Come 3 p.m. in the afternoon, I always have a craving for a warm cup of tea and a baked treat as a quick pick-me-up. And having a cute, simple trivet or hotpad nearby makes the ritual even better. My Afternoon Trivet is perfect for setting out my tea cup or warmed plate of muffins.… Continue reading Free Knitting Pattern: Afternoon Trivet
I've been working on an update to my Svea hat pattern I released a few years ago, and can finally cross it off my to do list! It's a simple colorwork hat inspired by snowy tree limbs against a winter sky. I love how the faux fur pompom at the top gives a fun snowball… Continue reading New Hat Pattern: Svea Gets Updated!
I've been caught too many times without the proper knitting tool. I can't tell you how many times I've put a work-in-progress aside because I couldn't find a tapestry needle, stitch holder or some other tiny object that I needed to finish the piece. And then I uncover the project 5 months later, unfinished and… Continue reading 8 Must-Haves To Keep In Your Knitting Bag
It may be the final season of "Game of Thrones," but it's my first knit-a-long. And I admit I'm more excited about the mysterious shawl I'll be making than what's going to happen in Westeros. I'm not a hardcore "Game of Thrones" fan, but I've enjoyed watching the drama play out. Sunday is the premiere of… Continue reading ‘Game Of Thrones’ Knits And My First MKAL
A morning out with fiber friends and the incredible film YARN.
The 2017 Knitting Challenge is officially underway! This post is belated, but on the last weekend of January I decided to tackle an item off my Knitting Challenge list -- arm knitting. Arm knitting really started showing up in magazines and all over Pinterest last year or so. It's easy for non-knitters to pick up since no… Continue reading Knitting Challenge: Arm Knitting
We're just about a week away from Valentine's Day, so it's time to kick those knitting needles into high gear. Yesterday I talked about a fun craft project you can make with some pompoms and floral wire (no knitting experience required!). My sister and I had a great time making those. Check out the Valentine's… Continue reading New Pattern: Two Hearts Handwarmers
Valentine's Day has always been a day for making fun, cute crafts with my sister. There's been everything from tissue paper flowers to heart shaped cookies over the years. If you pass through the room during these crafting days, you're most likely to hear only the words "How cute!""Look at this!" and "Aww, I love that!" over and over.… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Pompom Wreath: Free Craft Project!
I've decided 2017 will be THE year. The year for more... knitting reading organizing learning stashbusting writing dreaming big ...and designing big. Yes, I know this declaration is nothing new to read. January is when we're all thinking about how to make this year better than the last. But this year I'm feeling really motivated.… Continue reading The 2017 Knitting Challenge
Autumn is my time. It's the excitement of seeing the leaves change, feeling the crisp air return after a long, hot summer, and seeing so many great new things to knit on magazine and book shelves. I recently went to the bookstore to flip through some of the latest issues of my favorite knitting magazines,… Continue reading What to Knit: The Fall Edition