Hand-knit Seed Stitch Children’s Cowl

I have a new item in my Etsy shop! It’s a hand-knit seed stitch cowl. It’s actually for children, but it can be worn by a very petite adult, probably.  It was knitted with Loops & Theads Charisma yarn in Mulberry Bush. VERY pretty!...more

5 Knitting Tips for Beginners

Knitting has been going in and out of fashion with women for at least a century. Periods where it has been unpopular have generally coincided with huge victories for women’s rights. For instance, in the 1890s, women began wearing bloomers (so scandalous! :P). Knitting came back into style in the 1900s, only to go out of style again in the 1920s when women attained the right to vote. It came back into style during WWII and then went back out in the 1970s (shocker). Today, it’s not only trending again…it’s more popular than it has ever been....more

5 (More) Knitting Tips for Beginners

Looks like it’s time for another of these posts. I’ve been knitting since October and I’m having a lot of success with it. I’ve learned a lot since my last 5 Knitting Tips for Beginners post, but I still have a lot to learn (like switching colors–still not there yet. It’s on the list of things to do as soon as I finish this afghan I’m working on)....more

Something New

I'm going back to work next month.  I'm hoping that my schedule will allow me to leave a bit earlier in the day than I used to, spend time with V, and then finish up my work for the day after she's gone to bed.  One serious issue with this plan was lugging my massive laptop back and forth every day.  So not appealing.  Imagine my excitement when I was notified yesterday that I could access firm materials on an iPad!  I ended up buying one today.  I think it will be a big help....more

Peep Fest

Busy, busy weekend around here.  A regular peep fest you might say.These peeps were on super sale at Target:As you can see, we bought a ton.And these peeps were at Tractor Supply:...more

No Spring Chicken

I'm no spring chicken when it comes to knitting.  I've been doing it for a lot of years and especially a lot (read: non-stop) for the past 6 years.  So, one might think that I don't make many mistakes.  But one would be WRONG.I was plugging along on my stealth knitting project and thought I'd take a partial picture of it to tease you on the blog.  When I did, I found this:...more

Ladies, its okay to fake it!

Many dollmakers like to design dolls with curly, straight or frizzly locks. Doll wigs and doll hair can be expensive and the choice of hair styles is limited.So, ladies ...take a trip to the infamous dollar store, you know that place, where one can find everything from size 42 ladies panties to 10 pounds of stale cookies for just a dollar!...more

How to Throw an Arm Knitting Party

Arm knitting is super simple, and produces a scarf in less than 30 minutes! It's DIY-accessible; you don't need any knitting needles; it's also really fun. And hey, what's fun for one person is a blast for a bunch, right? So grab some yarn and call your pals—it's time for a play date with a purpose. It's time, my friends, for an arm knitting party! Here's the scoop ...more
This is looks like a lot of fun!  I miss the days seeing you on Knitty Gritty.  I'll definitely ...more

Olympic Wrap-Up

The Olympics Make Me Cry

I love, Love, LOVE watching the Olympics.  I look forward to them and love rooting for the U.S.  And also for anyone else who is winning.  And also for anyone who is losing.  But the Olympics make me cry....more