Friday, December 03, 2010

Something FREE from ME to YOU....

It seems to me that my blog has become a constant sales pitch. I truly apologize for that. I tremor every time I update the card and calendar dates so they stay at the top of the blog. But this is the time of year when most people spend money and I'm no different than most retailers - you've got to take all the opportunities you have to promote and sell. It's exhausting thinking about it all.

That said, it's also the time of year when I want to thank all the people out there who support me and this blog. Since I don't know most of you personally, but I do know that many of you knit, I'm giving you an early Christmas gift. I've designed a really easy, quick to knit pair of triple stranded fingerless mittens and the pattern is available for free via Ravelry. Here is the link to the Ravelry page. If you hit the link below, the PDF file should be available to everyone - Ravelry member or not.

download now

I whipped these up just before Thanksgiving - knowing I would have some extra adult sized hands around to photograph. The Fingerless Mittens use one strand of my worsted weight Julia Yarn and 2 strands of my sock yarn Best Foot Forward. They are a really quick knit - I have made two more pairs since I finished these. Sometimes I just need a really simple project to fill a couple hours - especially as the stress of the holidays becomes closer.

My 17 year old niece Celia was kind enough to stack some wood......


and dig in her parent's garden while modeling. Thank you Celia!

I am under the understanding that you do not have to be a member of Ravelry to download the pattern. I'm not very clear about this, to tell you the truth and maybe someone can clear that up for me. If the link above doesn't work for you because you are not a Ravelry member, please let me know. It will be several days until I can get a second link done for my site so fingers crossed it will work for all!

And while I am talking about FREE, here's the link to Download The Snowflake Ornament Collection I designed last year. It's another super simple project and has instructions for both knit and crochet ornaments. Happy stitching!

15 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Kristin - thank you for the fingerless mittens download -- just to let you know, I logged out of Ravelry - and when you go thru the Ravelry link, you must be a Ravelry member....but your download now link works for everyone!

Thanks again - I love your blog.

Beth in Maryland said...

Kristin - It works fine "sans" Ravelry. Thank you for the early Christmas present! I'm looking forward to making them.

Auntie Shan said...

Sweetie! If you've got IT, FLAUNT IT! After all, it IS *your* BLOG!!

Besides, your "ADVERTS" are colourful and entertaining! If we [your Hundreds of FOLLOWERS] didn't *ENJOY* your Shameless Self-Promoting YARNishings, we wouldn't be here!

So, keep stirring the Pot of your **HOT** Creativity, and let us bask in your Glow! I need to keep my Croch-ety Digit$ warm! ;-D

Francie O said...

What a great Christmas gift to your readers. I love stash busting ideas and will definitely knit a pair of these.

Thanks!

Francie

Judy said...

Thanks for the patterns, both the fingerless gloves and the snowflake ornaments. You are too kind.

Kathy said...

Those are great fingerless mitts. THANKS! Hope your holiday season is FULL of goodness and joy!

Ms. Speak said...

Thank you Kristin! What a wonderful way to begin my weekend with new knitting patterns, just in time for holiday gifts. Greatly appreciated!

Carolyn said...

Thanks so much, Kristin. I have been making fingerless mitts for Christmas presents and was just looking through some old Interweave Knits for other ideas. Your pattern is perfect for my next pair. I love your blog and all of your wonderful creativity. Thanks for the inspiration. Carolyn

billicummings said...

Thanks for the great mitt pattern. Ive been looking for a worsted weight pattern.

knitting bean said...

Thank you soooooooooo much for the two free patterns! I love them and have time to crank them out before Christmas. PERFECT!

Rebecca said...

You are sooooooo kind. Thanks for the patterns. Love your blog. Have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.

Sharon said...

Thank you Kristin. I will always read your blog, I enjoy every bit of it. I too live in a gray/white/black world in MN during the long winter months and your color infused blog just sings to me.

Virginia said...

Thank you!

Downloaded. Will hopefully be able to cast on for something new soon.

Laura said...

Thank you for the fingerless mitts. I am sooooo excited! I love your blog, and now a Christmas present too!!! Thanks so much. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

Mimi said...

Thank you for the great pattern. I hope you and your family have a great holiday season. I look forward to another year of terrific blog posts from you. I especially enjoyed your construction journal as I too am undergoing house construction.