Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My new pattern board!

I thought I would share with you this nifty idea I discovered in my travels from one of my fellow knitting bloggers. I outfitted myself with the necessary ingredients to make myself this magnetic pattern board. I got the idea from Lisa. I bought a magnetic memo board at the stationery dept. at walmart. In addition I bought a roll of magnetic tape which can be found in the craft dept. Both things together cost less the $10.00. I mounted colorful orange paper to the back side of the magnetic tape since one side is sticky.
Now I can easily keep track of where I am in my pattern. I was used to using a pencil to mark the rows that were done.... this way is much better. Thanks, Lisa :)

Since today is Valentine's Day I made my boys a treat...Self Frosting Cupcakes. You can check them out here.

Happy Valentines Day :)
and Happy Knitting :)


  1. what a neat idea! looks like it'll be much easier!

  2. Yay for the pattern board. Awesome idea from Lisa! Also, I can't wait to try out the self-frosting cupcakes!


  3. What a great idea. I use a plastic page protector and stick notes!

    ... The repairs on my second sock turned out to be fatel. RIP pretty slipper sock!

    ;) Missy

  4. Great pattern board! You are always doing something so clever and industrious. I, however, can only work up enough energy to use the lazy woman's method---I use colored, see-through highlighting tape and stick it under the row I'm working.

    By the way, in answer to your comment on my blog---Yes, the kitten has cut into my knitting time---BIG time! It's like having a new little toddler around the house. Eats like he has a hollow leg, and needs to be fed all the time, while also trying to keep him out of the adult cat food. He has enough energy to poop out everyone else in the house and keep on going! And all that extra cat box scooping....Good thing kittens are adorable and amusing, or they'd be hard to keep around sometimes!! LOL! Did manage to almost finish the felted clog slippers, though (finally!) :)

    Kitten purrs to you!

  5. Oh so true! I used them alot the last 2 winters. I'm just going to have to knit a bunch more! Happy knitting!!!

  6. Wow, I am going to have to try those cupcakes and the next time I go to walmart I am buying my new knitting supplies. What a great idea.

  7. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! i use a pencil too, and then my pattern is a mess after! thanks for sharing!

  8. Neat idea! Like the cupcake recipe, too.


  9. i saw that on lisa's blog too! :) I hadn't tried it yet though..too lazy! Lol.

  10. Wow! What a clever pattern board! It looks fantastic!


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