30 July 2010

jolies barrettes...


much more simple than pie and a great way to use up those scraps of beautiful sock yarn...

the bobby pin sweater, july's free pattern has been a hit!

 thanks to fellow Raveler CirceBellesB, there is now


worth following the link above, even if you don't speak French...she has some beautifully designed patterns that are available in English...



22 July 2010

july's "pattern"...



I needed something to keep the wild tangle of hair in place...

but the bobby pin looked so plain...

there sat my needles and a billion bits and bobs of beautiful fingering...

well...why not?


a bobby pin (kirby grip) sweater!



silly and fun


july's free "pattern"

 
how to make
a bobby pin sweater...

or kirby grip jumper...


Grab a couple of yards of pretty wool fingering or sportweight yarn.
Using size US2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles, knit about 2.5 inches of i-cord on 4 stitches.  You want to knit very tightly.
Break yarn, pull through the stitches and knot the end, tacking down well.  Weave in ends.
Feed top of bobby pin (kirby grip) into the tube, pushing the tip into the knotted end. 

et voilà!!!

The beauty of this little slip-cover is that you can change it to suit your mood and you can easily wash it if necessary. It does, however, need to be re-adjusted every-so-often.  So, if you prefer, tack it or glue it in place...


© pamela w allen... all rights reserved





.........

many happy birthday wishes to

linda

my mother

who taught me to knit oh-so-many years ago...

I love you mommy!





21 July 2010

ah...the santa rosa plum...





the crisply tart skin of deep purple...

the juicy yellow-pink flesh...


... summer lives in each

sour-sweet

bite










16 July 2010

testing, testing...

...the SEA STAR pattern is almost ready for publication...



...I have added an adult size, which is currently being test-knit by three wonderful Ravelers...they are giving me good, constructive feedback, and I feel confident that the final pattern will be concise and easy-to-use...

............

08 July 2010

ancora...

another view of yesterday's strangely inspiring mystery object...




dmw (her blog is here) thinks, perhaps, it might be something that was washed up on the beach...

good guess, but...

nope

07 July 2010

strangely inspiring...

wonderful color and texture found in odd places...





whatever could it  be???

any guesses???

06 July 2010

summer in paradise...

the fog...

while those living inland are withering away in 100°F heat, we coastal folk shiver blissfully in the chill of a summer fog...

looks like knitting weather to me...

02 July 2010

let there be PEACE...

please join Mendocino Parents for Peace on this 4th of July



Books not Bombs...Jobs not War


Since 2001, the US has spent more than  one trillion dollars on war. $128 billion has come from California, $250 million from Mendocino County. (National Priorities Project)



Still we are told that the country is broke and that we need further cuts – in education, in health and welfare, in environmental projects.  We cannot accept this.

march with us...

for peace, for jobs, for schools, for health

for our childrens' future!


01 July 2010

the striped quadrato...


knit in Berroco's Ultra Alpaca...

this is such a quick knit...


...and so cute!

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