Category Archives: Knitting

Another Cabled Hat

Don’t you just love cables? I sure do! I have no idea why either. I’ve made the Plaits and Pines hat before, so you may have see [...]

Promenade Scarf

What a GREAT free pattern! I had no idea how I could use up just 1 skein of bulky, and this turned out perfect. Mine is Malabrigo Mecha in P [...]

Myrna Mouse Goes to Dublin

Well, I did it. I finally made a toy and I am in LOVE with her. She traveled with me to visit family in Dublin and she’s hoping to go [...]

Holey Cocoa II!

This pattern is the Holey Cocoa! by Silvia da Silva which is my go-to for having an ‘around the town’ project in my purse. I add [...]

Baja Striped Shawl

This was a fun pattern and by the time you’re bored, you get to do some garter for speed, the the edging begins! Yarn held doubled thr [...]

Elf Shawl

This is the Radiance Shawlette pattern and I made it once before, but it was so small that I knew I wanted to try it again – but large [...]

Forest Canopy Shawl

I tried to make this shawl when I first started knitting and it was a bit too ambitious for my skills then but I really liked it so I kept i [...]

Irish Fantastica Crocheted Shawl

I was able to use up some older stash in this shawl that kept asking, “What’s my purpose? Why do you buy so much sock yarn and n [...]

Yet Another Seraphina’s Shawl

Added one of my picot shell borders. I love the Seraphina shawl – if you haven’t made one – DO IT – This is my 10th! The [...]

Floor Length Scarf

Makes a great loooong wrap or a very bulky scarf. FUN. This scarf used 1000+ yards of leftover Lion Brand Heartland from my Small Flower Bla [...]

Alpine Frost Wrap/Scarf

This yarn is amazing – so soft, but it’s a bit fragile, so I crochet with it. It feels like it may break when blocking if you do [...]

Leather and Lace

I just can’t gift this one, I have too many things that will go with it. The yarn was a gift for a friend and it’s called ‘ [...]

Across The Pond

I tend to make the same things over, and over, and over….. Do you? I just get these favorites going and they’re like old friends [...]

Pinch Me

Just some pinches of cables in a delicious worsted weight wool. Just 2 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios (dreamy) and this was a great project f [...]

Quiet time produces so much joy

In the last month I’ve made quite a few things. I was overwhelmed with work drama so I tuned out from everything – facebook and [...]

Love and joy come to you…

While I’ll be knitting and crocheting like a good little elf to complete my gifts before the big day – here are some friends of [...]

Finishing the Hugo Poncho

The Hugo Poncho is finished! This became a bit monotonous, as any large knit might. Thanks fully I was able to trek on since the yarn was so [...]

The Hugo Poncho

What a nice way to use up some old stash! Bought too much Malabrigo in 2008 – ‘Bout time I get to it! Found the Hugo Poncho, whi [...]

Irish Chevron Scarf

Back in Summer 2013, we visited Ireland and I found some souvenir yarns. I wanted a project where I was able to use them all but living in F [...]

Autumn Leaves Baby Sweater

I’ve made this a few times – LOVE the pattern. Great baby gift. I found the fabric covered buttons on Etsy at HowBeadyful and th [...]

French Cancan, CABLES!

LOVE cables and just about anything that has them. This pretty pattern was actually fun to make. About the time you’re bored with the [...]

Dishcloth mania

Decided to try to de-stash some leftover cotton and make some dishcloths for friends and upcoming gifts I’m going to need. The knit on [...]

Newborn hats for photoshoots

My sister has become a photographer, so I’m trying to make sure she has some prop hats for the newborns. So far we have these …. [...]

Dishcloths on a train

I decided to try taking the train 2 days a week to school. I save $20 a day doing this. I can knit/crochet all I like Saves on the wear and [...]

Well Dressed Whiskey

We were headed to a grown-up’s birthday party, with whiskey in mind for our gift, but wanted to wrap it in a unique way. Found the Cab [...]

Duck Pond Scarf

I fell in love with Sheep Shop II (discontinued) wool when I first started to knit several years ago and faved this stitch pattern as well, [...]

Jovi Pink Puff Pullover

Who doesn’t like to look like a jolly pink elf for winter? It’s a pretty sweater, but my choice for the sleeves may look a littl [...]

Wedding Ishbel for Sarah

The Ishbel by Ysolda Teague is my go-to for special occasion gift shawls. Love this pattern. Before I know it, I’m at the lace section [...]

Lichen Fingerless Mitts

A pattern test for Medvssa on Ravelry. The wool is light weight, so the stitch pattern creates a dense fabric, yet they’re not cumbers [...]

Chevron scarf in luxury yarns

Started this scarf a long time ago, and decided to pick it up again and try to complete it. Loving the feel of this fine yarn, 2 skeins of H [...]

Back home, safe and sound

I’m home from my recent trip north to visit my sister and her family. We had a nice time making paper craft tags and packaging for my [...]

Camp Loopy 2013 has ended for me

Yesterday I completed my Camp Loopy 2013 challenge. The Gaia cardigan in Cascade 200 superwash. The price is around $11 a skein, but for the [...]

Autumn Leaves baby sweater

LOVE this tiny sweater!  It’s the 3-6 month size, but it just seems so darn tiny! Autumn Leaves is a free pattern found here and the [...]

The Gloomy Ulmus

I am a big fan of designs by Kirsten Kapur, and have several patterns, but I didn’t enjoy knitting this one. It looks nice, feels nice [...]

Ireland in the summer

We just returned from a bus tour and family visit in Ireland. People ask where we went, and it’s more like, where didn’t we go? [...]

Aqua Dolphin Cowl

Pretty yarn and a very nice pattern called My Dolphin Cowl. Love the picot hemmed edge, it’s worth the extra work. They scrumptious ya [...]

Autumn Baby Gifts

Recently, a friend asked if I would make a blanket for a “Black & White themed baby room, but with a touch of orange” and th [...]

Flower Power Shawl

Really enjoyed finding something a little different to play with. Something with unique motifs (long and tall stitches), a new lace stitch t [...]

The Halyard Shawl

I can’t tell you how much fun I found this pattern. Between the color change yarn and the simple, but not boring pattern, I really enj [...]

Woof! Socks

A friend gifted me a sock pattern from Knit Picks that I just fell in love with (because my other friend designed it) but the problem was, I [...]

Deep Red Shawl

This shawl is made of yarns given to me by friends. It’s nice when gifted yarn yields something so special – I really love it. T [...]

Creamy Dreamy Shawl

This pattern is the South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand Yarn done up in Malabrigo Lace in Natural. I love to make this shawl in this yarn, it& [...]

French Black Shawl

Quick project but so many ends to weave in.  This was a free pattern over at Cascade Yarns and for the yarn and pattern details, my Ravelry [...]

Piquant

In my effort to complete the 12 Shawls in 2013, I try to get ahead in January so I can break from shawls to make holiday gifts later in the [...]

Shawl of Coins & Cables

LOVED this cabling pattern – very relaxing but not so much that it was boring. It was a free pattern on Elann.com, Coin Lace and Cable [...]

Shawl of Happy

One again it’s time to start my shawls for the shawl group I belong it. It was previously named so you would make the same shawls as t [...]

A year of Shawls

Year 3 …………… Year 2 …………… Year 1 …………… [...]

”Master gave Zoey clothing.”

It’s true – Zoey is a free house elf now! Since we moved the sofa away from the front window to make room for the Christmas tree [...]

Fragile Sunshine

The Fragile Heart shawl pattern by Boo Knits was a nice knit. Picot bind off – who knew? Took a long time to do, but worth it (seems y [...]

Black Striped Noro Sweater

I’m allergic to new and unwashed Noro  – badly.  So, of course I must make a Noro sweater while I have a sinus infection. Make [...]

Rasta Neckwarmer

This was a very fast and easy project from Malabrigo Book Three. I wanted to try Rasta yarn for a while but it’s expensive to buy and [...]

Aqua Peasant Shawl

This was a project I hoped to make on a recent car trip we went on, but I was too car sick and nothing was helping this time. The yarn is Wo [...]

Camp Loopy – project #2

For challenge #2 I made an everyday sweater, in white. I know, 2 white sweaters in a month? That’s absurd – you betchur sweet ya [...]

Camp Loopy Poject #2

Why did I pick a white yarn again? Hmmm…. Hope that’s not going to be a problem. The trick may be some colorful stitch markers t [...]

Uncommon Ground Hoodie (minus the hood)

This was a fun pattern, the Common Ground hoodie, and I chose Cascade 200 regular (yes, the felting kind because I live on the edge). I had [...]

Blooming

I enjoyed the Hemlock Ring so much, I couldn’t put it down – so it was done in a matter of days. Great pattern! Looks like you s [...]

Blue Memory Shawl

As part of Camp Loopy 2012, here is my Project #1. A crocheted shawl and the pattern is Recuerdos de infancia (Childhood Memories?). Easy an [...]

Red & Tan Shawl

This crocheted red and tan shawl is made from various gifts of threads I’ve received over time from some lovely friends. The body is a [...]

Momijigari Shawl/Scarf

This long but narrow shawl I’ll probably use as a scarf. The pattern, Momijigari by Beth Kling, is pretty simple, but the stitch coun [...]

Happy Birthday Kristie

A Holden Shawlette for my lunch buddy in Malabrigo sock. The border is done with leftovers of the same yarn in similar colors. [...]
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