Category Archives: Knitted Gifts

From Blog to Business

Hey all – The Knitted Rose is now on Facebook! I’m gearing up to participate in my first craft fair this October, and Facebook is probably the cheapest way to advertise. The exact URL is: https://www.facebook.com/theknittedrose. You can also contact … Continue reading

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Felting Experiment

I’ve wanted to try felting ever since it was popular about 10 years ago. These rose pins were the perfect guinea pigs because it didn’t matter how much they shrunk. One set of instructions said to use a zippered pillowcase … Continue reading

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Top Five Reasons to Give Hand-Knitted Gifts

1. Where would you rather be on Black Friday: At the mall fighting over the last of the hot whatevers, or on your couch knitting and watching Miracle on 34th street? 2. With just a little thinking outside the box, … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin’s Dirty Chores Rag

The place: Rock Valley College, Fall 2009 The Movie:Modern Times The Mistake: I forgot my knitting needles and dishcloth patterns Since I can’t watch a movie without knitting anymore, I ran to the craft store for knitting needles and yarn. … Continue reading

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Knit Gifts: The Lucky Tree Scarf

Several years ago, I made this scarf for my dad for Christmas. In this photo, the oak leaf shadows make a lucky clover pattern on it. It’s adapted from an age-old patternĀ  called the “English Snuggle-fit Scarf.” Don’t think the … Continue reading

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