Knitting the Rag Blanket

As a knitter, you tend to collect a variety of scraps of yarn. My collection of bits and bobs is mostly sock yarn. I wanted to do something useful with all my scraps. Originally, I started on a Beekeepers Quilt. While I do love the idea, I wanted a project that...

Knitting the Scratchy Blue Socks

Ages and ages ago... before I met my husband Ross and before Xander was born... I bought a huge package of sock yarn that was really budget friendly. It worked out to about $1 a ball. The yarn is cheap and scratchy. It does get better with washing. Knitting with it is...

Knitting the Mandala Gnome Embossed Scarf

I wanted an easy knit to keep at my desk again, so against my better judgment, I started another embossed scarf. I really need to find a place to donate locally... I'm going to have so many scarves and hats if I keep this up! March 18 This scarf will go with the hat I...

Knitting the Puckered Violet Socks (Completed)

February 27 I've been having fun with color and I wanted to get another pair of socks on the needles, so I pulled out the KnitPicks Stroll Brights in Pucker and Vibrant Violet. They've been in my stash for ages. It's also a chance to try the new square needles from...

Knitting the Mandela Easy Mittens (Completed)

After knitting all the hats and scarves, I decided... as much as I swore I wouldn't... to knit some mittens to match the sets. The Mandela yarn is a DK-weight, so I went to Ravelry in search of a basic mitten pattern. I found Easy Mittens. February 18 I decided to...

Get Ready to Knit with the Clouds!

I was recently given the opportunity through House Party to try Craftsy's exclusive yarn named Cloudborn. I received the Grey Heather colorway. The yarn is even prettier in person than on screen. It's hard to see the tonal variations in color until you have it in...

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