Knitting / Crochet

Jane’s First Sweater

I finally have a moment to write!  The last few weeks have been busy to say the least and of course there is never a dull moment with a toddler. I am very excited to share that I have officially cast-on my first sweater!  It has only taken me 6 months to work up the… Continue reading Jane’s First Sweater

Knitting / Crochet

summer time is for sweaters?

Well, maybe summer time is not for wearing sweaters but surely for knitting them, right?  I think my next big knitting challenge will be to knit a sweater!  I've been thinking about it for some time now and I'm ready to dive in!  First stop for the perfect beginner pattern search was Ravelry (of course!).… Continue reading summer time is for sweaters?

Knitting / Crochet

having a ball!

A few months ago, I purchased 55 Christmas Balls to Knit and so far I have completed three of the ball patterns from the book!  Yay!  These little balls are both challenging and fun!  I never thought I would be able to knit a three dimensional object but the pattern and instructions are actually pretty easy… Continue reading having a ball!

Knitting / Crochet

the knitting guild association / master knitter

Admittedly, I am a new-ish knitter, but I consider myself a little more than a beginner.  I learned to knit many (many) years ago and dabbled from time to time, collecting supplies here and there.  I picked up knitting again this past Christmas in order to crank out some gifts for family and friends.  I… Continue reading the knitting guild association / master knitter

Knitting / Crochet, Less Is More

knitting in the sunshine

This past weekend went by way too quickly!  Luckily for me, I spent some good quality time knitting in the afternoon and evening which was great!  It was pretty warm and humid each day but nice enough in the evenings to sit outside in the biergarten and enjoy the mosquitoes...I mean cool evening breezes.  I… Continue reading knitting in the sunshine

Knitting / Crochet

A Finished Project = A New Project!

Doesn't it feel great when you finally finish a big project?  I'm always so excited when I finished a knitting pattern because that means those knitting needles can be used for another project!  I love how that works.  I've completed two really big knitting projects lately, both were challenging, but only one made me happy.… Continue reading A Finished Project = A New Project!

DIY & Crafty!, Knitting / Crochet, Writing Prompt

too much acrylic yarn

The Daily Post Theme: Yarn I can't exactly pass up the Daily Post Theme about YARN, now can I? I have been pretty busy with a few knitting projects.  I have finished the Pirate Cove Shawl and I'm pretty pleased with it overall.  I have not taken a full photo of the finished project yet,… Continue reading too much acrylic yarn

Knitting / Crochet, Writing Prompt

pirate’s cove shawl

The Daily Post Theme:  Unravel I've been working on a new knitting project and so far I have mixed feelings of my progress.  I found a free shawl pattern on Ravelry: Pirate's Cove by Hilary Latimer and thought it looked easy enough for a beginner.  The shawl is entirely garter stitch with one section of a… Continue reading pirate’s cove shawl

DIY & Crafty!, Knitting / Crochet

Christmas Balls!

I know, Christmas is long over.  But I found a knitting pattern for a Christmas Ball ornament and it is literally all I can think about. You know how sometimes you search the internet for something particular and then you accidentally stumble onto something not related at all but really cool anyway?  That is exactly… Continue reading Christmas Balls!