Another Week, Another Round-Up! June 18th is National Wear Blue Day!

Alysha here again and it's another week so I've got another roundup for y'all! If you've been following along from last week, June's theme for roundup posts has been wacky lesser-known national holidays. Last week we gathered a bunch of free and paid crochet patterns for National Make Life Beautiful Day which you can read… Continue reading Another Week, Another Round-Up! June 18th is National Wear Blue Day!


Rose Trellis Shawl to Knit

So soft and drapey, this lovely spring shawl is knit from side to side and is made up of garter stitch sections, an easy-to-learn lace pattern in the trellis sections and edgings, and a center panel of lace medallion roses. This gorgeous shawl is perfect for intermediate knitters and is just the thing to make… Continue reading Rose Trellis Shawl to Knit


Dit Dah Blanket Square

This 12” square for a baby blanket is made in the Dots and Dashes knitting pattern. There are a lot of patterns in the world with that title though, so I was trying to think of something different. My father served in WWII as a telegraph operator. He used to talk about how he learned… Continue reading Dit Dah Blanket Square


Varicolored Ear Warmer

This ear warmer has a beautiful texture, and because it is knit flat in a yarn with a slow hue change, you wind up not only with multiple colors in the stitch but also on either side of the seam. I gathered up the seam when I sewed it so it's a design feature, not… Continue reading Varicolored Ear Warmer


Quickly Refresh Your Knitting Skills with Videos from Tangi!

Have you all heard about Tangi? It's a platform for short videos on all kinds of DIY topics and a lot of the yarnie bloggers you know and love are there - including me! And using their short format, you can easily learn to knit, or refresh your dormant knitting skills without spending a whole… Continue reading Quickly Refresh Your Knitting Skills with Videos from Tangi!


Diagonal Scrunchies

I have been sort of laughing and sort of impressed at my adult daughter's recent foray into entrepreneurship. She was visiting me, and happily sewing some scrunchies to give to friends for holiday gifts. After getting a little carried away with my fabric stash she did a social media post joking that they were breeding… Continue reading Diagonal Scrunchies


Beginner Fisherman’s Rib Knit Scarf

It seems like Fall is finally coming which means Winter won't be far behind! My niece who goes to school in NYC asked me for an all purpose scarf that wouldn't be too heavy now, but that she could wrap around her face and neck to keep the wind away. This scarf knits up fast… Continue reading Beginner Fisherman’s Rib Knit Scarf