A long time ago (well, maybe a year ago), I purchased JoJi's The Easy Bulky One Pattern. Reading the description, I thought it would be the perfect first sweater. Plus, Joji was having a KAL for this pattern. After working an eight hour call shift, I treated myself to the yarn called for in the … Continue reading Evolution of a sweater
Lion Brand Yarn Company is excited to announce the anti-bullying campaign #HatNotHate. Lion Brand is partnering with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. to launch an anti-bullying campaign, and you can help, too! Let’s increase awareness about the impact bullying has on children and … Continue reading Hat not Hate
...my favorite time of the year! Well, its almost sweater weather. I've taken two weeks away from blogging and enjoyed a trip to Carmel CA and the school year started (one week apart) for each child. (Pebble Beach Golf Resort, 17 Mile Drive and The Carmel Coastline) (Yay! Free time for myself!!) It has been … Continue reading Sweater Weather…
One of the groups I belong to on Ravelry is My Sister's Knitter. Currently, there is a KAL happening-My Sister's Knitter Head, Neck, Feet KAL. Perfect motivation to knit a cowl I had been eyeing for a bit, the Sugar Plum Cowl (free pattern). In the past few months a Hobby Lobby opened near my … Continue reading Sugar Plum Cowl
Like so many yarn addicts out there, I was always seeing ads for Darn Good Yarn's subscription box. However, I never bit the bullet. Then I saw a story on how the company is employing people via The ARC and that changed everything. If you are not familiar with The ARC (and unless you have … Continue reading Darn Good Yarn
Today, I had a baby sitter for a few hours. After FOREVER, my first socks are done! Marly Bird had a great KAL, My First Socks. She had both written pattern and video tutorials for a pair of worsted weight socks. All I can say is thank goodness these were worsted weight or I may … Continue reading My First Socks-Complete!
I love, and I mean LOVE, my Simplicity 8022 pajama pants. (Seen here , here and here) I have pairs made out of flannel and cotton. I have gotten more than my moneys worth out of this pattern (although, I paid on $.99 for it). I really needed some summer pajama bottoms. I tried a Butterick … Continue reading Summer Sewing