quick projects

Fun & Simple Project #3

This might look like my Fun & Simple Project #1, but in this case looks can be deceiving.

Yes, this is another Easy Scarf. Yes, it's made with Patons' Wild Child yarn (this  blue-green colorway is "Puppet"). But unlike the previous Easy Scarf, this was crocheted. (The first one was

Fun & Simple Project #2

Next up in my trio of fun and simple projects made from some of Patons' newer yarns: The Moxie Tube Snood. (I've no clue where the word "snood" originated, but it always makes me laugh. Kind of like how "skort" and "spork" never fail to amuse me.)

Fun & Simple Project #1

Normally I choose projects that teach me a new skill or technique. This time, I chose projects that used some of Patons' newer yarns: Wild Child and Moxie.

When a new yarn is introduced, there often aren't a lot of patterns to choose from other than simple scarves or shawls. The hot pink Wild Child just screamed at

Quick Hat-FO

Project – Striped Band Hat
Pattern Book – Luxury Knits #500873
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool

When I said in my last post this would be a quick hat, I wasn't joking. This is a very quick hat pattern--and completely perfect for using up those partial skeins of Patons Classic Wool. I love it

Leftovers

When I cast off my Faded Cables Pullover and was itching to start something quick and easy, serendipity came into play as I had just gotten a hold of the book, Luxury Knits. Inside is the cutest pattern, the Striped Band hat. One of those quick to knit, easy to modify, and open to lots of color choices sort

Quick & Cozy

Project – Giant Stitch Hat and Scarf
Patons book # 500880
Anti Freeze
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Roving in #77605 Pumpkin
Blogger – K1Paula2

To anyone looking for a quick and stylish gift to make, I suggest the Giant Stitch Hat and Scarf:

Let the Fun Begin!

Project – Giant Stitch Hat and Scarf
Patons book # 500880
Anti Freeze
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Roving in #77605 Pumpkin
Blogger – K1Paula2

Let me tell you, Patons Classic Wool Roving was well worth the wait. It's thick, but not heavy. It's wool, but it's soft and not scratchy.

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

Flip Flop Felting

Project – Moccasins for Him
Patons Pattern Book #500871 – Family Felting
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Royal
Blogger – YoElizbo

Before I even tossed my Moccasins for Him into the pillowcase for felting, I knew I had one problem. My gift was being felted here in Seattle, and the pair of

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

Casting on in the Middle

Project – Moccasins for Him
Patons Pattern Book #500871 – Family Felting
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Royal
Blogger – YoElizbo

I've never been all that good at adding stitches to things--you know when the directions say "Cast on 12 stitches at the end of the row." I'd do that loop method

Felted and Fini!

Project – Felted Posy Bag (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Mercury, Wisteria, Currant, Water Chestnut, Royal Purple, Lemongrass, Leaf
Blogger – YoElizbo

After I got the Felted Posy Bag all felted and ready to put together, I started out by trimming off the tails.  I rarely

Felting Fun

Project – Felted Posy Bag (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Mercury, Wisteria, Currant, Water Chestnut, Royal Purple, Lemongrass, Leaf
Blogger – YoElizbo

As I said before, this Felted Posy Bag is fast! It took me less than a week to knit it, and I wasn't even

Mother's Day? Already?

Project – Felted Posy Bag (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Mercury, Wisteria, Currant, Water Chestnut, Royal Purple, Lemongrass, Leaf
Blogger – YoElizbo

Yikes. I looked at the calendar this weekend and realized that Mother's Day is only two weeks away. Panic.

You see in our family,

Jumping In Like a Monkey

I have to admit to being overly excited working on my first project for Paton's blog, the Funky Monkey from Monkey Business. Probably too excited. I leapt at the box when it arrived, ripped it open and had my pink monkey (in Patons Classic Wool, 77435 Water

Tiny Shoes

Problem: You're sitting at home one rainy evening, feeling like you don't want to go out or talk to anyone. you're bored with tv, bored with books, sick of all your works-in-progress, and racking your brain for an idea that will help pass the time until it is acceptable to crawl into bed.

Solution: Make some Tiny Shoes (aka

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