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…

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…