8 Gift Ideas for Knitters, and What You Should Not Buy Without Actionable Intel

After spending an inordinate amount of time shopping online yesterday, I was ready to hit the ground running today and spend some money locally. Not 15 minutes after dropping the kids off, the school called and Bean is sick again…sigh. We had to take her to the ER a couple of weeks ago, so the […]

Yarnbox Versus Knitcrate–Which One I Like and Why

So, earlier this year, the husband and the Heathens gifted me a 3-month subscription to Yarnbox, which is a monthly box subscription for knitters/crocheters. I love yarn, and I love getting packages, so this was the absolute perfect gift. After my three months was up, I wanted to branch out and see if other subscriptions […]

Finished Knit–Zuzu’s Petals

Pattern: Zuzu’s Petals, available for purchase on Ravelry Yarn: MadelineTosh Pashmina in Moorland colorway Needles: size 8 Notes: Very easy, cute knit that will be perfect for fall/winter. I picked up a skein of this yarn at my LYS’s mega sale, and since it’s discontinued, I had to find a project that would work with […]

Finished Knit–Grrlfriend Market Bag

Pattern: Grllfriend Market Bag Yard: I Love This Cotton in Pewter and Buttercup Needles: 6 (base and handle), 10 (body), 7 (top band), plus crochet hook for magic circle cast on Notes: Super stretchy, quick knit just in time for farmers’ market season! I love this project, and would definitely make it again.

Finished Knits–“Molly” Hat and “Exploration Station” Shawl

I finished up a couple of knits recently, just in time for the end of the pathetic winter we had. It’s already unseasonably warm here, which make me anticipate summer with abject fear, If it’s nearly 90 degrees in March, what the hell will July look like? Time to switch knitting gears and decide what’s […]