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Amiright? I mean my heart & good intentions were all in the right place when I decided to hand knit all of my Christmas gifts this year. Some of which not only had to be knit but also wrapped and then shipped to the lucky recipients. All of which takes time & unfortunately time was not on my side this year!
It’s all good though because as I procrastinated worked diligently in the days months before Christmas I found I had lots of beautiful yarn left over to make some matching mittens because who doesn’t like a nice set of matching winter wear? Ok, well me for one but I’m sure my grandchildren feel differently. Only time will tell…and by “time” I mean the time it will take me to actually finish these matching mittens ( I’ve made one single mitten thus far) & shipped them along with the hats to the kids for Christmas New Year or Valentine’s Day …..hmmmmm I wonder if these will fit them next year…..

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I’ve mentioned in my last post how I’ve spent some time testing & preparing a few of my original Off The Hook crochet/knit designs that will eventually make their way into my shop.

Recently while out shopping I came across some pretty crochet baskets & as tempted as I was to purchase a few the price tag was a little too steep for my taste. Of course as soon as I arrived home I made my own version & actually love it even more than the ones in the store.
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& another original basket pattern by OTHD

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Ohmygosh I absolutely adore this free beginner knit pattern: Non-felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura & have made several pair for family, friends & of course myself. I achieved various sizes by switching needle by a 1/2 – full size

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Doily dream catcher by Off The Hook. Just felt like doing something a little different & really like the result.

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A free-form cotton/wool crochet jean patch by OTHD

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Crochet cotton wash cloth. ❤ this has quickly become a favorite if mine!

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Crochet/knit lace & embroidery

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Adorable knit collar pattern (FREE) @ reckless glue

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Recently I scored this beautiful antique Singer sewing machine! Now to learn how to use it……

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A few KeKe Photography captures 2014

Peace, K.

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While I’ve been away from the blogging world over the past several months I have managed to finish quite a few projects as well as grow in my craft….& life for that matter.
Its been a productive year for me but It is seriously so great to be back! I’m spending some time this morning enjoying my delicious homemade English muffin w/orange marmalade & steaming hot cuppa while catching up on all of my favorite blogs. There are so many wonderfully talented artists here….I am in awe of your beautiful work,words, incredible inspirations, talents and creations.

Here are a few quick (mostly ipad) snaps of just some of my yarn art from this past year.

I LOVE detachable crochet collars. Seriously it’s becoming a borderline obsession of mine. An OTHD original collar pattern worked up in colorful wool. Excuse me while I brag a moment…..I am quite proud of this design! It looks adorable on! It’s soft & comfy as well

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My very first attempt at felting wool. Added a cute thread crochet doily embellishment. Kinda digging these soft-n-comfy slippers.

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My favorite color cotton knit scarf using this free pattern from purlbee

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Adorable crochet infant sandals made for a friend who recently gave birth to a cute little girl

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Crochet thread embellished tank. An OTHD original

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Detail

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Crochet lace doily pattern by Off The Hook Designs by KeKe

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Crochet thread jar cozy. An OTHD original pattern

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Little girl crochet slipper pattern

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Pink skull crochet pattern- an OTHD original

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Until next time…enjoy this cell snap of an Incredible sunset captured in 2012 Rhode Island, USA

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Well it’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged anything! Life has been hectic, crazy, great, stressful & everything in between. I’ve taken some time to study, research,jot & test my own patterns for my shop. Soooo on this beautiful fall day I thought I would pop in & share a free beginner lace knit boot cuff pattern to say thanks for hanging in there with me & dealing with my sporadic appearances on this blog. I can’t make any promises but hopefully I will manage to be a bit more consistent with my updates 😉

This boot cuff pattern is knit on straight needles and then seamed together using the wonderful seamless mattress stitch Please keep in mind I am far from an expert nor am I a very
experienced knitter. If you happen upon any mistakes within this pattern my apologies in advance 😉
If you have any questions/ suggestions in regards to this pattern please do not hesitate to bring them to my attention. I am unsure if this cuff can be worked in the round. If you happen to figure that out and would like to share…that’d be great! 😉

Pattern Notes:
Pattern is worked in multiples of 10 + 1
It is recommended to take measurements of calf circumference to be sure of proper fit. If you find cuff too snug around try going up a 1/2 to a full size needle.

Supplies:
Size 6.0mm straight needles
Worsted weight yarn of your choice. I would recommend staying away from novelty yarns as the details of this lace pattern may become lost. A flat wool or blended yarn works nicely.

Terms:
K-Knit
P-Purl
BO- bind off
Yo – yarn over. Wrap yarn over from back to front before knitting next stitch ( stitch increase)
Co – cast on.
Sl 1- slip one stitch purl-wise from left needle to right needle
K2tog- knit next two stitches together
Psso- pass slip stitch over. with left needle grab the slipped stitch from right needle and pass it over the k2tog just made. ( stitch decrease)

Pattern:
CO 51 stitches using the long tail cast on method
Row1. K1 *yo,k3,sl1,k2tog,paso,k3,yo,k1* repeat *-* to end applies to each row.
Row 2 & even rows: Purl all stitches
Row3. K1 *k1, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k2*
Row 5. K1 * k2,yo, k1, sl1,k2tog,psso,k1, yo, k3*
Row 7. K1 *k3,yo,sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4*

Repeat these 8 rows 2x’s more for a 5 in length cuff. Add additional repeats for desired length.

BO on last purl row (8) leaving a tail long enough to stitch side seam.

Happy knitting!

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