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“L” is For Love Nest

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I have finally completed the “L” is for Love Nest pattern, from my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge List! This one kept me hopping for quite a while as I just couldn’t seem to make the picture in my head come to life! I am really happy with finished project, it would make a lovely Christmas tree ornament and the pattern will also include a version with little flowers and spring-time leaves! This ornament is very child friendly too, no pointy or breakable bits and the birds can come out of their little nest for some play time!

I will be adding the pattern to my Ravelry and Etsy stores soon, just have to finish the spring-time sample!

This will be the last project from the Alphabet Challenge list for awhile unless one of the topics just happens to strike my fancy.  I have three series of patterns that I am making a priority in the next two to three months:

  1. Twelve Days of Christmas – a series of 12 patterns representing the 12 items from the 12 Days of Christmas song.
  2. Musical Mice – a series of 12 patterns with Muris Mouse depicting 12 of my favourite Christmas Carols.
  3. Nativity Scene – a series of patterns for a complete Nativity Scene.

I will be posting pictures of each of these items as they are completed and will be making the patterns available on my shops with the intention of offering each series as an E-book!

I am very excited about these projects and can’t wait to get started, who needs time for sleep and food?!!

Creations, Miscellaneous, Original Patterns, Ornaments, Ramblings, Random Topics

“J” is for Jewelry Box!

Jewelry Box

The next entry for my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge, “J” is for Jewelry Box, is complete!  I made a really lucky find for this one! This little heart shaped jewelry box was a tremendous bargain at my local thrift store and makes the ideal platform for a knitted decoration as well as the perfect storage place for some of my knitted earrings from “E” is for Earring!

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Only three more to go and I am half way through the challenge list, actually much faster than I expected! I will be posting “K” is for Kite this weekend, so stay tuned!

Ramblings, Random Topics

“A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge


I have seen this title used before often referring to knitting terms and techniques.  I am being a little more literal however. Over the next X number of days (I really don’t know how long this will take), I will be knitting something starting with, or relating to, every letter of the alphabet!  I am really excited about this challenge!!  I will post my finished items as they are completed!

A is for Apple. I know, it sounds remarkably predictable doesn’t it?  But this one has a twist!

B is for Bracelet.  I have always wanted to develop a pattern for a knitted bracelet so this is the perfect opportunity!

C is for Cowl.  I have a cowl design in my head that is just itching to get out!

D is for Daffodil. In honour of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day April 27th, 2017!

E is for Earrings. Dainty and intricate, not something I excel at so this one is a challenge!

F is for Frost Flower. I have been in awe of the Frost Flower lace pattern for many years – time to give it a try!

G is for Granny. Knitting is not just for Grannies, but why not knit one!?

H is for Hat. A hat knit on double pointed needles, I never knit on double point needles!!

I is for Inch Worm. “Inch Worm, Inch Worm measuring the marigolds”.

J is for Jewelry Box. Think outside the box!

K is for Kite. “Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest heights!”

L is for Love Nest. Love is sweet!

M is for Mittens. I am smitten with mittens!

N is for Net. It’s what’s inside the net that counts!!

O is for October. October 31st to be more specific – Spooky!

P is for Pussy Willows. Fuzzy & cute!

Q is for Queen Bee. I am all abuzz with my ideas for this one!

R is for Reindeer. Santa’s lesser known reindeer!

S is for Shawl. Warm & Woolie!

T is for Tea. There is nothing cozier than a hot cup of tea, but don’t burn your hands!

U is for Umbrella. When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles!

V is for Valentine. Love with every fibre of your being!

W is for Wine. Why not top off your meal with a nice bottle of wine!

X is for “X” marks the spot.  A pirate of sorts is the plan for this one!

Y is for Yarn. That’s right, the only requirement here is that it has to be made with yarn!

Z is for Zipper. I always avoid inserting zippers in my knitted items. Time to zip this one up!

I have included an image of my list of challenge words for those who want to join in and share with others! If you want to join in, tag your posts with “azknittingchallenge”. Enjoy!