Needlecraft category

  • 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 2 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

  • National Park Centennial Quilts

    Last month Matt and I took a fabulous trip to the island Hawaii. For the first part of the trip we stayed at Volcanos National Park in the historic Volcano House Lodge. What a stunning place with a br...
    Apr 21, 2016 1 Comment

  • Project: Yarn Ends Mittens

    If you have been following long at all, you know that I have been knitting a pair of mittens for the MN Knitters’ Guild Yarn Ends Challenge. The idea is to use up all those little scraps of left...
    Apr 19, 2016 5 Comments

  • Road to the State Fair 2016

    It is time for me to get working on my submissions for this year’s MN State Fair competitions. I decided to knit up the Pride and Prejudice Mittens that I designed for an Iron Craft challenge la...
    Apr 18, 2016 1 Comment

  • Yarn Dominance: Now I See It

    Don’t you love it when you continue to learn and grow in your craft. I fully admit that I always have more I can learn about knitting. Yarn or color dominance was one of those things I’d ...
    Apr 07, 2016 5 Comments

  • Cosplay Costume: Hetalia Chibitalia

    I am offering a Cosplay/Costume sewing class at the middle school. When I started talking about it, I realized that I did not know ANY of the characters that the girls wanted to make. One girl said sh...
    Apr 05, 2016 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #6 – Tiny Knit Pig

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were to create something inspired by the town we lived in (or one we lived in the past). I currently live in Minneapolis, but when I first moved to the Twin Cities I l...
    Mar 29, 2016 4 Comments

  • Project: Custom Mitten Blockers

    Recently, I’ve been wishing for mitten blockers. Usually, I just put my mittens between towels to block them, but it really doesn’t shape them as forcefully as I’d like. There are bl...
    Mar 22, 2016 2 Comments