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 HeartStrings Knitterly News #165 :: December 2014 

Smoke Rings Collection

Hi {!name_fix}!

The clock is ticking down to the end of year, and to the start of another new year of knitting fun!

Mindful of friendships, I just want to say how much your support and being a loyal subscriber mean to me.

I wish you the very best in the new year and look forward to having even more knitting fun with you.

Jackie E-S
Jackie E-S

Christiane wrote: " I just downloaded the pattern and will start making them tomorrow. My daughter is asking for snowflakes. The timing was perfect. Merry Christmas and see you Next Year. "

Warm Tootsies - Socks for Everyone
Inspiration for knitters just like you. Bring art and warmth to the functional form of the humble sock knitted in heavier yarns than the usual sock weight.

Everybody Wants Sox
Everybody Wants Sox

Knit crew socks with a simple textured rib stitch that are quick and toasty warm. Sized for everyone in the family from small child to adult extra-large. Team up with your favorite hard-wearing sport weight washable yarn for the active family members!

Heart Socks
Heart Socks

This pretty lace hearts design will warm the feet -- and warm the heart. Team up with a comfy sport weight yarn to pamper someone ... or even yourself.
Toe-to-Cuff Lace Rib Socks
Toe-to-Cuff Lace Rib Socks

The simple, stretchy lace rib stitch pattern makes these socks quick to knit in worsted weight yarn.
EenieMenieMinieMo Socks
EenieMenieMinieMo Socks

Put some color into a cold and dreary winter landscape. Mix and match colors in 4 (or more!) sport weight yarns. 8 sizes for child to adult so that everyone can paint their tootsies with color!

Each sock has a different ribbed slip-stitch pattern on the leg, and different arrangement of the 4 colors. Great for using up small amounts of left over stash yarns, too.

Comfort Socks Set
Comfort Socks

Coordinated designs for soft, comfortable socks designed with the man in your life in mind - one pair for lounging comfort and one for everyday out-and-about wear. Knit either style in sport or DK weight yarn

More designs for men’s socks.

Deidre M. wrote: " Your sock patterns have become my favourites -- your instructions are wonderfully clear and highly user-friendly, a real pleasure to work from. Thank you, and you'll be hearing from me again soon! "

Knitted Snowflakes KAL at KnitHeartStrings

Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world.
— Oscar Wilde

Lacyflakes To close out 2014 and start off the 2015 new year, we are knitting lacy snowflakes. The KAL features a special edition pattern for the small center-out Lacyflake Medallion.

Snow is beautiful, especially when you can stay warm and cuddly indoors while knitting snowflakes. The snowflake featured for the KAL starts at the center and grows in lacy rounds until completed with a free-form lace bind off technique.

See the Knitted Snowflakes KAL page at HeartStrings for more information and pattern availability with special discounts until January 15, 2015.

If you haven't joined KnitHeartStrings KAL's yet, do so now so you don't miss out on this! JOIN NOW. There is no charge to join. Free and paid memberships are available to match your budget and interests.

p.s. Watch for announcement coming soon to KnitHeartStrings for Bitty Surprises, the 2015 "Bits of" Learn-and-Knit-Alongs series. I can't wait to show you what we have for the first new 2015 KAL for the year!

Kitchen Korner

Forgotten Kisses Remembered

Forgotten Kisses Meringue Confections

What's the relationship between these colorful meringue confections and knitting? Why -- chocolate of course! Get the recipe ...


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A message from Courtney Arseneault, Child life specialist at HSC Pediatric Center.

Repairing Hand-Knit Socks
Considering the time and expense of making hand-knit socks, it is well worth the effort to repair them if you eventually wear through a hole. You say you don't know how to darn a sock? Let me show you how with a knit-in-place patch.

repairing hand-knit socks with a knit-in-place patch

Win a Premium Level Membership
Would you like to start off the new year by winning December's KnitHeartStrings prize drawing? It is for a Premium Membership valued up to $39. More info ...


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