I made another pattern, you guys! It’s a silly little one, and I kind of love it.
Say hello to the Mini Knapsack!This tiny backpack is totally functional (if you’re about a foot tall). It has straps, a flap to keep the rain off your tiny books and a drawstring that keeps the whole thing closed.
It’s about the right size for an American Girl Doll, or something a little smaller.It works up pretty quickly in fingering-weight yarn (I used KnitPicks’ Palette, since I had some in the right colors), a perfect gift for a favorite school-aged doll-enthusiast.
The Ultimate Crochet Palette Blanket is based on a blanket my Great-Grandmother Anna left to one of my various second-cousins, but this one has more colors. I think she would approve.
Cats like it.It’s pretty close up.And it’s pretty from far away.The Ultimate Knit Palette Blanket is perfect for those early-morning strolls in the greenhouse.It’s a fun experiment with an insane number of nupps and bobbles.But it’s also is a fantastically beautiful finished product.Of course, you don’t have to get the whole 150 colors of Palette Yarn to make a beautiful blanket. You could split the collection with a few friends and have enough for everyone to knit up a blanket of their own. Or, since the pattern is essentially for one square, you’ve got lots of room for creativity. You could pick your favorite jewel tones, or just use shades of gray. You could make an afghan with your school colors, or just use the colors you’ve got laying around in your stash. Or, of course, you could make the pattern as it’s photographed- it is really pretty.