Patons Decor

Needles, needles everywhere...

...but never the needles I need!

How is it that I can have so many sets of knitting needles (straight, DPNs and circulars), yet each project seems to require needles I don't have? I have the same problem with crochet hooks.
Seriously, I have the entire drawer of one end table crammed with my good needles and hooks, while

Invasion!

Project – Ladybug Pillow (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Décor in Barn Red and Black
Blogger – K1Paula2

I don't know what it's like where you live, but the bugs here seem really big this year.

Good thing ladybugs

Nap Time!

Project – Lightly Laced Pillow (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Décor in Oceanside, Aran
Blogger – K1Paula2

Pretty much anyone who knows me knows I've never been a napper. Not even in kindergarten when we had mandatory nap time. I have to be really exhausted or fighting a fever

Quick & Easy

Project – Lightly Laced Pillow (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Décor in Oceanside, Aran
Blogger – K1Paula2

After two massive projects (the Cable Car Coat and the Goes Green Twinset), I decided it was time for something a little less complicated. So my new project is the Lightly Laced

FO – an afghan

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret
Blogger – knittinjen

Yahooozie! After weeks of knitting I have a completed afghan. Whew! Because I put the Diagonal Lace Shawl and Feather & Fan

Dream weaver

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Weaving in ends is just part of the process. I actually don’t mind the chore – as long as I know that I did

Just keep knitting, just keep knitting

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Finding Nemo is on of my favorite movies. Unfortunately, my kids don’t care for it much so I watch it rarely. Dory, voiced by

Two versus one

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Nothing exciting to see here…same ole’ same ole’

So I woke up

One Stitch at a Time

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

This is going to be totally worth it - right? I need your cheers as you might for a quarterback running into the end

I'm lovin' it!

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Afghan knitting is FUN. For years (and years) I have wanted to knit an afghan, in fact, when my mom taught me to knit about

Color-O-Rama!

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

So I am a bit concerned that I’m cracked but I LOVE these colors. Do you think that they “go” together?

Permission to change my mind

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

It didn’t seem terribly sensible to take on a new craft (crochet) with a project the size of a small island. However, I am

Diagnosis: ADD

Alright so this is not an official diagnosis by an educated practitioner but I work with psychiatrists and I’m pretty sure I could get any one of them to “make it so” for me. I absolutely cannot keep my attention focused on a project long enough to finish it. Some might say it’s a gift others might say (and I

Accessories, Accessories, Accessories

“The only thing that separates us from the animals [monkeys] is our ability to accessorize.”
– Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias (1989)

Patterns: Hats, scarves, "jean jacket," monkeys from Patons pattern book 500875 Monkey Business
Yarns: Patons Classic Wool: Dark Beige Marl, Dark

A Cavalcade of Finished Objects

The Fair-Isle Tam Knit-Along gave me a few weeks to catch up on some older blog projects that have been lingering a bit. This week, I'm very excited to show you my finished granny square afghan. I laid it out in my kitchen, as it's the only place with enough room. Even in my tiny kitchen, it fills the space!

Three's Company

When I said the amazing granny afghan comes with me everywhere, I wasn't kidding.

Though I did have to share it with an admirer while visiting friends in the country:

3shadeDog

What you see here is three shades of Patons Decor, looking amazing next to a sleepy dog. Eventually the sweet

Another Day, Another Double Crochet

This is my new motto. Making your first afghan is a serious investment in time and energy. I think I know why I'm notorious for never finishing anything - it's because I have five projects on-the-go at all times. Startitis at it's finest.

Until now.

2shade

Tah Dah! I give you

Summer Lovin'

We interrupt this blog for some serious fun in the sun.

My new granny square afghan-to-be became the perfect travel companion. Being a crochet project, the chances of losing my hooks or needles was reduced by half. Being the easy-to-memorize granny square, no pattern (or thought for that matter) was needed.

Just as I was ready to get started, my

Details, Details, Details

I’m crocheting my first granny square afghan. Rather than making several small squares and combining them, the afghan will be one giant square.

Unknown: I need to choose a yarn

Unknown 2: I need to choose colors and decide what order they should go in

Unknown 3: I need to choose a hook size

A few minutes of yarn fondling

We didn't meet cute

It wasn’t love at first sight. My relationship with crochet had a rocky start.

I’m a very independent person, and proud of that fact. I taught myself to knit, to spin, to weave. I can teach myself to crochet, right? Not so much. I gave crochet a couple tries over the years but never really got the hang of it.

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