Best Baby Socks

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Back when I was still pregnant I blogged abut making baby socks out of SilverSpun. If you missed it, you can read the posts and find the (free) patterns I used here. Dash was born with giant feet, so the tiny ones I knit never fit him. He’s been wearing the larger ones quite a bit, and I’m afraid he’s about to grow out of them! So I thought I’d better take a photo while they still fit. These socks … Read More

Last Minute Holiday Wish List

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Are you procrastinating your holiday shopping like I am? My excuse: I have a three month old. But I do this every year, so let’s be honest, I just procrastinate holiday shopping. Apparently, I also put off making my own wish list, but alas, here it is. My picks for what to give and get knitters this Christmas. (If you’re Jewish and celebrate Hanukah you’re REALLY behind!)   #1 Strauch Swift (This is on my personal wish list. I got … Read More

Appalachian Baby

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Back in August I blogged about some washcloths I knit using a kit from Appalachian Baby. We’ve been using the washcloths at almost every bath time since Dash was born. I even noticed Brian always reaching for these hand knit washcloths first, and when I asked him about it he said he thinks they are the softest. If you missed it, you can read the post here. So after such a great experience knitting with the cotton, I reached out to Diane, … Read More

In My Diaper Bag

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Lately my knitting bag has been replaced with a diaper bag. If I go out for coffee I don’t even think about bringing my knitting, because I know my hands are going to be full with my little butter bean. So today, I’m sharing what’s in my diaper bag. 1. We’re cloth diapering, and I purchased a big lot of gender neutral Bum Genius All in One cloth diapers before Dash was born. Some may not consider these colors gender … Read More

Solitude Slippers

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Now that it’s getting cold out I’m realizing it’s time to break out the slippers, and what could be better than super cozy hand knit slippers? Last month a new pattern of mine came out through Solitude Wool, the Solitude Thrummed Slippers. The pattern can be purchased on Ravelry here, or you can buy the kit and get everything you need–including roving, to make these slippers! Buy the kit from Solitude Wool here. These extra busy, extra cozy slippers are made … Read More

Attempts at photographing a baby

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I realized today that the Louet Gems sweater I knit while I was pregnant was probably just the right size to fit Dash now, so I got out my camera to take some photos in the lovely morning light. Koko wanted to help.   “LOOK! I can be cute too!”   The sweater fits perfectly.

New Pattern & Discount: Silver Lining Gloves

Last year I published the Connectivity Gloves, and this year when Feel Good Yarn Co asked me about creating a new glove pattern for their new sock yarn I thought about how I could make a super warm and also multi-functional glove like the Connectivity, but with more options on how to wear and use it.    And thus, the Silver Linings Gloves were born! It’s a glove, it’s a mitten, it’s everything you need to keep your hands toasty … Read More

New Pattern: Wendell Scarf

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Today I’m excited to announce a new pattern in a lovely new yarn, the Wendell Scarf uses one skein of Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot, a lovely new yarn that’s a sock version of their popular Twizzle yarn. This yarn is, of course, wonderful for socks, but with one skein you can also knit this fun textured scarf that shows off the beautiful variegated colorways.     Recently I’ve gotten a lot of questions as to where to purchase Mountain Colors yarns, … Read More

New Patterns & Giveaway!

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Today I’m excited to announce that I have two new patterns out as part of the Louet North America Fall 2015 collection! Landloper Hat     Landloper Mitts Both the Landloper Hat and Landloper Mitts feature a variations on a reversible twisted stitch pattern. Each can be knit up with just one skein of Louet Gems Sport Weight, and would make lovely quick-knit projects!   Giveaway Thanks so much to Louet for offering a giveaway! Leave a comment on this … Read More

Product Review: Mountain Meadow Wool Dryer Balls

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I’ve been using dryer balls for a while now. I’ve tried the plastic ones that look (and apparently taste) like dog toys, and I’ve also made some out of roving using leftover bits. When I was given the opportunity to try out the Mountain Meadow Wool Dryer Balls my answer was, “YES!!” I used to be addicted to dryer sheets. I loved the smell of fresh laundry warm from the dryer with that overly perfumey dryer sheet smell. Then I … Read More

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