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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 →

If you happened to miss it, my DIL Meghan is pregnant with baby number 2. She is due August 31. So… the Little Lady will be a BIG sister to her brother, the Little Guy 🙂 Now that I've managed to make some time for myself, I've set to work making some special things for LG.  A while back, I askedRead More →

We have already learned the Backwards Loop Cast On method. That is a great technique to know if you need to cast on stitches in the middle of a project but it isn't generally the method you will want to use to start a project. It tends to create aRead More →

To practice knitting and purling I have included 2 wash cloth patterns. These make a great gift when paired with a special bar of soap. When working in stockinette stitch (when you knit one side and purl the other) it helps if you can visualize how the knit side andRead More →

Have you been working on your knit blocks for your Block-Work hat? My kids are going to be completing the ones that they have been working on for the last couple weeks, this week in class. I’ve updated the pattern below to include all the finishing directions. I designed thisRead More →

I just completed my first project from More Knitting in the Sun: 32 Patterns to Knit for Kids… a summer weight shrug for Fairy-girl, my little ballerina. It turned out adorable… but a bit big (sarcasm here). Huge is more like it. I really should have paid more attention toRead More →

  The next two weeks are non stop busy. Time to put away the crafts and focus on what’s important, right? Well, for me, crafting is important. And the busier I am with life, the more important crafting becomes. It’s how I find balance. It gives me serenity. That isRead More →

Several months ago we received an email from Michelle at Will Knit For Food. She asked for permission to use our Basic Knit Doll Pattern to create dolls to send to a village in Africa were her sister Hallie was volunteering this summer. Our answer… a resounding YES! We did ask her, however,Read More →

  Anyone else feel like it is now a race to the finish line for Christmas gifts? This is the Airy Fairy from Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs. Isn’t she adorable? She is for my Fairy Girl… a specific request on her part. Now to finish up theRead 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 →

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 →