Sooooo I should really finally watch Star Wars, huh? (Well, technically I did watch Episode III, but only because the movie we wanted to see was sold out or something, and I have basically zero memory of it.) My personal nerd failure aside, these mittens were too awesome to not make them for my friend Jasmin,… Read More Confession: I still haven’t watched Star Wars.
Pattern: Veyla by Ysolda Teague from Whimsical Little Knits 2 Yarn: DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk For anyone in the English knitting community this probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but Ysolda Teague’s patterns are awesome. Written with great care and very easily understandable plus every design from her I’ve knitted gets tons of compliments.… Read More Ready for Autumn: Veyla (Ysolda Teague)
I don’t know if you noticed, but I like giving hand-made gifts. Really, you say sarcastically, that must have escaped my attention. Yes, really, I say. BUT. There’s a decided drawback to hand-made gifts, that is you have to actually make them. Like, it’s a lot of effort! And, to be honest, I don’t really… Read More Wood Elves Gloves
These are quick little gifts for my aunt and uncle, who invited me over for Christmas Eve on short notice. So I decided to make matching handwarmers for them! I made up the pattern as I went along (well, it isn’t that complicated, is it) and used yarn I had left over from other projects.… Read More Last-minute presents! Or, how to make two gifts within 24 hours
A few years back, I had to weird habit of picking up one single skein of yarn at my LYS because I thought they were pretty or I was curious or whatever. Of course, having only one skein somewhat limits you when choosing a pattern … hence these lonely, single skeins lead a sad, sad… Read More Violet and Cozy