Archive for September, 2010

In the last few days a few things have come off the needs, including Watermelon 2.0, shawlette, and  a cute pumpkin hat. all of which still need to be blocked.


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Button Headband

This was so simple and quick I  cranked this out in about ten minuets and received compliments all day, the full tutorial is here.

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My favorite time of year is finally here, falling leaves, fairs, colors of russet, gold, and pumpkin. The perfect season for knitted wraps and long walks in the woods, leaf piles and laughing kids, evenings knitting by the fire..er it would be if the flu wasn’t still broken, out of the rockwell painting i come. Those are things I long for, its more like chasing kids through leaves, trying to find the mate to last years mitten that does still fit, but giving up and knitting up new ones because who doesn’t love new mittens, I may just knit myself some this year. My handmade Christmas list is growing by the day, and only two things are complete so far..

A long way to go and a short time to get there it seams, But I’ll Manage I always do. Sometimes i wonder why I put myself under this strain every year, I imagine one year I’ll just break down and do commercial shopping for everyone on my list, instead of one large thing for my daughter and everything else hand made. All I know i want to do is sip cider and enjoy some peace and quiet, because before long chaos will ensue.

Back to your regular scheduled knitting….

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Copyright 2010 Maddison Lane Handmad. This pattern is for personal use only, not for commercial gain.

Questions, comments, corrections? Don’t hesitate to contact Maddison Lane Handmade via her blog at http://bookishknitter.wordpress.com on Ravelry (username: mrsfu).

US Size 5 Straight Needles
Us Size 2 DPNS
Any Worsted Weight Yarn( I used Bernat Cotton Tots, in Sweet Cream)
Scrap Yarn, enough to make small balls ( I used Lily Sugar and Cream)
2 to 4 toothpicks, depending on how many needles you want in your bag
2 to 4 small beads ( to fit on top of toothpicks)
Small About of fabric (cut to 1/4 inch larger than your finished knitted piece)
Cable Needle
Photo Copy of Favorite Knitting Magazine or book, photocopied to 25% of its original Size
A nice glass of wine & and an audio book (optional of course)

For the Body of the bag Cast On 16 Stitches and work a 4 row repeat as follows:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K6, C4B, K6
Row 4: Purl

Repeat until work is 41/2 inches long ending on row 1.
Purl Bind off.


Cast on 3 stitches and workin in I Cord Untill 3 inches long. Make 2.

Sew Handles to body spliting the cable on the back side of work.
Iron Fabric so that you have a folded edge, pin in place. do a simple straight stitch around the fabric.

Placeing out side of work right sides together, sew up the sides, Turn inside out.

Place magazine, yarn balls, and needles in bag.


it’s quick and easy and can be done in one afternoon!

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