A long day of work followed by warm pajamas and the soothing repetition of garter stitch in colorful yarn.
I have been making hexipuff snowflakes that are cute and fairly simple to do. I can’t show them all, because some of them are secrets, but here is a sneak peek. I really enjoyed making a these. They combine crochet and knitting but the crochet is simple and if you have made one or two […]
I have been busy the last few weeks with secret Christmas knitting but here are a few projects I can show you. I received some yarn recently as a random act of kindness from a Ravelry swap partner. I was going to use it to make hexipuffs but I liked it so much I decided […]
I finished my Mary Lennox pi shawl. It was a lot of fun (and time) to make. It has quite a few beads and is almost as tall as I am, but it’s so beautiful. I think I need to figure out how to display it on the wall. Or I need more fancy events […]
This is a combination of Turquoise, Brown and Pink. I really, really like this combo and plan to dye more of this. This is turquoise, brown, orange and green. This is a ‘witchy’ color, it will self striped acid green and dark purple. Here is some of the yarn I dyed knit up. […]
I have been beading more of my knitting projects lately. It takes a little extra time but with all the time that is already put into a knitted item it seems worth it to make it special. Beads can be different sizes and deciding on what size to use for which project can be complicated. […]
Here are my first completed hexipuffs. These are super quick to knit up, but to make a substantial sized blanket you need a number I’m not willing to think about. It’s a lot. This is going to be my on the go, don’t have to think, knitting. The pattern to make a plain hexipuff is […]
I made up a bunch of mini skeins so I could experiment with various colors combinations and techniques. I have finally succumbed to the lure of hexipuffs (also known as the Beekeeper’s Quilt, a super awesome pattern by Tiny Owl Knits). I want to make each hexipuff something special to me or to my family. […]
This idea is super awesome! A magic yarn ball is a ball of yarn full of hidden surprises that you find as you knit. Here is a link to the full description and how to make one.
Today’s experiments were dying yarn in the ‘cake’ so that the dye absorbs more on the outside of the skein and less on the inside. I’m really pleased with how this worked and want to do more of this in the future. I think next time I will add dye to the middle of the […]