bright orange blue cotton knitting yarn

Starting on My Make Nine Challenge

The Make Nine Challenge is something I saw on Instagram and found more about on this article at Home Row Fiber. Choose nine things to accomplish in the year 2020 that have to do with crafting. Mine will all have to do with knitting, but some people sew or crochet so mixing it up is […]

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Star on top hat knit in worsted yarn

Knitting My Star-topped Hat

I’ve been trying to knit a simple hat for my son, but both times I began recent hats I ran out of yarn for the cast-on! I’m doing the German Twisted cast-on (I have linked to the YouTube video below) and it tends to use more yarn than I measure out for the Long tail […]

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Namu cowl

Knitting the Namu Cowl in Anzula Rootbeer

The NAMU cable cowl is such a lovely pattern, and yes folks, it’s FREE! The directions are well-written, and there is also a chart. Designer Knitboop has graciously given the knitting world this interesting project, which can be knit up quite quickly. Get the NAMU pattern at Ravelry Tips For Knitting NAMU Namu is Korean […]

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Completed knitting the Polliwog Popover baby sweater

Knitting The Polliwog Popover Baby Sweater

I have fallen in love with the washable Lorna’s Laces Sportmate yarn. I decided to knit the Polliwog Popover with the gray (Dobson) and blue (Cermak) colors I recently bought on sale. It’s a little sweater with a unique neckline for babies or young children. It is a great pattern for a little boy. The […]

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buttons for kids

Buying Buttons For Hand Knits

Anyone who crafts may eventually need to buy buttons. I’ve been knitting for a couple of years now and recently knit a little baby cardigan that needed buttons. I don’t know of any local craft stores or specialty shops that sell buttons near where I live, so I began searching online. Etsy is the first […]

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