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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Find of the day...

This is just the sweetest little baby blanket to knit from Knit 1 LA and it's free.  You will also find additional free patterns on the sidebar of the Knit 1 LA blog page.  Visit Karen Clements on Etsy.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Time to visit Mochimochi Land for tiny knitting goodness...

Tiny Gnome Knitting Kit from Mochimochi Land

Tiny Penguin Knitting Kit from Mochimochi Land 

These are just two of the knitting kits available at NobleKnits.

Hi everyone, here's a quick weekend post for you. It's been awhile, but I'm back to blogging and always looking for fun knitting projects. Check out these adorable Tiny Knitting Kits from Mochimochi Land!  The tiny wonder line up includes busy bees, burgers, colorful clowns, groovy gnomes, playful frogs,  playful pandas, penquins, pirates and last but not least Santa!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend knitting and crochet.


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Monday, July 22, 2013

Knit Poolside Hairbands

It's a new week with more opportunities to keep your summer knitting portable and easy with this new pattern at MargKnittinAround on Etsy.

(3 knit patterns) The quick and easy knit hairbands are a super stylish and easy solution to portable knitting and turning bad hair days into good ones. These hairbands are perfect for long or short hair and knit with Cotton-Ease® Yarn, your hairband will be soft, yet durable and easy to wash. Knit with US size 8 (5.0) straight needles.

These patterns can also be easily adapted for cooler weather with wool or acrylic yarn of similar weight. Autumn days are just around the corner.

You will also receive a free with purchase digital download as my free gift and appreciation for visiting my shop.

Knit and wear with glee.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New listings at MargKnittinARound...

New listings in my shop MargKnittinARound on Etsy!

Crayon DK Cotton Boucle Yarn Eight 50 gram balls per bag

3 colors available:  orange, red, and yellow

This is a bright and cheerful soft boucle yarn of pima cotton.  It's great for so many summer projects.  I used Crayon for the Craft Hope washcloth project. It took one ball or maybe a bit more to make a standard sized washcloth, depending on your tension and finishing technique. They were super soft, flexible, and durable.  Crayon is also great for other home decor projects and for the kiddos. The listing includes yarn info, gauge, etc.  There are 8 balls in each bag. Take a look!

Filatura Di Crosa Brilla 384 Turquoise Yarn with FREE PATTERN...

Enjoy the Rita the Ribbonista,a knit1fortheroad one skein knit pattern. It knits up quickly with Brilla and is a fun portable project. Perfect for a hot summer day. Your free pattern will be emailed to you after purchase. The listing includes yarn info, gauge, etc.

As always, feel free to convo me on Etsy if you have any questions before purchase.

Happy Summer Knitting!
Margaret(enjoying a little air conditioning with my knitting)

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Celebrate with hooks and needles!

The 4th of July is almost here(U.S.)and it's time to pull out the hooks and needles for some summer fun over the long holiday weekend.





All of these patterns are free at

Happy 4th of July!

Visit my shop, MargKnittinAround on Etsy for knit patterns and signed copies of my books. Digital items are an instant download with purchase.

Visit me on AmazonBooks and Kindle 

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Make a super cute Koala Softie

Last year I made a cute Owl Softie. Yes, I can sew a bit. If this easy project interests you, visit  for pretty pretty fabric!

Enjoy your summer of knitting.

Margaret-(loves fabric, walks on the beach, and a adventerous knitty life)

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer With Love...

Just because it's summer, doesn't mean we can't crochet this adorable Juicy Fruits Throw. If you're like me, you love the cool air but,not necessarily blowing on you. That's where this colorful throw comes in.

Free Juicy Fruits Throw crochet pattern from Red Heart and tutorial.

You might also enjoy crocheting this Bright Squares Art Throw

or maybe get your knit on with the Cell Phone Resting Place Pillow or Cabled e-Reader Cozy.  

All of these projects are be made With Love Yarn from Red Heart.

Take a little time to knit or crochet for your mental health, focus and creative needs.

Margaret (more knitting, crocheting and reading this summer, and less stress)

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The first day of summer pattern roundup!

The first day of summer feels like a great day for a pattern roundup, wouldn't you say?
These festive patterns will keep you knitting on the go all summer. 

To Crochet: 

To Knit:

Summer Tops like the Tiger Lily Tank, pictured above, can be found in The Weekly Stitch Newsletter to knit or crochet.

Knit, crochet and play!

Margaret (knitting new summer patterns for margknittinaround this weekend)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy World Wide KIP

I'ts not too late to knit in public during World Wide Knit in Public Day- June 8-16, 2013! I urge you to grab your needles and yarn and go find like minded knitters through your local yarn stores, groups, and on the web. And don't forget to share you experiences on social media.

Check out this video of Liat Gat's (KNITFreedom) interview about the how knitting saved her life.

Have a knitty weekend everyone!

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