by Stacey on January 9, 2012
When we first received our shipment of Full Circle, I was in love. I love single ply yarns & this one was even more interesting since it was from recycled wool! I especially loved that it was in 100 gram skeins! So I immediately snapped up a couple of colors...but then I had to decide on what to do. Later that same day, Mara Jessup sent me her newest pattern for IDP - Woof! My decision was made.
by Stacey on December 29, 2011
So I hope you have been enjoying our Freebie Friday patterns! When we started it, we were just planning on running it through the holidays but since it's been so popular, we thought we'd continue it on into 2012! This week I thought I'd revisit some of the most popular Freebie Friday patterns - in case you missed one! One of our favorites is Cassidy Clark's Rubber Chicken!
by Stacey on December 15, 2011
This time of year, I'm always reaching for my handknit wool socks, the thicker the better. My poor feet get so cold! I normally knit my socks out of fingering or sport weight yarn, but sometimes I just want something a little bit thicker. Well today designer Audrey Knight shares with us her pattern for some nice thick socks. These are her Cushy Chroma Socks!
by Stacey on December 8, 2011
Well, we suddenly got very cold here in the Pacific Northwest this week ("very cold" is subjective, I realize. Suffice to say, we've been grabbing our warm wooly gear though!). If you're also in the middle of a chilly December, check out this adorable hat from April Fehrman. This is the Holiday Earflap Hat! It's perfect to keep a young friend's head nice & toasty warm when they're out in the chilly air especially with the double thick ear flaps!
by Stacey on December 5, 2011
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.
by Stacey on December 1, 2011
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!