A few years ago, super chunky knit blankets started popping up on blogs and Pinterest, and I immediately knew I wanted to knit my own. Mine knit up quite quickly and easily, and I’ve been enjoying its cozy embrace ever since. Now I’m even considering putting one of these kits to knit another on my Christmas list, partly because my cat thinks that the one I made should be reserved soley for her use. Continue Reading
Now that the weather is getting cooler in most places, you may be pulling your sweaters from last year out of the back of your closet. And maybe there are a few that you decide won't be making it into your wardrobe rotation. Before you get rid of an unwanted sweater, consider whether it could have a new life as a sweater pillow. Here's how to add a bit of knit texture to your decor by sewing your own sweater pillow. Continue Reading
Okay, so I don't know how to knit and I've never tried. But, holy cow, if this DIY giant knit blanket doesn't make me want to learn STAT!
Obviously, there's no way I can jump right in with this bad boy (Laura from Nocturnal Knits uses PVC pipes as knitting needles!! That's hardcore.), but maybe — maybe — I can work up to it. Any knitters in the house willing to give this giganto blanket a shot? Continue Reading
Okay, so I don’t know exactly what you’d do with a bunch of knitted candy corn, but I’m willing to figure it out. Gifts? Table top decor? Dog toys?!
What would you do with these adorably cozy candy corn? Meanwhile, if you’ve got the skills, check out how to make them over on The Purl Bee!
Young, old, cat, dog, everybody enjoys a discovering a filled stocking on Christmas morning. The BEST stockings have always been and will ever be homemade. From machine sewn to no-sew, from knit to crochet, in this round up, we’ve amassed hundreds–yes hundreds–of stocking tutorials to help you make this Christmas joyful and bright!
To ease ourselves into things, we’re going to start with a super-simple stocking-making video from Hobby craft.
Family Fun Go has some GREAT tutorials, including this Ice Skate Stocking,
Knitted poufs have been huge, huge, huge lately and while I fully embrace the trend, I don’t really care for the accompanying price tags. From Christien Meindertsma’s $2400 Urchin Poufs to Ferm Living’s $268 knitted floor pillows, they seem a little more than steep. If you’ve got the skills – or a grandma who loves you dearly – you can make your own for a fraction of the cost!
- 18 balls Eskimo OR yarn suitable for US #13 needles
- US #19 circular needles
- 2 inexpensive duvets, feather and down
- this FREE pattern over on Pickles
Potholders are a great way to practice your sewing, crocheting and knitting techniques. They take very little fabric/yarn and you can whip one out faster than, say, a scarf or an afghan. The only tough part about making one is choosing which FREE pattern of those Tip Nut has accumulated.