A colorful hand painted yarn combined with a flowery stitch creates a field of flowers down the front of these socks. Construction is toe-up and on 2 circular needles. If you'd like to make a pair for yourself, here's the spill: Skill Level- Beginner/Intermediate Finished Measurements- 7.25” around, 9" long (sole), and 12.5” toe to… Continue reading KaBloom Sock Pattern
I found this beautiful new-to-me stitch pattern on Pinterest called "Star Stitch" but it looks more like flowers to me. It's a perfect partner for this sunny hand painted yarn to create a field of flowers on my new sock so I can dream of spring while it is dismally cold and grey outside. I'll… Continue reading Springtime Stitch Pattern – Star/Flower Stitch
What started out as 5 mismatched leftover balls of hand painted yarn turned into my favorite neck warmer! The color changes combined with the slipped stitches make the colors sing. It is totally worth weaving in the ends to get the color variations. This did require a good wet blocking to discourage curling and it… Continue reading Scrappy Cowl – Stash Busting Pattern
What is a person supposed to do with their leftover scraps of hand painted yarns? You make neck warmers, of course!My newest project has been cast on. It doesn't look like much yet as it's only a couple of inches along but it will eventually become a double-wrap cowl made from 5 different leftover hand-painted… Continue reading Scrappy Neck Warmers
As much as I love hand-knits, I also love nerdy novelty t-shirts. The problem is that the best geeky shirts are only available in men's sizes which are not at all flattering on my figure. Not even a little bit. So, I've done some research and have also ruined a few old tees trying to… Continue reading Sewing Knits Counts as Knitting, Right?! Converting Boxy Man Tee Into Feminine Cut Tee.
When you take the "softest and fluffiest yarn EVER" and combine it with the measurements from your favorite sweater and then throw in a couple of dragons... it's REALLY hard to to wait for the finished project to manifest. It feels like I've been working on the sweater forever, but looking back over my posts,… Continue reading I Heart My Dragons! Favorite Finished Object EVER. And, a Review of DROPS Air.
Happy Early Valentine's Day! Before I get to my project update, I want to share some very sweet surprises that have happened for my little Etsy shop this week. One of my yarns, Heartthrob, was featured on Little Woollie's blog! A huge honor! I didn't even know it was featured until Jennifer from Knitterly Arts… Continue reading Feeling the Love! Happy Early Valentine’s Day!