Learn-to-Knit Afghan Block Seven

Learn-to-knit afghan block seven

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knitIf you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.  

 

Block Seven: Garter and Rib Pattern

Introductory Post 

Block Six: Twisted and Cross Rib

Block Eight: (coming soon)

 

Getting Started Knitting

If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once  you have tackled the first...Read more

Strawberry Jam Coloring Page

JAM by Kimara Wise

I like jam on crackers,
I like jam on toast, 
But sweet jam by the spoonful,
Pleases me the most.

I like jam in pudding,
I like jam in tea,
But sweet jam by the spoonful,
Truly pleases me!


Our Strawberry Jam Coloring Page is based on our Strawberry Applique 


The Strawberry Jam Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Strawberry Applique Block can be found HERE.

The July Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE


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Homemade Bubble Recipe

If you are following along with our Puddles and Ponds home school unit, or just want to enjoy some classic summer time fun, whip up your own batch of homemade bubbles.

 

Homemade bubble materials:

  • 2/3 cup Dish Soap
  • 1/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 cups Water

 

Directions for making homemade bubbles:

  • Measure out corn syrup and water into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for a 1-2 minutes, then stir to combine.
  • Let the mixture cool then add the dish soap. For large bubble wands pour mixture into a shallow pan (a 9x13 baking pan works well) or for small wands a  mason jar is a good choice. 
  • Have fun playing with bubbles.
  • When you are done store in a air tight container (again a mason jar works well).

 

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July Appliques

Happy July!

Oh, when I think of summer I can't help but think of strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, watermelons and an assortment of other tasty fruits. Yum! We eat them right off the bushes, sugared on shortcakes, or swirling in smoothies. It's not surprising that for our summer appliques, fruits receive a starring role. So, okay... apples remind me of autumn, not summer, but I think you'll cut me some slack since I was going for a dramatic red and black look :)

Our collection of FREE applique patterns for July's appliques include a strawberry, cherries, a watermelon slice and an apple. When I look at these I think gingham table clothes and summer picnics.

As always, these appliques were designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block, but they can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. We have already shared a couple of these patterns but will be sharing the other 2 over the next 2 weeks. Also, throughout the month we will be sharing coloring pages inspired by each of the FREE appliques. We hope you enjoy this collection as much as we do. 


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Learn-to-Knit Afghan Block Six

Learn-to-knit afghan block four lattice seed stitch

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knitIf you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.  

 

Block Six: Twisted and Crossed Ribbing

Introductory Post 

Block Five: Diagonal Ribbing

Block Seven: (coming soon)

 

Getting Started Knitting

If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once  you have tackled the first...Read more

Spider Coloring Page

 

ODE TO SPINNING SPIDERS by Kimara Wise

There are those that fear the spider,
Filling them with dread,
But I must sing their praises,
For their skills at spinning thread.

I could sit for hours
With my wheel in front of me,
And never spin a silken strand,
As fine as theirs will be.

Their threads are thin as downy hairs,
And glisten in the sun,
How quick they spin their gossamers,
Once they have begun.

So here’s my ode to spiders,
Craftsmen through and through,
For how they spin their magic,
I haven’t got a clue.

What can I say? I'm a fan of spiders. Besides being totally impressed my their webs I appreciate their ability to control the population of other bugs both in my garden and in my house. I don't kill spiders. In the summer I might carefully remove them with a tissue and deposit them outside, and in the winter, I try to pretend I don't see them because tossing them outdoors would be certain death. Of course, living in a northern...Read more

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