My First Attempt at Lace Knitting!

First off, I cannot believe it’s been this long since I’ve posted on here! I sincerely apologize for this, and I will be making more of an effort to at least post once a week or maybe more if time permits.

Lately, I’ve been knitting more than crocheting and I find I love both of these crafts for what they can accomplish. My new favorite is lace knitting, I am absolutely amazed at how a few yarn overs can create such a beautiful fabric! I’ve started out small, creating a mug cozy and it was a perfect way to also incorporate a little crochet stitches when the button loop had to be added.

This is the cozy from Valley Yarn’s website, just click on the photo to download the pattern 🙂


Here is how my cozy turned out. I’m very happy with it, even though the yarn I used is probably a little bit thicker than what was called for in the pattern (I used Caron Simply Soft in Ocean):


I’m going to experiment with using finer yarns, perhaps Paton’s Grace yarn would make for a lacier look and they do have such beautiful colors available!

Have a great weekend everyone and happy crafting!

The Nutty Knitter (that would be me)

checkerboardlace-425Why am I a nutty knitter you ask? I’ll tell you why, because I have three custom orders I’m working on (a blanket, sweater, and cowl) and then I decide to make this last night. I must be a glutton for punishment. Yes, knitted lace is beautiful, but the fact that I’m using a very fine yarn (Patons Lace) and size 6 knitting needles is adding to my already tired eyes. Oh, and the best part is, I want to make this to wear to my brother’s 50th birthday party.. this Sunday!! Okay, laugh your head off, I know that won’t happen (let’s see, it took me 6 hours to get 20 rows done, then I had to rip out three rows because of a mistake, and that set me back an hour or so).

Knitting has become somewhat of an obsession now.  I can’t believe I thought I’d never like doing this, and now all I want to do is find more patterns (not a difficult task) and maybe get to finish one of them!

Like this too?  Click on the photo for the pattern 🙂