How to knit slippers for the holidays

Thankyou to Stitch & Unwind for these knitted slippers.  The link also has patterns for mittens!  🙂

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http://stitchandunwind.com/how-to-knit-slippers-for-the-holidays/

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My 30 year old ABC quilt

I made this when my kids were little and I was a stay at home mum.  All hand pieced but machine sewn.  I did a lot of sewing back then to save money and this was made from off-cuts from a whole lot of garments.

My daughter sent me the photo because she had it for her boys when they were little!  Still looks in pretty good condition too.  🙂

ABC-quilt

Indie Design Gift-a-Long: My Favourite Shawls, Scarfs and Cowls

Beautiful 🙂

VerilyKnits

The discount period may be over now for the GAL, but the knit-a-long doesn’t end until the 31st of December so I’m still picking out loads of great patterns.

I absolutely love shawls and scarfs so choosing just a few favourites is really really difficult but here they are, I’ve had to be extremely strict with myself and not post about a hundred pictures, but these few are the ones that really caught my eye (click on the pictures to go to the pattern page)

When the flowers bloom: twisted stitches and beads, whats not to love! fingering/4ply

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Ink ripples: beyond my basic crochet skills, but I love it, laceweight

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Little fish, big fish: Double knit cowl, extra warm and super cute, worsted or fingering/4ply

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Radiance Shawl: simple yet effective, laceweight

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Malva: small and sweet, laceweight

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Pendula: a whole lot of holes! sport/5ply

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Starlet stole: an interesting combination of cables…

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4 Easy Kid Jingle Bell Crafts

So simple but so effective. Just lovely. 🙂

Jewelry Pendants

Yesterday, when I went to Warmart for some household products and found that there were so many Christmas Items on shelves. And the Christmas song “Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle all the way…” inspired me.  Why not make some easy kid crafts with bells!! Coz I’ve got many Christmas beads and items as Christmas gifts from an online store. Especially the majority of jingle bells. Making kid crafts with these bell pendants seems to be a funny thing, and my little daughter always loves to DIY together with me. Okay, let’s begin to share the ideas…:)

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The first craft is Jingle bell bracelet, which is easy formed with jingle bells and pipe cleaners. Thread the bell pendants along the pipe cleaner (five bells are ok), and bend the cleaner around, then wrap the bracelet to make it nice and neat. Source from: laughingkidslearn.com/2013/12/diy-christmas-sleigh-bells.html

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The second project is Jingle bell pendants…

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Knitted Father Christmas

lol! Love this blog. 🙂

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What? What? More Christmas makes? Well… yes. Because now that the TheTwistedYarn has turned on the festive ideas tap, it just won’t stop dripping. Somebody call a plumber.

So, assuming that the easy-to-knit Christmas trees were on the favourable side of tolerable, here’s another easy decorative knit for Christmas. I’m deliberately creating the simplest, most beginner-oriented designs, involving nowt more taxing than a garter stitch square. And in case even that sounds daunting to complete beginners, let me make it clearer: you get to knit every stitch of every row. No purling. No fancy-schmancy through-the-back-loop, yarn-over, P37.6tog shenanigans. These projects are designed for beginners (children and adults), but more experienced knitters will enjoy adding extra embellishments. Or is it just me?

So let me introduce Father Christmas, bless his fluffy novelty-yarn socks:-

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You ready? OK, let’s knit. Actually, the knitting is exactly the same as the knitting…

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