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I was reading Major Knitter's blog, and she had an entry about knitting needles that have lighted tips for knitting in the dark! I went to her link to the article in the New York Times to check them out, and I think they are just too cool! Here is where you can buy a pair if your own. I could have sworn that I saw something similar on Ebay, so I did a search for lighted knitting needles and found this. They even have crochet hooks people! How cool is that! These things seriously remind me of Light Sabers!! Haha! Can you imagine the comments you would get knitting or crocheting with those. May the force be with you...
I'm not dead people, just insanely busy. I have actually managed to do both knitting and crocheting, if you can believe it. I just got home a little while ago, so I don't have any time to do a real post. Boooo! Hissssss! I know, I know. If i promise this blog will get better, would you believe me :)
Here is the pattern for now...
Use size 7 K knitting needle
1 ball Judi & Co. Hand-Painted Groovy Yarn
2 metal rings
BANGLE ROW k1,SB,k3,SB,k3,SB,k3,SB,k3
SB means slip a bangle up to the needle
String bangles (the number of bangles would depend on the lenght of your belt.)
Cast on 13 sts (supersticious?? haha!)
K 6 rows (this is the part that will fold over the metal rings
K 3 rows
K1, yo 2 times to last stitch, K1
K 1 drop yo to last stitch, K1
K 4 rows *
Repeat from * until the belt is as long as you want it. Remember the end will be woven through the rings so you might want to stop adding the bangles at that point.Fold the first six rows over the ring and sew with thread. You can crochet around the rings like this belt or leave them plain.
Now for the bragging! The belt in the picture was knit by one of my incredible students, Marlynn! She described a belt she had seen, I wrote this pattern just for her, and we are sharing it with you. Marlynn I am so proud of you!!
I can't wait to see who gets that song reference!! Rob and I are going to the Nashville area this weekend, and I am going to meet one of my online knit blogging friends! How cool is that! Another cool thing is that the flight is freeeeee! Yay! I finally have my flight benefits, and I'm going to try them on for size. I am going sans knitting/crocheting due to the whirlwind nature of the trip.
Things are still crazy here, and I'm still running around like a chicken with it's head chopped off. I can't wait untill it all settles down. That will be a beautiful thing. Hopefully I will find more time to take better care of this blog! I owe you pictures! I owe you a pattern! Hmm maybe I can pull of the pattern...
I just couldn't resist that title!! You now I'm originally a hooker (I only picked up knitting about 5 years ago or so) so I always have to "hook" up my crocheting buddies too! Here are some links (in order that I find them) to some crocheted sock patterns for my fellow Hookers! Enjoy!
Toe Up Socks Crochet Socks by Grafton Fibers
Lion Brand's Wool Ease Joan's Socks
South Bay Crochet Toe Up Socks
Sue's CrochetandKnitting.com Crocheted Socks
Sue's CrochetandKnitting.com Crocheted Socks For Men
Sue's CrochetandKnitting.com Baby Socks
Sue's CrochetandKnitting.com Design Your Own Socks
Lion Brand's Cottage Slipper Socks
Ribbed Socks (has a link to some anklets too)
Granny Garret's Crocheted Baby Socks
Crochet N More's Child's Socks Size 9
afghans for Afghans
Bev's Country Cottage
Children In Common
Hugs for Homeless Animals
Native American Support
P2 Designs' Charity Patterns
Crochet Pattern Central
Knitting Pattern Central
Shawls and Wraps
Shrugs and Boleros
StarGazer's Craft Index
Blogs I Read
Combined Knitting 101
Crochet Guild Of America
Dr Carol Ventura
Haas' Free Crochet Videos
How To Become An Expert Knitter
Knitting At Knoon
Philosopher's Wool Video
The Knitting Guild of America
UK Crafts Websites