I’ve been cutting my own hair for a few years now. I don’t claim to be an expert at all and there’s definitely technique issues with how I get my cut, however I’m usually pretty happy with the final look and that’s all that matters, really. When I was a kid, my mom used to … More Self Haircut
Each member of my immediate family has some kind of crafty talent. Dad’s a graphic designer and product photographer, big sis is a wedding and portrait photographer/videographer, and momma, well, she’s a potter! She has been doing pottery for about 7 years now, growing her repertoire and experimenting with designs and techniques, much like myself. … More Meeting of the Crafts
I must have made over 200 socks by now for my charity project, all with heel flaps. This was the way I learned to knit socks, and it just stuck with me. Until recently, I never entertained the thought of using a different method. Not too long ago, I crossed paths with a lady who’s … More The Perfect Pair of Socks
My double-pointed needles were giving me grief and I was just about ready to snap them and throw them across the room! But instead I set them aside and pulled out my circular needles and decided to give two-at-a-time socks a try. I have been researching sock patterns in attempt to find the optimal method … More Two-at-a-Time Socks Give Me Anxiety
We have officially taken down our Christmas tree, and even though Christmas day is already just a faint memory, it still makes me a little sad! I’ve never been a huge fan of Christmas ornaments. What I mean by that is I like the tree to be properly decorated with sets of baubles–maybe 2 or … More Oh Deer, Is Christmas Over Already?
A knitting technique I feel is underrated is grafting. Many patterns I have seen tell you to make pieces separately and then use a darning needle to mattress stitch pieces together. While this works well, I love grafting pieces together where possible, as I think it leaves a cleaner finish. Grafting is a technique whereby … More Grafting with Knitting Needles