Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!



Sunday, December 7, 2008

Test Knits for Alli

Alli has her new designs up on her website and they are all really nice (in my totally unbiased opinion). Of course, I got to test knit four of them! This is great as it adds to my own collection, and some of them might find their way into someone's stocking! (I said "might" Emily!) This one is "Flakes'n Snowmen". It has a "short" border so you can start working on the design pretty quickly. Don't we all like to get to the "good" part?!

Following in the same theme, is "Flakes'n Penguins". I'm a sucker for anything with a penguin so this is one cloth that won't be leaving my kitchen!

I love the color of this yarn for the "Trees'n Snowmen". It's from Peaches & Creme and is called "celery". Every time I buy this color, I always seem to use it up right away. I think that the next time I place an order, I'll forget about buying balls and move up to the cones instead!

I saved my favorite cloth to last. "Happy Penguin" was really a fun knit. I love the way the border and background are all incorporated into one. It gives the cloth a little heft too.

Alli has about ten new designs in all. One has poinsettias and candles which is also really nice and there are a bunch with trees too. If you're looking for some really cute gifts, this is the place you should go. This post really sounds like a commercial, doesn't it? You'd almost think I was getting paid to promote it. Actually, I do get payment in the form of friendship! Still, cute is cute and I think Alli's work stands for itself!

1 comment:

Alli's Little World of Knitting! said...

Thank you so much Elaine for your Advertisment! ROTFL Seriously you are a wonderful test knitter and an even better PAL!!

Hugs
Alli