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 […]

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 […]

Cables!

Do you guys watch Once Upon A Time? It’s okay if you don’t, it’s an ABC Family original series, and I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I love it. When we started watching it, it was the perfect storm of TV boredom, one of the Bobbies from Mad Men, the show being juust entertaining […]

The Life Aquatic With D Zissou

I’ve been actively trying to be craftier lately. It started when I realized that if I wasn’t working, exercising, or cleaning… I didn’t really have anything fun to do, besides watch TV like the couch potato I not-so-secretly am. I’ve known how to knit for years, but I lost interest because let’s be honest, there […]