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Sunday, March 09, 2008
 

Three Simple Things to Knit


Very Simple Pouch
Manos del Uruguay - Rose


Very Simple Headband
The Fibre Company Terra -Ash and Araucania Nature Wool Chunky - Orange

Very Simple Eyeglass Case
Plain and Fancy Merino Wool - Magenta


I presented these patterns to my beginning knitting class today.

I wanted to design something for brand new knitters who have had some practice knitting and purling and are ready for the challenge of a first project . Each pattern is simply a rectangle and includes only Knit and Purl stitches with no shaping at all and only a small amount of simple finishing.

I think brand new knitters need to have a sweet little project to look forward to at the early stages of learning. A small sense of accomplishment goes a long way.

These are quick projects for any knitter, beginner or otherwise, and would make beautiful gifts. In the near future, I'll be putting a link to this pattern's free PDF in my sidebar. If you'd like to see it now, here it is. It can also be found on my Ravelry page. Does that link work if you aren't a Ravelry user? I wonder.

My cousin's baby is still waiting patiently for his new log cabin pillow. Babies are so patient, aren't they? The baby's grandparents came for a visit this weekend and I was compelled to send them off with a little placeholder gift.

A cute-thing-until-I-can-finish-the-REALLY-cute-thing gift. Picture it much smaller and on an actual toddler (with a head). Sweet. I bought it at my favorite store ever.

And in the not-so-simple column, I present this:


Pattern: The Inga Hat by Sheila Macdonald
Source: Ewenique Fiber - The Blog
Yarn: The Fibre Company Terra in Ash and The Fibre Company Road to China in Riverstone
needles: size 5

Made for my dear, beautiful friend Celeste to give her love and strength as she fights a lousy illness. I hope she feels the love every time she wears it.


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Comments:
The hat for your friend Celeste is beautiful. I'm sure it will bring her warm fuzzies. It is clear you are a thoughtful knitting teacher, giving your students an end project to work towards will make your teaching much more fruitful.
 
I love the simple designs you created - great job!

The Inga hat has been on my must knit list for a while now - yours is just beautiful!
 
Great job teacher! I think you created some great starter projects. I have to stay away from aqui, that store can really do some damage to my wallet.
 
what a good teacher you are!

The Ravelry link doesn't work for me- so I guess if you are not in- then you are out!

The hoodie is so cute!! I love it!
 
Congratulations on teaching the knitting class! Those are perfect little projects. I can't think of a better person to pass on the delights of knitting than you. Love Celeste's hat! Christine
 
That hat is GORGEOUS! Love it!
 
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