I am extremely happy to announce the release of my newest pattern, Paws Around My Neck (cowl). Until the end of day Sunday, it’s 30% off in my Ravelry store using the coupon code “PAWS”. It is a quick and fun knit utilizing a fairly basic lace pattern, knit in the round, suitable for the… Continue reading Pattern Release – Paws Around My Neck (Cowl)
I have a confession to make: I don’t like blocking projects. It’s not always required, but it is almost always helpful and makes the project look better and finish it properly. I like the look of projects when they are blocked and fully believe that they are better off for it. I just don’t like… Continue reading Blocking – Before and After
As you might recall, my little niece was one of the Grand Hatting of 2016‘s recipients this past Christmas. I knit a 12-24 month size for 4 month old little Rebecca, but the little monkey is already out growing it at 6 months! Not a problem, Auntie to the rescue! When I can, depending on… Continue reading Cute Overload
So as I was contemplating Christmas late in November, I had the amazing idea to gift all of the adult members of my immediate family (who might wear one) with a hat this year. I decided to call this project: “The Grand Hatting of 2016“. Ambitious? Totally! I figure I ended up making 10 adult… Continue reading The Grand Hatting of 2016
Well its the New Year and all that entails, including the new Yarnathon for 2017 at Eat.Sleep.Knit. I am quite excited for this year, its the second year I am participating in this really fun annual competition. (My post from last year) This year, although my heart is totally with the ponies, I was sorted… Continue reading 2017 Yarnathon
As I have been on a bit of a hat binge lately, I thought I might add this next level of complexity to my series on “So you want to be a knitter”. I actually think that a hat is not a bad option for a beginner’s project. It looks much more complicated than it… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 7 – Hats
Some thoughts on gifting and being gifted hand crafted items.