I offered to make some pajama bottoms for my friend's daughter. I had very good intentions. I made Miss ME a pair, great! Using the same material, I cut out a pair for Miss E. I used the "magic pillow case" trick to add a navy cuff to the bottom to add a little length. … Continue reading Change in plans…
A while back, I stumbled across Brome Fields Learn a 100 Knit Stitches in 100 Days. I followed that series and then started looking at the knit patterns available on the site. Now that I am feeling more confident in my knitting (can do more than a garter scarf!), I have been following the Brome … Continue reading Daring Hat
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
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)