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New Pattern: BABY Hiker’s Cardigan!

New Pattern: BABY Hiker’s Cardigan!

Finally, a baby version of my Little Hiker’s Cardigan is available today! It, and all of the patterns in my Ravelry store is 42% off for the rest of March for my birthday sale! No code required. Eligible patterns can be found here. Much like 

Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

Tutorial: Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

We love reusable beeswax food wraps around here. They’re the perfect plastic-free way to tote your pb & j to work, preschool, or playgroups. And, it turns out, it’s pretty easy to make a simple beeswax-only version, too. To make your own, you’ll need: -an 

Peaks and Summit Hats

(because someone always asks about the boots, they are Keens)

My little family of 4 has been passing around a cold this week, and we’ve been glued to the couch and our hot water bottles. I’ve been all about the instant-gratification knitting, and WEBS’ Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky is a new favorite, knitting up at 2.5 stitches an inch. Even this mama, with almost no free time, was able to whip up 2 hats in just a few days. I finished them with huge fluffy poms, which I used to be terrible at making, thanks to these great pom pom makers that I read about on another blog.

These patterns, along with all accessory patterns in my Ravelry store, are 35% off until Christmas, no code needed.

Peaks hat on Ravelry.

 

Summit hat on Ravelry

 

The Knitted Hat Book

Interweave has just published a lovely new collection of hats in The Knitted Hat Book, and my pattern for the Scoop Brimmed Hat is included in the collection! I wanted to design a hat that worked for transitional weather too, so I chose an allover 

Free Knitting Pattern: Getaway Poncho

Free Knitting Pattern: Getaway Poncho

Now that Weekend Wraps has been released, our publisher has shared one of the patterns from the book for free, and it happens to be one of mine. I thought I’d share it here, too, for my readers! The sample was returned to me in 

Bright Spot

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Sometimes, those little leftover bits of special yarn beg to be knit up into something special. I’ve been hoarding my worsted-weight Plucky Knitter leftovers, for just this kind of thing.

Meet Bright Spot, a worsted-weight fair isle hat that is a great use for those leftover bits of hand dyed yarns I used a black for the background, so it would mimic stained glass.

I finished it with a faux fur pompon, but you could make your own and use up even more leftover yarn!

This pattern is 50% off (no code required), until September 20th, 2016! You can purchase it here.

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2 for Quince and Co: Alba and Helga

Quince and Co’s latest design team collection, Glen, has been released and I designed 2 of the 4 pieces! Alba is a simple fingering-weight colorwork hat that uses lovely Finch, leaving you tons of options for beautiful color combinations. Helga is a tunic-length pullover with 

Violet Cap & Bonnet: Individual Pattern Release

The Violet Bonnet and Violet Cap patterns from Making zine are now available individually! Both patterns are 35% off until Sept. 9th, no code required. Violet Bonnet Violet Cap

Summer

Summer

When we’re not jumping in the nearest lake, our summer has been all about food. My daughters (2 and 4) love picking up our farm share, and have become big helpers in the kitchen, and it’s been fun figuring out ways to use up every vegetable, even if it’s not a favorite.

So far, pickles and dilly beans are the reoccurring theme, and I found a great recipe for the zucchini, their least favorite of the farm haul. I left out the espresso powder, because I was making it for kids, and used a bit more zucchini than called for, just to use it up. The result, a delicious treat that the kids, and the rest of the family loved. Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Bread (from King Arthur Flour)

Weekend Wraps Book Giveaway, Part 2

One of the 2 winners of my last giveaway never responded to my message, so I’m back to offer up 1 more copy of [amazon text=Weekend Wraps&asin=163250278X] to you, my readers. Just leave a comment on this post before the end of the day on