Starting a collection..

I have a great little collection of spoons. I collect them from wherever I go, and lots of times when family or friends know I have this collection they will also pick up a spoon for me when there are somewhere on vacation, or if they happen upon an interesting one wherever they are.

Whenever I want to see my spoons I just walk into my little breakfast room and take a gander.. I like to look at them and remember places I have been or hearing stories about the places my family and friends have been to. 

The other day I came across an impressive collection. It was an online collection of knitting patterns..The site boasted over 1000 in their collection.

I was duly impressed. My husband was not.. he said we could beat that! We could make a directory on your site and beat that!! I said why would I want a collection of regular knitting patterns on a Knitting Without Needles site when there is no collection of free knitting loom and board patterns like this? So he said we could do that!

So here is my proposal: I would like to build a centralized collection of the free knitting loom and knitting board patterns. A place for one stop shopping so to speak.

Now. I can’t do it alone! I need your help! I need you to email me the links of sites with free knitting loom patterns. I know there are some out there that I haven’t even found yet so I expect to be pleasantly surprised.

After obtaining permission of the pattern owner, I will either pop the patterns into pdf files to be downloaded directly from the directory, or place a link to the pattern on their site.I will also categorize them and get them out there in one place so they are easy to find! It may be another page on this site, or it may be a whole new site.

So, if you have a free pattern that you want to submit to the directory please email me the link, or the whole pattern(with permission of the pattern owner*) at: knittingloomcentral@gmail.com

There will be prizes!!! I will put everyone who submits a pattern into a database 1 entry per pattern you submit, and pick names for prizes!! I personally have a few looms and some yarn I can throw in the pot, and anyone who wants to donate a prize to encourage this effort please email me at the address above with prize in the subject line!! Let’s see how sweet we can make it!!

And also.. I would love to collect a readers’ gallery of photos of projects you have made from my patterns from here and from the book! I have had a few of you email me photos and just saw the first one from the book on Patti’s blog!!

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  (hope you don’t mind Patti…I snagged your picture!!)

  So send those along to my personal email over there on the right! I can’t wait to see your creations!! 

*note: If I find that anyone has submitted a pattern that is out there for sale, or otherwise in violation of the pattern owner’s copyright the submitter will be disqualified from the contest and the pattern will not be placed in the database.     

 

FO’s and a mystery!(contest alert!)

Alright. I worked through that nasty bit of vertigo and got some stuff done!

First the test knit.

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Yarn: SWTC Twize

Needles: US #7 Plymouth Bamboo circs

This nice little short sleeve sweater in Twize. A new bamboo yarn from SWTC. The Twize was great to work with, the only problem I had was trying to get it to cooperate with my ball winder. It just wouldn’t, so I gave up and worked from the cone.

The colour is great, it is soooooo soft! I don’t know when it will be out but it’s well worth it! I just hope they like mine!

The next FO is a Panta for the Panta along!

 

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Panta
Pattern:
Compiled by Peggy from patterns on the Craftster forums.
Yarn: Katia Confetti

Needles: US #6 Addis

A great fast knit. I think I will do another one with my Alpaca Silk from Knit picks. I also think I will slip the first stitch of every row, so it won’t curl up so much. I might try running Azia’s through the wash and see if that tightens it up a bit and helps with the curl along the edges.

 

Also coming up soon is my blogaversary. So why not have a little contest?

Here is a peek at my next project.

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What is it??

I will collect the names of people who guess what it is and pull someone’s name out of a hat for a little prize.. so leave me a comment from now until Jan 19 and I will pick a winner on the 20th!

 

Also keep watching I am hoping to launch Purls of Hope to organize some help for people in need starting with Pearlington, MS. There has been little help there or improvement since Katrina hit and we are nearly 4 months out from it. I will have details there so look for it later this week.

AND… I will need some help with graphics and buttons here for KnitChat.com I will be expanding out from just my blog and hopefully some of you who are more creative than I with the graphics can help!

There might be some nice yarn in it for you!!

So look out! Things they are a’changing!