Knitting category

  • National Dog Day

    It’s National Dog Day. What a good day to start a pair of dog themed mittens! Elle’s Corgi Mittens spotlight your favorite breed, plus we have charts for Dachshund, Beagle, Yorkie, Lab an...
    Aug 26, 2014 No Comments

  • State Fair Results

    Well, I didn’t take a ribbon in at the State Fair this year. I was a little disappointed as I thought I had a good chance this year. As a reminder, here are the mittens I entered. (Get the free...
    Aug 25, 2014 10 Comments

  • Project: Dog Days Mittens

    This is a fun little pair of mittens inspired by August’s dog days of summer. The back of the mittens features different dogs along with hydrants, bones and paw prints while the palm is covered...
    Aug 19, 2014 1 Comment

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 9

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) This week we are knitting up a little snowy owl ornament. This lit...
    Aug 15, 2014 4 Comments

  • Getting Ready for the Fair

    It’s creeping up on State Fair time here in Minnesota. Once again I will be entering a pair of mittens in the colorwork mitten category. The difference is this year I am not knitting like crazy ...
    Jul 28, 2014 9 Comments

  • Project: Sunset Stripes Mittens

    As some of you might know, I’ve been designing and knitting a pair of mittens each month this year. To date, they have all been mittens stranded or intarsia colorwork. This month I decided to gi...
    Jul 22, 2014 9 Comments

  • Knitting Lessons: Closing the Loop

    When you make a circular project and you cast off the top, you have to close the gap between the first stitch cast off and the last stitch cast off. Let’s talk about how to do that! I am using t...
    Jul 10, 2014 1 Comment

  • Knitting Lessons: Fabulous Felted Tote

    When I taught knitting, I started by using the pattern Fabulous Felted Tote. This is a GREAT pattern for beginner knitters. The instructions are detailed and well laid out, with clear illustrations to...
    Jul 08, 2014 4 Comments

  • Project: Delft-Inspired (June) Mittens

    Coming in just under the wire with my mittens for June! This month’s mittens were inspired by the trip I took to the Netherlands in May. The colors and design on the hand are reminiscent of the...
    Jun 24, 2014 5 Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 1

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) Let’s get 2014′s project started! For our first orn...
    Jun 20, 2014 3 Comments