Tag Archive: knitting

Giant Sigh of Relief Project

Cumberland is my palate cleanser between sweater projects for the Brooklyn Knitfolk Hipster KAL.  I realize I won’t finish both Heritage (below) and Feya before it ends, but the point is that it has motivated me to begin something that’s not a Fad…

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Giveaway: “Mini Knitted” Book Series + Interview with Sahiyo Ishii

I have an amazing opportunity for you today! Search Press (the publisher of the adorable Mini Knitted series) is giving one reader 5 books, including: Mini Knitted Christmas Mini Knitted Woodland Mini Knitted Ocean Mini Knitted Safari Mini Knitted Toys Keep reading for details on how to enter! Sachiyo Ishii is the author of 4 […]

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Free Project – The Moth Cloth

Free Project – The Moth Cloth

PATTERN DETAILS This design was intended to be a butterfly lace washcloth, Chris said there are too many things with butterflies on, and decided it was a Moth Cloth. I couldn’t really argue, after all it is full of holes! Whether you decide to knit it as a washcloth, or incorporate the design into a […]

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Blog Plans vs Planned Obsolescence

It doesn’t matter how we stagger our device purchases, they all seem to become outmoded for our needs at the exact same time, every one developing issues that can’t be totally addressed without addressing another’s issues first.  It’s like an obno…

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Amanda vs Hand Knit Socks

Spring has finally arrived in Canberra! Our cherry tree is blooming, the dogs are happy to go for walks without coats and the thermals have been mostly retired. Whilst I am looking forward to all the awesome that the change of seasons entail (my Tessuti sundress in September just needs photos) I am feeling sad to […]

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Saguaro Blossom Hat

The last hat I indulged in during the Any Hat KAL is the Saguaro Blossom Hat by Anne Podlesak.  I found this pattern in her Free Spirit Knits book, during an Interweave sale,  Have you seen the patterns from this book?  I am amazed …

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When your pom pom has a life of it’s own, you know it’s the correct size.

Now, my regular blogging can begin.  Now, that all of the hurricane clean-up/ moving my daughter is finished.  Now that I have completed my first week as a BSF CL (doesn’t that sound important?) and feel more confident.  Now that I am ba…

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Creative Knitting Retreat 2017 Wrap Up

What a great weekend we had here at the farm for my last Creative Retreat of 2017. I hosted 8 enthusiastic and fun knitters for two days of color, knitting, embroidery, and afghan making. I could tell as they were walking in the door that it was going …

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Free Project – Bib for Baby

Free Project – Bib for Baby

PATTERN DETAILS A simple pattern for a baby bib. Sizes Small and large – and can easily be adjusted for a different fit and size. Small – approx. 10.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall Large – approx. 14.5 inches wide by 15 inches tall US Size 6 needles 60-120 yards of worsted weight yarn. […]

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A Stash of One’s Own Book Review

Clara Parkes, editor, Abrams Press, New York, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4197-2704-7, $22.99 As long-time readers of this blog know, I have been in love with fiber, thread, and yarn since childhood. I will stitch with anything, and have. I even took up knitting largely to feed that addiction. I stopped knitting because that stash quickly got […]

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Fishy Fishy Appliqué Baby Bibs

Lately, I’ve been accepting the fact that having a knitting project not work out is a lot more frustrating than having a small sewing project go south. Maybe it is the time commitment or maybe it is that I accept…

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The Trouble with Knitting

I love sewing: we all do – that’s why we’re here ….the pairing of pattern and fabric, the choice of garments, trying on and (almost perfect) fitting, the construction techniques, the uniqueness. But knitting! I could swear here %***!*& When … Continue reading

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A Long Journey, Literally

Something…something got finished for the Summer Sweater Knit-Along through all of this vacation, then hurricane, craziness.  I didn’t think it would happen when I had to frog my Heritage, but I picked my Journey back up.  Who would’ve thoug…

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Summer of Basics: Ludlow Scarf

Ludlow Scarf Ravelry Project Link Pattern: Ludlow by Julie Hoover for Brooklyn Tweed Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Fossil Sweater & Jeans: Madewell Shoes: Dieppa Restrepo Completely eschewing my original plans, my second garment for the Summer of Basics Make-Along was this super snuggly Ludlow Scarf! I’d had this pattern in my knitting queue since […]

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Free Project – Drawstring Pouch with Beads & Tassels

Free Project – Drawstring Pouch with Beads & Tassels

PATTERN DETAILS This knitted pouch gives you the freedom to use whatever yarn and beads you want. I used cotton yarn because it is more durable. Use half- size smaller needles than your yarn calls for, for more dense stitches. Finished Project Size Width: 14cm | 5.5 inch Height: 24cm | 9.5 inch Height with […]

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Kinda Making It Happen

Back in April I shared that I have a goal to complete 12 knitting projects this year. Well, it’s September 1st, and at this point I have only completed 3 pieces. I’m just a bit behind 😉 Ya gotta be optimistic!After the lace shawl that I completed, I r…

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When knitting is your comfort, and I interviewed Alina Schneider

Since we are hunkered down at home, awaiting more rains from Hurricane Harvey, I have gotten quite a bit of knitting done.  (We are fine.  We may get a bit of water in the house, but nothing catastrophic.)  Of course, most of it has been…

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Gingerbread Sweater aka Like Wearing Kittens, if That Were a Good Thing

I had high hopes of taking interesting photos of this sweater while on hiking vacation in The Grand Tetons.  But just because I am surrounded by landscape that’s beautiful, it doesn’t assure great photos of myself in knitwear.  In other words…

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Make a Cable Knit Pillow Sham

Cable Knit Pillow - Pattern and Tutorial by Melly SewsSometimes impulse sewing stems from impulse knitting. I haven’t had a good knitting project in a while, and I had some leftover yarn I really liked, and I wanted something quick and satisfying. And that combination of factors led to this cable knit pillow sham. So today I’m sharing the pattern for this pillow, along Read the Rest…

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Simple summer knit – windlass

Hello hello!!! I think this might be the first blog post of the year so far. How did that happen? (This is so wrong. Just checked and it’s my third post…). I guess like everyone else I have been documenting my general craftiness on Instagram, bu…

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Simple summer knit – windlass

Hello hello!!! I think this might be the first blog post of the year so far. How did that happen? I guess like everyone else I have been documenting my general craftiness on Instagram, but also I haven’t been working on many personal makes. I have…

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Free Project – A Day in the Park

Free Project – A Day in the Park

PATTERN DETAILS What better way to de-stash than to knit something to hold my stash ? 😉 A Day in the Park is a great way to practice new stitch patterns and use up leftover yarn! Weight and gauge are not super important for this pattern. Although I think it would best be done in […]

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Gathered Around Me

I’m still working on my Marley shawl, but my Gather, another Andrea Mowry design, is now complete.  It isn’t easy to stand outside in a wool/ linen shawl right now.  It’s not easy to stand outside, period.  I toughed it out for…

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Learning What I Do and Don’t Like

Since I learned to knit, knitting has been a way of keeping my hands busy, and making me feel productive even when I’m in a situation where all I can do is sit. As a teenager, it was also a means of making a little extra money. I would knit bags, and s…

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The Orri Shawl

I am fresh from family vacation, where I had no connection with the outside world for about 2 weeks.   It wasn’t the kind of vacation that’s all about relaxing.  It was more the making up for lost time kind of trip,and it was really good. &nb…

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Podcast Episode #102: Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, Inc.

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about in-person events with my guest, Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, Inc, publishers of XRX Books and promoters of STITCHES Expos. We recorded this show live and in person at STITCHES United in Hartford, Connecticut (read my show report). It was a great experience… 

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OAL2017: My Completed Anaheim Sweater / OAL Winners / Updates

Hello hello! A bit of a long post ahead – including my finished OAL sweater (yes! I finished it!) and the randomly selected winner for this year. A few updates/housekeeping before I get into everything- I love Kickstarter, and I love funding new projects and ideas from brilliant people. MyBodyModel is a new one that […]

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My Miller & June Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern is Still Free After Seven Years

It is seven years since the world was graced with the presence of a new little boy named Miller. He was the inspiration for a design I created that I now call the Miller & June Baby Blanket. The Miller & June’s…

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Hipster KAL

I knew I would be taking part in the Summer Sweater KAL, that’s a given.  But when I heard Brooklyn Knitfolk’s Jaclyn talk about how over “fade” projects she is and how she’s starting the Hipster KAL for lesser known knitting designs, I …

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