Monday, March 2, 2009

Well, here goes a tutorial, I guess. I once tutored a student at Columbus State University who wanted to just pass history (he was failing), but I told him that we were going to get at least a "B" and he did! You know, this was a blessing to me because I just loved history and the professor who was teaching it did an excellent job, so there was a lot of motivation.

Had to include a fun photo of Oliver...being a kitten, he likes to get in the middle of everything, but so do the others, even Tinkabelle. All these sweet pets were "rescued", although Tinkabelle rescued herself by finding her way to our doorstep at midnight and crying. She was only about 5 weeks old and had two breaks in her leg! Happily, she has been spoiled rotten ever since and you can't even tell which leg had the cast on it for 6 weeks.

Anyway, you need to get at least a "B" here, too.....

The flowers are fun:

Use any yarn you like or use two together (I did try some fluffy yarn, but the flower kind of gets lost).

Use any size needles you like, but I used US 6, 8 and 9 for variety

  • CO 36 st
  • row 1: k across to end
  • row 2: k1, BO (bind off) 4, repeat to end (12 st will be left on needle)

leave about 3-4 inches of yarn and cut it, then use a tapestry needle to pull it through the remaining stitches and pull tight to close, decide which side looks best to you and tie your beginning yarn to remaining and cut and hide.

Now, you can use yarn scraps to make it look like stems by just pulling the yarn through the hole in the middle and sew it on or use different buttons in the middle...lots of options here.

There's also a picture of some easy and fun slippers...would you like that pattern?


  1. thanks for stopping by...I don't knit so don't know what you mean by BO 4...I do know how to knit though..I am a much better crocheter..I think your slippers are the same pattern I learned to knit with....lost it some time ago now.....

  2. I came by to thank you for the comments you left on my blog today. I was pleased to find the flower tutorial. I think I may try some in wool on big needles, then see how they felt. If they felt well, they should look good attached to a felted bag. :-)

    I'd love the slipper pattern, too! :-)

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  4. Sorry should have previewed first comment,just wanted to thank you for the nice comments you put on my blog.

    Isn't it great to be able to chat over oceans, knowing that we are conected by our heavenly father,

    Greetings from Scotland and hoping you and the family have a lovely day,



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