Marsha

Free lunch: Odds and ends

I figure I’d better post this list before it gets any longer. It’s amazing how many free knitting patterns out there don’t fit into “conventional” categories.

Knitted mushrooms! My daughter is currently in the middle of a serious fairy phase, so I think some of these are on my horizon. Maybe those fairies could use some knitted daffodils, too.

Knit your own party bunting. This looks so charming . . . and so time consuming. I think I’ll stick with a sewn version.

Knit tie. If you’re looking for a stereotypical Father’s Day gift and can knit really fast, this may be the project for you.

Knit heart pin. If your ambitions are more along the lines of “tie pin” rather than “full-on tie,” this may be up your alley. (Another option: get started on your Valentine’s Day gifts now!)

When you’re ready for new linens and need to figure out what to do with your old ones, consider turning them into yarn.

I’m intrigued enough by Knitminder that when I do get an iPhone, it’ll probably be one of the apps I load on there (right after Peggle). Some of the functions look like they duplicate what Ravelry has, but the counters and the project notes (with photos that you take with your phone, I’m guessing) look like they might be handy.

Think your knitting is getting stale? Shake things up with these conceptual knitting patterns.

Halloween will be here before you know it, so you’d better starting thinking about your costume now. Whatever you have in mind, be sure to include a knitted mustache. A knit/felt bangle bracelet would be a nice addition, too.

5 Responses to “Free lunch: Odds and ends”

  1. Chrison 30 Jun 2009 at 8:39 am

    I’ve always been intrigued by turning fabric into yarn to knit rag rugs or something.

  2. Deboragon 02 Jul 2009 at 3:52 pm

    What an awesome list! I’m particularly fond of the knitted daffodils.

  3. Evelinon 12 Jul 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Personally, I want this
    http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATThallowig.html

  4. Marshaon 12 Jul 2009 at 8:49 pm

    @Eveln: The problem with that pattern is that you’d have to use the crappy (Red Heart) yarn is calls for. I wouldn’t waste good wool on it. Besides, this is one project for which you probably want the shininess of acrylic.

  5. Bethon 20 Jul 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I’ve always wanted to knit a neck tie and now I’m adding a mustache to me “to knit” list!