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Angelarae Knits: November 2006

Angelarae Knits

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Location: Raleigh, NC, United States

Hello! Welcome to my Blog! I live and enjoy the fibery crafts here, in Raleigh, NC with my husband and 5 children! I love to share patterns, tips, and recipes along with my spinning from time to time. I hope you'll enjoy your time here and stick around a bit!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

This Is The Look...

In case some of you are not parents, or your child(s) is yet too young to mock you, here is what the "pul-eeese" look embodies...eyes rolled back, mouth rigid, breath expelling. Usually, this response occurs in wake of an "I told you so," a request for eating of vegetables or reminders of bedtime. Just so you know...in case you were wondering. (Geesh...it's a good thing they are cute when they're little!)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Snail Hat

Here is a pic of Elizabeth Zimmerman's 'Snail Hat,' that I knit-up in one evening with Plymouth Encore Chunky, Color #670. It is from "Knitting Without Tears." This was supposed to go in the Christmas gift pile, but Emma claimed it for herself. I was pleased with it and will be knitting a few more as gifts.
Hope all of you are having a nice Holiday weekend! I know I have been somewhat invisible lately (believe me, I miss blogging and all of you), but work has been hectic and family busy and I have had to take time for my diversions wherever I can find it. Please know I am always thinking about you and anxious to get back. Hopefully, activity will wain after the Holidays, and I'll get back to a more regular blogging schedule.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More Quick Knit Christmas Gifts

Here are a few more gift ideas that will knit up in a flash:

Pocketbook Slippers : Coolest thing ever. These don't look like they could possibly be worn on the foot. Just goes to show....Thanks to Hakucho and Knitwits Heaven for the pattern.

Odessa : (non-beaded version) Many have knit this lovely hat. See Anonyknits version in worsted and no beads for a quicker knit.

From All Tangled Up: Have you tried 1 strand of ribbon yarn with 1 strand of brushed alpaca or mohair on 12mm needles? 2-3 hours and you have a warm and fashionable scarf. Easy-peasy but nice yarns works out expensive. My 3 balls of colinette mercury + 1 hank of brushed mohair worked out to over 25 pounds per scarf but the recipients love it... can it it cheaper with other yarns though

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Anyone may add pattern suggestions in the comments area of this post. I'll add them as I can.

Happy Knitting:)


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

North Carolina State Farmer's Market

Lovely, lovely fresh fruits and veggies. I love visiting the Farmer's Market here in Raleigh, even when I don't buy much. There are so many interesting things to see. Check it out:)

This is called a 'Lasagne' Quilt...not sure why.

Felted hats for $55.00. (Yikes!)

This little guy is carved with a chainsaw. Neato:)

You know how I love flowers. These are Mums, hanging baskets of mums...2/$20...not bad:)

'Kay, ya'll...that's enough of the blabbin' and the picture takin'...I'm goin' home and cook some collards...where's the pepper vinegar?

Friday, November 10, 2006

'Tis The Season

So I am thinking about the ramifications of knitting gifts with a deadline. I guess there is no other way to do it, is there? Unless you are like Nony and have beaucoups of time to knit up adorable baby sweaters for the next one that comes along. (I think she does this as experiment, to try new techniques, etc…God, I envy her!) Anyhoo, having several things to knit for Christmas gifts, and knowing that many of you also have this challenge before you, I thought it may be helpful to come-up with a short list of quick projects for gift knitting. Here are some links and sources for a few quickies I have come across and hope to knit, from my stash, too, if possible. Here they are:

  1. Cell Phone Cozy – I have knit this one ladies…comes out very nice. Choose an ornamental button and you have a really nice gift. I knit one up in less than one hour. (don’t forget to factor-in felting and blocking time) FYI-would work for iPod's, too!
  2. Lace wrist cuff (Perdita) at Knitty. Very nice and not too expensive. They have the thread at Michaels and A.C. Moore. Knitty.
  3. Speaking of Knitty…Fetching. Enough said. Awsome knit and done in less than two days.
  4. Interweave Knits Holiday Knits…Boudoir Socks (to die for), Camel Hair neck thingy (I can just see the look on my lys store owners face when I ask her for Camel Hair yarn), cable wrist warmers/fingerless gloves/gauntlets…whatever you want to call them, Spiral Hat (very pretty).
  5. Java Sleeves –(Pictured above, from Magknits) very cool, very quick and fun to knit – good stash yarn project (and especially that novelty eyelash yarn lots of us have hanging around in our stash.) Know anyone who frequents Starbucks? Here’s their gift. Give it on a Starbucks cup with a SB gift certificate.
  6. Mason Dixon warsh rags…many people seem to be able to knit these up very quickly. I am not one of those people. The yarn costs about $3, depending where you get it.
  7. One Skein, by Lee Radford: Fingerless Garter Mits, Cable Footies, Gaiter (p.37), The Clutch.

Please add your suggestions, links to quick patterns, etc….’Tis the Season.(to panic, that is!) Hope this helps.