• Knitting

    Owls

    One of the things I have committed to this year is knitting 12 sweaters (or larger projects) in 12 months. Due to some other projects that were on the needles, I didn’t get started with my January project until the 13th. I had planned on making Short Lucky by Thea Colman in Whirly Worsted, but I was really bummed to find out that I couldn’t get gauge (discovered at the Sit and Stitch when I took it off the needles and discovered it was probably 45″ around. Much too large for me). I was quite dismayed, so Whitney suggested a KAL to get me past my “knitterly misfortune” as she…

  • Gifts,  Sewing

    A Wee Gift

    Although I live 12+ hours away now, I still have some “Auntie Dani” duties to attend to, namely Christmas and birthday gifts for my friend J’s adorable toddler. This year I saw a Sew Mama Sew post on gifts for little ones, and knew I needed to make this one for my “nephew”. This super cute little bag from Amazing Mae seemed like the perfect gift for a 3 1/2 year old to carry around, well, the things that little boys cart around. Cars, dinosaurs, rocks, etc. And with the beener to clip it to his belt loop, it is harder to leave behind. It was a fun little project…

  • Knitting

    String Theory

    Even though I had spent so much time working with sock yarn, I still had some more UPP Merino Fingering in the stash that I wanted to use up. I had seen the String Theory pattern when trolling through good old Ravelry and knew it would be a perfect match for both the softness and the colour of the yarn. Pattern: String Theory, Yarn: Unplanned Peacock Merino Fingering in Robin’s Egg Needles: US 4 Dates: Dec 21st – Jan 5th This pattern uses twisted stitches and a really genius cast off to allow you to drop all those stitches for the stretched sections. It can be doubled, tripled or even…