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…

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…

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…

Purple Oatmeal

I’ve been in a sweater knitting mood lately and when I went on a quest to find the perfect quick knit sweater for fall, I was not disappointed when I came across Jane Richmond’s Oatmeal Pullover on Ravelry. Scrambling through my stash, I found the perfect yarn for the pattern and conveniently already had knitted…

Let’s face it…who nose?

I decided to start practicing sketching faces and facial features- noses in particular. Now, I’m not where I want to be with my sketching but thank God I’m not where I used to be… I’m proud of the progress I’ve made and truly do believe that consistent practice is worth it and goes a long…

What’s in your palette?

Yesterday, I bought some gouache (rhymes with squash) at my local art store and went back and forth regarding whether I should buy the less expensive quality vs. the more expensive quality and because I had other items to buy, I chose the $7.99 gouache 12 pack from Reeves.  My mentality is “try before I…

Move over Craftsy- there’s a new (er) kid in town…

When Craftsy was born, I thought (and still do think) that they have changed the crafting world for the better.  Prior to Craftsy, I relied on YouTube and Internet searches to find technique related tutorials. Don’t get me wrong- while I still rely on YouTube and internet searches and am very thankful for all the…

Got my ‘Fix

Tuesday evening I was so happy to arrive home and see my very first Stitch Fix box waiting for me! If you don’t know Stitch Fix, it’s basically the best thing ever invented!! No but really…. your own personal stylist picking out items for you based on your style profile while taking the pressure off…