After the rush of the holidays, I wanted small, easy, quick projects. I made myself some simple garter stitch fingerless mitts using Woolspun from my stash. I cast on 30 stitches and finished these while watching tv the night before a snow storm. Then I saw Yarnutopia's Wonderfully Warm Mittens blog post and decided … Continue reading Small Projects
Recently, a fellow crafter I follow on Instagram, put out a Yarn Wish. She asked for knit and crochet hats, scarves and ear warmers to donate to her preferred charity. I had recently finished a Malia CAL Ear warmer. (Premier Candy Shop yarn, warm and soft) Although the picture doesn't show off the stitches well, … Continue reading Malia CAL Donation
The charity that I donate items to (Hooking for the Homeless) has put out the call for zippered accessory pouches. The book, School of Sewing, has a zippered pouch pattern that utilizes fat quarters. This was the first project I used my zipper foot on. I need practice with that, I broke a needle **insert … Continue reading Charity Sewing
I have long admired Rebecca Langford's (aka Little Monkeys Crochet) crochet designs. Two of my favorite baby blanket patterns are hers: Call The Midwife Comfy Squares I made both for my cousin's son and my finished projects can be found here. Across my FB feed came Little Monkeys Crochet's new CAL, the Malia CAL. There … Continue reading Malia CAL
This was a productive week! I finished my hat made from Quince & Co. yarn. A simple hat using simple knit and purl rows (inspired by a store bought hat a friend wore over the winter). I finally found a hat that my purple Lion Brand fur pompom worked with! This hat is for me … Continue reading A Productive Week!
It has been a crazy two weeks. End of summer, kids starting school, etc. Not much crafting going on (sewing is on hold until the kids are both back in school, Miss ME starts this Monday). I did manage to make some basic hats for charity though. Up first, a simple beanie using up a … Continue reading Hats, Hats and More Hats
One of the charities I like to give to, is Hooking for the Homeless (which is located in New Hampshire). If you follow them on Facebook, they post links to (usually) free patterns including knitting, crocheting and sewing. If you are local (which I am not), they also have meet ups to sit and create. … Continue reading Stash Busting for Charity (again)