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Welcome to the online collection of books, DVDs, PDF patterns, luxurious yarn kits and handmade, one of a kind samples by knit and crochet designer Kristin Omdahl.

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Kristin is passionate about fiber arts and wants to share it with you. Welcome. Come in. Stay a while. Enjoy.

Wednesday
Aug092006

Knitiot Clothing Available Now

211509-422689-thumbnail.jpgI met the owner of Knitiot Designs at a trade show this summer and fell in love with her product lines. I ordered t-shirts, nightshirts and hooded sweatshirts on the spot. Now, I want to share my favorites with you. Click here for a gallery of the yarn-themed clothing now available.

There are basic t-shirts, fashion t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies, and nightshirts (which are awesome). I can't say enough about the fun logos. There is 'Got Yarn?', 'Knitphomaniac', 'Unwind' (in a martini glass, of course!) and much more. 

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. We are always just an email away. 

Sunday
Aug062006

Crochet Me Magazine Fall 2006

The Fall 2006 issue of Crochet Me Magazine will include a crocheted handbag, designed by me. Although I cannot show you the finished photos until they first appear in the magazine, I can show you the materials used. There will be a kit available here when the magazine goes live.

211509-419691-thumbnail.jpgI used Henry's Attic Andee yarn (50% superfine alpaca, 50% merino wool). Its a worsted we211509-419701-thumbnail.jpgight, really soft yarn and I worked it up with a US G6 (4mm) crochet hook. It comes in 8oz skeins ( 500 yds per skein).

The handbag is adorned with 8mm carved bone beads, honey-colored wooden handles, and nickle purse feet. I haven't lined the bag yet, and am not sure it needs it.

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The pattern is pretty simple - no advanced stitch skills required. The construction is a bit unconventional, but not difficult.  

Monday
Jul312006

Checkered Racing Flag Picnic Blanket

211509-412384-thumbnail.jpgMy 4 year old son loves everything from trains to racecars and especially the new Disney movie "Cars". He loves the outdoors and we spend a lot of time outside. I wanted to make a picnic blanket for us, and more importantly, for him. This pattern is my version of a checkered race flag. It is simply crocheted squares of alternating black and white, sewn together at the end. I used worsted weight yarn, doubled, on a 10mm crochet hook.

Free Pattern Available Here. Please enjoy with my compliments. I hope you can make one for yourself or your little race fan.