Knitting (Page 7)

    I’ve learned 2 very important things in the past 24 hours. First, I’m as allergic to alpaca as I am to wool, and second, apparently my pictures turn out just as good when I’m blindly flailing the camera around as when I painstakingly try to control focus and lighting! Yesterday,Read More →

When Michelle posted her blog on the Mitered Bowls, she called me up and asked if I was up for getting the directions together. Okay, I put the afghan aside, and dug through my files to find the directions I’d written up this past summer. A quick read through convinced me that aRead More →

The mitered bowl is knitted in a square shape, but after felting and blocking, it will be round. Each bowl will be unique since color changing is random. Embellish with recycled buttons to make a truly one-of-a-kind bowl!   Caution: This pattern is in Beta Testing. Although we think theRead More →

Here is a fun twist on a traditional gift basket… use a homemade felted wool bowl. My mom came up with this mitered square design bowl this past summer and we have since both made several. I love how the squares come together. It is also cool how this ‘square’Read More →

Remember those Dragon Scarves I mentioned awhile ago as Christmas gifts for my nephews? Well, I finally finished them this evening… along with matching hats and mittens so I can check this project off my list! These make my first fully completed Christmas gifts. Now to wrap them and shipRead More →

Okay, NOT a typical WFA entry, BUT I saw this and was fascinated! And it’s a Sunday, and we normally don’t blog on the weekends, so this is just a extra! I am not a machine knitter…I need needles in my hands. But today Tim shared this video with meRead More →

Look at what I’m working on for my nephews for Christmas. Aren’t they cute? These are actually the ones my mom made last year for my kiddos. She got the original kit from Morehouse Farm and we have made several since. I don’t have a photo of mine atm (itRead More →

I generally see myself as a rather accomplished crafter. I pick up things quickly, and before you know it, I’m dinking around with patterns and projects, making them my own. So you can imagine my surprise…nah, my disbelief, when I picked up a BEGINNER’S GUIDE to thread crocheting and foundRead More →

Pixie, our playful imp, modeling her new Elf Hat knit with Felici Self Striping Sock Yarn from KnitPicks.com using the pattern from Not Just Socks for Kids.Read More →

There are many crafts that I do, most of which provide immediate gratification. Scarves and mittens, wee folk and dishcloths, skirts and sweaters, can all be finished in a relatively short amount of time. But there is something so rewarding in taking on a “big” project. I always have atRead More →

About this time each year, I begin to fill a basket with homemade Christmas gift items. While making them, I don’t have a particular recipient in mind. They are usually things I can make in an evening or two, and ultimately they find their way into stockings or as aRead More →

I had been eyeing the book “Knitted Toys” by Zoe Mellor for some time. When the latest KnitPicks catalog came out they featured several toys made up from the book including the Floppy Dog done up in blue. It made me think of Blue’s Clues and my 23mo old lovesRead More →