knitting

Handmade Holidays: Tiny Sweaters

My mother started a Christmas ornament collection for me when I was less than a year old. Every year she would add to it, and my grandparents also contributed. When I married and had my own Christmas tree, I had a large set of ornaments ready to go. My mother was smart. I’ve given my children…

FO: Knitting again

I had some time all to myself one recent weekend while the men took a winter campout. I took charge of the remote control and watched a fascinating Marie Curie documentary and knitted. I decided that it was time to make dishcloths. Almost an annual ordeal, my dishcloths literally get worn out.…

Crafty Monday: Amulet Pouches

Since we traveled over Christmas, I had to get my ducks in a row before we left. Fortunately, I had seen a pattern for knitting with scraps of yarn. (it is in this book) My version is pictured here. Sometimes, when they were very young, my kids didn’t have pockets,…

Fingerless gloves

I was knitting a ho-hum dishcloth, and used it twice already within a week. I need to replace my current supply badly. I made t-shirt yarn for this last dishcloth. I’ll review that another time, in order to write right now about something more exciting — fingerless gloves. My daughter has been…

Homemade tubular yarn

Experiment time from last week: homemade tubular yarn This last year has been full of t-shirt yarn tutorials. (Go ahead, do a google searh for ‘t-shirt yarn tutorial.’ You’ll get a gazillion results.) I purchased a few skeins of tubular yarn for a pattern, and it was pricey. So it’s…