Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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I have published a new cowl pattern today.

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This cowl is one of my favorites to wear.  It flares at the bottom to protect the neck and collar from chilly air.  The pattern includes yardage and instructions for a sport weight cowl as well as the formula for the pattern so it can be customized for any yarn and any size.

Here's the Ravelry link:

I made the first version of this cowl over a year ago and it was far and away my favorite cowl to wear.  Unfortunately I failed to write down any of the yardage so the pattern hung out in limbo until I knit a second sample.  The edging on the first version is different from the final version because even though visually I loved the way it looked, it rolled in on itself too easily so it got replaced with ribbing which managed to make it even cozier.  The yarn on this first version was such a surprise.  They were two random cheap merinos from Ebay and Smileys Yarn Sale that were utilitarian yarns in my stash.  Together they are luminous.  The first version also had one additional round of chartwork.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scary Easy Hocus Pocus Tote

Fall is finally upon us.  All the drinks and food at Starbucks and Whole Foods are pumpkin flavored and the Halloween section of the craft store is jam packed with glitter fall flowers, skeletons, black cats and pumpkins.  With a month and a half till Halloween I thought I would add a little addition to the Hocus Pocus Trick or Treat Bag Pattern.  Here is the Scary Easy Hocus Pocus Tote. 
 This tote is a much easier, finish in a weekend, version of the original bag.  It does not require any lining or felting and it a much more appropriate size for trick or treating.  

If you have already purchased the Hocus Pocus Cowl and Trick or Treat Bag ebook then you should see this new tote pattern added to the download options, you do not have to purchase anything new.  If have not purchased the pattern but are interested in making your own, follow the button below for more details.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Color Inspiration: Crop Circles at the Community Garden

My mom captured this amazing picture last night at her community garden.

It had me tearing through my yarn stash to find matches.

Madelinetosh Tosh Light in Lettuce Leaf 
Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes in Highland Bluberry
Madelinetosh Tosh Light in Curiosity
Madelinetosh Tosh Light in Maple Leaf (best colorway ever)
Icelandic wool purchased at Rhinebeck

Now I want to knit this hat again. Crop Circles at the Community Garden.

Sunday, June 29, 2014


I am so pleased to share my latest hat pattern with you...

I had two gorgeous skeins of Madelintosh Tosh Merino in pink and grey just hanging out and decided they had to form something super plush and girly.

When I look at this hat it makes me miss skiing.  I know summer is just starting but I want to rewind time, put my hair in "Little House" braids, pull this hat over my ears, and barrel down the ski slope.  Please no one remind me that 2 months ago I was whining about how cold it still was.

This pattern includes 2 adult sizes: 
18"/47cm in circumference using DK weight yarn 
20"/51cm in circumference using worsted weight yarn.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Plush Bow Tutorial

I am knitting a new hat and wanted an alternative to my usual pom pom or tassel so I whipped up a plush bow to tack onto the crown.  I thought I would stick a little tutorial up ahead of the new pattern. Following the directions exactly will give you a bow roughly 2 inches by 5 inches.  The general idea can be used to make bows of many sizes.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekday Craft Lunches

The building I work in has 2 offices on the bottom and every floor above is residential.  I am friends with one of the women who lives above and we have now started having craft lunches.  A little opportunity to break away from eating at my desk and relax. 

Here is the little sheep stamp I made during our first craft lunch:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Random Monday Night Crafting

Tracked down all my rubber stamp making tools and crafted a thing tonight. 
 커피 is coffee in Korean.
Thanks Talk To Me In Korean for teaching me in the first place and Google Translate for reminding me.