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Last Minute Mittens

It's not quite officially winter, but the freezing temperatures outside haven't received the memo. Not good if you're like me and have young kids who have either a.) lost one mitten and need a replacement or b.) lost both mittens and need replacements.

So I needed to quickly knit up some warm mittens for some very cold fingers. The

Cool Cables for a Cold Day

I've finished my latest project in record speed - just in time to enjoy during a cold weather snap! I knitted the Cool Cables hat in just a couple of evenings and even seamed it up in time to wear for an evening trip to the grocery store! What's more,

Slippers

Project – Easy Knit Slippers to Felt
Bernat free pattern
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My felted slippers have gone from this:

to this:

And finally

Bagged

Project – Tote Bag
Bernat free pattern library
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The felted bag is done! Here it is, pre-felting (and seaming):

And here is the felted bag:

It's pre-blocking

A feel-good project for the New Year

Project – Caps for Good
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The Caps for Good project is simple -- knitting and crocheting caps for newborns in need, to be distributed by Save the Children health workers in developing countries. Bernat is asking every crafter to knit or crochet at least one cap, which will be collected through February 28, 2011.

A woolly bag

Project –  Tote Bag
Bernat Free Pattern Library download
Yarn – Bernat Felting in Crocus
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My next project is a new one for me -- a felted bag. I am using Bernat's felting wool yarn and am loving the color variations

All Squared Away

Project –  Bear Puppet Blankie (Grownup Version)
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Mosaic in Ambrosia
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My granny square blanket is complete! If you're looking for a super quick and easy blanket to crochet, this is

Hip to Be Square

Project –  Bear Puppet Blankie (Grownup Version)
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Mosaic in Ambrosia
Blogger – Teresaknits

I am loving this granny square afghan with the new Bernat Mosaic yarn. It seems like every time I start a

The Final Countdown

Introducing.... My final project in the Baby Gifts book! I'm taking the crochet Bear Puppet Blankie and giving it a grown up spin. Instead of crocheting this adorable bear head and attached blanket, I'm making this blanket as a big old granny square in the new Bernat Mosaic

Two Cute!

Project –  Mary Jane Booties
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Baby Coordinates
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The Rippled Blanket is nearly complete!  In the mean time, here is my next (and second-to-last) Baby Gifts project!

Who doesn't love a little baby

No Ripping Out These Ripples

Project –  Ripple Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Softee Baby
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I'm still amazed at how fast this ripple afghan is going. It seems like every time I grab a new color I'm ready for the next one -- which also means that it is

What a Difference a Hook Makes

Project –  Ripple Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Softee Baby
Blogger – Teresaknits

While I pondered what to do about my cable blanket-turned-something-smaller, I decided to cast on for my next project: the ripple blanket. Whoa, what a difference a crochet hook makes! Casting on (hooking on?)

A Slow Go

Project –  Cozy Cable Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Bonnet Blue
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So I'm knitting this cabled blanket. It goes along quickly until I get to the cable rows, then things take a much slower turn. I love the cabled stitches and

Cables, Cables and More Cables

Project –  Cozy Cable Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Bonnet Blue
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The cables are coming along – slowly. I love how they're different from the typical ropey

Icy Blue Yarn for Hot Summer Days

We've been having more than our share of hot summer days in the Midwest, which means my knitting days are limited. Who wants to sit down with heavy, bulky yarn and stitch away when the temperatures and humidity are so high? Not me – until I got my hands

Cabled Booties

Project –  Cable Booties
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Softee Baby
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After knitting through some larger projects from the Bernat Baby Gifts book, I thought I would give the Cable Booties a try. I've knit a few pairs of socks and figured booties would be

Miter-y Good!

Project –  Mitered Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Teresaknits

The mitered square blanket is finished! Seaming it wasn't nearly as much of a pain as I had anticipated; in fact, I

Doing a Happy (Square) Dance

Project –  Mitered Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Teresaknits

The mitered squares are coming along slowly but surely! I'm really happy with my color selection for this pattern – when I get tired of a certain color combination, I can easily switch to

Not So Blue About these Blues

Project –  Mitered Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Teresaknits

I've cast on for the mitered blanket from the Baby Gifts book and am thrilled with how it's coming together.

Yarn, Needles and … Crayons?

Project –  Mitered Blanket
Bernat Pattern Book #530199 Baby Gifts
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
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If I had known how much math and visualization was required for yarn crafts, I might not have signed on. But now, as

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