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Passap Valentine Mug Rug for the Beginner Passap Knitter


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My girlfriend and I are having a little knitting get together. You are all invited.lol We have a woman coming that I have mentioned before and she is going to knit a mug rug from downloading the pattern to knitting the whole thing. I went into win/crea and made this valentine pattern. I wrote up the pattern for the very beginner passap knitter. The pattern will have you casting on without the console. Then the console is turned on and I walk you through the programming. You can take this pattern into your win/crea and design anything you want as long as you stay within 40 stitches and 26 rows to get this size. You can also make it larger and use as a hot pad.  I will be making a St. Patrick day mug rug also. I love to use mug rugs in my house. I have glass tops on my tables and when I set a cup down I can’t stand the sound . It sounds like I am slamming the cup down.

Oh, an update for you: Thank you for all your input on my problem with my afghan. I dreaded going back in and knitting again in case it was something major. I took off the brush near the sensor eye and it had four little specs of that tweed yarn on it. I think the issue was the pile up of these little specks on the sensor eye brush. I am still not convinced file is okay though. hahaha, the stubborn German in me coming out. My machine is knitting fine once again.

This is my design so if you sell them, please give credit to me.is the link to my drop box for  the mug rug pattern directions and bmp file.

I am having trouble with the link to drop box. Try this link below. If it does not work, email me and I will send the files and instructions to you.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fdt66f97qwauwzo/AAD7VXTM4eHqkKfO-otbP_E9a?dl=o

 

 

 

Knitted Orange, Lemon And Lime Slice Drink Coasters


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I do not like short rows. Repeat,  I DO NOT LIKE SHORT ROWS!

I don’t like shoulders that are short rowed, skirts that are short rowed(well…some I do)  I like short rows in socks but don’t particularly care for them anywhere else.

So why did I try this?

I went to a hand knitting seminar and there were a ton of free books and patterns. I saw this pattern for the orange, lemon and lime slice.  I thought it was cute. I also like the lime and orange colors together.  I do like to hand knit once in awhile especially while sitting on the patio on a warm day. And since we have had a break in the weather, I was sitting outside and needed a hand knitting project.. (back to the 40’s now!) .

I never did  short rowing by hand so thought I would give it a try. It was fun to make and I like it since it is the garter stitch.  So just for the heck of it I tried the same pattern on the machine only it is stockinette.  Well, I stopped after three sections because it is not as cute, the white rows I turned for a purl row and that would upset a drink with the ridges and you would have to crochet an edge around it. So , IF I did it on the machine, I would just knit the white rows . The patterns is a free handout from Jo-Ann fabric stores from 2012. It says these are dish cloths but I like them as drink coasters or hot pads. They are a nice size for a glass or a dish. I love the festive colors in the summer. I did not put hangers on them since I am not using them as dish cloths.

Okay, back to my machines. 🙂

If you are up to a hand knitting project for the summer, here is the pattern in my drop box.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/so2101w1bpzhmn6/AADY99blGMBSixfJFd9jNrwVa?dl=0