I have always wanted to do a temperature blanket, but know I don't have the staying power to crochet or knit everyday. Then I saw Fiber Flux post a Temperature Shawl CAL. Each week you will crochet the average temperature for the week. After 52 weeks, you have a sweet shawl! That is do-able! I … Continue reading Temperature Shawl CAL
My local yarn shop has closed its doors. I didn't go that often, as I really couldn't afford the yarn sold there, but I would go in for a skein for a special project. I went to the closing sale a few times and bought skeins and needles for 40-70% off (oh, the lovely, squishy, … Continue reading Broken Arrows
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
A long time ago, I saw One Dog Woof's Catalunya Color Block Poncho and loved it. I had been wanting to try Lion Brand Fast Track yarn and this was the perfect project. I ordered the yarn and the 12mm knitting needles from Craftsy.com and started knitting. I really like this pattern, super easy, mindless … Continue reading Color Block Poncho
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 weeks project is the super popular Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm (found on Ravely). My roommate from college, Miss Jennifer, told me I had to make it. Hers was so lovely, made in fingering weight yarn. As a newish knitter, fingering weight yarn intimidates me...it would take me FOREVER to finish. So, I had a … Continue reading “Hitchhiking” Through L.A.
Last week I posted that I was working on a free Ravelry pattern, Debut. I have finished! I enjoyed making this very much. A great pattern for a new knitter, not complicated but more advanced than straight garter stitch. I liked working with the Red Heart With Love Stripes yarn. I used approximately 1.5 skeins. … Continue reading Debut