When you want some knit legwarmers, but don’t want to spend hours and hours knitting, consider upcycling a sweater from a thrift store. A fair isle man’s sweater was (more…)
Because . . . well . . . just because! I just couldn’t resist making a miniature version of Kimberley’s elf slippers. I cast on half the number of stitches on a much finer wool, with (more…)
A few years ago I took some photos of how I hold the yarn for knitting, to remind my friends what I had taught them during a lesson. This is only one way to do it, but it (more…)
Several years ago, my friend Kimberley sent me a pattern for Pamela Wynne’s Elf Shoes on Ravelry, and made sure to mention her shoe size! I made the first pair (more…)
I was asked to make a pair of fingerless ribbed gauntlets for a customer’s elderly mother. Apparently her hands are even smaller than mine, so I designed them to (more…)
As an Easter gift to you all, I am sharing my pattern and a tutorial for knit Easter eggs!
This year all our Christmas gifts were handmade, like these knit neat-edged dishcloths from A La Lynette’s Ravelry pattern Grandmother’s Favorite Neat-Edged Dishcloth
Having outgrown his slippers my son begged me to make him another pair for Christmas. I knit a basic sock in his favourite green Paton’s Classic Wool with Storm in the Attic’s clever elf toe construction. The cuff design is by Pamela Wynne […]
The bowl I knit from Cat Bordhi’s pattern from “A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting” is complete! It measures 9″ across the opening, and is 6″ deep. The buffalo wool locks did cooperate with lots of careful attention, and an acorn embellishment of a clear crystal bead with a silver tone cap finishes it off beautifully. Now it […]
Small things intrigue me. Making things small intrigues me even more. I just finished knitting this acorn out of embroidery floss. That was fun!