This past weekend my folks came up to help us move, fix things up around the house, and hang out and have a little fun. My folks went above and beyond helping us get things done around the house. Honestly, the things that they helped with would have been left undone for I don’t know how long.
The April Stash Bust is pretty dear to my heart. In fact, Craft Leftovers is pretty much the April Stash Bust year round. If you’ve jumped over to the “about” page it reads: “I am driven to create, but not to create more waste. From the studio to the kitchen, […]
Yes yes yes! It’s just about here! The March issue of clm will be in the shop and shipping out to subscribers in one week from today. I wanted to show you a little preview of the fun things going into this month’s issue. And don’t forget about the February […]
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!
If you are a sock knitter, you know of the little 10 feet to 20 yards that are left when you make them. Well, I’ve been knitting a Ton of sock. Okay, maybe not a “ton” but about 5 pairs down now — I love wearing them now that it’s […]
Hi there everyone! I just wanted to put up a quick post about the February issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly. I’m going to go ahead and extend the deadline by 1 week to Sunday, November 8th midnight for submission ideas for the Feb issue of CLM. So not finished projects, […]
It’s been awhile since I started a new knitting project, so I wanted it to be really great. Something I would want to wear all the time. And something that would be brainless to knit so I can take it everywhere for me. At first I was going to do […]
Game Knitting aye? What is that? Think tv drinking game meets knitting. But instead of a hangover, you get a one of a kind fun knit project! Wonderful! I have never seen anything like this and I am so excited to have my first game knitting night :) I just […]
I’m really excited to announce a new series of Craft Leftovers embroidery designs! Crafty Buddies! You can get the first set in the shop today! And to get you started on your stitching, here is a free preview pattern – Your Little Crafty Buddy Thimble! He keeps your finger safe […]
Often it’s those last 10 yards that are the hardest to find uses for. What the heck do you do with those? Thankfully there are many answers to that question! But today I am going to just focus on one: Slip Stitch Knitting! Traditionally, fair isle work using up more […]
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!
Jennifer of The Fairy Mum was kind enough to send me a link to her blog post about making Lainie’s Tote for her own kiddos! (I love seeing finished projects for the pattern I put out there and how people alter them, it makes me so happy!) I can’t grab […]
I updated two patterns this week, the H2O Crocheted Slinger and the Pin Tin Canny! The H2O slinger is a great pattern to make for the spring – just in time for all those long walks you are promising yourself you will take. And the Pin Tin Canny is just […]
Of course the first step of any pattern is getting your measurements correct. Using the Measure for Measure section, I pin pointed my size as a medium.
I’m really growing fond of combining crochet and knitting together. It is the perfect coupling of techniques. Crochet is organic and thick and has a much different drape than any knit fabric. While knitting has stretch and give and is wonderful for so many garment structures – you can do ribbing with knitting that is perfect for keeping caps on tight. I named this beret the black swan because, just like a black swan it’s all black with a few flecks of white.
I am happy to announce two new kits and a redo of an older kit today! It’s been a long time coming because the before mentioned errors in the Cherry Chirp Pattern, but no more waiting, they are now available in the shop! The Cherry Loves Honey kit (two pattern […]
Yesterday morning while running errands I stopped in to Borders to use up the rest of my gift card from Christmas. I wanted to get a magazine and a coffee. I passed on knitting magazines because as much as I love them I tend not to use the patterns because, […]
Last month a strange thing happened at the printers and although I’m still not sure how it happened, I ended up with 60 extra copies of the Holiday issue. So I put it up in the shop for the first time by itself. It did really well! I enjoyed selling […]
Knitting experiences, especially early on, are scared by all sorts of odd ball issues. During my year and a half (or so) at the Yarn Exchange I came to realize that dropped stitches were the number one culprit of all time. They would stop knitters dead in their tracks. And […]