Since much of the US is in the midst of the dog days of summer, we thought it would be a good time to show off this week’s Freebie Friday pattern.
This is IDP designer Mara Jessup‘s Summer Stripes Felted Water Bottle Holder. During the summer months, I’m chugging water like there’s no tomorrow and having a cute holder to carry my bottles around in is a no brainer.
We’ve had a lot of recent new additions to our office – babies! So several of us have been scrambling as to what to knit up for these little darlings and but IDP Designer Nona Davenport has released a free pattern that is the perfect solution.
(It doesn’t hurt that she has an adorable model!)
Baby Tubie Socks! These are cute little socks, modeled on the classic knee high tube socks. Perfect for babies of either sex!
This week, summer finally showed up in the Pacific Northwest – I realize that most of the rest of the country is in a record breaking heat wave but here in Oregon/Washington, it had been quite a chilly, rainy June. But no more! Now with the warmer weather, we are all scrambling to ditch our wool sweater projects and looking for some knitting/crochet projects that we can work on that won’t overheat us and that will be useful, whatever the temperature.
This is her Quartet of Headbands – 4 cute and light projects, perfect to knit up & wear immediatly, no matter the weather.
Well, I certainly could use a chocolate truffle right about now. But since I don’t seem to have one around, the next best thing in my mind would be a free pattern by Susanna IC.
A few months back, several of us made our own dishcloths from a pattern template that Kerin created. We wanted to celebrate the release of Dishie - plus we thought it would be really fun. And it was! We kept them really easy – just knits & purls – and they seemed to be popular with a lot of our customers. Kim went a bit more complex with hers but still wanted to put it out as a free pattern. And now it’s ready!
It’s her Sheep Scrubby Dishcloth!
Spring is in the air! We’re (not) enjoying a very wet cold spring here in Pacific Northwest but there is hopeful sunshine just around the bend. And as much as we complain about the rain, we do love our green landscape. And that’s the inspiration behind this week’s Freebie Friday pattern!
I try to live green all year round (not just for Earth Day!). Living in Portland OR makes it pretty easy – we have great public transportation & bike routes, recycling (and now composting) is a way of life, and most of our grocery stores & restaurants stock organic foods. And the city of Portland recently banned plastic bags at major grocers and big-box stores. So it’s not unusual to see folks carrying their own bags.
Have you tried our Full Circle yarn yet? Well, the right now would be the best time to try it out!
For the month of April, we wanted to do something special for Earth Day and for our customers. All three lines of Full Circle (worsted, bulky and the roving) are 10% off for you, with an additional 10% of the proceeds going to The Arbor Day Foundation!