Tag: handmade gifts

The Time I Knit an Octopus

Last year I discovered a series of patterns for toys that you literally knit together as you go thereby eliminating on of my pet peeves: sewing it up and sewing in the ends. This is truly a concept I can get behind. I assumed when I settled in to knit this year’s toy I’d be good to go. Clearly I…

Sunday Night Heel Prep

Planning for the week ahead is all about priorities. Some people think carefully about their meals and prep ahead for the upcoming week. Me, I looked at my travel knitting and said, “I’ve got to turn that heel.”   My love of socks as a travel/work knitting project is incomparable; the rows and rows of knitting the perfect project to…

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…