Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fun Gifts to Make - New Free Pattern - Sparkly Little Drawstring Bag!

Sometimes a particular yarn sings a siren song too strong for me to resist. Such was the case when I came across Katia's Gatsby - I am a sucker for sparkle, and this yarn is sparkly and fun. I was seized with the idea of knitting a little drawstring bag from it (why? I do not know...) and poked around Ravelry and everywhere else looking for a pattern I liked. Alas, I couldn't find exactly what I wanted, so I decided to make one up myself! Here's what resulted:

Exactly what I wanted! Small, but not too small. A little bit of seed stitch at the top for interest, a row of eyelets for a drawstring I-cord. It's worked in dk weight, but you don't have to go for sparkle if you don't want. It would be equally pretty in some soft baby alpaca or crisp merino. Done and done. Free pattern is here! This knits up quickly on double-points or Magic Loop, and makes a great gift for a teen or a teacher or a great container for a gift card or other present. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fun Gifts for Knitters - #7 - Delicious Stitch Markers!

If you look on Etsy, there are 9,000 listings for stitch markers. You can find pretty much any theme of stitch marker for your favorite knitter (or yourself, of course) there. I just spent a longgggg time poking around looking at different markers and decided to feature some food-related ones:
Sushi stitch markers from Beadpassion for your favorite sushi lover!! Spookily realistic and delicious-looking! Buy them here!

Wa ha - these cracked me up! 

Dinner-themed stitch markers from FantasticCrafts on Etsy.  Buy them here!

And let's finish up with something sweet, like S'Mores!
Great stitch markers from CharlieCarter on Etsy. Go here to buy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fun Gifts for Knitters - #6

One of my favorite things to do on vacation in Vermont is to hunker down with a good jigsaw puzzle. I don't do jigsaw puzzles any other time, but when I was little and we'd rent a house in the mountains, my mom always had a jigsaw puzzle going, so it just seems right.

Here are two Springbok puzzles for knitters - a nice basket full of yarn and needles and one of (ahem, unfinished - looks familiar) projects. Hey, and only 1500 pieces! That's enough to keep your favorite knitter busy for a long time. Go here for more details.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Holidays - All Hat Patterns 50% Off Until Dec 31!

Happy holidays! All Momogus Knits hat patterns are 50% off (that's a mere $2.50 apiece) through December 31. Knit up a quick present or make one for yourself! Go here to see all 18 patterns.

The sale includes our newest pattern, the Easy Colorwork Hat! It's a great way to introduce a little color into your knitting - the Fair Isle band makes a cozy double layer of fabric right around your forehead. And it's sized for teen up to manly man.
NS37 - Easy Colorwork Hats!

Hats make great quick presents! We have styles and sizes from baby to adult, classic to cable. And all patterns are only $2.50 now through December 31. Buy one to make for a gift and then buy one to make for yourself! Stock up on basics!
ES4 - Easy Baby Caps
NS24 - Child's Cable Earflap Hats

NS10 - Adult Chestnut Hill Gansey Hats
NS23 - Adult Cable Ear Flap Hats
ES15 - Easy Adult Caps

ES5 - Easy Child's Caps

That's just a sampling, folks! Go here to see all 18 patterns - only $2.50 apiece from now through December 31. Happy Holidays from Momogus Knits!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fun Gifts for Knitters - #4

Okay, here's a gift after my own heart. Drinks and yarn - a good combination? Sometimes yes, and.... sometimes no! Ha ha ha - ask me how I know!
These are beautiful - there are also beer glasses and mugs with this same yarn and needles image in the Bread and Badger shop. If you're interested, go here. Stay tuned for more fun gifts!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fun Gifts For Knitters - #3

Now, this is useful!! And awesome!! How many times have you gotten to the toe of a sock or something else that needed to be grafted and searched high and low for instructions?

Great idea from Tangerine Designs on Etsy. If you're interested, go here. Stay tuned for more gifts!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fun Gifts For Knitters - #2

I love these sweet woodcut cards.
There's a set of mitten ones too. If you're interested, go here. Stay tuned for more fun gifts!