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Old 10-01-2008, 12:47 AM   #1
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October KAL - Make Something for the Holidays!
Can you believe it's already October?!

Before too long, Halloween will be over and done.

Thanksgiving is just around the bend,

and Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas will be upon us!

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
Skull Knitting Tote
Finger Puppets
Hackey Sacks
Glow in the Dark Jack-o-Lantern
Other Halloween Patterns

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
Circular Old Shale Tablecloth
Knitted Lace Doily
Kureyon Tea Cozy
Placemats
Potholders and Hot Pads
Table Runners

Celebrating Hanukkah or Kwanzaa?
There are some interesting craft patterns available on the internet!
Knit Kippah
Judaic Crafts
Kwanzaa Craft Projects

Excited about Christmas?
Knit or crochet a stocking, tree skirt, or ornament to make your home festive!
Christmas Patterns
Fair-Isle Christmas Ball
Christmas Garland
Vintage Christmas Stocking

(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!
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:33 AM   #2
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October!! Must get ready....Just gotta finish my baby knitting..babies won't wait..
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:58 AM   #3
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SO true!
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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OK so I never made the mittens for Sept...

But I think that's what I'll make cuz it's for my tree...
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:59 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by auntcrafty View Post
Ladybug wanted me to "thank you" for all the smilies in your post. She was signing "more" and "thank you" pretty funny for a 19 month old.
You're very welcome!
I get most of my smilies and emoticons at "Best Smileys"
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OK so I never made the mittens for Sept...
Me neither!
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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[quote=Shandeh;1159087]You're very welcome!
I get most of my smilies and emoticons at "Best Smileys"
I'm glad Ladybug likes them! QUOTE]

Thank you! She ran around the rest of the day doing . I love my job (even when she decides not to take a nap!)!
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Ladybug wanted me to "thank you" for all the smilies in your post. She was signing "more" and "thank you" pretty funny for a 19 month old.

To stay on topic -- I'm going to be knitting snowflakes (booklet I have at home) & am still searching for a pumpkin I like.
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I'm going to be learning to knit soon..Are snowflakes hard to do?
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:50 AM   #9
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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.
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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.
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