Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from *elletrain knits*! I hope you all have a lovely holiday season filled with joy and...knitting!! And hopefully some snow in there, too :)

What a wonderful year this has been! I got a new name and a new wonderful husband to go along with it. We got to do some traveling: we got engaged in Mexico and got to honeymoon in Scotland, Ireland, and London. We were fortunate to see our families more often this year because of the wedding. Pinky started his own new business and things are booming. I started to put together a new wedding business, Lace*Paper*Flowers, with my friend Jessica. (more to come on that in the new year!). Our home has become more of a home through not only decorating, but filling the house with 'us' and what's important to us. We lost some dear friends this year that we will truly truly miss (JP and Kodi), but both gained amazingly wonderful families. We are truly blessed.

Happy Happy Holidays to you and yours. I love you all!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Snowflakes That Fall

Hi all! Happy Almost Christmas. Here is yet another new pattern from Elletrain Knits. It's called Snowflakes That Fall. It's a simple hat pattern and the snowflakes are created through duplicate stitching. I think it's really enjoyable and is like combining knitting with embroidery or cross-stitch. Plus, unlike stranded colorwork, you don't have to worry about your hat not fitting because your colorwork was knitted too tightly. I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Knitting and Crochet Portfolio

Good morning! I thought I'd share a link to the knitting and crochet portfolio slideshow I just put together on Flickr. I think it will help when advertising my knitting and crochet lessons, like tomorrow at a friend's benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. Check out the photos and maybe they will inspire you to knit or crochet today!

Happy Crafting!


P.S. This is a new pattern I made last week, Cloudscape Capelet. Here is a link to buy on Ravelry and here's one for Etsy. It's a super quick knit and can also be worn as a scarf/cowl.