Red, White and Hooked

Here are a few quick last minute 4th of July gifts you can crochet before the first fire cracker is lit this evening. Happy 4th of July everyone. Now go fourth and light something on fire!


Patriotic Dog Collar


As American As... Pot Holder


And of course, I had to include at least one sock design. . . .


American Flag Socks


Swatching for Fun


I know the title of this blog sounds strange, but it’s true. I knitted up a swatch just for fun!

I’ve been drawn to the pocket design on the tweed jacket featured in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Debbie Bliss knitting magazine. (Don’t ask me why. I stopped questioning my own logic and thought process a long time ago.) So, I stash dived until I found some leftover yarns that I could use to knit up my own little version.

As you can tell, I went my own direction with the colors used and I really like the way it turned out. I’m thinking it would look even better with a brighter punk-rock-pink instead of the dusty rose pink that I used.

Naturally, as I was knitting this I thought of how I could translate this pattern for a sock design. Hmmmm. . .