Needlecraft category

  • 12 Days KAL: Increases, Decreases and Kitchener Stitch

    This is the second in our series to get you ready to start the Twelve Days of Christmas Mitten Garland. A few people have mentioned they’d never worked some of the increases, decreases or Kitche...
    May 31, 2016 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #10 – Summer Top

    For this Iron Craft challenge, we were to make something we could use for summer. For the last couple of summers I have wanted to make myself some summer tops. I wanted something that was casual and e...
    May 24, 2016 2 Comments

  • 12 Days KAL: Choosing Your Colors

    Earlier this week, we announced our up-coming 12 Days of Christmas Mitten Garland Knit Along which is starting in June. Between now and then, I will be writing a series of posts on different topics to...
    May 19, 2016 No Comments

  • 50’s Theme Ice Skater

    My daughter made the leap from “casual skater” to synchro-team and competitive events. Thanks to our lovely gentle coach, the transition was perfect for our family and our skater. When i...
    May 18, 2016 3 Comments

  • 12 Days of Christmas Mitten Garland KAL

    I had so much fun hosting last year’s Mitten Garland Advent Calendar KAL, I couldn’t resist coming up with a new mini mitten knit along for this Christmas. This year will will be making tw...
    May 16, 2016 289 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #9 -Drawstring Project Bag

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were asked to make something that could be used for storage. Last year, one of the lovely ladies doing my Mitten Garland Advent Calendar KAL made me this sweet project...
    May 10, 2016 2 Comments

  • Road to the State Fair ’16 Progress

    I have finished the hand for the first mitten! Imagine them after a good blocking please. I needed to restart it once because the picot hem was too wide the first time, but a few stitches down sorted...
    May 04, 2016 6 Comments

  • Steps for Success with a Sewing Pattern

    I have been teaching sewing at the middle school. I feel like every lesson they learn is a valid adult lesson too. So I will try to share some of those lessons here too. In order to be successful wit...
    May 03, 2016 4 Comments

  • Sneak Peek

    We’ll be starting a new Christmas Knit Along in June and I wanted to give you just a little sneak peek. More details later this month… If you are not reading this post in a feed reader or...
    May 02, 2016 4 Comments

  • Yarnover 2016

    I’ve been in Minneapolis for nine years and this year I finally made it to Yarnover, the MN Knitter’s Guild day-long event filled with classes and shopping. I took a class in the morning ...
    Apr 25, 2016 1 Comment