Diagonal Drop Stitch Scarf - Free Knitting Pattern

Most of the time, when I've got a great idea it sticks in my head like glue and I can't get it out for years. Of course, ALL of the time, it takes years to get an idea from my head to my hands. I'm the slowest knitter in the world and can't concentrate on anything for more than 5 seconds at a time. Sue me. ...more

Winter Sun

While I was on my making things for me kick, I finally squared away an essential piece of my winter wardrobe.  I have what can charitably be called quite a big head.  I also have wavy hair that can tend towards huge and frizzy.  Finally, I am always freezing.  This means that a winter hat is necessary, but always risks making me look terrible and ruining my hair....more

Something for Me!

Something that I haven't blogged about?  New knits for me.  That's because I haven't made any in almost two years.  I've worked on lots of presents for others, but haven't used my hobby to add to my wardrobe in awhile.  I decided to change that recently, so I worked on a few things for myself.  The first is a pair of fingerless mitts....more

WIP It Good

A Warm Welcome (Part 1)

I have an exceptionally lucky baby.  Although she got a couple of first-timers as parents and will have a lot to teach us, she did win the handmade gifts lottery.  I am fortunate to have family and friends who know their way around sewing machines, knitting needles, and crochet hooks, so V has a lot of one-of-a-kind goodies to show off.  I have been taking lots of pictures, so I thought I would share some (okay, a lot) of them with you....more
awwww -- beautiful!more

Hello World

Sorry to have gone so long between posts.  As you may have guessed, there have been big changes at our house over the last two weeks.  Please meet our new baby girl, Veronica Marie....more
Congratulations!  Very sweet.more

Springy Ring Socks

Hi all!  Sorry I didn't post last week.  Maternity leave started and I spent most of the week asleep.  Baby still hasn't decided to show up, so I'll probably spend most of this week asleep too.  I did finish one fun project, though:  a pair of Max's Springy Ring Socks from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One....more

Help Me Find Some Yarn? Pleeeeeaaaassseee?

So I'm on the hunt for a very specific kind of yarn. It's a beautiful shade of purple and one picked out by my sister-in-law for her Christmas present. I've been looking for just the right shade of purple for her for months....more

Will knit for wool

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about wanting to do more bartering, so I was delighted the other day to receive a message from a friend who is about to move house and is sorting out 'stuff'. He wanted to know if I would be interested in an exchange... he'd got some merino wool tops suitable for felting, did I want them and what would I offer in exchange?...more

I love Sparkle Scarves!

Have you ever found just the PERFECT thing? The material that suddenly calls to you and before you know it you have it in every color in your cart when you just came into the craft store for some plain ol' wire?...more
If all yarn was this pretty I'd probably indulge more often!more