I finally did it. I conquered my fear of fair isle knitting and now I’m hooked. This seems to happen a lot with yarn work. When I mastered granny squares last year, I spent months crocheting the heck out of them. Granny square coasters. Granny square pillows. Granny square afghans.
I don’t want to give you the wrong idea. I do NOT make presents for everyone on my Christmas list. Good heavens. It’s easy to see articles suggesting recipes and patterns and ideas for homemade Christmas gifts and to assume these people make all their presents. And maybe some of them do. Most of us make […]
(This post contains affiliate links) I think the kids have decided what they want to be for Halloween already. We’re DIY Halloween Costume People — I’m too cheap to buy costumes, so things must be made or foraged from around the house here. Last year, we went with a family theme…and it kills me that […]
(Click here to go straight to the hat pattern in my Etsy store.) Can we chat for a minute about how much I love this hat? A lot of it is the yarn — it’s “Simplicity” by HiKoo in “Make Me Blush” and it’s the. Perfect. Shade. Of. Pink. A rose shade — not to […]
(To get the Rose Hat Pattern without listening to all my yammering, click here: Rose Hat Pattern) After knitting several sweaters (including this one), and a few other Christmas presents and things for people, I went and knit something for me, me, me! I’ve got a few things in the works — but here is a look […]