Sunday, October 25, 2009

Creepy Cloths 2..

I wish I could've had these cloths ready for last week but our entire house came down with the flu. It was just too much work to squeeze in between everything else. Thankfully everyone is feeling much better. Of course I caught it last and I'm still recovering with a cough. I figured that there is still one week to Halloween and some of you might be looking for something extra to give to a special trick-or-treater in your life. This set is a brand new collection of all new designs. I've included eight in all.

This pattern is available as a PDF download and priced at $3.25. There are eight cloth patterns in this set. You can purchase this pattern if you are a Ravelry member by clicking the "Buy Now" button below the pictures. Creepy Cloths "2" are also available in my Pattern Store here as a Ravelry Download. There are 5 pages total and the download is sized at 4MB. If you have any questions about the pattern or payment options, please feel free to contact me via email at or on Ravelry: KristenKnits.

You don't need a Ravelry account to purchase the pattern. Ravelry will re-direct you to paypal and will email you a link to download the pattern.

I made each written pattern with a corresponding chart for the dishcloth. From the sets that I've already made, I've managed to get about 2-2½ cloths out of one ball of Lily's Sugar'n Cream Solid Yarn. Though you can use any kitchen cotton you prefer.

Heres a link to the pattern page on Ravelry!

Lily's Sugar'n Cream Solid:

Witch Hat - 01317 Hot Purple (Purple)
Boo! - 00084: Sage Green (Green)

Peaches & Cream Solid

Candy Corn - 11 Sunburst

Lion Brand Cotton Solid:

Jack-O-Lantern - Paprika Article: #760-133
Autumn Tree -
Clove Article: #760-136

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease:

Skull - Stone Article: #830-149
Black cat - Charcoal Article: #830-152
Spider -
Hazelnut Article: #830-125

I think these are really fun designs for the season and there is something for everyone. We've been making great progress on the apartment and I can't wait to finally get settled in. I have tons of stuff to post next week!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Painted Walls...

There's been so much going on over here lately I don't even know where to start. As I type I'm waiting for chocolate pumpkin lollipops to finish chilling in the refrigerator so I can add the next color. I'm making about 50 of them for Ella's 2nd birthday party this weekend. We're having a pumpkin party on the 10th, which is actually my birthday as well and there's just too much to do. I even went to a local farm earlier this week and picked up about 30 small pumpkins for all of the children to carve. Weather permitting there will be lots of food and games. I have to start the goodie bags later tonight but I don't see that happening.

I wanted to share something with you that my kids have been begging me to paint for ages now. I've finally started the "Nemo Mural" on their playroom wall at Grandma's house.

I've had a blast sketching and painting on the walls. I'm just glad my Mother in law is as happy as I am to see the kids smile. It's been relaxing to just sit with them around me watching and helping me with the colors.

Victor is planning on having the entire cast on the wall and keeps telling me that I need to keep painting.

I guess what it comes down to is that I just can't seem to keep art out of my life for too long. I started this to take a short break from knitting while the family is in "party mode". But I feel it's time for a new set of cloths. Early next week Creepy Cloths "2" perhaps....? I need to find some delicious Halloween colors for these. I'll take pictures of all that I'm making for the birthday and share them. I'll be a baking nut on Friday I can promise that.