Your girls are darling, your designs beautiful. We'll be waiting to see which pattern is free. We all love free. Thank you.
Also check Ravelry.com for the Feather and Fan pattern and then compare this to the Old Shale pattern. Both patterns are free.
Where oh where do you find such wonderful sayings and pictures? Thanks for making our days so much brighter.
RuPaul would cringe seeing this hideous attire but as they say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
Check epicurion.com, Ina Garten, food channel and Google. I think my recipe came from the Sunset cookbook but haven't made one in years. Did add extra brown sugar, butter and maraschino cherries. I used dark brown sugar.
Some patterns have decreases going to the right for both decreases and both sides. Practice it both ways first to see which way you want to go
Heard of hug pillows. Take t shirt, cut into large square, back with another t shirt or soft material, insert pillow form from craft store. Or use his favorite shirts of any kind.
Have you knit with silk yarns before? Go to your local yarn shop, look for silk yarns and give it the good old "sniff" test. Yes, I mean smell the yarn. If you smell something, you could be smelling silk. To some of us this is off-putting and we cannot knit with silks or any yarns containing silk. I cannot be around yarns with silk or clothing with silk.
If dpns are driving you crazy because holding three to 4 needles can be problematic, try magic loop, travelling loop, 2 circulars or invest in a set of Addi Flexiflips or the Denise flexible interchangeable dpns. Practice is the key. Also verypink.com has excellent tutorials.
If you are into splints ask about the "PUSH" metagrip thumb CMC brace. One of the orthopods recommended this version however, I have both the CMC joint and the thumbs involved so this type of splint, for me, is not suitable. These are also NOT inexpensive but much less expensive than custom make splints.
At present I don't want to become the bionic woman for my hands and thumbs so I wear thumb braces day and night. For the day the splints go around my thumbs up to the joints below the thumb nails, at night they wrap around the palms of my hands and yes I can knit with both styles but the daytime version is easier for knitting and crocheting. Two orthopods recommended thumb surgery but I am holding off. I've also had cortisone shots. Now, get a second and even a third opinion before doing anything.
Also floppy ears, 3 needle bind-off(no decreases, just knit straight up). Check etsy, Ravelry and pinterest for pictures.
Check Ravelry, but this type of pattern may lend itself more toward crochet rather than knit.
Check Churchmouse on Ravelry for the "shoulder cozy". This is a paid pattern but Ravelry does have similar versions that are free.