of my very first sock patterns was from About.com. I visited the site today and realized how much there is to read there. Here are a few links that I found interesting. Please take a look if you already haven’t. I hope you find it as useful and informative as I have.

Everything you need to know about learning how to knit

Easy knitting patterns perfect for beginners

How to read a lace knitting chart

Learn how to master the little pearls knitting stitch

A complete guide to knitting your first sweater

And my favorite

Where to find good, free knitting patterns

 

The Cutest Preemie Hat Patterns. 

There are five different versions of a preemie hat included in this free pattern by Carissa Brownng. There is an eyelet, a striped one, one with a diamond design, one with a heart design and a ribbed one. I made the eyelet hat and am now casting on for the striped one.  The Eastern Long Island Knitting Guild asked their members if they would donate their time and knitting skills for Cohen’s Children’s Hospital. This is my very first charity knit. I don’t know what took me so long. If you’re looking to do something for charity, consider one of these adorable hats. Get the pattern here hatsimg_1221.

Vogue Knitting Live In New York City. 

 

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This was my third year at THE event of my knitting world. Vogue Knitting Live. This was also the first time I felt confident enough to take a class. I attended Melissa Leapman’s Plug “n” Play workshop. I came away with an understanding of my body type and what sweater style is most flattering for me. She discussed the sweater silhouette, the sleeve style and neck type best for various body types. Her latest book is 6000+ Pullover possibilities. I’m glad I took the class. I’ll be taking a class again next year. The fashion shows are always a highlight for me. I leave wanting to “knit all the things”. If they come to your city and you love the fiber arts, go and enjoy.