Saturday, June 14, 2014

Estonian Collection of knit patterns I have designed so far!


Hi everyone,
I am so sorry for not posting on here for a while. I have been very busy going to many Doctors for the last 2 months. I found out that I have Stage 4 breast cancer in the bone of my left upper arm (humerus bone). This has caused me considerable pain, and eventually a pathological fracture that resulted in my hospitalization and a surgery to insert a rod for stability in my bone.   I am to begin 5 weeks of radiation on monday June 16th, for 5 days a week (every morning). This will slow down my knitting and even though I can still knit (with the blessings of my Drs.) I am getting very fatigued and still having a lot of pain in my arm. Currently my arm is of little use to me as I am not allowed to lift or rotate my shoulder. I will be having physical therapy as well. Which I really need to get the use back into my arm.

The pictures of the scarves and shawls here are the start of my Estonian Collection of scarves and shawls. I would like to eventually create an e-book with these and other designs which are inspired by Estonian lace stitch knit patterns. There are more patterns which are in the process of being worked which will be included in the pattern collection. I will post an update when they are finished. I will continue to offer these patterns for individual sale even when the e-book is finished.  In the meantime please enjoy these pictures of what I have finished so far.  You can find more photos in my pattern stores if you want to. Enjoy and happy knitting!

YOU CAN FIND THESE PATTERNS FOR PURCHASE IN ANY OF THESE PATTERN STORES:  Ravelry, Craftsy or Etsy.

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/melody-hadley
http://www.craftsy.com/user/53526/pattern-store
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerryMelodyDesigns

My first work of art--Estonian Enchantment Shawl
ESTONIAN DIAMONDS LACE SCARF
LILY OF THE VALLEY BRIDAL SHAWL

ESTONIAN FANTASY LACE SCARF

AIRY LEAVES LACE SCARF

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Little signs of Spring and delicate leafy scarves!

Happy Spring day everyone!!
It is very warm here today--75 degrees out right now! I just had to go out and see if there was anything enchanted by spring!! I found some!  This is just the beginning, and I will take more pictures of some of those places later this week so you can compare!! It is really fun to watch the trees unfurl their leaves with that gorgeous spring green!

Here are some scarves, some of them are knitted in lace weight yarns so they are light and airy--just right for cool spring evenings when the chill is back for the night!

YOU CAN FIND ANY OF THESE LEAFY SCARVES IN MY PATTERN STORES IN RAVELRY, CRAFTSY OR ETSY!!

See below these scarf pictures for those pictures of the little enchanted spring spots in my yard!

Estonian Diamonds Lace Scarf

Lacy Apple Leaf Scarf

Lacy Forest Fern Scarf

SPRING GARLAND SCARF

PRIMULA LACE SCARF

MY IRISH HEART LACE SCARF

SHETLANDS FAIRY FERN SCARF

FALL FOLIAGE LACE SCARF (WOULDN'T THIS LOOK GREAT IN GREEN?)
Lace effect of the trees with pretty buds

What a pretty spring carpet!

The leafy carpet under the trees right back of our trailer!

Just a simple maple leaf--but isn't it so pretty with its color?

Can you see the pretty little flowers? I was excited to see these!

Ferns will be pretty when unfurled!

My favorite scarf model--the rock--and the pretty wild spot--out back!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Welcome Spring with this lovely green scarf!

Hi everyone,
Spring is here, but oh, its a chilly wind today!! The grass is getting green and there are buds on the trees! Yippee!!

Here is my green scarf just finished yesterday in a gorgeous airy lace weight yarn!  It is inspired by Estonian lace pattern stitches, which I love, with all the nupps!  I named it "ESTONIAN DIAMONDS LACE SCARF".  As you can see the diamond motif is all over it!  I knitted it from a provisional cast-on  for nearly the whole length of scar until the end, then picked up stitches at the beginning end, and finished it off with the final chart! It is really delicate and floats around you!  You can find it in my pattern stores in Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy!  Here are links to the stores:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/estonian-diamonds-lace-scarf
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/accessory/estonian-diamonds-lace-scarf
http://www.etsy.com/listing/188806697/estonian-diamonds-lace-scarf

Enjoy the pictures of the scarf and yes a couple of selfies are in here as well!!
Also a squirrel who was enjoying a view of the yard!










Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lily of the Valley Bridal shawl--Evolutions of a design!

Hi everyone,
Well I am so glad to see spring! the grass is just starting to green up, and there are buds on some trees!

I wanted to show my new shawl which I have designed and is now available in my pattern stores. I also thought it would be interesting for you to see the evolution of its design.  Here is it all finished first!

You can find the pattern in my pattern stores--Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy!

 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lily-of-the-valley-bridal-shawl
 http://www.etsy.com/listing/187691257/lily-of-the-valley-bridal-shawl
 http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/accessory/lily-of-the-valley-bridal-shawl

There will be more finished pictures for you later. Here are some showing it as a work in progress!


The finished and blocked shawl really opens up the lace!










Friday, April 25, 2014

A fancy new scarf pattern and signs of spring!

Happy Spring everyone!

I have seen signs of spring! Robins, crocuses in bloom in my yard, a chipmunk, pussy-willows and the best of all--the ground!!  LAND HO!! It seemed like it would take forever for all that snow on the lawn to melt and the giant snowbanks too! But they are all nearly gone!  I have heard the frogs peeping 2 days so far.

The scarf pattern I am showing on here is still a lovely airy lacy scarf in-spite of its name"BLUE FROST LACE SCARF"!   It is really fun to knit and seemed to be a quick project with its lovely frosty pattern swirling up the center like frost designs on the window!  You can find this pattern in my pattern stores Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy!  Here are links:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blue-frost-lace-scarf
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/accessory/blue-frost-lace-scarf/90094
http://www.etsy.com/listing/183250682/blue-frost-lace-scarf









Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Easter scarfs

Happy Easter holidays to everyone!
I hope you all have a blessed Easter!

I am waiting on Dr.s diagnosis and treatment decisions this week, so I hope that I can keep my eyes on Jesus for His love and support and not worry about my left arm--it has a golf-ball sized cyst in the humerus (upper arm).  I am only really allowed to knit and no lifting with my arm!

I thought since I kind of got behind on my designs this week that I would like to show you last years Easter scarf patterns. (I had hoped to have a new one this year, but I couldn't work on it yet). So here is my scarves again!

The first one is my favorite one that brings ones mind to God--THE CROSS OF CHRIST LACE SCARF. It is a great pattern to make for Easter and for church in general or ministers who wear scarves!











The other one is my BUNNIES ON PARADE LACE SCARF!  After my hubby inspired me to design a scarf with a cross I really also wanted to do something with a bunny--now I adore Easter Bunnies and love to collect them! This is a very cute fluffy tailed bunny motif!











You can find these patterns in my ravelry, craftsy or etsy stores--here are links:

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/melody-hadley
http://www.craftsy.com/user/53526/pattern-store
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MerryMelodyDesigns