Several years ago, I made some cactuar plushes as Christmas gifts for my brother-in-laws. They were a huge success so I wanted to add on to their growing plush collection this year with another set of iconic Final Fantasy creatures: chocobo! Aren’t they so adorable!? They were a little harder to make than I thought… Continue reading FO: Wark!
My project page on Ravelry just hit 50 unique projects! It’s so cool to be able to look back at everything I’ve made, from practical wool scarves and hats to cute plushes and cozies. Many of these items were made as gifts, but as I browsed through some of my past projects I realized that… Continue reading FO: Cutest jellyfish in the world
You know those days where it feels like nothing goes according to plan? I’ve had a string of days like that for the past couple months. After my last post, I got to work on some blog-related things that I had pushed to the side, and I was really excited to start blogging regularly again.… Continue reading Broken computer + FOs
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!