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Here are some cute ruffle socks I made. They are made with lace weight yarn and knit from the top down. The ruffle pattern in knit in reverse so the pattern appears when you fold the cuff down. You can buy the knitting pattern over at Ravelry.

Since my first encounter with knit slippers a few months ago, I have had them in the back of my mind.

The pattern I made the slippers from was good, but it was essentially a rectangle that needed to be seamed to fit a foot. I knew there was a better way, so the other day while watching TV I whipped up a pair of these cute ballet house flats.

These have a turned heel and the only seaming that takes place is the kitchener stitch at the front. The best part? They take no time at all!

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This is a bunny I knit back in 2005 (wow that seems like such a long time ago!) and I have been trying to find where I got the pattern from so I could share it. After a bit of research I was able to find it.

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I have a new pattern up for sale! KnitPicks liked my Sweet Mock Pleat Skirt so much they asked me to make a version using their lovely Suri Dream Yarn.

Just like the Sweet Mock Pleat Skirt, this patten is made to be adaptable to *any size* and you can get the pattern from KnitPicks here for only $1.99! You can also find the pattern on Ravelry. Happy knitting!

FINALLY an update! I fixed that awfulness – yes I did.

Now technically, these tights should have been done by now but after I fixed the seam and got to about where they were in that last post, I realized something else was wrong…

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A few years ago, I bought some pretty alpaca yarn and wanted to make a scarf with multiple colors. Great, but I didn’t want to do a typical standard stripe. So I hunted around some stitch books and came across a really interesting stitch that could adapt well to changing colors and that is what later became the Faux Dotty Scarf.

It was a big hit with Craftster and I kept seeing people posting about it on various blogs – which was really flattering. I don’t think it is solely the stitch, but the combination of that with the colorway that makes this stand out.
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It is cold here in NY. The floors in my apartment are freezing and I needed to get slippers. Thing is, if you buy those slippers with the cushiony bottom, after a week they are lopsided and not cushiony anymore and are kind of a waste.

So I made my own. And you can too.

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I had mentioned in the last post that I had two projects that I needed to finish before I could get to my amazing new yarn. Well, one project down and one to go!

These are some fingerless gloves that I designed and it was one of those things that just kind of happened.

I lost a pair of solid fingerless gloves with a big chunk of ribbing on the wrist and end and at the same time, I stumbled upon this amazing Frog Tree Brushed Suri yarn at a yarn store and just HAD to make something with it, so that was what my next project was going to be.

Ravelry link
Etsy link

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I have these incredible vintage (as in victorian era) down pillows that I scored years ago on ebay. Thing is, the fabric being as old as it was, started to come apart and while that was sad, the pillows remain perfectly fine and they don’t make pillows like this anymore. One day, I decided to knit up some pillowcases to protect the pillows and that is how these came about.

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So welcome to this knitting blog I have started.  I have been knitting for years and finally am getting around to posting patterns I have developed over the years (and continuing to do so!).

First up, is this Mock Pleat Skirt (modeled here by my friend Michelle).

It was knit in a Peruvian mohair but any lace/fingering weight should work. Most of the piece is double-ply with the remaining bits being single-ply.

It is a great pattern because the way it is made makes it adaptable for any size or length. It is also really fun to make and even more so to wear!

You can buy the pattern here on Ravelry or here on Etsy.

Happy knitting!

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