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I am a knitter and crocheter and love to design when I get a chance. I am known as the crazy cat lady with 3 dogs. I am a mother to 3 of my own and step-mother to several. I am also a grandmother.

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Welcome to my blog. I hope to blog about my knitting and crocheting as well as everyday life. The patterns that I post are original and as such there is copyright on them. When they are based on another pattern there is a link to the pattern.

My husband and I adopted a beautiful dog named Leo. He is a dachshund and absolutely adorable! we adopted him on June 23, 2010 and he has become the love of our lives.

I love to share patterns that I find along the way or to talk about some of the neatest designers that are out there today, so I love to post links to the designs or the designers.

So grab a cup a and sit and enjoy the blog.


Cora

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wow 31 new patterns from Lion Brand yarns!

There are some cute items! My favorites are the Cat and Mouse Door Stops and the Sausalito Stirrup Socks. I also like the lion amigurumi too. The vest is really nice and I have a ton of worsted weight acrylic that I can use, although I am not really a fan of vests, with the kidney problem I have a hard time regulating temps, so i would add some sleeves to this. There are some nice cowls and the wristers (fingerless mitts) are really nice as well.


Cora


Lion Brand Yarn What's New This Week in Patterns
Patterns uploaded to LionBrand.com from April 12 to 18, 2010  
Crochet Woodland Circle Afghan
Crochet Woodland Circle Afghan
 
This unique afghan is a great way to add style to your decor. For other colors, see the Kew Gardens Afghan and the Stratford Circle Afghan.


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Knit Playtime Baby Set
Knit Playtime Baby Set
 

This sweet baby set features a classic cabled sweater and adorable matching pants (not pictured) -- a perfect springtime baby shower gift in Recycled Cotton


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Crochet Amigurumi Mouse Doorstop
Crochet Amigurumi Mouse Doorstop 

Add some whimsy to your home! This fast and easy-to-make critter is weighted to make a charming doorstop. See its Cat Door Stopper companion below.

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Crochet Irregular Squares Afghan Crochet Irregular Squares Afghan
 

Brighten up any room with this original piecework throw. Made in Vanna's Choice, a line whose colors are expertly designed to all go together, it's easy to customize this afghan!


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Crochet Blue Skies Accessories Bag
Crochet Blue Skies Accessories Bag
 

This hanging carrier bag is a good way to store clothespins or even accessories like scarves and belts. You can even use it for children's garments!


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Crochet Honeycomb Hat
Crochet Honeycomb Hat
 

Dress up with the great honeycomb lace stitch in this hat! It's a glittering lace project that's a perfect gift for that fashion-forward woman in your life!

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Crochet South Beach Washcloth Set
Crochet South Beach Washcloth Set


Add a bright touch to your kitchen or bathroom with these fun striped washcloths made in soft Cotton-Ease!

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Knit Sweet Home Socks Knit Sweet Home Socks
 

Add a bit of lace with what will surely be your new favorite pair of house or boot socks! Make it in any color of classic Wool-Ease to fit your style!


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Knit Narrow Striped Cap
Knit Striped Cap


This fun striped hat is perfect for every member of the family! Use your favorite colors to make a unique, beautiful cap for boys, girls, men, and women!

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Crochet Corner Granny Afghan Crochet Corner Granny Afghan
 

This granny square afghan is a new spin on a classic favorite. Make it gradient shades like we did, or mix and match colors for a look that's all your own!


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Knit Shadows and Light Scarf
Knit Shadows and Light Scarf
 
Practice fair isle colorwork with this stunning scarf. Made with beautiful Cotton-Ease, it's a lovely project even into warm weather!


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Knit Sausalito Stirrup Socks
Knit Sausalito Stirrup Socks
 

Stay on your toes with these beautiful striped yoga/pedicure socks! Pattern includes directions for both maxi and midi lengths.  


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Knit Little Lion Sock Critter
Knit Little Lion Sock Critter


This adorable lion toy is king of the amigurumi jungle! Make him (and all of his sock critter friends) in easy-care Wool-Ease
 
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Knit Phoenix Gauntlets Knit Phoenix Gauntlets
 

This pattern for simple and versatile wrist warmers includes directions for three different lengths, so you can choose the one that suits you best!


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Crochet Time Out Cowl
Crochet Time Out Cowl
 

Turn heads with this cozy mesh cowl. Wear it loose for a bright pop of color in your outfit, or wrap it around your neck twice for warmth on cool nights. It works up quickly in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick


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Knit Rosy Stitches Cowl
Knit Rosy Stitches Cowl
 

This unique cowl allows you to express your creativity with freeform embroidery! You can do a simple running stitch like we've done here, or get creative and embroider it however you please! It's a fun jumping-off point that you can use to make this cowl totally unique. 

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Crochet Warming Trend Wristers
Crochet Warming Trend Wristers


Keep your hands warm while typing or even crafting! These basic wrist warmers are an ideal beginner project!


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Knit Woodland Gauntlets Knit Woodland Gauntlets
 

Add a dramatic flair to your outfit with these super-long arm warmers! This daring look is sure to turn heads -- a great gift for your teen!


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Knit Lake District Hat
Knit Lake District Hat


This comfy garter stitch hat is the perfect first hat project. The self-striping shades of Sock-Ease automatically change color, so the yarn does all of the striping work for you. A great gift for men and women!


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Crochet Lily Dish Mats Crochet Lily Dish Mats
 

These versatile striped dish mats can also be used as washcloths, potholders, and hot pads!


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Crochet Amigurumi Black Cat Door Stopper
Crochet Amigurumi Black Cat Door Stopper
 
This kitty is an adorable way to keep your door open! Make it all black for a cute Halloween decoration. See its Mouse companion above. 

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Crochet Circle Vest
Crochet Circle Vest
 

This striking vest features a floral motif and unique circle construction. With 50+ colors of Vanna's Choice, you have so many ways to customize this!


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Knit Blanket Coat
Knit Blanket Coat


This sleeveless sweater is perfect for staying warm on the go. The stripes allow you to play with unique color choices to suit your taste.

 
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Knitted Cowl Hood Knitted Cowl Hood
 

This stylish feather and fan cowl or "smoke ring" is large enough to pull up and wear as a hood. Made in Vanna's Choice, you have over 50 colors to choose from!


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Crochet Floral Hexagon Afghan
Crochet Floral Hexagon Afghan
 

This colorful hexagon afghan is made in pieces and then crocheted together, making it a great travel project!


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Crochet Sumptuous Tweed Scarf
Crochet Sumptuous Tweed Scarf
 

This bright scarf combines two different colors of Hometown USA for a fun tweed effect. 


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Crochet Dandelion Scarf
Crochet Dandelion Scarf


Stay warm with this fabulous and fuzzy scarf. With so many colors of Fun Fur, you have a ton of options for making this striking scarf your very own!

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Crochet Sweetgum Cowl Crochet Sweetgum Cowl
 

Stay warm while making a statement with this furry cowl. Fun for both adults and teens, it's a great project to make in more natural fur colors or brights like this!


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Knit Five Corners Scarf
Knit Five Corners Scarf


Add a glamorous accent to any outfit with this Fun Fur scarf. Simple and quick to make, it's a beginner project that's fun for everyone!

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Knit Tender Shawl Knit Tender Shawl
 

A hand-knit prayer shawl is the perfect way to show you care! This beginner project is a wonderful way to introduce someone to the joys of prayer shawls.


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Knit Heartfelt Shawl
Knit Heartfelt Shawl
 
Give the gift of a beautiful hand-knit prayer shawl to someone. This beginner pattern is a wonderful and easy way to introduce someone to making shawls, especially since the beautiful "painterly" colors of Homespun self-stripe for a gorgeous look with no effort!


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