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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Friday, November 15, 2013

Home is where the knitting cups are...

Home is where the knitting cups are.

We've finally gotten moved into our new home and I 'm ready to get back to knitting! Out of state moves are too much to deal with but we managed together, including the Yorkies, who were surprisingly cooperative.

While I was in the midst of chaos and disarray, I managed to create another free pattern which I will have for you Monday.  Thanks for all the well wishes, energy, and healing messages for our recent loss.  We miss Ray, my father-in-law, but hold his spirit close to our hearts.

Enjoy the inspiring knitting story (click on the link below) and I hope you're creating something wonderful. Please feel free to share what you're working on with everyone in the comment section. I always like hearing from you and of course comments are monitored to prevent harassment or spam ( as that belongs in a can) so that you can feel safe. 

Margaret (sipping a warm drink on an artic day)

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Nicole's Headhugger Headband

There's a new special order in my shop, MargKnittinARound on Etsy!

Give the gift of snuggley comfort to yourself or friends and family. Stock up for gift giving during the holidays!  Hand knit by me with Lion Brand Thick & Quick super bulky weight yarn making your headhugger soft yet durable.  Care instructions will be included with your order and gift wrapping is available. Please convo me your occasion for gift wrapping.

Special Order Hand Knit Nicole's Ear Warming Headhugger

The Nicole's ear warming, head hugging headband is the perfect “go to” item for those chilly days. It’s warm and soft next to your skin and has some stretch so that it fits comfortably. The chunky feel and lush color of the yarn puts you in the mood for cold weather activites like drinking hot chocolate, my preferred indoor sport.

All hand knit items are created in a smoke free environment with good vibes! Care instructions will be included. The ones pictured are for a medium size head approximately 22” in diameter. Yarn has some stretch to it so that it fits comfortably around your ears and head.

Colors available:
Sky Blue: Light medium blue (featured on mannequin head)
Oatmeal: Natural beige with strands of chocolate and black (pictured above)
Lemon Grass: Bold pea green
Medium Grass: green
Taupe: Dusty brownish grey

If you don't see a color you need, please convo me and I will try to get it for you.

Choose your color and size from the dropdown box options and if you have questions, please feel free to convo me on Etsy.

Happy Autumn!

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Verrado High School's ROAR

Inspiration for your Monday.  I hope these kids win the contest! Great documentation of the story, too.
Hope you ROAR today!
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Time for a share...

It's Monday and time for a share...

Here's an improvised crochet blanket I made over the weekend with Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry and Pistachio for Knots of Love NICU Blankets Program. 

Hope you're knitting or crocheting something wonderful this week.  Please share what your working on, I'd love to hear from you.

Happy Autumn!

"Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night."
Hal Borland

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pumpkins, Cinammon and Spice!

Pumpkins, Cinammon and Spice! Autumn has to be my favorite time of the year.  My birthday is on the 22nd,which is also the first official day of Autumn - hooray! I'm celebrating with this new digital knit pattern now available at MargKnittinARound on Etsy.

Welcome in the Autumn Season by knitting this warm, versatile and stylish scarf with Lion Brand Cashmere Blend or substitute a yarn of similar weight. This knitting project is rated Easy, with basic knitting knowledge needed. Clear instructions and pictures of ways to wear your scarf. THIS ITEM IS A DIGITAL KNIT PATTERN.

BONUS!You will also receive a FREE Digital Knit Pattern with purchase of this item. It's super easy to download both patterns after payment.

You may convo me on Etsy if you have any questions regarding either pattern.

Happy knitting!

©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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Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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