In my previous post about stitch markers, I thought I was so smart using paperclips to mark my stitches. I was so genuinely happy with them. I didn’t know what it was like to have any better, so I was satisfied…until NOW. First, I saw that other people had taken the colored paper clips and … More The Stitch Marker Revelation
Since very early on in my knitting career, I have been debating whether or not to buy stitch markers. I like to consider myself a bit of a thrifty knitter…surely I don’t need to fork out cash for little plastic rings…right? Fancy stitch markers in the store always seem like frivolous luxuries you don’t really … More The Stitch Marker Deliberation
I have been making toques to give away to the homeless as part of my charity project, The Sidewalk Sock Project. Since I began, I have branched out to make both socks AND hats because why not stay warm from head to toe? I had piles of hats waiting to be stitched together and have … More DIY Yarn Stamps
With the seasons changing and the temperature warming up, I’ve been looking into some summer projects. I tend to focus on toys and amigurumi in the warmer months since it’s too hot for knitted clothing, but when I found some crochet chokers online, it sparked my curiosity! A little while ago I followed a pattern … More New Choker Designs
Went over to my sister’s place for a couple of days to hang out and do some sister bonding. We got tattoos together and went to a French craft store (see last 2 posts), then she showed me her new hobby–beading! This is super coincidental, as my mom had just passed over her stash of … More Sister Craft Day: Beading!
As the weather starts to warm up and the sun starts to show up a little more, people are starting to strip their layers. While I’m still bundled in my knitted infinity scarves, I find myself looking around at people who might as well be in shorts and a tee on their way to the … More Spring’s got me choking, and not just from allergies!
Quick project I whipped up for my aunt’s birthday. She likes cute little trinkets and anything sugary and sweet, so this was perfect! Tiny amigurumi is something that intrigues me, as difficult as it is to do. Not my go-to project for a relaxing day in, but I’m always happy with the final product.
Last year, my sister grew her hair out so she could donate it to make a wig for a cancer patient. It was a long and frustrating wait, as she’s always had short hair. I get the feeling that the saying “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” applies here, however. In anticipation of … More Thought you might be feeling a little bald…
In all the years I’ve been knitting, I have never made something for my dad. I’ve given a ton of gifts to other family members, friends, even some people I only ever worked with for a couple of years. It’s not that I didn’t want to give him something, it’s just that I never knew … More Dad-Approved iPad Case
I should start by saying I cannot take credit for the design and creation of these AT ALL! These are actually the work of my pottery-enthusiast mother, who was inspired by the falling leaves to make pendants with leaf imprints. They came out beautifully, and she asked me to help her make some adjustable necklace … More Fall Ceramic Pendants