Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Just in time for White Friday!

Just in time for White Friday; the Friday after Thanksgiving where we all stay home and make something special for someone we love :-)  For Ivy, my latest Travel Doll from Fiona's Travel Doll pattern, a new dress with a knit seed stitch bodice and hem.

Travel Doll Seed Stitch Dress

If you are at a loss for what to make someone for Christmas, there are many, many sites with free knit and crochet patterns.  Starting with Ravelry, all you need to do is register (free!) and you have access to literally thousands of free patterns for dolls, toys, wearables, you name it.   Many low cost patterns as well.

Lionbrand yarns is another great site for free patterns.

1500 Free Amigurumi Patterns is actually now 2000 free patterns, and a great site.

Crochet Pattern Central  and Knitting Pattern Central are also great sources for free patterns.

So make yourself a cup of your favorite hot beverage, put a Christmas CD in the player, get out some yarn and the tools of your choice (needle or hook), and enjoy the day!




14 comments:

  1. I like the concept of "white Friday" crafting. I hope I remember after going to the bank and to the grocery store. (They shouldn't bee too crowded. ) :)

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    1. Hey Aunt Lou; me too! Have a blessed Thanksgiving :-)

      Beth

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  2. What a beautiful idea. I think I'll sit down and finally cast on my hubby's Christmas hat. :)

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    1. That sounds wonderful! Have a happy Thanksgiving :-)

      Beth

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  3. Your doll is wonderful! You've inspired me to cast on my own Traveling Doll. She can be a friend to my little Waldorf doll that I knitted from your patterns. :-) This blog is such a treasure! Thanks for all your creative work and how your generous sharing of it brings us joy all year long!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Have a blessed Holy Day season :-)

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  4. That is exactly what mother and I did. She helped me tidy up my yarn ends. I put some finishing touches on some handmades. And then we watched the evening news of stampede shoppers at the malls all around the USA. We were happily together and glad to be watching the madness rather than participating in it.

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    1. Sounds perfect, Joyce. It is wonderful that you shared the time with your Mother.

      Beth

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  5. I've never heard of "white" Friday but it is the perfect way to follow up the feelings of gratitude on Thanksgiving. Love your dolly.

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    1. Hi Beth,

      I've been calling it 'White' Friday for a few years now, just to get away from the mentality of 'Black' Friday. I'm not opposed to buying gifts, but standing in line for the latest 'must have' that will be forgotten hours after it is received seems like an aweful waste of time and energy.

      The season should be about love, not about things. Thank you so much for visiting, and for your good words. Happy Holy days!

      Beth

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  6. She is so adorable!!
    Warm hugs:)
    rux

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  7. I think she is my favourite so far, what a beautiful girl

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    1. Thank you so much, Lorraine; gotta admit I love her hair :-)

      Beth

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