Friday, November 27, 2015

White Friday 2015

Hard to believe that Christmas is less than a month away!  Today is our traditional White Friday, where instead of standing in long lines for the latest gift that will be forgotten shortly after it is unwrapped, we fix ourselves a hot beverage, get out the hooks or needles, and make something special for those we love.

It could be a scarf, a shawl, a doll, a toy...a piece of jewelry crocheted in fingering weight yarns, a cowl knit in bulky weight yarns, anything made with love.

There are literally thousands of free crochet and knit patterns available on the Internet.  You can find many toy and doll patterns right here on my blog; just scroll down the left sidebar until you find a pattern that speaks to you.  Other great toy patterns can be found in the 'Links I Love' section toward the bottom of the blog on the left sidebar.

For great free wearable patterns, there is Ravelry.com, Lionbrand.com, and RedHeart.com...all have extensive free pattern libraries.   I think they all require registration, but it is free and well worth it.

And to set the mood, here is a crochet pattern for making tiny Hellebore flowers (the Christmas Rose), Ivy leaves, and a tiny wreath.  You can use the wreath for Christmas tree ornaments, to decorate your doll house, or to wear as a brooch.






The Christmas Cabin is coming along beautifully.  I have the outside decorated, as can be seen in the image at the top of the page.  The Christmas Tree is done and decorated, and now I am working on chairs for the living room :-)  But today, I will make three wreath brooches for my sister and sister-in-law, and be thankful for quiet time and the skills my Grandmother taught me when she taught me to crochet.

Have a lovely White Friday!

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE the concept of White Friday! What darling items you made! We didn't shop in the stores today, either. We had no desire to do so. We are doing more and more of our shopping on line for items we need when we need them. We are in FL on our way back to work at sea today.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Lois; and welcome back to the wet Midwest!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  2. I don't go near the malls the day after Thanksgiving. When you live in a large metropolitan area, it's like Jumanji, "IT'S A STAMPEDE!"

    Love the holiday cottage so far. The details and love you put into each piece really shows. And, as always, thanks for sharing your patterns.

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    1. Same here, Joyce; the shopping frenzy seems to such the joy right out of the holiday season.

      And thank you so much for the lovely comments :-) Happy HolyDays!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  3. How adorable! I absolutely love all the special touches! Beautiful work, you are an inspiration. White Friday, well now, that definitely changes my thinking. From now on, White Friday it is.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Linda, and I am humbled that the idea of White Friday has touched your heart.

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  4. I love the concept of white friday much better than the concept of black friday. To make something with love for family and friends. Thanks for the idea.

    Have a great day, Margaret

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    1. Thank you, Margaret; I do too :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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    1. Thank you, dear Anita! Sorry to be so long in responding.

      warmly,

      Beth

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