These were a fun, fast knitting project that ended up being wildly useful. We can always use dishcloths around here and we never seem to have enough. And the snowman dishcloth is festive for this time of year. I will say — the pattern is subtle. But it’s also very simple, and a good way […]
Congratulations, knitting buddies! This is our season. Nice and chilly and good for a cup of tea or cocoa and some warm fuzzy yarn for knitting. If you started reading here after finding the Popcorn Blanket pattern, or the Snowflake Blanket pattern, or any of these baby blankets, I’m guessing you already know a little […]
I love giving hand-knit blankets for baby presents. They’re special and unique (like babies!), but they can be pretty simple knitting projects and you don’t have to worry about them fitting or anything like that. In fact, if I don’t have the exact yarn or needles for a pattern, usually I just use what I […]
(I was not paid for this post, but I did receive a free kit to review. Read on for a chance to win up to $100 in product from We Are Knitters!) When my sister-in-law visited a few years ago, she pointed out that although I handknit afghans for each of my family members, on […]
I revamped my snowflake knitting pattern. I went back and knit it again, and changed a few measurements and stitch counts (just a little — the old one will still work, but I like this one better).
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.
The first thing I ever taught myself to knit was a baby blanket. Actually, that’s not entirely true. The very first thing I knit was a scarf. It was 15 stitches across, and all I did was knit back and forth for what seemed like forever until it was long enough to suit me. I wore it […]
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 […]
Before we leave on a road trip, I always take the kids to pick out some special snacks and a new (or new-to-them-thrift-store) book. Then I take them to help me pick out yarn. Because long days on the road, and long, lazy days at the beach when we get there mean lots of knitting […]