On my needles: Odele by Amy Christoffers / Berroco

Welcome back! It’s been a little while! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I did and was pretty busy holiday crafting. If you follow me on IG, you will have noticed this lol. I started the Odele top in the Summer of 2019 and have to say that I, unfortunately, neglected it soon thereafter. That’s…

My Holiday Decor

Christmas has to be my most favorite holiday with Thanksgiving being a close second.  This year is special for my family and I because this will be our first Christmas spent in our new house.  The last seven years were spent in a home that my family has owned since my grandparents bought it some…

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…

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…

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…