Category: fast project

  • All the HATS.

    Recently, I’ve made A LOT of hats. SO MANY HATS. 4 out of 5 of my most recent pattern releases have been hats. AND I have at least ONE additional hat pattern to release in the near future (the flat spiral one). Here are some reasons I love making hats: Great way to test out […]

  • Shoddy Seamstress Adventures: Pouf.

    It is currently Saturday morning. Which in and of itself, is a neutral statement. However, I started writing this post on Wednesday, a planned power outage interrupted me, and I have not made the space to finish this post until now. This is one of my best sewing projects ever. EVER. I’ve been wanting an […]

  • Free Pattern: Lightning Fast Hat

    The Lightning Fast Hat JUST flew off my needles. On Monday: I spun and plied the yarn. On Tuesday: I set the twist and let it dry. On Wednesday: I caked it up and knit this hat. On Thursday: I shared my pattern with you! The fiber was purchased in September 2019 at the Shannendoah […]

  • Acute-ly Stashbusting

    For years, I have stoutly refused to make the same pattern twice. But as the designer, I can make the same pattern repeatedly. What’s that about? The Acute Shawl (Rav link) is no exception to my multiple makes of my own patterns. This one is my 4th, and is different than all the others! Its […]

  • Free Pattern: Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap

    Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap: Solid, Colorblock, and MYOM (Make Your Own Marl) Versions Live your own life aquatic with this awesome Zissou inspired watch cap. The proportions seem all wrong, but when placed on the wearer, they magically become all right. Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap Solid/Color Block Sizes: Newborn/Baby, (Toddler/Kid, Tween/Adult Small, Adult […]

  • Baby, Take a Break.

    A number of connotations in the title, this being Friday, the 8th of January, 2021 and all. First, I need a break from the news cycle. The insurrection of the 6th is still being processed in my mind; I have a lot of feelings right now. None of them are sympathetic to the perpetrators terrorizing […]

  • Year of Projects: Week 17/18

    Oh, my. This has been a busy couple weeks around here. My holiday projects always need to be finished before actual Christmas (since we do our gift exchanges with my family 1-3 weeks before Christmas Day). This year I had a few additional holiday gifts to finish up, making it seem really chaotic! No fear, […]

  • Pom-Pom Wreath

    As a knitter, crocheter, and spinner, I constantly find myself with odds and ends of yarn. I guess I could throw out all those little pieces, but my pragmatic side doesn’t want it to just go into a landfill. As a parent, I’m always looking for ideas to occupy the kids: without screens. My son […]

  • Season Two is Finally Here!

    I’m unabashedly nerdy. I love sci-fi and fantasy. One of my favorite franchises, STAR WARS! So today I am extra stoked that the Mandalorian is back for season two! And with new Mandalorian episodes, there is sure to be more of the Child, a.k.a. Baby Yoda!! I spent some of today (when not celebrating the […]

  • Scraptastic

    Yesterday I got the itch to work on some small projects to corral masks for myself and the kids. Our entryway is SUPER tiny, so making the most of my space is important. Additionally, since my space is SOO tiny, keeping it organized is a must. Disorganization looks like a huge mess. I made three […]