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Fairy’s request this year for Halloween was to be Little Red Riding Hood. Mainly she wanted this cape! I was a bit worried when I cast on a couple weeks ago whether or not it would be done on time. We have our first Halloween festivities next weekend. Although I missedRead More →

This is a project that started this summer when I wanted to make my SIL a cute knit hat for their due-soon baby. I made hers, which turned out adorable, and of course Pixie wanted one. So I sized up the pattern and made a matching one for her in theRead More →

I have a confession to make… I am an infant swaddler! Give me a crying infant that has been feed and changed and still is fussing, I swaddle. In my experience, most infants enjoy the security of being swaddled and almost instantly relax. I highly recomment you do a quick Google search on the benefits of swaddling an infant.Read More →

Just about everyone I know knits. If they didn’t know how to before meeting me, chances are I’ll be teaching them. Although I am a multi-crafter, knitting is often my "go to" craft I use for television watching, chatting with friends, or waiting in doctors’ offices. It’s neat, easy toRead More →

I found myself humming Christmas songs yesterday while it was literally 90 degrees in the shade. I was camped out on the picnic table, watching the kids playing on the swings, until a sudden downpour sent up scrambling into the house. While I am not really ready for the fallRead More →

Easy to make, and the "bumpiness" of the rope stitch makes them very effective when wiping down counters. Make one for yourself and make several to give away as gifts. Materials: 1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.) Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm)Read More →

This Sweater was designed to fit our 12 inch Waldorf style dolls. Size 6 Needles 1 Skein DK Weight Yarn Gauge 7 stitches per inch 3 – ¾” buttons CO – Cast On SSK – Slip two stitches as if to knit, return to left needle, knit them both togetherRead More →

In another couple of weeks Michelle and I are starting a knitting group. To begin with, we’ll be meeting once a month for a little knitting, a little chatting and a little wine. What could be lovelier, right? Most of the women are new to knitting. A couple know theRead More →

Easy to make, a dream to use, and wonderly quick to give as gifts. Materials: 1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.) Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm) Yarn needle Directions: Cast on 44 stitches. Bottom border: Rows 1 – 6: k row.Read 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 →

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 →

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 →