Crafting · Finished Object · Knitting · Project Planning

Happy Birthday Mom! (FO Pics)

Happy Birthday to You! So, as many of my readers know, I do craft for family members for Birthdays, Christmas and just because I feel like it sometimes.  I do try to rotate around who gets knit items as I can’t do them for everyone for every year!  My Mom and Husband both tend to… Continue reading Happy Birthday Mom! (FO Pics)

Crafting · Crochet · Design · Pattern

Crochet to the Rescue! (Free Bookmark Pattern)

Last week we arrived at the boat for our vacation and the first morning my husband pulls out his book and looked a little distressed.  Turns out that he forgot to bring a bookmark. Yarny wife to the rescue!  I pull out my hook roll that I packed (with only a few select tools as… Continue reading Crochet to the Rescue! (Free Bookmark Pattern)

Crafting · Design · Knitting · Tutorial

So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 6

Lesson 6:  Blocking!  Before and After What is blocking you ask?  It is the process by which you get the finished object (FO) wet, and set it to dry the way you want it to look finished.  Different fibres block in different ways, but the traditional wool knitted object has a memory. It is essentially… Continue reading So you want to be a knitter – Lesson 6