I’ve dabbled in colorwork a little bit in the past, knitting up little swatches of fair isle or striping, but I’ve never attempted to incorporate colorwork into a project. Colorwork kind of terrifies me, to be honest. I’m afraid to ruin a perfectly good project and hours of labor because I’ve made it halfway through… Continue reading I love duplicate stitch!
Even though I told myself that I wouldn’t make handmade Christmas gifts this year, I ended up making some anyway. As before, I wanted to share them here since I’m really happy with how they came out. First, I made several bath poufs for my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law. I packaged them with some facial masks,… Continue reading Christmas 2016
I’ve managed to almost finish one for realsies sock without any major mess-ups! I turned the heel, picked up stitches, and joined the gusset flawlessly. I even tried the sock on last night; it fit me almost perfectly. The only problem is this pair was supposed to be for my dad. Oops? I’m starting to… Continue reading Do you know a Bigfoot?
Happy new year, all! I just wanted to put that out there before I start this entry in earnest. Yes, I know it’s been almost two weeks since New Years Day. Yes, I have been terribly slow at putting out entries over the past few weeks. Luckily things are quieting down after the holiday rush… Continue reading Christmas Throwback
Since I started doing needlework, I’ve handmade all my Christmas presents every year. Not only does it help me get some practice making things I might not otherwise make, but I get to use up a huge part of my yarn stash. And it makes me really happy to see someone excitedly accept a piece… Continue reading Just in time for Christmas!