My daughter recently caught a glimpse of my new yarn kit for the Fluorite Socks Pattern. She took a look at the pattern in Pom Pom magazine and proclaimed the socks very cute but didn’t want a pair of knee socks (she wore knee socks for a really, really long time - pre-k thru high… Continue reading Late Night Fade
It’s the beginning of the Holiday Season and I’m trying my best to finish knitting all the gifts! For me, that involves watching lots of my favorite movies and, of course, Home Alone is one of our holiday favorites. https://media3.giphy.com/media/eRyDDnQDsvbLa/giphy.gif As we watched it for the millionth or so time last night, I realized that… Continue reading All the Times Kevin McAllister Understands Knitters!!!
I saw the cutest felted wool ball garland on Instagram the other day! Immediately, I knew that I wanted to make my own - a multi-colored one would look great with our handknit stockings! Looking at this garland on Etsy, I decided to only use 20 mm felt wool balls. I used 2 bags of these. You could… Continue reading DIY Felted Wool Garland
If you’re looking for a gift for your favorite knitter, here is one of my most favorite and useful tools: the sock blocker. To those unfamiliar with knitting socks, a nice soak and blocking after a pair of socks have been knitted give the socks a beautiful shape. Here’s a few places where you can… Continue reading Friday Favorites- Gifts for Knitters Vol. 2
Wow! It’s been forever since I last blogged! It’s been a busy year but I’m hoping to start to blog regularly again. To start, since the holidays are almost upon us, I thought I’d share some of my favorite knitting gadgets and notions that would make terrific and thoughtful gifts for your favorite knitter (or… Continue reading Friday Favorites! Gifts for Knitters – Vol. 1
My Chevron Baby Blanket & Throw pattern is now available for FREE on Ravelry! Click HERE! to get the pattern!
I decided to knit a toe-up variation of my Late Night Socks pattern using a Fish Lips Kiss Heel. So often with top-down socks, especially with men's socks, I'm constantly trying to gauge how long to knit the cuff and leg to ensure there's enough for the second sock. With a toe-up sock, I merely… Continue reading Late Night Socks Update: Toe-Up Sock Instructions
Just the four of us for Thanksgiving this year - since my son was abroad last year, it was super nice to plan Thanksgiving at home. I started the pies and cranberry relish last night. Today, we watched the parade and football games while my husband smoked a turkey and I worked on the rest… Continue reading Thanksgiving Recipes
I've been wanting to knit Stephen West's Exploration Station for a while and I'm finally going to start! I picked out some yarn a few weeks ago, from left to right Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn in Crystal & Cinder and my Corda Bella Yarns by iknit2purl2 in Impressionist, Sea of Air & Winterfell. I finally… Continue reading Exploration Station
I couldn't bear it any longer!!! (Bad pun intentional!) If you're like me, it was so exciting to hear that two new baby panda cubs arrived at Zoo Atlanta this past weekend!!! The timing is perfect because I'm happy to share my new knitting pattern, Pandamonium which is available as a FREE download on Ravelry!!! You can… Continue reading Pandamonium!!