Marking Stitches

New Holiday Collection

New Holiday Collection

The new holiday collection is now available! The collection features some favorites from previous years along with some brand-new pieces.

The Winners of the Needle Gauges!

The Winners of the Needle Gauges!

Congratulations to: Heather J. Linda C. Myrna S. Jennifer Carolyn M. Jody K Susan F. Ellen F.  Suzanne Amy H. and Debbie H. WooHoo!!!!  The Cottage...

Three Ways to Use Stitch Markers and Progress Keepers

Three Ways to Use Stitch Markers and Progress Keepers

Currently three projects are on the needles and each have at least one stitch marker or progress keeper on them and all are being used in different...

Your Halloween Inspiration Guide & Giveaway

Your Halloween Inspiration Guide & Giveaway

In honor of all-things-fall-and-amazing, I’ve put together a round-up of some gorgeous fall-inspired crafting goodies!

Making Glass Beads Again

Making Glass Beads Again

I decided to replenish my stock of beads and thought you might like to see the process.

Halloween will be here soon!

Halloween will be here soon!

Spooky Spectacular and Frightfully Fun!   That is what your knitting and crocheting will be like using these Halloween markers!

New Safety Glasses!

New Safety Glasses!

So off I go to the torch and start working.  I soon realized that I will have to pay close attention to what I am doing when I work with yellows, oranges and reds. 

My Modified Soldotna

My Modified Soldotna

I was not sure how I would feel about a crop but thought I could always lengthen the body (never been afraid of modifying as you will soon see) so I decided to grab some yarn from my stash to see what I could come up with.     

Advent Calendar Details!

Advent Calendar Details!

It is almost Here!  This year the 2nd Advent Calendar has 25 almost ALL NEW stitch markers with just a couple returning favorites which have been tweaked a bit.

Sock Sole Issue Resolved?

Sock Sole Issue Resolved?

Earlier I posted about having a Love-Hate relationship with socks.  Love knitting them but hate wearing them.  If you are interested in reading it ...

Sock Knitting - A Love/Hate Relationship

Sock Knitting - A Love/Hate Relationship

Over the years, I have made several socks using different heels, toes and techniques.  They are fabulously fun and fast to knit and I love being able to use all my beautiful fingering weight yarn from my stash.  I have found my heel, toe, my preferred needles and method.   There is just on big problem . . . . . . . . . . .  . I hate how they feel on the bottom of my feet. 

Revisiting Reusing and Upcycling with Knitting

Revisiting Reusing and Upcycling with Knitting

It gave people a sense of accomplishment by completing a project that had a purpose and repurposed a discarded piece of clothing! 

Maybe I will revisit this idea but not with novelty yarn, maybe colorwork!!!!