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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Samana

While I was on vacation with my family in Myrtle Beach, I stopped in Knit-n- Purl and saw Samana sampled on a mannequin form. For me, it was knitting project love at first sight…  This Berroco pattern calls for Linus yarn which the store didn’t sell but I was told Modern Cotton by Berroco would  work just as well.  I cast this on after finishing…

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…

Another serving of Oatmeal please!

I finished my 3rd Oatmeal sweater by Jane Richmond a month ago and the more I knit them, the better they get. I knew going into my 3rd that I wanted to make it roomier as the pattern is originally intended for a close fit or negative ease. I decided to use Paton’s Classic Wool…