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Monday, March 7, 2011

Celtic Trinity Knot Hot Pad


I found this free knitting pattern on the Lion Brand Yarn website for this Celtic Trinity Knot Hot Pad and I just had to make one to see what it looked like in person.

The pattern asks for a Giant 5 inch Plastic Red Superknitter (Large Spool Knitter)

Do you remember these? I had one as a kid in Germany, only mine was a wooden spool. You could make your own, but I simply knitted the I-Cord with two double ended knitting needles instead. If you want to know how to do that, just follow this tutorial on You Tube:

How to knit an I-Cord

It didn't take very long to make and I think it's quite unusual looking and perfect for serving your green tea on St. Patrick's Day - what do you think? (This item is available for sale in my Etsy Shop.)


It's supposed to be a hot pad, but I think it looks pretty hanging up as well.

On another note, my Leaf lettuce are progressing nicely - along with various other seeds that I have planted. I find myself constantly having to buy more and more potting soil to accommodate my little seedlings that are eagerly pushing towards sunlight. I enjoy this container gardening thus far and hope for a very productive lettuce crop this year as well as some herbs, tomatoes, Kohlrabi and a few flowers .I'd be perfectly happy with a steady supply of lettuce and the rest is an added bonus if it takes off. I don't have a lot of space, so I probably won't be able to plant all of my seeds.


Green leaf lettuce seedlings. I'm in the process of transplanting them now.


I love the way these sunflower sprouts still have their little shell hats on.

 I am very pleased watching everything grow and wonder why I've not done this container gardening sooner.

10 comments:

Karin said...

I loved seeing the little seeds coming out with their hats still on! So cute! I miss my garden full of flowers, but do have great memories! Have a good week!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ha - yes, I remember having one of those little spools and not having a clue what to do with it:)

I would give anything to go to the store and get a good head of lettuce. Haven't had one in a very long time.

Your seedlings look very promising.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anke said...

Wir haben unsere Strickliesl immer noch. :-) Wird auch des oefteren noch hergenommen...

Chatty Crone said...

I would call the Celtic Trinity knot a trivet (?). I think it is beautiful and I wouldn't even know how to start it.

Your in home garden is wonderful. I'll be watching it grow with you.

Hope you are feeling good - my allergies are really kicking up!

Love,
sandie

Ginny said...

So you will be planting sun flowers! That last picture is so cool!! the Celtic Knot, I would hang it up, it makes a beautiful hanging. I used to have one of those spool knitters a kid.

Janine said...

Your celtic knot is awesome.
Happy knitting
Janine

Ann said...

very cool celtic knot.
Just look at your lettuce go. You'll be eating salads in no time :) Love those sunflower sprouts, I love those flowers

Beverooni said...

Doris, go to www.anniesattic.com and in the search box put 101 Tunisian Stitches. It will take you to the PDF pattern.

" me " said...

in dutch it's called ' punniken ' and i did it a lot when i was a child :-)

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

A great idea it looks super hanging on the tree branch. Julie.C