A Creative Spirit (What do you do with yours?)

"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." Proverbs 31:13

Monday, July 18, 2005

Knit Bookmark Pattern

Eyelet Charm Bookmark
Size 10 crochet cotton
Knitting needles - size 2

Steel Crochet Hook - size 7
Optional - Charm of choice
Cast on 14 stitches.
Knit 3 rows.
Row 4 and all even rows: K3, p8, k3
Row5: K5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k4
Row 7: K across
Repeat rows 5-8 until desired length (I made 17 eyelet holes), ending with row 7. Knit 3 rows, bind off leaving last loop on needle.
Transfer last loop on needle to the crochet hook.
Ch 1, sc in same space. Sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. Adding charm 1/2 way across last short side.
To add the charm: sc to half-way point of short side, ch 20, sl st into ring on charm, ch 20 sl st into top of last sc.
Continue to work sc in remainder of short side, join to 1st sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Note: If you don't want the crochet edging just fasten off after bind off.

(c)2005 Heartfelt Creations, Inc.

Friday, July 08, 2005

New pattern and current project

I designed a knit bookmark for my swap partner in my MSN knitting group. It turned out pretty nice and luckily I wrote down the pattern as I went. =) I have added it to my website Heartfelt Creations Crochet and got the picture of it, before I mailed it out!! lol (actually I scanned it, but that's just as well)

I have several other patterns that I seriously need to get typed up and loaded onto my site, but there never seem to be enough hours in the day. I have been busy working on my newest assignment from Ghost Stitchers.....an afghan that has a counted cross stitch design done over the Tunisian. After finishing the first panel I realized that the owner (or whoever did the crochet) did 9 rows too many, but all in all it's going to be a beauty when it's done! I finished the first panel early this morning.

I got a TON of yarn donations yesterday for Warming Families from Suzanne. She ran the Warming Families chapter for Macomb County and is returning to college full time so she won't be able to devote as much time to the project. There are 7 large 30 gallon bags!!!!! Thank you Suzanne!!!!