DIY Christmas Inspiration Videos

3 DIY Christmas Ornaments Inspired by Anthropologie. I’m determined to make those gold temporary tattoo ones with those exact ones from Rifle Paper co and their peacock ones. I almost got them this year, but mistakes and budget happened, maybe I can get them soon for next year. I did get tiny glass ornaments for… Continue reading DIY Christmas Inspiration Videos

Textured Tonal Triangle Scarf Free Pattern

Another from the archives. Here is the pattern from this blog post (I think if I kept that photo, it is probably un-rescue-able on my old computer). Of the few knitting things I’ve altered or come up with, this is the simplest. I really wish I’d written out in an understandable way the striped baby… Continue reading Textured Tonal Triangle Scarf Free Pattern

Yarn Along April 2019

Knitting another baby blanket with KnitPicks Shine Worsted (of course), a variation on this well-loved pattern. I’m on the second book of All-of-A-Kind Family, although I’m obviously much above the intended age range (I don’t have much mental space at the moment, and I like to read books I feel I “missed out” on in… Continue reading Yarn Along April 2019

Left-Handed Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering Links

Left-Handed Writing The man in this video on foundation pens explains the three main ways of that lefties write (I think I’m mainly an underwriter) starting at about 6 minutes into the video. Calligraphy  Calligraphy pens frequently have a flat line tip and in order to make strokes, the pen must be held at a… Continue reading Left-Handed Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering Links

Brijee Patterns Casey Skirt Pattern Testing and Blog Party

In June I participated in a pattern test for Brijee patterns. She is currently hosting a pattern giveaway on her blog here. I made my skirt from Robert Kaufman Superlux Poplin in navy. I’ve needed some more business formal looking skirts (the color is darker than the photos, but I wanted the skirt to be… Continue reading Brijee Patterns Casey Skirt Pattern Testing and Blog Party

Yarn Along and Crafting On Link Up

I linking up with Ginny’s Yarn Along and Nicole’s Crafting On. I have, of course, more than one book going (and 2 more projects on the needles although I’ve been focusing on this one for awhile), but this was the prettiest arrangement. The blanket is Purl Soho’s Mosaic Blanket which is free and actually very… Continue reading Yarn Along and Crafting On Link Up

Yarn Along May

I finished the green book, but I don’t feel like taking another photo. I haven’t made much progress on the either the books or the knitting since I took this. And of course I have more projects on the needles. I’m linking up here for Ginny’s Monthly Yarn Along.

What I’ve Knit Recently

An Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief made with copper colored Knit Picks Diadem for a friend with an autumn birthday. Matching baby and toddler knit dresses for the same friend’s little girls. I used a cardigan pattern as a loose guide, but I also was figuring things out as I went along (hence why… Continue reading What I’ve Knit Recently

Discovering Knitting: How I Became a Knitter

I don’t remember exactly my age when my grandmothers first introduced me to knitting, but I know I wasn’t near a teen. One grandmother gave me a family knitting basket and needles and also a learn-to-knit set. My other grandmother gave me my first lesson . . . which didn’t stick. A lady at my childhood church… Continue reading Discovering Knitting: How I Became a Knitter