Join me for 40 minutes of relaxed mending and afternoon tea. Today I reknit the top of my daughter’s hat that “exploded” at school. I also show off a few other projects in my mending basket and the socks I’m knitting up just for fun. Show Notes Sign up for the […]
These small cozy mittens were made just for me. I wanted something warm and soft for long winter walks. And this clearance/discontinued yarn was just the thing. Using up just one skein for a small pair (my size), they are great for reducing my yarn pile. They work up so […]
Special thanks to Ravelry member dc2go for requesting this pattern be next to update! I love this pattern for teaching begging lace knitting, making a last minute gift, or keeping my on the go project bag light and easy. It is a great little pattern to practice many of the […]
For the next addition of the Pattern Archive Restoration project, I present the Cherry Chirp Knitting Pattern! First published in February of 2008 and has been missing from the archive for quite some time. Welcome Back my little friend! Standing about 8 inches tall, 4 inches wide, and 8 inches […]
For the next addition of the Pattern Archive Restoration project, I present the Knit Tea Cozy. It’s not just for tea pots, it can also work for nice big 13″ circumference tea mugs. Knitted way back in 2008… I still find this little cozy immensely useful, cheerful, and cozy! Made for a Tea-for-One tea set, it fits well on a large mug or any other small pot.
This scarf is a great for a beginner wanting to try knitting with two colors at the same time. For the more advanced knitter, it’s a simple garter stitch pattern so it’s perfect for knitting while enjoying a movie or waiting for kids to get done with sports. And only 4 ends to weave in on its entire stripy lengeth.
The Making me Purr Cat Hoodie. It’s one of those patterns that was so much of a joke between Jason and I that I almost didn’t write it down. I almost didn’t share it. It’s become a classic. Knit from stash yarn and lots of laughs it’s the most popular pattern I’ve ever written to date. Originally published in December 2009. Available for purchase on Ravelry, Etsy, and Here on in my Shop
As I’m turning the heel of the second sock using this pattern, I thought it was a good time bring it back to life here on Craft Leftovers. It’s my go to pattern for making a classic sock that fits my foot every time. No fancy needle work here. Just […]
This is one of my favorite winter patterns and I still wear them every cold weather season. I’ve also made them larger for Jason which he refers to as his ridiculously warm mittens. It was first published November 11, 2007 I usually start the summer to fall to winter layering […]
At any given time I have a brainless knitting project going, something to work on while I’m watching Lucy play, or chatting with a friend, or just taking a brain break. Knitting that is easy to not mess up AND easy to fix if I do. This is my favorite […]
A common problem when working from the stash, is having only a small amount of each type of fiber left. How can you successfully combine cotton and wool in the same project? How can you combine acrylic with silk? Should you? Would you? Could you dare? (Yes, I totally stole […]
You may have seen this earlier in the month, but just in case you didn’t: Check out my newest Craft Leftovers pattern over on Craftzine! These convertible knit mittens will keep your hands toasty and warm during the cold of winter. To free your fingers, simply open the convertible flap! […]
I was so excited to finish these socks. Once finished, the timing worked out perfectly to be a contributor to Craftzine this month, one of my favorite websites! The pattern is great for using up leftovers, of course, using 25-30g of sock yarn for each color. While the color work […]
Don’t you love it when you have a favorite card game? It’s you can’t get enough of it. Every time you and your friends get together, one of you pulls out a worn box and starts dealing out the deck. I do. And I don’t. After awhile that super-worn box for your cards starts really falling apart and those precious cards start slipping out.
Well, for my favorite “flavor of the day” game, I opted to knit my own little holder for them.
This sweet little bunny was first published in the spring of 2008. It’s a unique construction because the base of the little hopper is knit like a heel flap. The first time I made him, I used some vintage acrylic and the last few times I used leftover cotton. You can use just about any worsted weight yarn for this project. I’ve even seen people use faux fur with some pretty fun results.
If you are a sock knitter, you know of the little 10 feet to 20 yards that are left when you make them. This cute little mini sock was great for using up some of my leftover sock yarn!
You see my bike has a sloping high bar – which makes it great for when I want to wear a skirt and am riding somewhere, but also makes it so there is no place to put a holder for my water bottle. Awesome and lame all at the same time. So I made myself a knit water bottle holder that I could sling over my shoulder and have water whenever I needed it. A few years later I made another one – crochet this time!
I really love my stash socks and now that it’s getting warm again, I’ll most likely be making another pair. I’ve been making a lot of market bags lately from Hempathy yarn and have some leftover- perfect for some stash socks for the summer!
I have been wanting to make gauntlets for a long time now and, guess what? I did! And then I made another one! Haha. One is knit and one is crocheted, so a little something for everyone (well, unless you are a sewer only, in which case, I might make a sewn one soon).