Marking Stitches

Mermaids For All!

Mermaids For All!

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.

The Evolution of a Marker

The Evolution of a Marker

Thought I would give you a look into my process of creating a new glass stitch marker.   Once I decide on a marker, the image search begins.  Lots ...

Before and After! Thin Lapels Made the Difference!

Before and After!  Thin Lapels Made the Difference!

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...

Revisiting Banished Back of the Closet HandKnits!

Revisiting Banished Back of the Closet HandKnits!

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. 

Another Sweater Off the Needles!

Another Sweater Off the Needles!

The Guthrie Sweater by Caitlin Hunter is so much fun to knit and I have enjoyed every stitch! 

Finishing The Steek!

Finishing The Steek!

One of the great things about knitting is that there is always something new to learn and you can keep building and adding skills to your bag of tricks! 

I did it! I cut my knitting!

I did it!  I cut my knitting!

Cutting my first steek!

Supernova!

Supernova!

I found this quote several years ago while I was in the middle of trying to figure out some life stuff.  A couple times of year I get it back out and share for anyone who might need it.

You are an Artist!

You are an Artist!

This is one of my favorite quotes.  As I have traveled along my creative journey, I was very uncomfortable calling myself "an Artist" for many, m...

Like a Good Book

Like a Good Book

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. 

New Clasp Attachment

New Clasp Attachment

The new attachment - Versatility is the name of the game!

Full Circle

Full Circle

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.