Anadiomena’s Advenures offering free pattern starting today until end of day, Jan 1

Good news my crafty knitters…

There’s another free knitting pattern available, the catch is you have to take  advantage of this offer before the end of Jan 1, 2013.

Browse through Anadiomena’s designs, choose one pattern you like, and don’t forget to enter the following code at check out: once upon december

This works out perfectly since I’ve been hunting for a wrap for my nine year old daughter. She has a piano recital this February. She takes private lessons, and her piano teacher assigns three piano recitals yearly. The children are expected to dress semi-formal. I always choose outfits that my daughter can wear more than once, but this February I’m coming up empty. My little princess is growing so fast, that she’s already outgrown the outfit I’d set aside for this occasion! Checking the stores we haven’t found anything that either of us likes, and so she’s asked me to sew her outfit.  We’ve settled on the fabric, and I’m designing the dress myself. The only thing I thought was missing was a wrap.

Early this morning you could find me hunting for an appropriate (crocheted or knitted) wrap. I didn’t see any I liked until I stumbled upon this Ravelry post about Anadiomena’s generous pattern giveaway. I discovered (while browsing through her gorgeous designs) that she mainly creates items for girls! Sweet! There are enough adult designs in there too, so definitely check out what she’s offering. Anadiomena designs also has a blog.

For my free pattern, I chose the Jewel of the Sea and since there were other girly designs that I loved, I also purchased the Spice Girls collection.


Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace Amoroso
Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace Amoroso


I’m making the Silversage bolero to accompany the dress I design for my daughter.  She adores boleros and is thrilled that I’m knitting one for her. The pattern calls for DK weight yarn, but I might see if I can pull it off in laceweight. Before I stumbled upon the pattern post, I’d ordered Malabrigo baby merino lace weight yarn specifically for my daughter’s upcoming recital,  so I might use that…


Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace Apple Green
Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace Apple Green


I also ordered this for someone special…


Apple green is one of my favorite colors, and I have just the outfit I’ll wear this with (After it’s turned into a beaded shawl– or perhaps a cowl.) The above yarns are Malabrigo baby merino lace weight yarn. I thought I received a fairly good price, since they were $8.80 (apiece) for 50 grams/470 yards. I paid even lower with the discount. I purchased the yarn from Fabulous Yarn. You’d think I’d have a lot of crocheted/knitted items, with the amount of items I make, but I don’t. I don’t hold onto many things, so most of the items I make are given to others or donated to the various volunteer organizations I’m involved with. I guess you could say that I’m ‘selfish’ in that I crochet/knit when I want and for whomever I want. 🙂

Knitting: To cast on or not…

I’m thinking of casting on Jewel of the Sea sometime today, then again I might not. I haven’t crocheted or knitted anything since the hat I knitted on Christmas Eve. I haven’t lost my fiber mojo, I’ve just been occupied with other things… but my hooks and needles keep tempting me. Last evening, I did take out my Hiya Hiya Sharp needles, and admired them. I love knitting with them, and I can’t wait to see how they do with Malabrigo lace weight yarn.  One of these days, I’ll get around to sharing my finished objects and works in progresses. I have many of them, impatiently waiting in draft mood, just waiting to be published here at Celebrate Life.

Don’t forget…

To take  advantage of the free knitted pattern, browse through Anadiomena’s designs, choose one pattern you like, and remember to enter the following code at check out: once upon december

Shaun the SHeep
Shaun the Sheep


Nudging the following knitters who might be interested in the pattern; Curls and Q, Dnali, Monkeys are My Friend, and Sarah’s Crochet.

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LOL!!! Love that pic of Shaun – so cute.

Happy New Year, Opal…and to your loved ones too. Wishing you all the very best in the year ahead and God bless always.

Oops!!! It’s New Year’s Eve here…but I guess it will not be till tomorrow at your end. Never mind, anyway. Cheers!!!
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I heard about this giveaway this morning and got her Capricious cardigan. Thanks so much for sharing!
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The Spice Girls Collection…I like the name of that!
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