knitting school dropout

knitting school dropout

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New Pattern and Birthday Sale!

New Pattern and Birthday Sale!

My newest pattern, the Greenway Hat, is a great use of the pretty sock yarn you’ve been hoarding (shown in Dragonfly Fibers Pixie). It’s part of my annual birthday sale, where you can use the code 44 at checkout to save 44% off of all […]

New Pattern: Happy Trails Poncho for Kids

New Pattern: Happy Trails Poncho for Kids

My youngest daughter recently discovered this poncho in a drawer of old handknits. She immediately wanted to wear it and out of curiosity, I looked back in Ravelry to see when I had knit it. It was 4 years ago, and my post noted that the pattern would be available in January 2015. My older daughter never wanted to wear it, so I guess my lack of photos kept me from releasing it. Better late than never, I guess!

This is a super fast knit, with super bulky Spud and Chloe Outer, knit at 2.5 sts/inch! This yarn is a super cozy blend of cotton and wool. It does fuzz up a little, but it’s machine washable, so kid-friendly, for sure!

This pattern is sized for kids sizes 2-14. It up on Ravelry now, and you can use the code NEW for 50% off until Christmas.
See Happy Trails Here.

Happy knitting!

Handmade Holidays: Soy Candles

Handmade Holidays: Soy Candles

My family is doing a handmade gift swap this year, and while you’d assume I’d be knitting something, the lure of trying a new thing was too strong (I may throw in a handknit hat, if I have time). This summer I tried out cold-process […]

New pattern: Little Hiker’s Pullover

New pattern: Little Hiker’s Pullover

A while back, I accidentally felted my 4-year-old daughter’s favorite sweater, her Little Hiker’s Cardigan. I know, I know, I should definitely know better. It had gotten balled up in a pile of muddy clothes, and being a distracted mom, I tossed them all in the […]

Good Cheer

Good Cheer

I have a new pattern out this week! Good Cheer is an adult-sized hat, knit in Madelinetosh Farm Twist in “Hydroponic” and “Candlewick”. The pattern is 50% off for the first 3 days, no code needed. See it here.

I used a simple tool to make a perfect giant pom pom on top. Scroll past the photos if you’d like details.

 

I have no natural talent for pom pom making, so I use these Clover tools to make mine.

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 clover pom pom maker (affiliate link)

Stacia Bonnet

Stacia Bonnet

My new Bonnet pattern is now available on Ravelry. Stacia Bonnet uses less than 1/2 skein of Yarn Collective Pembroke Worsted in Bumblebee Jasper. You can take 50% off this or other patterns in my Ravelry store with the code SALE at checkout. All eligible […]

Bring on Fall: Agnes Cardigan

Bring on Fall: Agnes Cardigan

In 2011, I knit what would become a favorite sweater of mine. Agnes, in cozy Quince and Co Puffin is a classic top-down raglan pullover with a little something extra…contrast-lined pockets! At 3 sts an inch, it flies off the needles. The original Agnes pattern […]

Elm Blanket

Elm Blanket

My new pattern in the Miss Babs fall collection is here and my Elm Blanket is in it! It uses one massive skein each of 2 colors of Killington for baby or lap blanket sizes. The pattern is $2 off until August 27th with the code ELM at checkout. There’s a link to apply the code in the pattern notes on Ravelry.

New patterns for kids and adults!

New patterns for kids and adults!

I’ve been a neglectful blogger, and 4 new patterns have come out since we last spoke! I’ve been busy trying to balance my time between this work that I need to do, and enjoying some time with my 4 and 6 year old daughters, as […]