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Great Books!

  • Kevin Lewis: The Kid

    Kevin Lewis: The Kid
    Non-fictional account of Kevin's life as an abused, underpriveleged kid in Britain. You will not be able to put this book down! (*****)

  • Xrx Staff Inc: The Best of Lopi

    Xrx Staff Inc: The Best of Lopi
    My favorite sweater book with projects made from my favorite sweater yarn, Lopi. (*****)

  • Meg Swansen: A Gathering of Lace: 30 Lace Knitters Share Their Secrets and Their Favorite Projects

    Meg Swansen: A Gathering of Lace: 30 Lace Knitters Share Their Secrets and Their Favorite Projects
    One of the best lace pattern books out there. Just make sure you get their pattern corrections off of their site. (*****)

  • Dodie Smith: I Capture the Castle

    Dodie Smith: I Capture the Castle
    This author really knows how to paint pictures with words. It is the story of a young girl's coming of age in the British countryside. The story is not even as important as this author's ability to send you, body, mind and soul, to another place and time with her word pictures. This is the same author who wrote The 101 Dalmations. This book was originally pulished in 1948 (****)

March 24, 2005

The three free patterns in PDF format

Some of you asked me for the free patterns in a format other than Microsoft Word.  MMario from the knitting forum was kind enough to offer to convert them to PDF format for me.  It was no easy trick to get those crochet charts inserted.  Everyone give him a big round of applause for doing this for you and me!  Yay!!!!

Here they are in PDF format:

Download beautiful_baskets_shawl.pdf

Download diamond_lace_stole.pdf

Download feather_and_fan.pdf

March 23, 2005

Two more FREE patterns

Feather_and_fan_stole OK, I fixed the last two patterns I had that were not used in my book.  I'm more than happy to share them with you. 

Here is a simple feather and fan stole for knitters.  This is a great beginning lace project.

Download feather_and_fan.doc

P1000253 And last but not least, I cannot leave out the crocheters---here is a triangular shawl I call Beautiful Baskets.  This shawl may take quite a bit of yarn and time to make up, but it is VERY worth it.  I made three of these; two went to friends and I kept a nice blue one.

Download beautiful_baskets_shawl.doc

Someone asked me if I could post these in a format other than Word.  Gee, I don't think so.  I wrote them in Microsoft Word and don't know how to convert them to something else.  If you have ideas, post them in the comments section please.

Free Pattern: Diamond Lace Stole

Diamond_lace_stole Here is a free stole pattern for an intermediate lace knitter. I originally made it up to use for my Civil War Era pattern book (hence the funny clothes!!!), but I decided not to use it after all.  I'm more than happy to share it with all of you.....

Download diamond_lace_stole.doc

I hope this download link works; I haven't tried doing this before.  Please leave comments if you are having problems opening the pattern.

P.S.  Thanks CC for asking me about a photo of the shawl.  I didn't have a photograph, other than what is on the pattern.  I don't know what happened to my original photos; I guess they got lost in our move.  You'll have to download the pattern to see what it looks like.  Sorry for that.