I finally finished my Hitchhiker Shawl! I started this sooooo long ago. While having lunch with my college roommate, she showed me her completed Hitchhiker and I loved it. Never having worked with any yarn thinner than worsted (while knitting), I was nervous to tackle fingering yarn. I chose to use Lion Brand Mandala in … Continue reading Hitchhiker
This year, I decided to make an Olympic project. Although I completed it after the Closing Ceremony, I am still happy I finished it in quick time. I chose a free pattern from Red Heart-American Pride Knit Cowl. This was a fun project. I learned how to make one left, always nice to learn a … Continue reading Olympic Knitting
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
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)