Fiber & Yarn Crafts (Page 3)

Links to individual patterns can be found HERE. I am a fan of baby caps. Whether you live in a frigid climate or go in and out of overly zealous air conditioned buildings, those adorable, but often bald wee heads can chill an otherwise comfortable baby. And, on sunny days,Read More →

FREE Knit Blanket Pattern Photo Source :: Purl Bee I’ve often thought of what it must be like to live in big city like New York. Being a Suburban Girl, whenever I do have such fantastical thoughts, I am reminded of the story of the Town Mouse and the CountryRead More →

Photo Source ::¬†DROPS DESIGNS Every once and a while I share something on Facebook that people go crazy over. This combo of knit slippers from DROPS Design went viral on Facebook, I have gotten so many requests for the links that I decided to do an actual blog post soRead More →

When Adam and Raewyn found out they were expecting their wee one, Raewyn asked me to make them a crib blanket, which I happily agreed to. This is the blanket I made. Hugs and Kisses Baby Quilt Of course, I didn’t stop there. After all, a babe also needs aRead More →

Sometimes I forget that NOT everyone is on Facebook where I announced last week that grandbaby number six, our precious little Peanut, was born on New Year’s Eve. Mama had a crazy long delivery, 36 hours, and wound up delivering c-section, but Mommy, Baby and Daddy are all doing very well, andRead More →

  A few years ago I wrote a post called The Song of a Scarf in which I showed how I spun, dyed, and knit a scarf from beginning to end. It included a pattern for a simple bias scarf. That Christmas, I made a variation of that scarf asRead More →

If you have been knitting awhile you have probably heard of Elizabeth Zimmermann. If you haven’t heard of her already then you are in for a real treat, and trust me you will encounter one of her patterns at some point. She is the universal grandmother of knitting for modernRead More →

Many years ago I gave my friend some mittens for Christmas. I still remember them. I used the same yarn for both mittens, but knit different patterns into each so they were mismatched. They were whimsical and beautiful. My friend loved them. About a month later I got a teary phoneRead More →

This skirt is an easy pattern for beginning knitters to tackle. Each of the 7 petal sections are knit flat as individual pieces. When all the petal are complete they are whipped stitched together to form the skirt. Sizes: XS (19.6in), S (22.4in), M (25.2in), L (28in) Choose a sizeRead More →

Lately, there have been several stick crafts including painting sticks, weaving between and adorning with fiber and beads. My plan is to fill up this basket with an assortment of sticks. This project is far from done, but thought I’d share what I’ve done so far. To begin with, IRead More →

If you haven’t already read this on Facebook, I’ve 2 W.I.P.s to share this morning. First… the biggie news… or rather the wee news… we are expecting our 6th grandbaby, December 24, courtesy of our son Adam, and his incredibly creative wife (she’s making a baby), Raewyn. So world… MEETRead More →

I have a confession to make… I cheat. There, I said it. Oh, not in anything important like a game of Candyland with the wee ones or on my taxes, BUT, I’m always on the lookout for shortcuts. Sometimes, I’ve made some awesome discoveries that I use over and overRead More →

Dreary, gray days. Michigan has many, many of them, especially in the winter. The haziness can start to get you down. I find that this time of year I am drawn to bright, warm colors. This amazing, squishy, melon colored yarn (Swish Tonal Yarn from Knit Picks in Queen AnneRead More →

I know I should be packing up all the Christmas stuff and knitting more practical things right now (the kids could all use more mittens) but I wanted to make something new for my sweet, little yarn tree this year and didn’t get a chance to during the holiday season.Read More →

When learning a new craft, there are several scenarios that you should try to avoid. First, avoid projects that are FAR above your abilities. It’s okay to be challenged, but if the project is too hard, you will inevitably become frustrated,… and this can result in the abandonment of aRead More →

January 2. The house is unbelievably quite. The children are all gone, the hubby is back to work, and after a VERY quick glimpse at CNN, I find myself back at the computer, after a 2 week hiatus. I scan Pinterest, looking for my daily dose of inspiration, and findRead More →

The other day I saw the most adorable wee stockings at Little Cotton Rabbits. If you’ve never been to Little Cotton Rabbits, you are in for a real treat. Julie Williams is a gifted designer and knitter. She makes the most a.dor.able little creatures that she sells. The demand for herRead More →

In case you haven’t read the news on Facebook yet. We had a false alarm… no baby to report yet. Baby and mom are doing fine… baby is just content to stay put for the moment, so we wait. Gammy (aka Kimara) packed up and headed out of state earlierRead More →