My Favorite Knits of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’

Get ready for a display of some fantastic 1930s knits in this new PBS MASTERPIECE series.

Free Knitting Pattern: Afternoon Trivet

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”

New Hat Pattern: Svea Gets Updated!

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 snowballContinue reading “New Hat Pattern: Svea Gets Updated!”

8 Must-Haves To Keep In Your Knitting Bag

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 andContinue reading “8 Must-Haves To Keep In Your Knitting Bag”

‘Game Of Thrones’ Knits And My First MKAL

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 ofContinue reading “‘Game Of Thrones’ Knits And My First MKAL”

Knitting Challenge: Arm Knitting

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 noContinue reading “Knitting Challenge: Arm Knitting”

New Pattern: Two Hearts Handwarmers

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’sContinue reading “New Pattern: Two Hearts Handwarmers”

Valentine’s Day Pompom Wreath: Free Craft Project!

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!”