I Made Felted Stockings

I’ve always been a little stocking obsessed. When I was small my mom made my stocking that still hangs in our home today. I loved it – it’s got applique and little bells on it and it was basically like a toy that got filled with toys. I’ve also always liked the idea of filling […]

Stash Busting

I have a lofty goal for 2014. I want to start with a clean slate, and a clear mind. (I was going to make a joke about faking my own death, but it seemed tacky.) As I mentioned on Friday, I seem to accumulate a lot of leftover craft supplies, most notably YARN. The photo […]

Learn To Knit!

So, the last time I thought about knitting, I was like maybe I’ll open an Etsy shop! I bought a few skeins of yarn and then forgot about it for basically the whole summer. Typical. However now that we’ve had some lovely cool days, I’m thinking about fall, and more importantly, I’m feeling into the […]

Booties

Remember how I said my mom was a super talented knitter? I thought I’d share these adorable baby booties that she’s basically famous for at this point. I come from a big extended family, and I have a lot of older cousins who are having collectively one million children. Okay, not really, but it does […]

Cabled Cowl

Okay, I promise. THIS is the last holiday gift that I needed to share from last year. I saved the best for last! I wanted to knit something for my mom in her favorite color – but she’s a really good knitter, so I needed it to be extra special. Given my obsession with cables, […]

Hurricane Hat

I believe we’re finally coming to the end of my knitted holiday gifts. This hat was really easy to knit, and I thought it had a cool detail beyond just being a regular beanie. I like patterns that have sequential elements – it’s really easy to count but also watch TV or talk to somebody […]

Knitted Spiral Rib Hat

My brother is the kind of guy who bases his wardrobe around his school’s colors. For years, he was an NC State (my alma mater) mega-fan, and consequently, he wore a lot of red. Then, he ended up going to college somewhere with completely different school colors – green, which is scientifically the opposite of […]

Heart Mittens

I’m sure it’s probably because Valentine’s day is right around the corner, but I’ve been on a real heart kick lately. It’s such a cool shape – and there’s nothing like a bright red heart to really liven things up.   So, I decided to take a basic pair of mittens, and add a big […]

Fair Isle Knitted Hat

Fair Isle, or stranded, knitting blows my mind. It’s right up there with cables, things that I thought were reserved for super experienced knitters. I’m not sure what I thought qualified you to attempt fair isle knitting, but for a long time, I thought I lacked that qualification. I don’t know, maybe once you knitted […]

All I Need Is Lasagna and Annoying Guy Named Jon

UGH! Mondays, am I right? But seriously, this has to be the worst return-to-reality Monday of the year, as this is my first full work week in a while, and after over a month of fun, it is time to get back to work, in every sense of the word. I spent basically the entire […]