Friday, May 30, 2014

Easy Knit Spring Purse

Spring Purse
16” 9 mm circular needle
Pair strait 9 mm needles

Super Bulky wool or combination of several fibers to make the same thickness as super bulky
I like to use up to 6 strands of varying thickness including some cotton.
Yellow purse has 5 strands: I crochet cotton 2 knitting worsted and 1 thicker cotton and a variegated thin thread.

With strait needles cast on 8 stitches
Knit 33 rows in strait stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row)
Ending with right side facing.
Switch to circular needle and purl 1 row.
Using strait needle pick up 16 stitches onto circular needle down long side, 8 stitches along cast on edge and 16 stitches up the other side (48 sts)
Place marker and knit one round.
Start pattern:
Row 1 knit 2 purl 2 around
Row 2 knit
Row 3 purl 2 knit 2
Row 4 knit
Repeat the 4 rows of pattern 5 more times for a total of 24 rows.
Handle one:
Using a strait needle knit 12, cast off 8 sts. Knit 16 (last loop of cast off counts as 1)
Turn and using 2nd strait needle purl 1 purl 2 tog., purl till 3 sts. remain, purl 2 tog. purl 1
Next row knit 1 knit 2 tog. knit till 3 sts. remain, knit 2 tog. knit 1
Continue in this manner till 4 sts. remain.
Work 26 rows in strait st. Cut yarn leaving a 6” tail and place sts. on a stitch holder..
Button tab:
Still using strait needles attach yarn with right side facing and knit 8 stitches.
purl 1 row
Knit 1 knit 2 tog. knit 2 knit 2 tog. (6 sts.)
purl 1 row.
knit 1 row
purl 1 row
knit 2 knit 2 tog knit 2 (5 sts.)
purl 1 row
Knit 2 yfd knit 2 tog. knit 1
purl 1 row.
Cast off knitting first and last 2 sts. tog.
Second handle:
With right side facing knit remaining 16 sts and work the same as handle one.
Turn bag inside out and put stitches from holder on the circular needle. Cast off using the 3-needle method.
Weave in ends and attach button.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Headband Pattern

Ear Warmer Headband
Needles size: Canadian 2 or 7 mm
crochet hook (4 to 6 mm)
Wool: I ball of eyelash or other fuzzy novelty yarn and one ball of double knitting in a colour which blends with the novelty yarn.

Holding one strand of each kind of wool together cast on 2 stitches leaving a 10” tail of the double knitting yarn.
Increase one in the first and second stitch by knitting and purling in each one.
knit 1 purl 1 across. ( 4 stitches)

Row 1 purl one knit one in the first stitch, purl 1 knit one to last stitch, purl 1 knit 1 in the last stitch.
Row 2 purl 1 knit 1 across
Row 3 knit 1 purl 1 in the first stitch, knit 1 purl 1 to the last stitch, knit 1 purl 1 in the last stitch.
Row 4 purl 1 knit 1 across.
Repeat rows 1 to 4 once. (12 stitches.) for narrow headband.
repeat rows 1 and 2 for wider headband (14 stitches, my choice)

next row for 12 or 16 stitches: slip the first stitch, purl 1 knit across
For 14 or 18 stitches, slip the first stitch knit 1 purl 1 across.

Repeat this row till entire length is 16” (40  cm). Adjust length at this point allowing for about 2 ½” for decrease.

Row 1 knit 2 together purl 1 knit 1 to last 2 stitches purl 2 together.
Row 2 knit 1 purl 1 across.
Row 3 purl 2 together knit 1 purl 1 to last 2 stitches knit 2 together.
Row 4 purl 1 knit 1 across.
repeat these 4 rows till you have 2 stitches.
knit 2 together. Remove needle and using a crochet hook chain 5-6 loops and then join at base of headband with a slip stitch to make a loop. cut yarn, thread through last chain and weave in ends.
sew button at the other end with the tail you left when casting on.

© Crosstown Patricia 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

How is everyone/

I stopped posting as I got no feedback. But thought i would say hello and share some of my "likes"
have a great weekend

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 3-9

Sunday March 3, 2013
Paul's birthday. No contractors here today! Had breakfast with Lou & Carmel at BH. Put the snowmen away. Did some thinking, measuring and talking about our bedroom. John moved some things around.
Monday March 4, 2013
Brendon (my nephew) and Ryan here this morning and they made great progress with the bed. The weather was great and they worked outside. Chris here this evening. I finished putting the March/April things out and got all of January/February put away. Got notification of John W's retirement. Joan phoned to tell us that Dorothy's dad "Mugsie" had passed away.
Tuesday March 5, 2013
Didn't sleep well. Changed my idea about night tables. Brendon stopped in at work and  I explained it to him and everything is a go. When I got home from work they were painting the units in the dining room. Chris  was here and he thinks he will be finished by Thursday.
Wednesday March 6, 2013
Went to work. Lots of visitors. Brendon & Ryan cutting sanding and assembling units. I called Joan and she is going to the funeral with Sean. Chris finished all the painting. Meghan called and we will pick up the jewellery when we go to Ottawa on the 22nd.
Thursday March 7, 2013
Brendon & Ryan here at 9 sanding so no sleep in today. Found a new free game on the computer "Heroes of Hellas 3". Sean called and he will be picking up Gillian too. John went to his Lions dinner.
Friday March 8, 2013
Up early to drive to Toronto (North York). Leonard's funeral was at 11:00. Met Joan, Sean Gillian and Luke outside the Church. Len's brother Monsignor P. did the Mass and spoke very well. The reception was at the Church following and then those who wanted went to the burial site which was downtown.  We went to Ikea and got wardrobes for the bedroom with dressers to go inside them. They are very heavy. Luckily Sean and Gillian stopped in shortly after we got home and helped to unload them.
Saturday March 9, 2013
Chris was back to pick up the rest of his supplies. We had coffee at Burger Hut BH for short. The mattress arrived at 4:30 so we were able to go to Mass at 5. John opened a box for the dresser. Lots of parts. We made the bed and I went to bed early with my book. Had to put the clocks forward for day light savings.

Monday, March 4, 2013

February 24 to March 2

Sunday February 24, 2013
Slept in. Knee a bit better. Went for breakfast at BH. Chris here but had to leave to watch the Indianapolis race. Windows are painted love the blue. Meghan called and she got the summer job she wanted. Ya! Made turkey soup for supper. Nothing on TV so read and then Christopher called. We got caught up on the family news.
Monday February 25, 2013
Electrician will be coming tomorrow.  A quiet day. Tried to do my Blog but have lost access to A Day in the Life but have Crosstown and Organized Chaos back! Had coffee at BH and met Marg K and friend and we had a good chat.
Tuesday February 26, 2013
Still no year end at work. Nancy was going to meet us at BH but it was closed. She came here instead. What a circus. Electrician Bernie & son Ben were here and so was Chris. Everything is topsy turvy. Knee a bit better but still have trouble with stairs.
Wednesday February 27, 2013
Got my books but they were wrong so still waiting. Not much to do. Bad headache. House a disaster but lots getting done Bernie & Andrew here. Chris didn't make it today. Lots of wet snow. It came down all day. Had Chinese for supper.
Thursday February 28, 2013
TJ's birthday. Woke up to a winter wonderland. Snow on all the tree branches and wires. Snow still falling, very wet. Bernie & Andrew here.
We went to Havelock and I got my hair cut finally! Then we went to Campbellford to Bennett's and bought a memory foam Beautyrest mattress. Next the Salvation Army store and I got a 10 drawer (coloured plastic shallow) tower. Then we went to Giant Tiger and stocked up on frozen food. When we got home Bernie had switches on all the lights! It is going to take some getting used to. All the lights are temporary just a bulb in a socket. The fixtures we want need to be re-wired or bought. Knee feeling a bit better. Have tried every day to get my Blog back no luck.
Friday March 1, 2013
Found the tin of keys I have been looking fore for years! My books are back at work so I had lots to do. Saw a pair of Cardinals in the hedge at the Rectory. Got my pay cheque a week late. Had lunch at BH, potato soup, yum. Bernie is finished his work and we had Susan here from Drapery by Design and we ordered honeycomb black out blinds for the windows. Colour is a light beige. Chris was here and did more mudding. Working on the March/April changeover but hard with everything so disorganized. Have most of the things on the dining room table. Had panzerotti for supper from the new place on 45. OK but not great. Went through the keys tonight, some very cool ones!
Saturday March 2, 2013
Chris here most of the day. Went for coffee at BH after lunch. Bought more primer. Mass at 5:00 pm. Bedroom is all white (primed). Went to bed early with my book.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

February 17 to February 23

Sunday February 17, 2012
Went to Mass at 10:30 and had breakfast at BH. Carmel & Lou, Mary and Judy came to view the jewellery right after (12:30). Aunt Gayle arrived as they left and we had a nice visit and a cup of tea. Laurie arrived as Gayle was leaving and we had more tea. Diane and Rod arrived as Laurie was leaving. Hadn't seen them in ages and it was a great visit. Nancy came and Marg. They all left together at 5:30 and Meghan and I made Spanish Rice for supper. TJ and Grandpa went shopping for ingredients for potato soup for lunch tomorrow. Meghan did very well in jewellery sales.
Monday February 18, 2013
Meghan made potato soup for us for lunch and it was delicious. TJ helped Grandpa move the bed and TV out of our bedroom. I gave TJ his birthday gift early and sent Paul's home with them. They left after lunch. Chris came and looked at the bedroom and will help us get it ready to paint. We had coffee at BH. We will sleep in the middle bedroom till ours is done. My right knee is acting up and it is hard to walk.
Tuesday February 19, 2013
Went to work and took Fr. to lunch for his birthday. Chris came and worked on stripping the walls of the bedroom. Knee bad.
Wednesday February 20, 2013
Work as usual. John took Lori into the tax department. Chris back to work on the walls. Went to the bank and signed the papers for my direct investment TFSA and got on line banking.
Thursday February 21, 2013
John getting busy, lots of people and phone calls. Went to the Home  Hardware store and bought the paint for the bedroom Beauti-Tone Designer Heritage Colour HD038 Summerside. White for the ceiling and same blue only a gloss for the trim. Had coffee at BH. John has Lion's business meeting tonight.
Friday February 22, 2013
John W. and Philip's birthday. Should have been pay day but my books are in for year end. Went to lunch at BH. Work on the bedroom is coming along. Wallpaper is off. knee sore.
Saturday February 23, 2013
Gayle's birthday. John called her. Chris here working at 9 :(. Went to Mass at 5 and went to Doug & Laurie's to see their Italy pictures. Jack & Nancy there too. They showed them on their Wii and it is a nice effect the way they zoom in and out.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 9 to December 15

December 9, 2012
Slept in and had breakfast with John and Paula at Burger Hut. Went to practice at 3 and the concert was at 7. It went well and it was snowing when we came out.

December 10, 2012
Made a quick trip to Havelock to get a few stocking stuffers and then met Brian & Dorothy for lunch at BH. John dropped me off at Julia's and we did the seniors gift bags. Mary, Carole, Anne and Brenda also helped.

December 11, 2012
Work as usual. BH closed so no coffee :(

December 12, 2012
Theresa J secretary in Hastings, picked me up and we went to a training session at the Bishop's house in Peterborough. Made the turkey dressing for tomorrow.

December 13, 2012
Tammy's Birthday! Got up and stuffed the turkey and put it in the oven at 6:30 am. Went back to bed till 9. There were 10 of us for lunch and it was a great success. Mary brought a salad and Joyce brought dessert. Shirley brought squares and Hendrina an appetizers. There were some gifts for us too. Me, Nancy D, Joyce D., Carole T., Mary E., Nancy M., Shirley H., Julia B., Hendrina P., and Laurie Mc. Went for coffee after and taste tested Paul's home made onion rings yummy.

December 14, 2012
Very busy at work and felt flustered. Had lunch and the potato soup was delicious. Turkey sandwich for supper. Joan says stocking night will be January 19, 2013.

December 15, 2012
John not feeling well. He has a bad cough and cold. He drove me to Pleasant Meadow where we sang some songs and gave out gift bags. Nancy M. brought me home. Went to 5:00 Mass.