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Shandeh
10-01-2008, 12:47 AM
Can you believe it's already October?! http://bestsmileys.com/surprised/2.gif

Before too long, Halloween will be over and done.
http://bestsmileys.com/halloween3/18.gif http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/pumpkin.gif http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/43.gif http://bestsmileys.com/halloween2/9.gif http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/43.gif http://www.smilieland.com/graphics/pumpkin.gif http://bestsmileys.com/halloween3/16.gif
Thanksgiving is just around the bend,
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and Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas will be upon us!
http://www.smilieland.com/graphics2/kerze3.gif http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/2903976118_db6233e9ba_s.jpg http://bestsmileys.com/gift/1.gif http://bestsmileys.com/christmas3/8.gif http://bestsmileys.com/christmas5/19.gif http://www.smilieland.com/graphics2/smily838.gif
So....to get ready for the holidays, let's make something special for our home and family with our knit and crochet skills!

Are there trick-or-treaters in your home?
Make them a bag to carry all their candy!! Or make tiny toys to give out to those who knock on your door.
Mini Skull & Crossbones Tote (http://www.helloyarn.com/miniskulltote.htm)
Skull Knitting Tote (http://www.helloyarn.com/bigskulltote.htm)
Finger Puppets (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTpuppers.html)
Hackey Sacks (http://shazzaspatterns.blogspot.com/2005/11/hackey-sacks.html)
Glow in the Dark Jack-o-Lantern (http://www.fjsmjs.com/Mary/glowlantern.htm)
Other Halloween Patterns (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/halloween.php)

Expecting company for Thanksgiving?
Make a nice table runner, placemats, or napkin rings for your table. Or make a pretty towel and dishcloth set, or oven mitts & hotpads for your kitchen!
Dishcloth & Towel Set (http://www.knittingatknoon.com/piecepatt.html)
Circular Old Shale Tablecloth (http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/doilies/theresastablecloth.htm)
Knitted Lace Doily (http://www.yarnfwd.com/doily.html)
Kureyon Tea Cozy (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTkureyonkozy.html)
Placemats (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/placemats.php)
Potholders and Hot Pads (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/potholders_hotpads.php)
Table Runners (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/table_runners_tidies.php)

Celebrating Hanukkah or Kwanzaa?
There are some interesting craft patterns available on the internet!
Knit Kippah (http://www.geocities.com/jbtocker/patterns/knitkipp.html)
Judaic Crafts (http://www.sandralynne.com/gallery/judaicrafts.html)
Kwanzaa Craft Projects (http://familycrafts.about.com/od/kwanzaacrafts/Kwanzaa_Craft_Projects.htm)

Excited about Christmas?
Knit or crochet a stocking, tree skirt, or ornament to make your home festive!
Christmas Patterns (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/christmas.php)
Fair-Isle Christmas Ball (http://scrubberbum.typepad.com/moth_heaven/2006/12/fair_isle_chris.html)
Christmas Garland (http://straw.com/cpy/patterns/xmas_garland.html)
Vintage Christmas Stocking (http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/christmas/1945-stocking.htm)

(Those were all knitting patterns, so if anyone knows of any good crochet patterns to share, feel free to list them!)

Our knit-along starts right now, so let's get going! :)

Jan in CA
10-01-2008, 01:33 AM
October!! :passedout: Must get ready....Just gotta finish my baby knitting..babies won't wait.. :teehee:

Shandeh
10-01-2008, 01:58 AM
SO true! :thumbsup:

auntcrafty
10-01-2008, 02:52 PM
Ladybug wanted me to "thank you" :muah: for all the smilies in your post. She was signing "more" and "thank you" pretty funny for a 19 month old. :yay:

To stay on topic -- I'm going to be knitting snowflakes (booklet I have at home) & am still searching for a pumpkin I like.

MAmaDawn
10-01-2008, 03:03 PM
OK so I never made the mittens for Sept... :hiding:

But I think that's what I'll make cuz it's for my tree...

Shandeh
10-02-2008, 12:59 AM
Ladybug wanted me to "thank you" :muah: for all the smilies in your post. She was signing "more" and "thank you" pretty funny for a 19 month old. :yay:
You're very welcome! :heart: :hug: :heart:
I get most of my smilies and emoticons at "Best Smileys (http://bestsmileys.com/pageindex.htm)"
I'm glad Ladybug likes them! :)

OK so I never made the mittens for Sept... :hiding:
Me neither! :teehee:

auntcrafty
10-02-2008, 02:24 AM
[QUOTE=Shandeh;1159087]You're very welcome! :heart: :hug: :heart:
I get most of my smilies and emoticons at "Best Smileys (http://bestsmileys.com/pageindex.htm)"
I'm glad Ladybug likes them! :)QUOTE]

Thank you! She ran around the rest of the day doing :muah: . I love my job (even when she decides not to take a nap!)!

Shandeh
10-02-2008, 03:16 AM
She sound adorable! cloud9

For our knit-along, I'm planning on making a stocking for my grand-daughter. She doesn't have one yet.

dustinac
10-02-2008, 08:39 AM
I have a few little things I need to make for Christmas...we will see how it goes this month.
My Christmas to do list:
Tea Cozy
Bathtime Blossoms
Scarf
A sleeve to a sweater
2 felted bags
Afghan
:oo:

MAmaDawn
10-02-2008, 12:29 PM
I have a few little things I need to make for Christmas...we will see how it goes this month.
My Christmas to do list:
Tea Cozy
Bathtime Blossoms
Scarf
A sleeve to a sweater
2 felted bags
Afghan
:oo:

Just the sleeve, that's a way to make it take less time... :rofl:

Jan in CA
10-02-2008, 01:28 PM
Just the sleeve, that's a way to make it take less time... :rofl:
:roflhard::roflhard:

I know what she meant, but that is funny!:lol:

Jan in CA
10-02-2008, 01:31 PM
Okay, I am going to make some of these pumpkins for autumn/Halloween.
http://www.curlypurly.com/pumpkin.html

I haven't decided what (if anything) I'm going to make Christmas gifts. :think:

dustinac
10-02-2008, 04:29 PM
Just the sleeve, that's a way to make it take less time... :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl:

I'm really just making a sleeve for Christmas...my dad asked me to knit him a cable sweater in August and there is no way I can do that for Christmas...so I thought it would be funny to have him open a sleeve on Christmas :teehee:

Shandeh
10-02-2008, 07:18 PM
Okay, I am going to make some of these pumpkins for autumn/Halloween.
http://www.curlypurly.com/pumpkin.html
CUTE pumpkins!
I want to make one of those glow-in-the-dark jack-o-lanterns, and use some of that new Bernat glowing yarn. :)
:rofl: :rofl:
I'm really just making a sleeve for Christmas...my dad asked me to knit him a cable sweater in August and there is no way I can do that for Christmas...so I thought it would be funny to have him open a sleeve on Christmas :teehee:
Good plan! :teehee:

For my oldest son's last birthday, I showed him the socks I've been making for him....SINCE JUNE OF LAST YEAR!!! :roflhard:

ritaw
10-03-2008, 07:11 AM
Hello :)
Great KAL! Here is a hat and scarf set i have just finished . It is a gift for a little girl :)

MAmaDawn
10-03-2008, 07:32 AM
:rofl: :rofl:

I'm really just making a sleeve for Christmas...my dad asked me to knit him a cable sweater in August and there is no way I can do that for Christmas...so I thought it would be funny to have him open a sleeve on Christmas :teehee:

Now that is funny! :roflhard: Sounds like something I'd do...

Rita the look lovely! What patterns did you use? (Listen to me, like I need more patterns on my queue :teehee:)

ritaw
10-03-2008, 07:53 AM
Now that is funny! :roflhard: Sounds like something I'd do...

Rita the look lovely! What patterns did you use? (Listen to me, like I need more patterns on my queue :teehee:)
Hi Hun , the pattern is Snuggly DK #1711 Children's Hats (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snuggly-dk-1711-childrens-hats) . The leaflet which is by Sirdar has six patterns on it:)
Thankyou :)

Shandeh
10-03-2008, 08:53 AM
Great KAL! Here is a hat and scarf set i have just finished . It is a gift for a little girl :)
Pretty hat and scarf! :inlove:

nicolejc83
10-03-2008, 11:34 PM
Lets see I have decided to knit or crochet everyone's christmas presents this year so I have no time for halloweeny type things.
This is just the start of the list
Hat and socks for sis in law- all I have to do is weave in all my ends :woohoo:
Matching hats for neices, not even on the needles yet
Green hat for brother No 1~ actually finished with ends tucked in:cheering:
Purple Hat for mum and slippers- hat done, still looking for a pattern I like for the slippers
Dishcloths for dad- alaska one and moose one done tails to be tucked
Knitted wall hanging for sis-in-laws parents- On the needles, will have to post a pic when it is done.
Slippers for stepdad- need good pattern, looking for recommendations!
Purple and gold socks for brother no2
Hat for sis in law no two
Looking at patterns for those two projects also.
Gee I think thats it. Oh cept for the sweater for my daughter.:knitting:

ritaw
10-04-2008, 02:49 AM
I do not tend to knit many presents for christmas but i am making another hat and scarf set for my friend . The scarf is underway and it would be great if i could finish them before the months over :)
I also need to start a baby blanket for a baby due during the festivities. I plan to use the moc cable pattern , So it will take time . An early start will be good :)

MarisaLoveCat
10-04-2008, 04:06 AM
:knitting: i have finished three slippers for my family. next i plan to knit a cardigan for myself. it has formed in my mind for a long time. :)

Jan in CA
10-08-2008, 10:16 AM
Finished two pumpkins. I decided for various reasons that I didn't like the pattern I had post earlier so I created my own. Here's the first one. I posted it in What'cha Knittin' as well.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2921971321_7381518e36.jpg

ncwanda
10-08-2008, 10:56 AM
I'm going to be learning to knit soon..Are snowflakes hard to do?

Shandeh
10-09-2008, 05:50 AM
Snowflakes are a lace design, so they would be very difficult for a beginner. It's best to stick with basic stitches like garter stitch, stockinette, seed stitch, or simple ribbing when you're just starting out.

Shandeh
10-19-2008, 11:12 PM
I still haven't picked a stocking pattern. None of them feel like the right one. I think I might go to Cottage Yarn this week to look through the patterns they have there.

I did start something to make our home look nicer for the holidays though. I cast on to make a new bathroom rug! I'm using two strands of worsted weight cotton yarn throughout, so it will be nice, soft, cushy and warm on our cold tile floor this winter. :heart:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2955788953_d0c8bb54e1.jpg

Shandeh
10-23-2008, 05:37 AM
In addition to working on the bathroom rug, I'm making some Halloween treats for my piano students. I wanted to make a little glowing ghost with my Bernat Glow in the Dark yarn, but I didn't like any of the patterns I found online. So, I designed my own.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/2966601542_a286fba8d0.jpg
Here's the pattern:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/2965754329/

auntcrafty
10-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Cute ghosts, Sandy!

I was thinking of you this morning as I looked at my bathroom rug. How far have you gotten with yours? I'm going to have to do something about replacing my store bought one with something with darker colors since it shows the volcanic dust so much. Someday I hope to knit one that I can throw in the washer & dryer.

Shandeh
10-24-2008, 10:45 PM
I'm at a standstill on my rug right now, while I'm making ghosts for my piano students. But, I'll be back on it next week! :)

auntcrafty
10-26-2008, 07:35 PM
I got behind on everything else to make snowflakes for an event at church. I had to laugh because they ended up not needing them. Oh, well! I have 24 crocheted & knit snowflakes to give to people for Christmas. I like the patterns so well I'm going to be making some more.