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.
Yesterday, I went to Joann's Fabrics because there was a coupon for 50% off all knitting needles and crochet hooks. Who couldn't use more needles and hooks? I also had a 50% off a regular price item. As I looked at the hooks, I saw Buttercream Thick & Thin yarn and was reminded of All … Continue reading Scarves & Cowls Oh My
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)
Last week, I finished The Alice Network. It has been a long time since I've read a book that I would keep saying "just one more chapter", but this was one of those books. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I learned something new (The Alice Network was a real female spy unit in WW I) … Continue reading Yarn Along
A while back, I saw this hat posted on Ravelry. I loved the cat hat and I LOVED the yarn from Hedgehog Fibers. Unfortunately, no shop near me sells Hedgehog and, honestly, I didn't want to spend a lot of cash on more yarn. One day, while walking through Joann's, I saw Big Twist Sincerely … Continue reading Lemonade from Lemons
This week, I put my Cleo Tones scarf on the blocking boards! This has been a a nice, relaxing project...although it has taken me a long time to complete. Knitting here and there, mostly while watching TV. The lovely color changes of the Plymouth Yarn Cleo Tones was soothing. This scarf is loosely based on … Continue reading Blocking & Boxing