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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, May 18, 2010

what's new this week at Lion Brand Yarns...27 New Patterns

Lion Brand Yarn What's New This Week in Patterns
Patterns uploaded to LionBrand.com from May 10 to 17, 2010  
Knit Eyelet Remix Cardi
Knit Eyelet Remix Cardi


Featuring a sweet eyelet yoke, this adorable spring sweater, in our Recycled Cotton, will be the staple of your little girl's wardrobe! Pair it with just about anything for a cute look that will keep her comfortable! 


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Crochet Dream Baby Throw
Crochet Dream Baby Throw


This granny square blanket is fast and easy to make! With its graphic look and soft, chenille texture, this blanket in NEW Quick & Cozy will be a favorite for your child for years to come!


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Knit Cloudsong Cowl
Knit Cloudsong Cowl


Using stranded or Fair Isle knitting technique, this lovely cowl is a great way to practice your colorwork skills while creating a beautiful spring-friendly cowl in Cotton-Ease, perfect for just a touch of warmth on cool evenings.

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Crochet Be My Baby Throw Crochet Be My Baby Throw


In lusciously soft Quick & Cozy, this bright throw is a sweet addition to any kid's room! Make it for the girl or boy in your life!


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Knit Crystal Beach Washcloth
Knit Crystal Beach Washcloth
 

Using slip-stitch colorwork, this easier-than-it-looks washcloth is a great way to practice this chevron pattern, that you can add to your knitting repertoire for projects down the road!


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Crochet Brilliant Ripple Scarf Crochet Brilliant Ripple Scarf


Made with Jiffy and Cotton-Ease held together, this fast-finish, tweedy scarf is light enough and bright enough for spring weather!


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Knit Pebble Beach Washcloth
Knit Pebble Beach Washcloth

Make this graphic washcloth with diagonal lines, all while practicing easy slip-stitch colorwork, a great way to add color easily!

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Crochet Tall Tale Scarf
Crochet Tall Tale Scarf
 

This chunky, super-soft scarf is a great beginner project! New Quick & Cozy yarn really does allow you to make a lightning-fast project that you'll love to wear!


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Knit Sparrow Fingerless Gloves Knit Sparrow Fingerless Gloves
 

These bright and lacy fingerless mitts are a stand-out statement that also keep your arms warm and your fingers free while you do your thing this spring!


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Crochet Midnight Sun Hat Crochet Midnight Sun Hat
 

A quick and easy cap that makes quite the impact, this fun pattern makes for a great gift for the stylish teen in your life!


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Knit Shell Beach Washcloth Knit Shell Beach Washcloth
 

Simple stripes add interest to this basic washcloth. Customize it to your decor with options from brights to neutrals in Cotton-Ease!


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Crochet Tweedy V-Stitch Baby Throw
Crochet Tweedy V-Stitch Baby Throw
 

Two strands of Vanna's Choice Baby held together equals a tweedy, soft, and easy-care blanket that both Mom and Baby will love. 


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Knit Baby Kimono
Knit Baby Kimono


What do you get when you combine the self-striping "painterly" colors of Homespun with our classic baby kimono design? A sure-fire hit that's unique every time you make it!


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Crochet Urban Winter Leg Warmers Crochet Urban Winter Leg Warmers
 

Pair it with a pair of boots and jeans, or dress up some tights and ballet flats! No matter how you wear them, these Fun Fur leg warmers make a fun (and cozy) statement!


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Knit Playful Poncho
Knit Playful Poncho
 
Two strands of Vanna's Choice held together and switched throughout this project make for a fun, tweedy look, that changes from stripe to stripe -- add fringe for that little cowgirl in your life, or leave it off for a more modern look!


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Crochet Starlet Cape
Crochet Starlet Cape
 
Add some old Hollywood glamor to your wardrobe with this glitzy capelet that hearkens back to the days of Jean Harlow. Who knows? Maybe you'll even want to save this pattern for that perfect Halloween ensemble!


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Knit Plush Scarf
Knit Plush Scarf
 

Alternating between two tones of Fun Fur, this colorblock scarf is simple to make, so soft, and a great gift item!


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Crochet Poridge Pompom Leg Fancies Crochet Porridge Pompom Leg Fancies
 

Be bold with our adorable leg fancies -- this version uses Fishermen's Wool -- wear them paired with some heels or sandals for a creative take on the lace-up sandals that are all over the fashion magazines!


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Knit Comfort Colors Shawl
Knit Comfort Colors Shawl


Beautiful colors of Cotton-Ease are combined for a bold shawl that's perfect for spring weather. Make this elegant gift for someone you love!


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Crochet Mulled Wine Pompom Leg Fancies
Crochet Mulled Wine Pompom Leg Fancies


We take classic, easy-care Wool-Ease and take it to the next level with another striking set of leg fancies. Pair them with sandals, flats, or even ankle boots for a serious style statement!

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Knit Woodsy Leg Warmers
Knit Woodsy Leg Warmers


Thigh high leg warmers are a fun pop of color with a neutral skirt or dress! Make it in our NEW solid colors of Sock-Ease or one of the original self-striping colors!


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Crochet Rock a Bye Baby Hoodie Crochet Rock a Bye Baby Hoodie

This thick, so-soft sweater features simple construction, making it an advanced beginner project! Make it in our lusciously soft Quick & Cozy yarn for that special boy or girl in your life!

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Knit Spritzer Scarf Knit Spritzer Scarf


Stripes of both self-striping and solid colors of Sock-Ease make a funky, fun scarf perfect for the teen in your life! A great project for all of your leftover ends of Sock-Ease, since one ball has more than  enough yardage for a whole pair of socks!


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Crochet Easy Square Baby Throw Crochet Easy Square Baby Throw
 

A classic nine-patch throw is taken to the next level with bright colors and chenille-softness with our new Quick & Cozy yarn! A perfect gift for the new arrival in your life.


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Knit Plush Kimono
Knit Plush Kimono
 

Cuddle up with this so-soft wrap sweater! Plushy and quick to make, this project is a great gift for the baby or toddler in your life.


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Crochet Grass Rug
Crochet Grass Rug
 

Featured in this month's issue of YarnPlay, our newsletter for the young and young at heart (subscribe here), this fun and fanciful rug will add a touch of whimsy to any space. Pair it with some cute amigurumi animals to make a child's play set! See the knit version below.


Click here to view pattern details.
Knit Grass Rug Knit Grass Rug
 

Featured in this month's issue of YarnPlay, our newsletter for the young and young at heart (subscribe here), this fun and fanciful rug will add a touch of whimsy to any space. Pair it with some cute amigurumi animals to make a child's play set! See the crochet version above.

Click here to view pattern details.
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Cora Shaw (formerly Levesque)