Uh-huh, I’ve jumped on one.  Specifically, the Find Your Fade bandwagon. I began this project because I had this one skein of yarn that I wanted to use. It was too loud and crazy on its own but paired with others, it sings a beautiful tune! The search on Ravelry and Instagram began. Who am I kidding, it was mostly the gorgeous renditions on Insta beckoning me.  Sold!! I was casting on before I’d thought this through.  Hello, 233 stitches… Read more »

I have always loved color.  Especially the big, bold, bright ones!  My daughter is the same. She embraces color and always picks the bright (sometimes neon) shirt over the neutral one.  She’s nine and so this is totally understandable… rainbows, unicorns and all that!  I found this incredible skein of sportweight yarn that had these multidimensional colors while still being sort of tonal.  I was in love! I wanted to make something with this yarn before Christmas and it had to be for… Read more »

It must still be winter because I’m all about the knitting 🙂 Curled up in my knitting spot with soft wool running through my fingers, looping the yarn round and round the needles, creating something squishy and warm.  Most definitely a soothing and comforting pastime. When we had our big snowfall in December, I cast on and finished a hat in a few evenings! This one to be specific.  The Barley hat by the lovely team at Tin Can Knits.  It’s… Read more »

The days leading up to the holidays are a perfect time for allowing the creative juices to flow.  It’s the lull before the whirlwind that is Christmas. There are no chores out in the garden, Thanksgiving is done, the tree is up and daylight savings is in full effect.  It’s time to indulge in creativity that warms you inside and out. Time to bake, to simmer delicious soups, to curl up with a good book, to knit, to drink copious… Read more »

So, like I was saying, I’ve been on small project mode for a while now.  For now, this seems to be the only way to see some knitting progress with my limited knitting time.  It’s all good. I recently discovered the cuteness that are knitted toys and got the pattern for Barbara Prime’s Well Dressed Bunny.  It’s amazing how quick the knitting went and it’s a good thing that I don’t mind mattress stitch seams because all the bits and pieces are knitted… Read more »

Awhile ago I signed up for a swap on Ravelry organized by the newly-wed Rima (hi Rima!!!).   I got to make a new crafting friend and enjoyed knitting something for someone else. My swap pal was Huda who is an dental-whizz-scientist and get this, has been crocheting for the past 16 years, no pressure there!!!!  Initially, I was stumped for ideas because Huda lives in southern India where warm woolies are a no-no given the tropical temps, so accessory type knitting it… Read more »