All posts from Susi

  • Project: Blue Bell Knit Hat

    Here is the ultimate beginner knit hat. It was road tested by the lovely new knitters in Knit Club. Blue Bell Knit Hat Abbreviations: K2tog = knit two together K = knit Supplies: Hometown USA Lion Br... May 21, 2015 - No Comments

  • Sewing With Kids

    I have a job teaching sewing as an elective at the Middle School. I am working with two classes of bright, enthusiastic 9-12 year old girls. Their experience level ranges from “NEVER sewn before... May 21, 2015 - No Comments

  • Painting Pottery

    We walked by the paint your own pottery shop one day and ended up inside. It was a magical spontaneous afternoon activity. My girl stuck with it for a REALLY long time, so that made the cost of ̶... May 19, 2015 - 5 Comments

  • Mother’s Day

    In the Stitch Lab, we were busy making scarves for our Mothers. This is a great quick project option. It was really fun to watch the girls pick out fabric for a project for their mothers. It was inte... May 10, 2015 - 1 Comment

  • Project: Super Quick Scarf

    There are scarves everywhere these days. They are the new fun accessory. There are endless variations on the this theme, so we want to dissect some of the choices available. Flat Scarf: Supplies: 9-1... May 08, 2015 - 1 Comment

  • Knitting Manners

    We started Knit Club at school. Off they went into the world, with their knitting. My heart was full. The next day (the VERY next day) they each came running back in to show me their knitting. It was... May 07, 2015 - 6 Comments

  • Project: Cutwork Scarf

    In the land of very fast projects I offer the Cutwork Scarf Cutwork scarf Supplies: Approximately 1/3 of a yard of appropriate fabric. When you are at the cutting table, see how straight the cutting w... May 06, 2015 - No Comments

  • Recipe: Fresh Pea Soup

    We went out for dinner the other night and I had the fresh pea soup. It was heavenly, and I left vowing to make it. I didn’t need to invent the wheel here, I was happy to try a recipe from the ... Apr 30, 2015 - 2 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #8: Home

    Pillows Pillows Pillows. I saw this pattern in my designer stash and I knew we had a match made in heaven. This piece had “Pillow for my Husband” written all over it. These pieces were esp... Apr 28, 2015 - 2 Comments

  • Introducing Knit Club!

    I launched a Knit Club at school. Holy Smokes! I tried offering knitting as an elective, but alas, Stitch Lab was so popular that the time slot could not be unseated for knitting. (Believe me, that i... Apr 21, 2015 - 4 Comments