Tag: Knit

December 2017 Gift Knitting

December is always a busy month and with that usually comes lots of knitting!  I tend to prefer to give useful handmade gifts like wearables or helpful household items when and if I can. We don’t often have much money to spare when it comes to store-bought gifts and gift cards and have always found handmade a bit more doable with a smaller dollar amount but a larger sacrifice of time.  Continue reading

Finished Friday: Diagonal Comfort Blanket

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This is my second knit  Diagonal Comfort Blanket. The first I knit in an aqua/teal  for my soon to be born baby girl. This blanket with the stripe color changes I made for a friend whom is due in late June. I am pretty tickled on how well the blanket came out. Finished the blanket is about 30×30. It took me about two months off an on of knitting.  You can find the free pattern on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diagonal-comfort-blanket

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Fun Knit & Crochet Books To Get In Stitches About This Fall!

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There’s no time like the Autumn season that gets one in the mood to return to a favorite craft or take up a new one. If interested in the Fiber Arts, I am excited to share about a few books below that I got a privilege to add to my growing collection this year. These books are excellent for kids or those who may want to create age appropriately themed items for themselves or those special people in their life. I totally recommend these and feel there’s no time like the now to pick up one or all of these.  Continue reading

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Books for Beach Combers, Knitters, and Healthy Treat Loving Moms!

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I am one that prefers practical gifts. I feel these sort of gifts are better because the use last far longer than something like cut flowers or edible treats. One of my favorite practical gift suggestions are books that cater toward ones interests and hobbies. Chances are if you go down this route for a gift, you can’t go wrong. Choosing the right book shows you have taken notice to the things your mom loves!  I’m featuring a few books today that likely cater toward many mothers.  Continue reading

Gramma Nancy’s Animal Hats (and Booties, Too!) Book Review

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Gramma Nancy’s Animal Hats (and Booties, Too!) is a fun 19 pattern book recommended for beginner to advanced knitters. There are patterns for hats, booties, and mittens sized to fit children up the age of 12. These items can be knit separate or together and given to friends and loved ones as a special gift ! If the aim is to create adorable knitted animals designs to be worn whether as a photography prop or for daily use this book is for you! Continue reading