After declaring that I will have a drawer full of hand knit socks, you might be wondering what types of socks will I knit. I decided to be organized and queued up 8 sock patterns that I love the look of and that I will strive to make this year. They also happen to be free!
This year, I really wanted to learn how to start socks from the toe rather than the cuff. After-all, isn't learning something new what keeps us all creative? So last night, after watching a series of YouTube videos and reading up on various toe-up cast on methods; I started my first toe-up sock!
Don't spend energy worrying about the misses, but instead on the journey. Tell people about your goals because it makes them real and when others know what they are, they can also support you in making them happen. Here are my 2018 goals.
I've received many sweet comments and positive feedback on the Good Knits project. Thank you. Your positive reaction has spurred me to release a two more hand knit items to the Good Knits section of the shop.
With less than 20 knitting days left until Christmas, you might be like me, and wondering what quick pattern can I knit to check off my gift list with style. I've rounded up five of my favourite hat patterns that you can finish before Christmas, and which also happen to be available online for free!
I've been wanting to do this for a while now and I'm finally able to make it happen. I've opened my online shop with a limited selection of knits that will be available for sale with the proceeds going to local area charities. Giving back to my community is important to me and supporting charities that help children, especially girls, is very close to my heart.
This summer, I started a new job which requires me to commute to work and takes a lot more coordination on my end to get my mornings organized so I'm not a frantic mess every day. So I started meal planning. In the past, I would use this technique sporadically, but these days it's been a life-line.
As I have been organizing, re-writing, and re-knitting many of my tried and true patterns in hopes of inspiring more fiber lovers with them, I've also been thinking about how to release them.
My girls have grown up seeing me knitting fingerless gloves for years. One day they asked me to make some for them. Hence, these little hands gloves were born. Here's the free pattern if you want to make a pair, too.
As a parent who knits daily, I get a lot of people assuming that my kids must be pretty good knitters too because they have the benefit of endless lessons with mom. Here are four of my best tips for helping kids through their first yarn projects.
My girls are into their dolls - and dressing up their dolls in matching clothes is really a thing! I kid you not! Here's the formula I used to make these Doll & Me Hats, if you want to make them, too!