Pattern Spotlight: Let’s Talk Acorns and Ravens!

Earlier this week I shared patterns that revolved around owls,  and today I want to share a few patterns that revolve around acorns and ravens.

I love fall !  One thing I really love about fall is the changing of the colors, the acorns and the leaves.  A few of these designs truly remind me of the essence of fall, and for some reason, this season also involves the use of ravens!

Celtic Oak Pillow by Barbara A. Pott

Courtesy of Barbara A Pott

Red Oak by Julia Trice

Courtesy of Twist Collective/Jane Heller

Felted Wooly Acorn & Oak Leaf by Marie Mayhew

Courtesy of Mary Mayhew Designs

Acorn Tea Cozy (3 sizes) by Heather Tunnah

Courtesy of Heather Tunnah

Corvus by Alasdair Post-Quinn

Courtesy of Cooperative Press

Ravens in the Snow by Stephannie Tallent

Courtesy of Helene Magnusson

Ravens in the Snow Mitts by Stephannie Tallent

Courtesy of Stephannie Tallent

Hope you enjoyed, and until next time, happy knitting and crafting!

In Lieu of Rhinebeck…

Tina:

Great post by Tanis …

Originally posted on TanisKnits:

This past weekend was the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. When we lived in New York City, driving up the morning of, spending the day there, stuffing ourselves to the gills with chicken pot pie, fried artichokes and apple cider, then driving home the same night in a food coma with a trunk full of wool was easy. We didn’t have to worry about where to stay, what to do if all the restaurants had crazy wait times, rabid knitters or bathroom lines.

Great Falls

Great Falls

Earlier this week I finally got home from filming my third season of Knitting Daily TV (read about that in last week’s post) and all I wanted to do was spend time with my family. Northern Virginia is place rich with history, museums, trails and scenery. The leaves were stunning and we hiked our way to Great Falls on Saturday, then to the Claude Moore Colonial Farm on…

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Pattern Spotlight: Let’s Talk Owls!

For some reason this time of year makes me think of owls.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact the Family Channel is hosting a Harry Potter movie marathon or just that owls seem to be part of fall.

Today I’m sharing with you “owls”  using basically the same cable stitch pattern but in all kinds of variations.  Enjoy!

Hogwarts Express by Susan Ashcroft

Courtesy of Susan Ashcroft

Owlie Socks by Julie Elswick Suchomel

Courtesy of Julie Elswick Suchomel

Owls by Kate Davis

Courtesy of Kate Davis

Owlet by Kate Davis

Courtesy of Kate Davis

Owl McOwl by Tracey Castonguay

Courtesy of Tracey Castonguay

Owl Tunque by Barbara Prime

Courtesy of Barbara Prime

Cable Owl Gloves by Brooke Snow

Courtesy of Brooke Snow

Owlish Stocking by Louise Lamarche

Courtesy of Louise Lamarche

Owlie Slippers by Knitarin – Karen Hess

Courtesy of Knitarin – Karen Hess

Owlie Sleep Sack by Teresa Cole

Courtesy of Teresa Cole

Wise Owls Baby Blanket by Threads and Yarns of Pleasure

Courtesy of Threads and Yarns of Pleasure

Owl Coffee Cup Cozie by Sabrina Thompson

Courtesy of Sabrina Thompson

Dr Owl by Kristen Rettig

Courtesy of Rowan Yarns

Winter Woods Owl Scarf by Holly D Hufstetler

Courtesy of Holly D Hufstetler

Until next time, happy knitting and crafting!

FO’s Friday … A Small Piece and One Sock!

I finished my small cross stitch piece, which is now framed in a cute little 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ frame. This turned out liked I hoped and it is now sitting on my desk at work.

The only thing I would do different is use Gentle Art threads as the DMC is too dead.  I did make a slight modification for the top and bottom insert rows, a straight line across and I used three strands of thread, one in the gold, the cream and the brown. It is straight in the frame, but the frame is a little off at the top.

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I also finished one sock and used the mitten toe technique that I found in The Sock Knitter’s Handbook by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott.  I have already casted on the mate and I’m just about finished with the cuff.

Have a super fun filled weekend!

It’s A Mystery!

Well I’ve done it, I’ve joined my first ever Mystery Sampler stitch along created by Lizzie Kate.  Lizzie will be releasing clues to her newest mystery sampler, Things Unseen, over a period of three installments.  The first clue will be the early part of November, followed by December and then January.

Courtesy of Lizzie Kate

Courtesy of Lizzie Kate

Courtesy of Lizzie Kate

So, I’ve ordered my kit and now patiently wait :)

Wednesday WIPs!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday.  I really don’t have too much new to share other than the fact I am ready to start the toe to my sock.  I really love the colors of this yarn and the way the striping is turning out.


I also am ready to start a very small stitching project that I’m thinking might look good on my desk at work.


I also purchased a pattern today that I’ve been itching to cast on called Fish Creek (Adult Version) by Melissa Schaschwary. This will be a quick knit as it is knitted up in bulky weight yarn and a size US 13 needle. The main thing, it’s top down, raglan sleeves and seamless.

Courtesy Melissa Schaschwary

What’s on your needles, hooks, hoops and wheels ?

Acorns and Owls

I finished my little cross stitch project last night and I love how it ended up looking.  T

Finished Size:  Completed size measures 4″ by 4″, and I had a frame that worked perfect for it too.

Design:  Acorns and Owls (click link for free pattern, as well as others) a complimentary pattern I received in an order that is a retired Blue Ribbon Design.

Fabric: 18 count Aida Cloth – 100% coton in cream

Thread:   DMC Thread in the colors of:  610, 632, 780, 976, 3046 and 3364

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It’s now framed and sitting nicely on our kitchen bar with a few other fun fall items.

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Until next time, happy crafting!