Monday, July 23, 2012

Knitting 2013 Calendar

Have you ordered your 2013 Calendar yet? I have mine in hand. Why? May I present to you....
 Three patterns in this year's calendar.
 Aloha Kitchen set on Dates July 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.
 Center-Knit Baby Blanket with Ruffles on dates July 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28.
 Full shot of the blanket in my back yard.

 This particular blanket was made to go along with a BSJ sweater in Red Wings style coloring for my cousin's baby daughter. After 4 daughters, the 5th daughter showed her hockey spirit! Well, that's the plan anyway.
  Here's a close up of the ruffle while it's still on circular needles. Here's where my interchangeables really came in handy. The red blanket I used multiple cables all hooked together to get a feel for the blanket nearly flat. The purple one I didn't use as many. I didn't need to keep it on such a large scale. It's really a preference thing for you to choose.
Here's a shot of the purple blanket I made with the same pattern before reaching the stripe section.
This one I started the stripes early and doubled the i-cords.
I also used two colors on the ruffles which I really like the way it looks. While the counts for this variation isn't included with the pattern, you can always change up any pattern just by the way you want to 'color' it with your yarn.
See? You don't have to be limited to sports team colors. This one was picked by the mommy to be in pale pink and white stripes next to the purple colors. The pictures are faint, but up close you can see the colors better.
Christmas Lace Kitchen Set can be found on December 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29th of the calendar.

I knit these samples and patterns over a year ago. Let me just say, it wasn't easy to keep it quiet. However, it's time to share the good news! Enjoy! I hope you like these patterns, too. Ask your LYS for a copy of the pattern if you don't see them at your calendar store, or order it online!