Saturday, January 30, 2010


Check out this cute monkey from Haun'Knittit! I love his little mouth, I see him as kind of gaping in surprise/awe. What do you think? She also has a cutie octopus!

In other news, I have a big job interview on Monday! Wish me luck please :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Speaking of Elephants...

I decided to be a little backwards this week. Instead of searching ravelry by recently published... why not go back in time and see what I missed? Well, I found something! This garter stitch elephant is such a cute design, the pattern doesn't have any pictures but from the 93 projects on ravelry, I guess he's quite the looker.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

OHMY! That's so cute!

I don't know if you've noticed, but I've tried to keep up the policy of not having ravelry downloads on this site -- mostly because I don't want to leave out people that read this blog that don't have a rav account. This is too adorable though! If you only get a ravelry account just to get this cute little elephant, I would understand. I think the rest of the 'rumi would would, too!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Help for Haiti

I know that the vast majority of you who read my blog have access to the internet, so you've probably heard about the earthquake in Haiti. What can I do? You ask. I don't want to give money to a scam and I would like an incentive to give, because who doesn't? I understand, and so do a few designers you might want to buy from!

If you buy their designs via ravelry, these designers will donate a portion of the proceeds to relief in Haiti!

Bob the Dog is a very cute retro design rewritten for the modern knitter by Kristen Rengren of Retroknit Design.

Kristen will be donating 50% of the sale price of this pattern.

Look who else is involved! Ysolda Teague, don't pretend you don't know her, is donating half the sale price of her beautiful toys, Smith, Mousie, Wee Mushrooms, and the famous Elijah. Until January 31st, the donations will go to Médecins Sans Frontières.

Until February 15th, Tanya Brooks is donating $2 of every sale of her cute little ChiChi will go to the relief effort! She's trying to get a match from her husband's employer, which would be pretty cool.

Last but definitely not least, Jennifer Small of Blue Canary Creations is donated all of the sales from her Farmer's Market to relief efforts until January 31st! Wow! That's quite the bargain, especially for so many objects in one pattern :)

I know this is a blog about free patterns, but you don't mind, right? What better reason to buy something then "it's for a good cause!" If you're in the buying mood but don't feel like buying toys, maybe you should look at the other patterns labeled "Help for Haiti" on ravelry.

Friday, January 15, 2010


I was just starting to get into the winter mood, then the rain came and melted a good portion of the Rochester snow! At least now maybe I can make up my own snowperson who will last well into summer, rain be damned! From Old Habits New, in both English and Dutch!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


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Friday, January 8, 2010

Who doesn't like fruit?

These scrumptous looking pears hail from Susan B Anderson of Spud Says!, the blog for Spud and Chloe yarns. So, on top of a free pattern, you can oogle some good-looking yarn candy... There goes my afternoon!