Finally . . . . . .Mermaids will be coming to the shop soon! They have been on the "To Make" list for a long time but I just couldn't quite figure out how to make them as stitch markers.
Wow! It is amazing to me what a huge difference changing my sweaters from a Shawl collar (which I love the look, just not on me) to a thin lapel m...
I have made so many things over the years but it has only been in the last few that I have made garments. Sometimes I will see a pattern that I really like, buy it, get the yarn, spend hours knitting it up and love wearing it. Sometimes unfortunately I find that it doesn't fit properly, I don't feel comfortable in it or like the way I look in it. And those pieces are doomed to life in the back of my closet to languish.
Have you ever read a book that you just can't put down and want to go on and never end because it is that good? That is what I am experiencing knitting the Guthrie Sweater by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knits.
There is a few common threads in my journey. One is that my mother and mother in law have been so very much a part of this. Growing up, my mom was always making things and she taught me so much about the value of handmade items. My mother in law taught me how to knit. I don't think I would be doing what I am today if it weren't for both of them.