I just downloaded about 10 days worth of photos and decided to post these to remember how great the weekend was. You know, cause sometimes Monday's can be a bit challenging. Remembering all the great things in life makes e v e r y t h i n g better. Show More Summary
Color work has always been a favorite of mine. From playing with yarns and planning the colors, to watching the pattern grow as I knit, to wearing those extra warm finished projects, it is a pure joy. A lot of...
Lazy Katy, by Birgit Freyer, was a truly delightful knit! This very simple, asymmetrical shawl is knit in stockinette stitch from the short side to the long side and then stitches are picked up to knit the lace edging. The lace edging...Show More Summary
So I cast on Lazy Katy by Birgit Freyer today in Noro Taiyo Sock yarn, colorway #3 on US Size 8 needles. So far, the pattern is extremely easy and terrific mindless knitting. What's concerning me a tad is all of the comments from knitters who've knit it, who've had trouble with the edging. Show More Summary
As the Stockinette Zombies say, I have a HO! (Half-finished Object) This is a vanilla sock (my absolutely favorite socks to knit), meaning it's a plain, stockinette st sock. It was knit toe-up, using Wendy D. Johnson's pattern, Gusset Heel Basic Socks, from her book, Socks From the Toe Up. Show More Summary
Have you seen these things?They are what my boys are currently obsessed with. I mean obsessed. They are called Kendama's and they originated in the 1600's. I couldn't be happier that it has caught their attention. Keeping them off the video games and computer. Show More Summary
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Book Title: PrettyAuthor: Jillian LaurenPublisher: Plume (Penguin)Genre: FictionLength: 288pp Available Formats: Paperback, eBookISBN: 978-0-452-29734-0Approx. Retail Price: $15.00 USD / $17.00 Can. Pretty is the story of Bebe (Beth) Baker. Show More Summary
I've always been a good girl. Sure, who hasn't experimented with sock knitting? And yes, there was a brief time in college when I was curious about Entrelac. And... I do admit to crocheting to relax. But I drew the line there! Or at least I thought I did. Show More Summary
For my husband's birthday we decided to take a drive to gorgeous Lake Tahoe for some R&R. It was our first time back since March where the snow fall was nearly 14 feet! Our first night was at Sugar Pine...
The Bear’s feet have really been`a struggle. I only kept the ones with promise. Then I realized that I was going about it the wrong way. I want a round, sticky-out, foot-like foot, so I spent a lot of time trying to make rounded toes without putting a seam along the top. Then I looked [...]
As promised the tutorial for the 4 sided braid! I tried explaining it in a comment on Flickr but then I figured it would be best just to write up a tutorial for those who want to make one! I...
It was only a matter of time. Once Abalone was finished, I couldn’t hold myself back any longer. My summer of socks had to begin. So I wound up The Skein With No Name from the last RSC Shipment of 2010 and put it in my knitting bag with an empty pair of needles. I [...]
I know I've mentioned time and again things I think all knitters should know. So instead of having you go google crazy I did ya'll a favor and listed my favorites right here. Actually, I did myself this favor because...
Title: Knit Your Own Royal WeddingAuthor: Fiona GoblePublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingISBN: 978-1-4494-0924-1Approximate Retail Price: $17.99 USDCraft: KnittingOkay knitted amigurumi enthusiasts, this book is for you! To commemorate...Show More Summary
Have you ever tried to spin? Well, I haven't. The whole thing intrigues and intimidates me all at the same time. Andrea's beautiful shop carries spinning kits, complete with very detailed directions and some really wonderful colors of wool roving. Show More Summary
You all are the best. Thank you SO much for all of the suggestions for the name of the suede cowl. I could not love each and every suggestion more! Honestly, each one could have been the perfect name. I ended up having to consult with my friend, Michelle, who helped me narrow it down to a few. Show More Summary
This is some of my favorite yarn:I just love the texture of suede. Years ago, I was into making triangle wraps out of it and since then have thought about what I could use it for now.I had two balls left in my stash and decided on a cowl. Show More Summary
As we continue on in Bobbin Lace, I have been on a wild goose chase trying to contact Bobbin Lace makers in my area. Every link was out of date. Every email was undeliverable. Sigh BUT - I found something very close. I stumbled across...Show More Summary
The first week of every month I will bring you some info, videos, and perhaps demonstrations of various fiber crafts. Hopefully by the end of 2011, you'll have learned about 12 crafts! First up: Bobbin Lace Buy a Bobbin Lace Beginner's...Show More Summary