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 ShannendoahContinue reading “Free Pattern: Lightning Fast Hat”

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! ItsContinue reading “Acute-ly Stashbusting”

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, AdultContinue reading “Free Pattern: Magic Sea Captain Watch Cap”

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 terrorizingContinue reading “Baby, Take a Break.”

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,Continue reading “Year of Projects: Week 17/18”

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 sonContinue reading “Pom-Pom Wreath”

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 theContinue reading “Season Two is Finally Here!”

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 threeContinue reading “Scraptastic”

Boring

Me. I’m the boring one. This blanket I’m working on? She’s pretty and exciting. Project monogamy makes for boring updates. How many times a week can I really show you the same blanket? This was taken yesterday, just after adding the second set of balls. I haven’t had the time to work on “Justine” muchContinue reading “Boring”

emPower Cowl: Crochet

The emPower People craftivism initiative sums up my personal beliefs rather succinctly. I believe symbolism carries heft, a visual signifier of the kind of person you are. I am very selective about the symbolism I choose to adorn myself with. Making, and wearing, this cowl isn’t a flippant decision to make the new “it” thing.Continue reading “emPower Cowl: Crochet”