Knitting
A Sock Recipe for a Man

A Sock Recipe for a Man

My husband’s favorite gift to receive are hand knit socks. I try to make them for our anniversary and his birthday each year with maybe a bonus thrown in on Valentine’s Day or Christmas. I thought I had gotten the basic pattern from one of the hundreds of knitting books I have, but I think...
Flash Mob of Knitters

Flash Mob of Knitters

Just a bunch of knitters happy about their love of yarn. This is from the Sock Summit in Portland that just wrapped up over the weekend. I’ve got to make it to this one year.

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding

The royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is this month and a cute way to celebrate is to knit your own royal wedding dolls. I’m not sure yet if I’m going to attempt these, but the book is really well done and comes with a balcony backdrop so you can do your own...

A Place for all of those Double Pointed Needles

If you’ve been a knitter for say over a year or so, you’ve probably acquired a good collection of needles. My biggest challenge has been keeping up with my double pointed needles that I use for socks, sleeves and hats. I can’t tell you how many sets of size 8s and 1s I have just...

Knitting Obsession

I don’t think I will ever become this obsessed with knitting, but the animation of this clip is nice to watch.

KnitPro

If you love to needlepoint, cross-stitch or knit, then you need to go to microrevolt.org and try out the KnitPro. Upload an image and choose needlepoint or knitting and the size grid you want and ta da, you get a pdf graph laying out your design for you. I tried it on the site logo...

Knit Face Scrubs

I really like the results from face cleanser pads, but I hate the waste and the cost. I’ve seen some patterns for facecloths for crocheters, but after a traumatic crochet experience in the 2nd grade, I just can’t manage it, so I created a pattern that I can knit instead. BTW, it goes great with...

Yarn Monster

I thought I would pass along this video from Union Bridge Labs showcasing their awesome Yarn Monster. Yarn Monster from toddtreece on Vimeo.
Knitted Christmas Lights

Knitted Christmas Lights

Continuing my theme of a yarn holiday, I knitted some Christmas lights! The pattern is free and can be found at Kimberly Chapman’s Web site. I admit, I first got the idea for these from the Winter catalog from Knitpicks, but I didn’t want to spend $19.99 on a pattern booklet when I only wanted...

Hedera Socks

If you are starting to go beyond basic socks, I really recommend trying out one of Cookie A patterns. The first one I did was Monkey which I think is a law that all knitters must knit it at least once. This is another one of Cookie A’s patterns called Hedera. The pattern keeps you...

Knitting Pumpkins

I have a couple of babies in my life this year and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make this cute pumpkin set from Lion Brand. Check out the pattern. I made them using Spud & Chloë Sweater Yarns, plus a little left over brown yarn I had from an old project.  Spud & Chloë...