Basics Series

Basics Series

Happy Friday everyone! This week I rounded out two YouTube tutorial series on the Knitty Natty channel: Basic Knits and Basic Crochet. When I designed these two series I had a few audiences in mind. The first was my students at the elementary school where I host an after-school knit and crochet club. The second [...]

Yarnxiety

Yarnxiety

There are 101 ways to be stressed every day- here's how to not let your knitting or crochet project be one of those things. Whether it's self-imposed deadlines or the weight of your WIPs threatening to smother you in your sleep, knitting and crochet have been known to produce some anxiety. Wait. I thought yarn [...]

Ravelry Refresh

Ravelry Refresh

It's that time of year to start fresh. Or is that just me? I want everything in my life completed, sorted, or started anew. Nothing "old" can sit dormant. I'm turning over everything! One thing that I knew needed a good purge was my Ravelry page. My queue and my favorites hadn't been looked over [...]

The Spincycle Hat

The Spincycle Hat

A few months ago on a trip to Washington state, I stopped in a LYS {local yarn store} seeking out what else... locally made yarn. This was a well-stocked shop, so I had my options. But then I saw it... SPINCYCLE! Oh the holy grail of yarn! {This was around the time Andrea Mowry released [...]

2018 Year in Review

I have a very production-focused personality. I make goals for myself every day, every hour... every minute? I feel wasteful if a day has gone by that I haven't "done" something purposeful. Luckily, knitting and crochet make me feel very productive and 2018 was quite a success! Ravelry has a fun feature where you can [...]

Quickie Socks

I've discovered the most amazing thing... how to knit the fastest socks in the world. Socks that you can still wear in shoes, but make amazingly squishy house socks, too. The secret is in the formula... 80% merino, 20% nylon. Boom. I stumbled up the Quickie Socks by pure accident when I started a pair [...]