Tag: handmade gifts

Two by Two Hat

I have this thing about the tops of hats. I think a nice symmetrical decrease can make (or break) the hat. When I saw the top of the Two by Two hat, I knew I had to try it.     I love the way the ribs “disappear” into each other. It was an easy pattern but the deviation from…

Addi FlexiFlips

A few months ago a stumbled across a set of Addi FlexiFlips in my local yarn shop. They basically combine the flexibility of circular needles with the size of double points. Full disclosure: I’ve never been a fan of magic loop. I’ve tried sock knitting on really small circulars; I barely made it six rounds before I reverted to my double…

girl in knit purple hat with black pompom in snow storm

A Purple Hat

The thing about winter is you can never have too many hats. I suppose in theory you can (I mean, one head and all) but I when everything is grey and white it’s nice to have a little variety.     We also have a lot of winter birthdays in our family, so hats and mitts are a bit of…

The Last Socks of 2018

One week before Christmas I cast on my last pair of socks for the holiday. They were for my youngest nephew who’s 5 so at least I wasn’t attempting an adult pair. Like everyone, I still had my regular life and holiday events to participate in, so I came up with a strategy to maximize my chances for success.  …