Giant Chunky Knit Blankets to Buy or DIY for Your Coziest Winter Yet

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

How to Upcycle an Old Sweater into a Cozy Knit Pillow

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

Make It: A Giant Knit Blanket

created at: 11/29/2012

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

Roundup: How to Make 15+ Christmas Stockings for the Holidays

created at: 12/06/2011

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

created at: 12/06/2011

Family Fun Go has some GREAT tutorials, including this Ice Skate Stocking,

and this Paw StockingContinue Reading

Knittastic: Make Your Own Designer-Inspired Pouf

created at: 03/30/2011

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!  

created at: 03/30/2011

This DIY comes from Norwegian craft blog Pickles and is very, very doable provided you or someone who owes you a favor knows how to knit.  Continue Reading