Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring Flowers and a humble Thank You!

Are you feeling the breath of spring yet?
A beautiful sign of rebirth, promise, and beauty?
Ahhhhh...
This is delicious food for the soul, friends!!
We are approaching such a beautiful time of year, and I strive for my handwork to reflect this.
Garlands are my most favorite decoration for the home, so a Spring strand is an order!
I have decided to knit "a flower a day" until the first day of Spring...
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Oh, it's my spring project basket! Hello, again!!
Here they are on Valentine's Day...
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The pattern is very simple; perfect for a beginner!
If you can cast on, cast off, and knit...well, you'll be a flower-maker in no time!
Please note that this pattern is not my own; it was taught to me by a dear knitting friend this past month.
Yarn and Needle suggestions:
Good news! This short project is perfect for using up your scrap yarn. Just use the needle size suggested according to the yarn you have chosen.
You'll also need a tapestry needle.

This is a "one row" project..

Begin by casting on 40 stitches.
Row 1:
K1, BO 6 (2 sts on your right needle)..


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K1, BO 6 (4 sts on your right needle)

K1, BO 6 (6 sts on your right needle)

K1, BO 6 (8 sts on your right neede)

K1, BO 6 (10 sts on your right needle)

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Cut your yarn about 6” long. Thread the tail through a tapestry needle and pull that needle through each of the remaining 10 stitches on your needle.

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shape flower by pulling the yarn tightly and making a knot.

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Lovely for a baby headband...a barrette...a scarf...a wreath....a garland...a spring nature table!

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an easy spring scarf I am knitting for a children's charity.

I also want to express deep thanks for the well wishes, prayers, and seriously touching stories that many of you have sent our way during this past week.

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You'll never know how much your support means. I do not "know" most of you (although sometimes it sure feels like we've been kindred souls for some time now!) yet never the less, your advice, honesty, and spirit has been more helpful to me than that of even close family members.

Thank you. Again and again...and again.


26 comments:

  1. What a lovely flower pattern! Today is the big day, isn't it? I'll be thinking of you and W ...
    ♥ Barbara ♥

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  2. Hello Rebecca, I've seen flowers like these before and thought they looked to difficult to try. Thank you for this pattern. Best of wishes today. The three of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

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  3. The flowers are a cute idea! What charity are you knitting for? I want to knit for a charity, too!

    This summer I plan on knitting a blanket (not a huge one) for Project Linus, www.projectlinus.org. The blankets go to sick and traumatized children in the hospital.

    Good luck today -- thinking of you and love you guys!

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  4. Thank YOU!! I'm going to try knitting a flower tonight :)

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  5. Please do keep us posted, my thoughts are with you and your family.

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  6. oh, thank you again, everyone:)
    The procedure went well; fairly quick.
    I managed to compose myself for much of it, but I def. had my moments. Particularly when W struggled with the mask over his face for the anesthesia...watching his eyes roll up and feeling him go limp was very scary for me. but, he is incredibly resilient and recovered so very quickly. About 15 minutes after being "awoken" he was walking around and pointing to birds outside of the window. we spent the rest of the day playing outside after our long trip home. It is as if he remembers nothing. I thank God a million times for this outcome.
    sending much love to you all:)

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  7. OH, how sweet...my Son is sitting here with me and he likes it too.

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  8. I am glad to hear it went well. Children are amazing.

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  9. I am so glad things worked out well. I knew they would. Your spring preparations look beautiful.
    Thank you for letting us into your wonderful life!
    love always, Ang

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  10. Oh good, I'm so glad it went well Rebecca!!!
    Love your spring flowers. :-)

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  11. They're so lovely - thank you for sharing :)

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  12. The flowers are lovely. Am sure you will end up with a lovely bouquet for spring. Katie x

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  13. I'm so happy to hear that things went well. It sounds like you both did wonderfully.

    Thanks for the sweet little flower tutorial. My daughter, who is now officially SIX, would love this project. She loves to cast on (long tail is her favorite), and loves to bind off. Not really crazy about knitting, so this would be perfect for her. :)

    ~carrie~

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  14. what a great and easy pattern!

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  15. What a sweet pattern, thank you so much for sharing.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

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  16. Oooh, I am going to try this today. I can knit, but I am fairly infamous for not being able to knit anything that follows a pattern - I always say I like the end product to be a surprise. : )

    I think even I will be able to do this one though, and the product looks great! Maybe I can make a flower garland for my daughter or my classroom! Thanks for the pattern and your lovely blog. I love it! : )

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  17. I am so glad to hear that things went well with W's procedure.

    Thank you for this flower pattern! I made one for the little girl I babysit and put it on a hair barrette. She just loved it! I'm seeing lots of uses for these and look forward to making more.

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  18. I attempted making these flowers as I just fell in love with them. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. I had never knitted anything before and now am trying to venture into knitting. I posted my flowers on my blog, if you want to check it out. http://dimplesgiggles.blogspot.com/2011/04/knitted-flowers.html

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