Monday, April 30, 2012

Yay! I finished...

Stitch.Rock.Knit-along with Vickie Howell, Triangle Wrap,
 April 2012

It's nice to start off the week with a finished project.  Hooray! 

For more info on this knit-along, visit Stitch.Rock.Knit-along on Facebook.

Hope you have a great idea, creative mood, and fun project to help you through the week.

Margaret (knitting more chemo caps and enjoying the cool weather)
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Keep it handcrafted for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching...Sunday, May 13,2012.  Think about keeping things simple, fun and handcrafted.

Here are a few places to find patterns,  a handcrafted item from a handmade shop, or just explore new ideas for gift giving. is always a great source for knit and crochet patterns for any occassion.  You can search various designer, pattern type, etc. is the place to discover handcrafted or vintage items of all types.  It's user friendly and you will be able to search easily and even find a crafter locally.  Perhaps Mom has a fav color.   No problem!  You can even do a color search.  Ahhhh! is always a great source of inspiration and the patterns and projects are free. is a favorite stop for me any day of the week.  Pick your favorite craft and enjoy a variety of creativity for months to come.

Spud & Choloe has an adorable and free knit pattern for Mother's Day, Cupcake Pincushion – Free Pattern! It's too cute!  You have to check it out.  It's mouthwateringly knitty.

the Purl bee has an array of Mother's Day Gift Ideas  to create or give just waiting for you, so do stop by. 

I hope you're happy, creative, and super sassy today,

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Knit this Knitavian Shruggle from Knit Knitavian Style for Spring 2012.

Faith, love, and a wee bit of craftiness makes a situation a little brighter.

©Margaret Nock.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Celebrate Earth with this adorable free pattern...

Take time to enjoy your creativity and nature each and every day.
Happy Earth Day 2012!
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Happy Earth Day! 

I came across an adorable free knit pattern on Ravelry, today and wanted to share it with you...
Earth Day 2012
Enjoy your beautiful day on the blue planet and remember to visit knit1fortheroad for more free knit patterns.
Margaret (astounded by all the signs of Spring)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

K.I.P. day...

Knitplay takes the worry away...

Last weekend, I had a chance to get caught up with this cute Triangle shawl for the Rock.Stitch Knit-along.  The yarn is from Vickie Howell for Caron, Stitch.Rock.Love Sheep(ish) in Chartreuse(ish).

The shawl definitely is knitplay in progress.  It makes an easy, quick knitting project for the weekends and to take on the go. Check out Vickie's page on Facebook, Stitch.Rock. Knit-along and the Stitch.Rock.Love Group on Ravelry.comVisit Vickie's Blog for more information.

Hope you're having a "it's all good" kind of day.

Margaret,remembering to allow play without guilt.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Get ready for The Complete Video Guide to Fair-Isle Knitting!

The Complete Video Guide to Fair-Isle Knitting will be available this Saturday, April 14, 2012.

I'm super excited to write about Liat Gat's latest video E-Book today, so grab your needles and get ready for the Complete Video Guide to Fair-Isle Knitting. I've had an opportunity to see and experience Liat's Fair-Isle Knitting class and found it to be impressively comprehensive with valuable explanations and demos of Fair Isle Knitting.  Liat's easy manner and crystal clear instructions take the frustration out of learning for knitters of all levels.  There are tips for making the learning process easier and information about the smart choices for yarn, needle size, and the types of projects that work well with the Fair Isle Knitting technique

The best feature for me, as a knitter, is that the camera is focused on the knitting from your (the student's) point of view, making the class super easy to follow.  You'll  learn to read your stitches and patterns right from the start while Liat demonstrates both Continental and American knitting methods.  You'll also be making the beautiful Fair Isle Felted Bag!  Are your needles clicking with anticpation yet?

There are several types of download options available, making it easy for the busy knitter to access the class on the go. It will also be there for you to review any time you need to refresh your memory. We all learn differently, and I appreciate the combination of easy to read text along with a well made video. The text can be a convenient  reference for the busy knitter. The availablity  and access of an easy download is also helpful for the occassional brain freeze that may occur when learning something new while knitting on the go

It's an exciting time to be knitting and I hope you'll dive into Liat's Complete Video Guide to Fair-Isle Knitting.  You won't be disappointed.

The Complete Video Guide to Fair-Isle Knitting will be available this Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Visit for knitting help,free patterns, and more classes.

Margaret (great knitting times ahead!)

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Springtime Scarf (Crocheted)

Springtime Scarf in Sheep(ish) yarn in Hot Pink(ish) done!
Pattern by VickieHowell for Stitch Rock Crochet Along

Have a creative Tuesday!

Monday, April 9, 2012

a little jelly bean inspiration...

Jelly bean inspired chemo caps...
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Over the holiday weekend, I had a chance to crochet these chemo caps with Caron's Simply Soft (caps 1 & 3) and Lion Brand's Cotton Ease (center) .  My inspiration?  Gourmet jelly bean colors, of course.  I hope you're feeling inspired to pick up your hooks and needles this week, even if it's just for a few minutes.  It will definitely lift your spirits...

Margaret (floating on jelly bean cloud #5 for a bit longer)

CAL and KAL update:
There's a new crochet along with Vickie Howell

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Colorful inspiration...

Beautiful colors, scents and sensations surrounded us during our weekend travels and filled us with hope and inspiration.

Celebrate the beauty of the holiday. 
Have a peaceful Easter, Passover and Spring holiday.


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

World's largest knit...


A giant knitted rabbit in Italy can be seen from space by visitors to Google Earth

crocheted sculpture

The World's Largest Crochet Sculpture & Crochetdermy by Shauna Richardson.

It's okay to stand out in the crowd.  You're in good company.  Stay creative and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Margaret (so loving gourmet jelly bean colors)

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Hopping along the knitalong trail...

Need some adorable crafty projects for the Easter hop-a-long?  No problem.  Check out these cute free patterns.

Visit for an array of Spring and Easter craft projects

The Plushie - Miss Felti Rabbit and the  Knitted Long Legged Easter Bunny caught my eye. 

Spring 2012 Knit Simple.  Buy online or at your local yarn or craft store.

I had a chance to look at KnitSimple this weekend.  If you love quick and easy scarves for the season, you won't want to miss this issue!  You'll enjoy color, color, and more color.  There's also the latest pattern for the VickieHowell knit along for April, A Triangle Wrap which is the first in a series of KALs.  You can join in the fun on Facebook at Stitch Rock Knitalong and on Ravelry (Stitch Rock Love Group .  You'll get great tips, help, community and see all the pretty pretty wraps.

Monday on with your bunny attitude and keep your knitting needles on alert.

Margaret (riding on an uplifted mood filled with color today)
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

3 Beeutiful Things: Signs of Spring

Blooming trees along a seldom traveled path...
Daffodils lifting their heads to sing...

A bunny hutch in your backyard...

Look for signs of Spring and renewal this will be richer for the experience.

Margaret (always amazed by the blue planet)

Created for the group, 3 Beeutiful Things on Creating The Hive.
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