‘Tis the season for knitting and general fiber craft madness! It’s foggy
outside and I’m keeping my cocoa mug topped off while I round out my
basket full of finished presents for family, friends and… of course,
the various pets! I like switching between something that will give
me that instant gratification and those complicated heirloom-quality
pieces that demand a greater portion of my brain. So, I thought I’d share some of the products of my industrious little
needles, just in case there are some of you out there who need a little
nudge of inspiration!
So how is your gift crafting coming along? For myself, I’m a little over halfway on my handmade gifts – I have 4 nieces & nephews and each requested some sort of knitted item (yes, I’ve trained them well). They run in ages from 5 to 12 and all of them love silly little toys – which is good because I love making them! So I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite toy books & patterns if you need some gift ideas!
If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you may remember that I’m a huge fan of Rebecca Danger and her monsters.
When I found out that one of my close friends was pregnant, my mind instantly wondered off to all of the adorable baby knitting I would be able to enjoy in the next few months. Tiny booties. Cute hats. Little sweaters. And of course, the baby blanket. This would be the biggest project of all my baby knitting plans, so it was first on my list to start.
Do you need a beautiful gift that would work for every lady on your list? (Or, like me, you just need to make more fingerless mitss because you lose them all the time). Well our Freebie Friday pattern this week is a lovely pair by designer Susanna IC.
These are BonBons and just as sweet as their name!
It’s that time of the week again – Freebie Friday! This week we have something really fun:
Knitted Rubber Chickens!
In the beginning of October, I told you in a post about the hat I made for my
granddaughter – as a reminder, here’s a picture of Kalyn and her big brother
So after this little photo shoot, Cole asks me if I could make him a hat and of course I told him I would love to!
“What would you like your hat to be?” I asked
“Skulls!” He said – yes, he’s 8 years old!
So we have a special Freebie Friday this week – 2 patterns by our own Hannah & Jenny K!
All of use here in the office read lots of crafting blogs – we’re all bigtime crafters so we like to keep up with what’s going on! One of our favorites is Sweatshop of Love, the wonderful blog by Allyson Dykhuizen. We were delighted when she submitted some of her designs for the IDP program. Now she has a cute little free pattern with us too!
Presenting the Tinfoil Tiara Brigade: The Headband Pattern!
It’s my favorite day of the week and time for another free pattern! This week is the Nottingham Cowl.
So when going over patterns we wanted to have for Freebie Friday, I realized I’ve never wrote about my own free pattern. Since a computer glitch didn’t allow me to publish a new pattern this week, we thought this would be a good time to do it!
This is Semplice!