Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bugger! Addi Turbos for Sale

My old nickel allergy has reared it's head, which means I can't use my addi turbo needles anymore. I'm selling them at just over 30% off the retail price, all are barely/gently used. Here's what I've got, while it's around. (updated March 7, 2009)
  • 2.5mm/40" - $15 (2 avail)
  • 3mm/40" - $15
  • 3mm/12" - $15
  • 3.25mm/32" - $15
  • 3.5mm/12" - $15
  • 3.5mm/32" - $15
  • 4mm/12" - $15
  • 4mm/16" - $15
  • 4mm-40" - $15
  • 4.5mm/12" - $15
  • 4.5mm/40" - $15
  • 4.5mm-47" LACE - $15
  • 5mm/12" - $15
  • 5mm-32" - $15
  • 5mm-47" LACE - $15
  • 6mm-16" - $15
  • 6mm-32" - $15
  • 7mm/32" - $15
  • 10mm/40" - $19.50
e-mail me if you are interested: knitomatic (at) gmail (dot) com

Friday, February 27, 2009

satisfying baby blanket

here is a crappy picture of a baby blanket i finished last sunday. it is really hard to take a good picture of a baby blanket! who'd a thunk?  the pattern is simple and i published it for free for you to help banish the winter blahs. it is a very satisfying knit! i have kits at the store if you want it as is.

here is a link to the pattern

Thursday, February 26, 2009


dum-dee-dum (singing to myself), making some quick things to encourage spring. this is a Twinkle pattern (ravelry link) called 'Sirene du Lac' (ooh-la-la!), we used 4 skeins of Brown Sheep Burly Spun (not even). the yarn is not as thick as what they called for so we were able to get away with making a small size because of the extra ease (which is fine for spring, it doesn't have to be a dense knit).

Monday, February 16, 2009

drops freebies

free drops jacket pattern, knit on 5mm needles it'll be finished in time for spring
free drops cardi , knit on 6mm needles

Saturday, February 14, 2009


i just moved house about a week and a half ago and you know how it is, you have too much of what you don't need and not what you do. lucky for me i make things. i needed a rug for my front door, for mushy winter boots. i scavenged in the basement and found some Briggs & Little Super from years ago. The colours were pretty random and that's what I had to work with, which is always more fun than picking and choosing. Anyway, the super is super-duper for rugs and the whole thing is just single crochet and a random choice of stripes carefully eyeballed. after i finished mine i was still jonesing to crochet and i still had lots of yarn left over in colours that didn't work for my place and i made a rug for Eden , my neighbour at Scratch Espresso (who got a great writeup on BlogTO this week!). And no, if you go to their web page you may think that they lifted my colours, but it's just a case of great minds think alike.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Free Debbie Bliss

Woman wearing knitted shawl

Free Debbie Bliss Shawl Collared Cardigan pattern from her Winter Essentials  book (get a better look at the sweater full frontal, the bottom edge is curved).

Thursday, February 12, 2009


000_4445 by you.

i finished my mom's raibow set last week, just in time for her birthday! sorry i haven't had a chance to post, i just moved house and taking photos took a back seat to catching up on the boring business things, like accounting and paying people. blech.
000_4441 by you.

000_4435 by you.


Saturday, February 07, 2009

OMIGOD Freebies

This is an "Omigod, my good friend Rosa is pregnant and I want to make her little knitterly things for the baby!" Freebies posting.

the parameters are that it is a boy and Rosa is a stylin' dweller of NYC

Baby Yoda Sweater - it can be a boy swearter in a dark boy colour and skip the side tie

Vintage Car Coat from Sublime - definitely boy friendly

Lil' Devil Baby Hat - very cute, but aren't you supposed to keep babies away from dangly bits?I mean, if you can't have venetian blinds then

Seed Stitch Jacket - now i know boys wear jackets!

Baby Chullo - could be a good thing for a squirmy baby over the winter.

Skater Hat - Could be cute, as  long as Rosa's husband Steve doesn't hate skaters.

Baby Leggings - all the moms I know have sworn by baby leggings, but all the moms I know have girls. Maybe if I can find a camo coloured yarn ....

  • Jolly Roger Baby Hat - boys can wear dead things for sure. Rosa's husband Steve loves dead things, I think he's dig this hat. But isn't the skully thing a bit stale?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

coraline fever

only the best movie web-trailers offer free knitting patterns for the intrepid explorer!
pattern for coraline's sweater

or, if you want to do it the hard way, go to coraline's house, click on the welcome sign, then go to the foyer, up stairs to her room, and open the bottom drawer of her dresser (on the left).

check out all of the cool one of a kind promo boxes that were sent out to bloggers all over


or if you want, check out a coraline inspired sweater