I just finished this knit-look super bulky slouch but I think it looks more just like a hat. The pattern by Jennifer Renaud was really interesting because of the way the rows increased and decreased. I used two skeins of Mamacha Peruvian alpaca wool blend that is super soft! I also used a 9 mm... Continue Reading →
I had a fun time talking with David Browning of the Bearded Yarn Dudes. You can check out the video on his YouTube channel. Enjoy.
I have 7 skeins of Noro silk garden and started thinking I’ll make a poncho! It’s turning out nicely but I’m going to have to get more yarn and figure out more things as I go along. I’m using a linen stitch and so far I like how it’s going! Stay tuned…
This is my first top down crocheted sweater and I think it turned out great. I slightly adjusted the pattern and used a plain HDC stitch instead of the one called for. You can find the pattern and yarns here.
Here is a cowl made from one ball of Noro Okunoshima which is silk, wool, angora, and mohair. I love the color combination! I made up the pattern but it’s mostly half double crochet and bobble stitches.
I’ve been trying for months to replicate my grandmother’s cornbread recipe and I think I’ve finally come up with it! Here is my recipe: 1/2 cup white cornmeal 1/2 cup self rising flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup vegetable oil Plus 1 tablespoon oil Heat oven... Continue Reading →
So, my sister has loaned me a very fancy sewing machine in perpetuity so I have decided to experiment with various fabrics. Of course, I broke a needle because I was using the wrong kind. The sewing machine is a Bernina 1630 and is quite sophisticated. Every time I need to learn some thing I... Continue Reading →
Here is a baby blanket in Plymouth yarn cotton. I used 5 skeins and a K hook and a moss or linen stitch.
Here is a pink scarf I made using my knitting board. I used a rib stitch and Abuelita merino worsted weight yarn (2 skeins).
I am happy to report that I have finally finished this mini Afghan. I used three different yarns. I used the Queensland wool and cotton blend that was 1500 yards and came in four colors in one cake. Then, I used a mohair and silk blend from Orion fiber arts from New York and then... Continue Reading →