Category Archives: Scarves/Cowls

A Crafty Saturday

The Autumnal Equinox arrived this weekend, and here in Texas we finally felt the first break from our 90+ degree heat. Saturday was such a lovely day with temps in the 60s in the morning and peaking in the mid 80s in the afternoon. I met up with some lady friends for a nice brunch and all around crafty day.

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We stopped by The DIME Store, a brick and mortar store born out of the Etsy Denton collective. DIME (Denton Independent Maker Exchange) opened up shop this spring and I have been really wanting to visit and take a peek at their handmade wares.

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These burlap pillows by Home Again were really cute, and even though the “I heart US” is surely referring to the United States, I really loved the idea of a pillow that says “I love Us” referring to the identity of a couple.

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There were some really adorable bags and clutches made by Rachel Elise that I was too busy drooling over to get a picture of and these cute little knitted baby hats by Cassie Arnold Art.

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Afterwards, we went back to my friend Felicia’s house for a little bit of knitting ourselves. Felicia cast on for a Hill Country Hat, and Bri started up a slightly modded version of my Infinity Cowl pattern, having given the one she previously knit away to a good friend.

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We had such a good time talking knitting all day and I look forward to seeing their finished knits.

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Sneak Peek: Wood, Stone, Straw & Bone

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I’ve always found a sense of peace when spending time in nature– a walk in the woods reminds me to slow down and helps me become re-centered.  I designed a shawl that was inspired by the natural colors I often come across on these walks– the colors of wood, stone, straw & bone.  The lightweight yet wooly shawl is perfect for keeping the chill away when you are walking through the woods.

My lovely friend Felicia was kind enough to model the shawl for the photos and I am finishing up the pattern and having it tech edited.  Stay tuned for the pattern’s release!

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Free Pattern: Infinity Cowl

I’ve recently updated my Infinity Cowl pattern to have a cleaner layout and more detailed instructions and I hope you’ll take a peek because its FREE!

Download here

This is an easy pattern for a cute and quick cowl that can be highly customizable.  If you want to take it beyond  basic stockinette this pattern is a great jumping off point.  You could knit it in a classy allover textured pattern stitch or even add some trendy stripes or a fun argyle!

I’m excited to say that I have another pattern coming soon that I have been working on behind the scenes.  Something warm and cable-y.

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Perseverance

I’ve almost reached the halfway mark on the Guernsey Wrap I’m knitting.  I’ve been ignoring it a little lately… something about the month of February in NYC just gets to you, ya know?

But now that March has rolled around, bringing the promise of a little more sunlight each day, I think I might have a finished wrap just in time for that not-quite warm enough to go completely without a top layer, but warm enough to shed the coat weather.  Perfect weather for a wrap like this one, a reminder that the warmth and sunshine of spring are just around the corner.

Man-finity Cowl

A few weeks ago when it was a blustery 20-something degrees out, Joey started layering up to take Henry out for a walk and he happened to borrow my Infinity Cowl.  I asked him if he would wear one if I knit him his own, and he said he would.  When someone practically begs you to knit them something, how can you resist?

 

I made this one slightly wider than the original by provisionally casting on 44 stitches.  I knit in the round until the entire thing measured 56 inches in length and then grafted the ends together.  I used KnitPicks Wool of the Andes bulky on size US 15 DPNs.

The result is warm and cozy.  Just what he asked for.

 

Yarny Dreams

I love a new yarn cake and all of the potential that it holds.

This one will be a great infinity scarf for Joey.  By request.