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…

Can I (finally) wear my hand-knit socks?

…Or will it continue to be 90+ degrees outside?? I’m not complaining, honestly, because I’ve enjoyed our hot, hot summer; but this weather is such a tease. Honestly, even with the air conditioning running inside on arctic blast intensity, I still prefer not to wear socks in my house. However, on Sunday, it was a…

Danforth Pullover

When I first saw the Danforth Pullover pattern, I instantly fell in love with it as I do with most all Quince & Co. patterns.  There’s just something about the simplicity of it that gets me…and the fact that it is very wearable.  And what’s even better- NO SLEEVES!!  For all my knitting friends currently…

A Good Use For Speckled Yarn

I had two skeins of Mad Tosh Home in the colorway Cosmic Wonder Dust and could not figure out what to make with it.  Over the past few years, I’ve really tried to build up my yarn stash and my wardrobe with more neutrals and solids instead of the variegated yarns that I used to…

So much knitting so little time

So much has happened (good stuff!) since the last time I put up a post.  Another year of successful Christmas crafting and a decision to start grad school took up most of my December. January and February led way to studying for my CAPM exam and the start of my grad studies.  Then came March…

Hasta manana, Samana!

Last month I finished my Samana top, which is a paid for pattern by Berroco.  All that is left to do is hand-wash and block it. And wear it out.  Overall, this took 3 months to the day to complete.  I would have finished it sooner had it not been for a few false starts…