21 September 2014

Spicy Simple Mitts

Warning, if you are a part of the Tiny Owl Knits Halloween swap, I would advise you stop reading now (unless you don't mind a spoil.) as what I am posting about is part of the exchange.

Hey hey, it's Make Something Monday. Today I am sharing a pair of mitts I knitted, a twist on my Simple Mitts.
I followed the pattern, but with much thinner yarn. Which made for a less squishy and thick mitt, perfect for fall. This time around I used a variegated colorway called spice, from Blissful Knits. The yarn was over twice as expensive then the Kureyon by Noro I have always used before, however, there was over twice as much yarn.
This colorway was really pretty, just perfect soft fall colors. As I mentioned above in bold, it's part of a swap, and the person I am spoiling loves the muted colors of fall, and I thought this just fit the bill.
Stay tuned for more ideas on how to tweak this basic pattern for mitts. Hopefully next week I will have one with a different cuff that will totally transform it.
Here are the mitts all wrapper up, along with some other goodies:
And of course, the six year old artist has to put her spin onto the package:

While this pair is heading off to someone, I had enough yarn for another pair, if you like them, check them out on Etsy.
Ravelled here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/NataliesKnits/simple-mitts-4

03 April 2014

The Winner is...

Sorry I am late in posting this, time got away from me! But I have a winner! Using the awesome website random.org, I chose the winning comment, which belongs to...Carla Shiver! Congrats Carla, I will be messaging you soon!
Be sure to check back for other giveaways, I think there may be a Spring themed one in the works.

25 March 2014

Yarn Grab Bag Giveaway!

I have recently decided I have far too much yarn. So what better way to get rid of some of it then with a giveaway?! (Other than selling some of it here.)
This giveaway is for a grab bag of five (5) full skeins of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes yarn. I will pick five skeins out of the very many that I have, some examples viewed above! (Details: They are worsted weight, 110 yards and 100% Peruvian Highland wool. Hand wash/dry flat.)
As always, entering is simple, and you can have up to four entries (leaving a separate comment for each entry):
- One, just leave a comment!
- Two, follow my Blog and leave a comment saying you've done so.
- Like Nantucket Knitter on Facebook and leave a comment saying you've done so. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nantucketknit
- Share this giveaway in some way (Facebook, forum, Ravelry, pinterest, etc), and leave a comment (with a link to where you've shared it) saying you've done so.

I will leave the contest open until April first, 'round about 6:00 PM EST. Please leave some way to contact you in at least one of your comments. E-mail, Ravelry name, whatever. If there isn't a way to contact you I will wait 48 hours after a winner is chosen for you to contact me, at which point a new winner will be chosen. Winner much respond within 48 hours otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Winner will be chosen via the awesome folks at random.org. Contest is open internationally.

Good luck!
You can also purchase a grab bag here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/183788701/grab-bag-five-skein-knitpicks-wool-of

02 February 2014

Ingress Resistance Key Knitting Chart

Just designed this chart for us in fingerless mittens or knuckle gloves which I have yet to design. Wanted to share this as I haven't posted in a while. Nothing much of note has been happening around here to post about!
Anyways, enjoy:

18 December 2013

Karla's Christmas Tree Lights

Just popping in to show off some lovely lights Karla knit up using my Knitted Tree Lights Pattern.
Ravelled here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/karla/christmas-tree-lights
I know I haven't been around much, and in fact have entirely ignored the schedule I intended to keep. One day, I will figure it out!
Merry Christmas one and all!

22 November 2013

Homeschooling Saturday Week Six - Homemade Advent Calenders

Welcome to Homeschooling Saturday, week six! Homeschooling Saturday is a recap of our favorite craft(s) or activity we've done in the past couple of weeks.
This week, we've been busy making advent calenders. Why buy when you can make ones that are beautiful and meaningful with things you've already got around the home?
We made this beautiful Mary and baby Jesus:
I took the template provided, and instead of using that to trace, deleted the labels on everything and printed those out to color. Then I copied and pasted the stars into one document and I used those for my calender, the kids are just using star stickers.
Here is the star template I created. Keep in mind I in no way am taking credit for it, in fact it has the original link on it. It just took me a while to save the format provided (had to screen shot it eventually) so I thought this might save a step or two for some people: http://nantucketknitter.com/pdf/stars1.pdf.
Everyone painted whatever background they wanted onto poster-board:
And we colored in everything...
...and then glitter glue and metallic colored pencils got involved:
After the year and a half everything took to dry, I started to cut it all out and lay them out onto the poster board to number where the stars and baby Jesus would go as the days of December pass. (Days one - 23 are small stars, 24 is the North Star, and 25 is baby Jesus.)
I totally ignored where the stars go about halfway through, and just numbered where I thought they should go from some picture in my head. Which was a mistake, if you look closely at the finished product up above, you can see my attempts at erasing them. At least I did that on my own, not the kids'! This idea is from: http://www.thatartistwoman.org
We're also working on a funky tree calender:
Each tree will have a little trinket or confection in it. I was supposed to use Washi tape, but I have no idea where to even find that on Nantucket, so we stuck with regular old translucent. Not as polished looking, but when you've got rainbow trees, who cares?!
I am mostly using super inexpensive (cheap) things like mini candy canes, plastic ornaments and small chocolate bears, but for a few of them I did little things of princess chap-stick (Little M gets super chapped lips in the winter, so we always have a bunch of them) and bangles. On the 24th, I put in Cinderella nail polish.
I have no idea where this feminine little girl came from, she certainly didn't get it from me!
The idea for this one came from Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/make-a-geometric-tree-advent-calendar/.

That was what we did this week. What did you all do for homeschool this week?


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