Wednesday, June 17, 2009

free pattern alert!

I always love coming across free knitting patterns that I never knew existed. Actually maybe I should amend that to free modern knitting patterns (why is it only ever patterns from the nineties I seem to stumble upon?) And, I'm hurting for some inspiration these days so this couldn't have come at a better time.

Found this one via my friends over at Desire to Inspire.

The Puff Daddy knitted stool from Pickles.

Have any of you ever been on this site before? It appears to be Norwegian. Though like most Norwegians, there is some flawless English spoken there too. Personally I know how to say about three things in Norwegian (apart from hello of course):

1) turn up the music
2) I have to pee
3) you have beautiful eyes and I want you SO much

So, at least I have the fundamentals covered, but that still wouldn't really help me if I had to read an actual knitting pattern in said language.

This stool also appeals to me, as some of you might remember this post from awhile back about these poufs:

but at $1600 apiece, I think i'll just take Pickles' free pattern instead, thanks.

Other cute things from pickles:

and lots and lots of adorable kids' things:

Head on over and check Pickles out if you haven't already...I think there's something for all--craft tutorials, crochet patterns, sewing patterns (there is an adorable pattern for a bike seat cover I'm eyeing...) and oh yeah: CUPCAKES.

Sweet Marie I wish I was devouring about a half-dozen of those right now.


Anonymous said...

I love their blog. It's adorbs.

beverlyanne said...

Thank you for the Pickles site, and for Desire to Inspire. If I had it all to do over again, I'd go low key min-century modern. Now gimme some CUPCAKES.

jillian said...

Oooh, what a great find! Thank you! I also love the thrill of finding a new-to-me pattern, especially modern ones.

Team Knit ! said...

I hadn't seen the Pickles site before! Thanks for linking me to such a great site!! I love those puffs for the home- I'm totally planning on making one, maybe in the fall.

- Julie

kgirl said...

thanks for the heads up - that site is wonderful!

and you're way ahead of me on the Norwegian - what is hello??

Julia said...

I've always wanted to try knitting a pouf-thing and now I don't have to figure it out - whee! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nice find!!! Thanks for this! xo

susannahbean said...

I love the puffs too, I definitely want to make one!

Not sure if you've settled the wedding shrug issue, but I had this one queued awhile ago and revisited it tonight... You've probably seen it but I instantly thought 'Oh! Wedding shawl!!'


Reckless Glue said...

wow--that one's really nice too--thanks for the link. tho I think I might like that one more for everyday. My fav lys is having a sale this weekend so I was JUST thinking I needed to go out and get me some more shrug materials...I think you read my mind!

littlebirdbigcity said...

new obsession new obsession!!!

petrina said...

so many gorgeous knitterly goodness! Thanks for the heads up!

steph180 said...

Where can I find Kim Hargreaves book, precious? I would really like to knit the 'kat' beret.

Thanks in advance!

Reckless Glue said...

I'm not sure--it appears to be out of stock on amazon. Why don't you do a pattern search on ravelry for that hat and maybe someone who has already knit it could copy it for you...