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Shop Crush: Home Decor from Terrain

Shop Crush: Home Decor from Terrain

The best home decor roundup

Lately I’ve been into discovering cool new things on the internet. Ok, well not so much lately, but more like since I discovered the internet in ’94. It’s bad- I could spend all day online looking at neat things you guys. I’ve been crushing on a lot of shops that I’ve discovered, that I bet you never knew existed. So I decided to bring you a new series on the blog called Shop Crush.

I’ll be discovering new shops that I’ve never heard of before, and bringing you a curated list of all the fun things I find (if you don’t have all day to spend online looking at pretty things, this will be your go-to list of coolness!)

This week’s shop crush is Terrain. Oh-my-gosh you guys. I’ve never seen so much cool stuff come from one website, since maybe Anthropologie.

Here are some things from Terrain that I’ve been swooning over.

The most amazing home decor

Left Petrified Wood Serving Trays / Top Right Twig Flatware / Bottom Right Wicker Bar Cart

Forest Glade Chandelier

Forest Glade Chandelier

Wildflower series rectangle platter

Wildflower Series Rectangle Platter

Amazing home decor finds

Top Left Brass Molding Specimen Frame / Top Right Asparagus Condiment Spoons

Bottom Left Blackberry Absinthe Tumbler Candle / Bottom Right Ruffled Marble Bowl

7 Gift Ideas for February Birthdays

7 Gift Ideas for February Birthdays

The birthstone of February is Amethyst. A beautiful, deep purple gemstone that lends the inspiration for this month’s gift guide!

For the knitter in your life: How about some yarn to match her birthstone?!

Luxury yarn

ARTYARNS ENSEMBLE 4 YARN

For the jewel collector.

Amethyst earrings February birthstone gift idea

 

IAM BY ILEANA MAKRI RAINING BELLS AMETHYST, GREY DIAMOND & WHITE PEARL EARRINGS

DEVON LEIGH AMETHYST STALACTITE 18K VERMEIL NECKLACE

DEVON LEIGH AMETHYST STALACTITE 18K VERMEIL NECKLACE

For the homebody. She loves adding new accents to her home, and she’ll love these amethyst themed looks!

LINON HOME DÉCOR CALLA CHAIR,DARK PURPLE/DARK ESPRESSO

LINON HOME DÉCOR CALLA CHAIR,DARK PURPLE/DARK ESPRESSO

VINTAGE LOST ART SALON PURPLE MOUNTAIN SCENE

VINTAGE LOST ART SALON PURPLE MOUNTAIN SCENE

RACHAEL RAY 2-PC. EVOO & VINEGAR BOTTLE SET

RACHAEL RAY 2-PC. EVOO & VINEGAR BOTTLE SET

For the style queen. She’s always sporting the latest look, and won’t settle for anything last season.

BURBERRY FRINGED SUEDE & LEATHER BUCKET BAG

 

BURBERRY FRINGED SUEDE & LEATHER BUCKET BAG

OPI NAIL LACQUER, LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK

OPI NAIL LACQUER, LINCOLN PARK AFTER DARK

Flurries Hat

Flurries Hat

Flurries Hat Free Knitting Pattern

FREE hat knitting pattern. "Flurries" by Margo Snyder margoknits.com

Well that white Christmas I was dreaming about finally came… Mid January. I have to say I think the snow is really pretty, and since I haven’t seen it in two years, I don’t mind it a bit. Today’s knitting pattern is a simple one with a lot of personality. And I rightly named it the “Flurries Hat” because the white stitches remind me of the flurries outside of my window right now. I want to see your FO’s so don’t forget to post your projects on Ravelry!

What You Need:

Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick

Main Color: Approx. 50 yds.

Contrasting Color: Approx. 20 yds.

Needles:

US 13 (9mm) 16” (40cm)circular knitting needles

US 13 DPN’s (double pointed needles)

Notions:

Stitch Marker

Yarn needle

Gauge:

12 sts. & 14 rows = 4” in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

pm – place marker

MC – Main Color

CC- Contrasting Color

K – Knit

P – Purl

ssk – slip slip knit

Pattern Notes:

When changing colors, do not cut yarn. Carry yarn along as you knit.

Begin Pattern:

Co 48 sts, join in the round, pm

Brim:

K2, P2 around

Repeat until brim measures 2.5”

Hat body

1. *With MC, k3, with Cc, k1 rep. from * around

Rounds 2,3,5,6 With MC K around

4. *With MC, k1, with CC, k1, with MC, k2, rep. from * around

Repeat rounds 1-6, 1 more time

Repeat round 1-4, then begin decrease rounds. Switch to DPN’s when decreasing becomes difficult on circular needles.

Decrease rounds

  1. K 4, ssk around
  2. K around
  3. K3, ssk around
  4. K around
  5. K 2, ssk around
  6. K around
  7. K1, ssk around
  8. K around
  9. Ssk around

Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches. Pull tight to close hat. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

Free bulky hat knitting pattern www.margoknits.com

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

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Or in this case, alpaca! I knitted up this asymmetrical cowl in an evening of T.V. watching, and man do I love it. The free pattern is a really simple one, and I modified it a little bit by using K1 P1 ribbing instead of Garter stitch. Some nights making up an entire pattern on my own takes too much brain power, so I like to let another designer do the thinking for me.

I grabbed this awesome pattern by Susan Chang on Ravelry, and it only took a couple hours. I wasn’t watching the clock but I’m pretty sure by the end of 2 episodes of The Walking Dead I was done.

All you need to make this cowl is some super bulky yarn ( I used Yarn Bee Effortless Superbulky, which is a nice Alpaca Acrylic blend that you can find at Hobby Lobby), some size US13 (9.0mm) knitting needles, and a yarn needle for weaving ends and sewing the asymmetrical seam. This pattern didn’t even use up the entire skein. In fact I could probably get another one out of it!


Check out the pattern here on Ravelry, and to make my modified version simply work in K1, P1 ribbing and always slip the last 1st st. of the row. I also seamed it a bit differently, more in the middle as you can see in the last photo.

 

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Free Striped Pom Pom Beanie Knitting Pattern

Free Striped Pom Pom Beanie Knitting Pattern

Free knitting pattern! Striped pom pom beanie

Sometimes the most spontaneous knitting projects are the best! I’ve had these colors stiting in my stash for a while and thought- wouldn’t it be cool if I made a pom pom out of these 3 colors? Then I realize that I needed something to put the pom pom on top of- so the striped pom pom beanie came to be!

To make your own striped pom pom beanie, you will need to know:

How to knit in the round on circular needles

How to knit in the round on double pointed needles

How to decrease (Knit 2 together)

How to Knit & Purl

How to change colors (instructions and tutorial link provided below)

Yarn

Needle Size

 

Worsted weight:Main Color (MC): Gray 100 yards
Contrasting Color 1 Pink (CC1): 50 yards
Contrasting Color 2 Yellow (CC2): 50 yards
Us Size 7 (4.5mm) 16” circulars (40cm)
Us Size 8 (5.0mm) 16” circulars (40cm)
Us Size 8 (5.0mm) DPN’s (5)
Stitch Marker
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Pom pom maker (optional)

 

Gauge: 16 sts. & 22 rows = 4″ in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

sl1: Slip 1 (for this pattern we will always be slipping 1 purlwise)

K2tog: Knit 2 together

pm : place marker

MC: Main Color (My main color for this pattern is gray)

CC1: Contrasting Color 1(My CC1 is pink)

CC2: Contrasting Color 2 (My CC2 is yellow)

st : stitch

DPN: Double pointed needles

Pattern Notes:

When changing colors, don’t cut yarn. Carry yarn up as you work. In order to create joggless stripes, we slip the first st. purlwise on the second row of the color change. Here’s a great tutorial on creating joggless stripes in the round!

Begin Pattern:

With size 7 needles, cast on 96 sts. Join in the round and pm.

Brim:

Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4”

Hat Body

  1. Switch to size 8 needles. With MC K 6 rounds
  2. With CC1, K to end of round
  3. Sl 1st st. purlwise, K to end of round
  4. With MC k to end of round
  5. Sl 1st st purlwise, K to end of round
  6. With CC2 K to end of round
  7. Sl 1st st. as if to purl, K to end of round
  8. With MC, K to end of round
  9. Sl 1 st. purlwise, K to end of round
  10. K to end of round

Rep. round 10 6 more times

Rep. rounds 2-7 1 more time.

Switch to MC and begin dec. rounds. Switch to DPN’s when sts. become difficult to knit on circular needles.

Decrease Rounds:

  1. K6, K2tog, (84sts.)
  2. sl 1st st pulrlwise, K to end of round
  3. K5, K2tog (72 sts.)
  4. K
  5. K4, K2tog (60 sts.)
  6. K
  7. K3, K2tog (48 sts.)
  8. K
  9. K2, K2tog (36 sts.)
    20. K
  10. K1, K2tog (24 sts.)
  11. K2 tog (12 sts.)

Thread yarn through remaining sts, removing them from the DPN’s, and pull tight to secure top. Make pom pom, (I used this pom pom maker) and sew to top of beanie. Enjoy!

Thank you for knitting with me! I hope this pattern brought you hours of knitting fun. As always, with my patterns you are free to sell the finished product. Thanks for supporting an independent designer!

Free striped beanie knitting pattern!

 

FREE knitting pattern! Make this adorable striped beanine

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