Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I spy...

Find fun and function with Knit or Crochet Reading Glasses at Patternworks!

It's always a great idea to consider your eye health and a delight to add a colorful accessory to enhance your knitting or crocheting experience. Have you had your eyes checked lately by a board certified eye doctor? Are they strained? Do you have enough light on your projects?  Do you rest your eyes when they feel tired?  When you show your eyes a little love, they respond in kind with a renewed appreciation for color, detail and accuracy which are all so valuable to us as creative people.
Enjoy your summer projects and reading everyone!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hantsuki Knitalong Time!

NobleKnits Knitting Blog: Introducing: Hantsuki Knitalong: Welcome to the Hantsuki Knit Along! In Japanese, Hantsuki means "half moon" and that perfectly describes the shape of this delic...

Summer knitting has never been so much fun. Consider taking your knitting projects with you when you travel, go to the pool, or watch a baseball gam.  When you participate in a Knit Along, you make new knitting friends and have support and answers to your knitting questions.  Hoorah!

Happy summer knitting everyone,

Margaret (finding like minded knitters on the road)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Happy 7th AnniversaryKnots of Love!

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I can't believe it's been 7 years since I first found Knots of Love online (Hand crochet & knitted caps for chemo patients and others facing life-threatening illnesses) and had the pleasure to get to know Christine Fabiani, the dynamic and dedicated founder of! Today, I invite you to visit the website and take in all the love and giving of the Knots of Love community.

Congratulations to Christine,the Knots of Love team, volunteers, and the wonderful people who knit and crochet from the heart for the Knots of Love cause.

It's truly a happy day! 
Be the love.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Get Ready for Summer Knitting Fun!

Just when you thought knitting was only for Fall and Winter Seasons...

June 19, 2014, 6pm EDT at Yarnspirations Google Hangout. If you already have a Facebook Account, you can use it to sign in.
Get the skinny on this event at Yarnspirations.
Knitting has never been so wonderful.
Be the joy!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Two books and a bag...

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It's Friday, and time to think about weekend knitting with flare.
These  goodies caught my eye and I wanted to share them with you. 

Two books I'm really liking...

Once Upon a Knit: 28 Grimm and Glamorous Fairy-Tale Projects   by Genevieve Miller (designer of Vampire Knits)


another installment of the One-Skein Wonder series, Lace One-Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant.


The Namaste Small Pouch in Lola Pink,Lola Green, or Catalina. It's the perfect pouch for knitting accessories and oh so spring and summer stylish. Have pouch will travel in style. It's durable, pretty, and only $5.75. 

Those are my luscious knitting suggestions for today...

Recipe for joy:

I invite you to knit for the soul, your general well being and always delight in the process.

'til next time, knit with glee.

Margaret (so glad to be knitting again)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Knit Easy Ombré Cowl...

This just in...
Thought you might be in an Ombré mood today. Pop on over and take a look and enjoy the pretty,pretty colors.

NobleKnits Knitting Blog: Easy Ombré Cowl Free Knitting Pattern: Knit an easy cowl that pops with color! This free knitting pattern uses just one ball of Freia Fibers Ombre Sport yarn Ombre Sport yarn...

Happy knitting wherever you go!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Knit Simple Knit-Along time!

Vickie Howell: The Long-Distance Shawl. Ninth in Vickie’s knit-along series.
Go to: Stitch.Rock.Knit-Along with Vickie Howell for more information, community, and to post your progress!

The Long-Distance Shawl is perfect for Spring and is my Easter weekend knitting project.  Mine is knit with Bernat Cotton-ish in Royal Denim, but there is a nice selection of colors for this project if you'd like a different color.  Join in, check out the help and posts on the Knit.Rock.Knit-Along facebook page and remember to have fun!
Happy Easter, Happy Spring,
and Happy Knitting!
Margaret (knitting and chocolate bunnies!)


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Trendy Times

I'm almost back to knitting projects!
While I've been away recovering from a little knitting fatigue in the fingers and wrists after several years of knitting and crocheting non-stop, a few fun things have been happening in knitting.  Here are some of my favorite trends of the season. Enjoy the info and I hope your knitting something wonderful. 

Please share your winter knit and crochet projects here if you like.  I always enjoy seeing your projects and so do other readers. Your input may inspire someone who otherwise would not even try to knit or crochet. :)

Arm Kitting 30 Minute Scarf ... I encourage you to try it!

Knit and Crochet and Yarn Trends For 2014 ... This Lion Brand Yarn blog post will give you some great ideas for knitting and crochet projects. Huzza!

Shetland Ponies in Cardigans – Photos & Video! Although this lingers from 2013, I thought I would add it as I love Scotland, I love ponies and I love sweaters so I'm sharing. (not sure how the ponies feel about this, but they seem to tolerate their photo opp like pros)

I will be posting more often now and sharing more of my own knitting adventures, so do check back or follow along.  Thanks for reading!

Margaret(visualizing knitting now)

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Time for knitty and luscious giving!

It's time for knitty and luscious giving!  Your knitting friends and loved ones need wonderful gifts this season, too.

One of the things that your knitting friend or loved one will enjoy is a bag for all the wonderful yarn and accessories that go along with their projects:

Visit Knit Picks or Namaste for an array of bags and cases that will delight any knitter.  Your local craft and knitting stores will also feature beautiful bags and accessories for knitting and crochet.

Ask them if they would like a digital subscription to their favorite knit or crochet mag.    

Don't know what they like or what to buy?  Try a nifty gift card to their favorite yarn store and watch their faces light up.  Some of us just love going up and down the isles in yarnie anticipation of our next project and need to squeeze a skein or two or check out our fav new knitting books to receive inspiration.  We also need our tools of the knitting kind.

Raise your latte or egg nog to snagging  50% or more off your purchases...and don't forget to knit!  Knitting can relieve your stress levels and keep you in the creative zone during this hectic time of the year.

Margaret (snowy days + knitting = tranquility now)

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Autumn Glee Cap Free Knit Pattern

Autumn Glee Cap
Free knit pattern from All rights reserved.

It's Monday and many of you may be considering your next quick and easy weekend knitting project while in the midst of all the madness of the work day. Look no more! The Autumn Glee Cap or Slouch if you prefer, knit pattern fresh off the needles at is here.  Enjoy knitting this soft, light weight,but still warm,cap.Wear this comfortable cap to all of your Autumn festivities.

Easy (Basic Knitting Skills Required) and knit with Caron Simply Soft in Pistachio and Pumpkin, although yarns of similar weight may be used if you like.

Knit on with glee!
Margaret (so happy to be knitting again!)

©Margaret Nock,™ The pattern, content and photographs in this document are the property of and for non-commercial (personal) use only. Unauthorized reproduction, sale in whole or in part, or distribution of the content, pattern, or knit item is prohibited. All rights reserved.

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