Friday, June 19, 2009

Another Source of Free Knitting Patterns...and more!

Source: Lion Brand Downloadable Cards

I was recently looking on the Internet for a free knitting pattern for placemats and I came across the Lion Brand Yarn website. As well as several free knitting patterns for placemats, there are many more free knitting, crochet and craft patterns. In order to gain access to the free patterns, you need to subscribe to the website, which is free. You can also choose to receive the e-newsletter, which informs you of special offers on Lion Brand Yarn, new patterns and so on. I decided to subscribe and have found the e-newsletter to be interesting reading.

As far as the placemats are concerned, I chose this simple design for the picnic placemat set. I then bought some green and yellow cotton yarn on sale in my local discount store for just A$2.00 per ball. Now all I have to do is find the time to make the placemats! It is an ideal project for sitting in front of the TV and knitting on the cold winter evenings here in Australia as the placemats are knitted solely in garter stitch.

Another great thing about the Lion Brand Yarn website is that it also offers free e-cards and printable cards on yarn-related themes. They are ideal for sending to fellow knitters, crocheters and other yarn lovers. I especially like the knitting Mona Lisa one (pictured above)! You can browse through all the yarn-related cards here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

And the Winner is.....

First of all, a very big thank you to everyone who entered the summer card giveaway. I've just drawn the winner at and the winning number was:

Number 19 - ChinkyGirLMeL of ChinkyMel's Corner

Congratulations Mel! I'll ask for your postal address via your blog.

Commisserations to everyone who didn't win - I hope that you're not too disappointed. Look out for more giveaways here soon!

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