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Knitting Hexipuffs Quilt Blanket I know that I’m really late to the whole Hexipuff party, considering that there are over 9,000 people working on a Beekeeper quilt on Ravelry, but this is a project that I have had queued forever and I finally took the plunge and started it. SoRead More →

Working with the Diagonal Chain Pattern The diagonal chain is another fun mosaic pattern. The main tip I want to share is be sure to slip as if to purl unless a pattern says otherwise. This is true for all the mosaic patterns. More Blocks in the Series Introductory Post Block Nine: HorizontalRead More →

horizontal chain knit patterns

Working with Mosaic Knitting Patterns The Horizontal Chain Pattern is the first block in the mosaic pattern section. Mosaic knitting is an easy way to use multiple colors in a pattern because you are only working with one color at a time. Unlike traditional knit color-work, you do not have toRead More →

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one newRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

EDIT: Okay… this is probably going to tell you more about my personality than anything else I've ever done before… I couldn't live with the dark photos and I re-shot them! (If you didn't see the post earlier, here is the note I included. You can see one of the nasty photos down below: NOTE: Yes… the photos are rather dark. TookRead More →

Last day of January already… yikes! It's been a busy week, but I have made time to work on the new sweater for the Little Lady. I shared a link to the pattern last week… a lovely sweater knit in 1 piece. I've finished the back, one sleeve, and half of another. Cruisin' 🙂 I was going toRead More →

Early in the Fall, I realized that Fairy had outgrown basically all of her sweaters. So of course I set off to rectify that situation. One of the main places she wears sweaters is in the dance studio. When I asked her what she wanted she just said “light blueRead More →

We have this little “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree in our family room. The big one, with all the bells and whistles is in the living room centered in the big front window. It is beautiful and holds all our fancy ornaments but we like all of our nooks and cranniesRead More →

I’ve managed to get in a few late night hours knitting my rainbow mittens. Size two needles do not make for quick knitting! This mitts are knitted in the round, and I can’t say I’m a huge fan of purling in the round. I’m all thumbs 🙂 Despite that, theRead More →

  I do not normally post on the weekend, but this morning I came across this pattern for a beautiful pair of mittens (which can be found HERE):       and was dying to find out if my local yarn shop carried this yarn/color. (It is Crystal Palace – MiniRead More →

After bath time last night, my barely five year old Pixie brought me a skein of yarn and asked if I could teach her to knit. I think the kids know that the best way to delay bed time around here is with impromptu crafting. I also believe it was encouragedRead More →