Summer Sewing

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


Sock Anatomy

Happy weekend! I had to take a break from my socks due to kids school vacation and life getting in the way. However, I'm back at it. Using Marly Bird's great videos, I have completed one heel turn and gusset! I chose to knit the alternative gusset that Marly provides (both ways are in the … Continue reading Sock Anatomy

My First Heel

I have completed Week #3 of Marly Bird's KAL. This has been a great learning experience and finally got me to cast on socks! The stitch pattern is Eye of Partridge. This section went very quickly, so now I am awaiting Week #4's instructions. I am so glad I cast on both socks. It will … Continue reading My First Heel

My First Socks

One of the reasons I started knitting was to eventually knit socks. I love seeing everyone's socks (Hermione's EveryDay Socks on Ravelry-22K+ made...I want to make them!) I purchased a Craftsy class to learn how to make them. I watched it. I never made them. I saw Attic 24 make socks with a  teeny tiny … Continue reading My First Socks

Yarn Along

Joining Yarn Along and Book Date. I finished listening to The Wright Brothers and I LOVED it! Ever since I heard David McCullough narrate Ken Burns' Civil War, I have loved his voice and felt like I was watching a Wright Brothers documentary in my own head as I listened. I learned a great deal … Continue reading Yarn Along

Harry Potter Love

I love Harry Potter. I loved all the books and I love, love, love listening to Jim Dale narrate the audiobooks (if you haven't listened to them, you really should!). The Ravelry Group, Inside Number 23, is having a year long Harry Potter KAL. Any knit, crochet, or yarn related Harry Potter inspired project is … Continue reading Harry Potter Love