gift knitting

for my MIL

I mentioned the fetching that I was knitting for my niece.  It was such a quick knit that I ended up making another pair for my other niece.  It makes sense, they are cousins after all.  I still want a pair for myself but too much of a good thing isn't always good for you.  I think for sake of originality I may detour my fingerless knitting over to the maine morning mitts.   Have I said how much I love free downloads?  I really do.

to keep her neck warm

Speaking of free downloads, when I purchased some Hacho yarn (Mirasol project) at my LYS I was given a free pattern called the Superior Travelling Vine lace scarf.  At the time I wasn't sure if I was going to use it but in the end I am so glad I did.  I love this scarf.  For a lace pattern it wasn't difficult to work up and the hacho yarn displayed beautifully.  As tempting as it was to keep the scarf for myself, the gifting season was around the corner and giving (handmade items) makes my heart a flutter so off it went in the MIL pile.  She loves it btw. 


Fast forward to a recent crazed search for the pattern, in my ever increasing pattern pile, it was becoming oh so apparent the pattern could not be found.  Sadness ensued.  Being the persevering type I pressed on and began a search at ravelry.  Found.  Joy followed.  But unless you have a ravelry account that little bit of information won't help you much so after searching one of my favorite yarn websites I found a link for a whole slew of free patterns, PLUS a download for the scarf I speak of.  More joy. 
Perhaps the holidays aren't completely over yet?  Happy Knitting :)  


  1. So beautiful. I bought some yarn and needles. I'm going to try the link off of the Soulemama blog for toast/toasties. Wish me luck.

  2. http://www.patonsyarns.com/data/pattern/pdf/instruction_2725.en_US.pdf
    like this one if you are looking for something to knit for random friends.

  3. Monica - Oooo, go for it. Once you get the hang of it you'll be a knitting wench ;) It's practicality on the go I say. What's a toastie?
    Tami Jo - You are too funny. Btw, I was just looking at that pattern the other day so I'll keep you in mind. I purchased some Ella Rae (RW is having a sale on until Sat.) to make a spring bag for myself. Don't panic, the patons one was a bit bigger than I was hoping for and so I am still looking for a pattern. At this rate I might as well design one for myself because I've been searching everywhere (Ravelry, google ) and so far I got nada. Oh, I ran into Patty Jean at Ram when I was there. :) I may or may not also being going back to Ram before the sale ends ;)

  4. What a beautiful scarf! I love the colors. I'm so glad to have found your blog.

  5. I have searched everywhere for the Superior Traveling Vine Lace Scarf pattern. If you got it for free can you pass it on to me, maybe in an email attachment please


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