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…

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…

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…

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…

WIP to FO?? Progress on my Aquae tank

This Aquae tank is taking me for-ev-er to finish… And, I played a bit of yarn chicken to boot.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t the winner… I started this tank back in the end of April thinking ‘no sweat…I’ll have this finished in a month’, when in reality, I got bit hard by the sewing bug and I’m still…