Hats and Ear-warmers and Cowls…oh my!

Looking for a great hand-made gift for the upcoming holidays? Here are a few of my hand-knit offerings for sale in my Etsy shop. These pieces give a very modern look to any wardrobe. The hats are customizable with your choice of yarn color, single or all over braid, and pom pom. The ear warmers…

I Made An Adult Christmas Onesie….

And I love it! This is a pattern by Simplicity (#8520)and 95% of this, I sewed on my serger. The other 5% pertained to sewing the zipper which I used my regular machine for. I really love how this turned out. I found this fabric at my local Jo-Ann Fabrics in the Artsy Doodle section…

FO: Mailin Sweater

Happy Thanksgiving, friends.  This is my Thanksgiving sweater.  I started this Mailin sweater by Isabell Kraemer about a week before Halloween and just finished it on November 16th.  Much like people make Rhinebeck sweaters, I’ve been off-and-on knitting sweaters to wear in time for Thanksgiving.  I think that will be my yearly thing. Regarding the…

I made a Toaster…(sweater)

I finally made a version of the Toaster sweater by Sew House Seven.  This pattern is actually Simplicity pattern #8529 but it does have Sew House Seven written on the pattern, so I believe it was a collaboration.  After doing a little research, it seems that this Simplicity pattern is a version of the original…

FO Show: Deschain

Right before Fall officially started, I finished my Deschain pullover.  I knit it out of Juniper Moon Farms Neve in the Mulberry colorway.  Neve is a 100% cotton chainette-type yarn and provides great drape. What I like about this top is that it is very versatile.  It can be styled over top a maxi dress,…

FO Show: Turtle Dove

A few posts back I relayed how I was going to use my stash of Cascade Eco+ yarn to knit up the Turtle Dove which is the latest sweater pattern by Espace Tricot. As of Sunday, I can happily call it a finished object! I previously mentioned I would do the split hem, however, I…

10 Crafty Things To Do If You’re Not Going To Rhinebeck…

So if you are like me and you are not able to attend one of the best fiber festivals known to knitters/crocheters/ fiber folk (aka NY Sheep & Wool in Rhinebeck) which occurs yearly in October, your IG feed will likely be inundated with all things fiber from that weekend by your fibery friends. Rather…

Ideas for Fall Sweater Knitting

Look at these yarn babies! I have 2 skeins of Cascade’s Eco wool yarn which means I have 956 yards to work with. Trying to pick out the perfect sweater pattern has been challenging, but I think I’m almost there… One of my favorite newly released (and free!) patterns is the Turtle Dove sweater by…

Sewing: McCalls’s M7505 Pattern

When I want to sew or knit something that I will wear, I try to be very conscious of how it will “get along” with the other pieces I have in my wardrobe which is why I tend to make neutral-based, non-trendy items. A couple of months ago, I was in the mood to make…