Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 31, 2016 at 03:49PM

I found my fade! for the #findyourfadeshawl by @dreareneeknits. This is going to be my New Year's cast-on, and thank you Andrea for all the fun I had shopping my stash to find these 6 skeins that make me happy and love being next to each other. Now to decide which direction to work the colors, left to right or right to left? #ravelry #yarnSwoon #shopYourStash #findyourfadeKAL

New Post via Instagram December 31, 2016 at 12:37PM

Last year I moved my #handknitsocks out of a drawer and into a repurposed ornament storage box. This year I have expanded into my 2nd. πŸ˜€ Opening these up to choose my socks makes me happy! I also knit quite a few pairs for my daughter, and she now insists on wearing knit socks everyday. Cultivating that love of knitwear gives me the biggest sense of accomplishment! πŸ‘πŸ’žπŸ˜ #szstripes2016 #handmadeWithLove #selfstripingsockyarn #knittersofInstagram #Ravelry

Friday, December 30, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 30, 2016 at 05:08PM

When Sarah @thesexyknitter offered to send me one of her fabulous Knitter's Tool Tins, I knew the perfect project to try it out on! There were 48 (24x2) ends to weave in on my minis Advent calendar cowl. It had everything I needed in 1 tin! πŸ’œI love that the needle is always were I left it last (magnetically stuck to the top of the tin)! πŸ’™ I also love this style which is my personalized #Ravelry name and picture, so if someone borrows it, they know how to return it to! πŸ˜€

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 28, 2016 at 05:46PM

I am ending 2016 (my year of sock knitting) on a bright note! 😎 This is pair #52 for #anotherWeekAnotherPair! I adore the high twist MCN base from #sunvalleyfibers, and also the bright colors of this specially named colorway. Isn't all the striping, streaking, and pooling so much fun?! According to #Ravelry this is my 17th pair of #skewSocks #skewsMyObsession #knittymag #handknitsocks #knittersofinstagram

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 27, 2016 at 01:37PM

When my friend sent me an ornament from @shutterfly, I set out to create one with our Thanksgiving group picture to give as a gift for family members. Then somehow easel calendars were created and ordered. πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ˜ I love how they turned out, with each month's pictures as a reminder of events and celebrations from the previous year. Plus: everything is 50% off and you can start the calendar in a later month if needed. #considerYourselfEnabled #shutterfly #blameItOnStacie #ifYouGiveaCrafteraCustomOrnament

Saturday, December 24, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 24, 2016 at 01:20PM

While out on a run around my hometown this morning, I enjoyed that Mother Nature did quite a bit of holiday decorating overnight! Fog frosted everything with a festive white trimming! #fogfrost #sortofawhitechristmas

New Post via Instagram December 24, 2016 at 11:03AM

As gorgeous and fun to knit as it is, it is highly unlikely it will be finished in time to put under the tree πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ˜‚ No matter how many times I knit the #Vacillate stitch pattern, I am always amazed by it's beauty and simplicity. πŸ˜πŸ’ž ::Pattern:: Vacillate stitch pattern by @wpknits used for an infinity cowl with DK weight yarn and US8s ::Yarn:: dark color is Blue glass from #KnitStyleYarns @thestitchmistress, and light is Icebreaker from @knittedwit. #ravelry #handmadegiftsarethebest #lastminuteknits #theseColorsThough

Friday, December 23, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 23, 2016 at 05:14PM

A knitted friendship map made of ornaments by the talented @katrinkles_knitting_jewelry! πŸ’ž And I wish I had gotten more states to send to more knitting friends as Christmas gifts! Knitting has brought so many wonderful people into my life; people I am honored and blessed to have as friends. And while I might not get to see them as often as I wish because miles and states separate us, they are always in my heart. #ThankfulForAllMyKnittingFriends #knittersarethebestpeople

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 21, 2016 at 05:29PM

It's hard to believe that there are only 3 days left in the @dreamsinfiber Advent mini skein kit, and Christmas is this weekend! πŸŽ„πŸ’ž I love how the #StaticZing stitch pattern is working with the 21 minis so far, and 3 more to go. I plan to wear it as a scarf, folded as a headband and cowl, and twisted as a hat. #ravelry #ilovecolor #adventYarnCalendar

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 20, 2016 at 07:00PM

It's gingerbread time! We are baking it old school with my Grandma Fender's vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster Vista stand mixer and the gingerbread recipe from the #GrandmasMolasses jar. Oh and a few zombie cookie cutters! πŸŽ„πŸ’ž #feelingfestive #myHouseSmellsSoGoodRightNow

Sunday, December 18, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 18, 2016 at 07:24PM

#taDone Today I buckled down and finished the second pair of custom designed and knitted mittens for teacher's gifts. Also, love LoVe LOVE πŸ’ž the labels from @yarnhoarder to add the perfect finishing touch. I hope it warms their hearts and their hands! #handknitwithlove #ravelry #ChristmasGiftKnitting #knittersofinstagram

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 17, 2016 at 04:23PM

Today I _should_ be finishing my Christmas gift knitting, but instead I can't stop knitting liners/cuffs for my tumbler inspired by @fitzjulia Julia's. I couldn't find any Starbucks mugs, but I found this similar version on Amazon (link in my #Ravelry project page & @stockinettezombies show notes). What a great way to use up scraps, and change up your mug 'skin' as your mood or the season changes! #shouldBeChristmasKnitting #knitFlare #selfstripingsockyarn #knittersofinstagram

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 15, 2016 at 06:22PM

I love that every year my section of the Christmas tree grows a few more ornaments! These ornaments represent a joy for crafting, as well as the love and generosity of many dear friends! #feelingFestive #handmadeWithLove #ChristmasCrafty

Sunday, December 11, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 11, 2016 at 01:54PM

I am feeling very #meta as I manually stripe my self-striping yarn in yet another pair of #skewSocks πŸ˜πŸ’ž It is a fun way to mix things up, and I love the results! The yarn is @bcyarnings in the Popsicle colorway, and the @thesilvershed #knittingisMySuperPower divided bag is perfect for keeping the 2 skeins untangled! #knittymag #Ravelry #anotherWeekAnotherPair #handknitsocks

New Post via Instagram December 11, 2016 at 11:27AM

Looking for an awesome last minute Christmas knit gift idea? Make sure to grab your free copy of the Chim Chim-in-ney Christmas hat by the fabulous @irocknits! So proud of Cori and excited for the book we are writing together, coming in 2017! Follow @knitcahoots and join the #KnitCahoots Ravelry group to get the coupon code to get it free on #Ravelry. #knittersarethebestpeople #coriTrulyRocks

Thursday, December 8, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 08, 2016 at 04:21PM

It took me awhile to ponder the perfect project for the beautiful @DreamsInFiber Advent calendar mini set that @jknitma gifted me. I love how the colors coordinate and blended in sequence, so I wanted to use all 600yds. I am knitting this tube to be used as a cowl/headband/hat with the stretchy stitch pattern from #StaticZing socks. I am now caught up and ready for day 9! πŸŽ„πŸ˜ #yarnSwoon #ravelry #adventYarnCalendar #knittersofinstagram

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 07, 2016 at 05:17PM

#taDone Easy peasy, lemon squeezey πŸ‹πŸ‹ ! And now I am trying to resist the urge to binge buy ALL the sport weight sock yarn, because my goodness these man socks flew off the needles! Another #handmadeGift, this one for my Dad, who I just discovered over Thanksgiving always has cold feet! I have a knitted solution to that! 😁 Yarn:: @bluemoonfiberarts Socks that Rock lightweight in the 'It's a collection not an obsession" colorway #anotherweekanotherpair #handmadesocks #ravelry

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 06, 2016 at 05:11PM

Another teacher's gift complete ☑ I love how these 🐝 bee mittens turned out! And to think both the @sunvalleyfibers yellow and @marigoldjen purple were hiding in my stash as sweater leftovers, destined to bee 🐝 together as colorwork! #ilovecolorwork #handmadegift #sweaterLeftoversFTW #knittersofinstagram #ravelry

Sunday, December 4, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 04, 2016 at 10:25AM

It's being to look and _feel_ a lot like Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸŽΆ ....snow is falling and I am knitting Christmas gifts. Chaz is overseeing the photography and knitting of the colorwork mitten I designed for Q's teacher, and a sock for my Dad. #handmadeWithLove #ravelry #handknitsocks #anotherweekanotherpair #catsofinstagram

Friday, December 2, 2016

New Post via Instagram December 02, 2016 at 06:42PM

Cat in lap, knitting in hand, an almost finished pair of handknit socks. These are a few of my favorite things! #SkewSocks with @showmeyarn Jungle Boogie colorway, which I love because it is subtly festive and I call Jingle Bells Jungle Boogie #weBothMissMax 😺 #handknitsocks #anotherweekanotherpair #ravelry #selfstripingsockyarn

Monday, November 28, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 28, 2016 at 04:40PM

Mix, match, and repeat! Color-coordinated colorwork socks are fun to knit, wear, and take pictures of all the combinations! #mydaughterthesockmodel #handknitsocks #anotherweekanotherpair #ilovecolor

Sunday, November 27, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 27, 2016 at 01:04PM

Homeward bound and thankful for #carKnitting for the long car ride. I had enough leftovers of my @leadingmenfiberarts #OhChristmasTree for a hat! I am also loving how my bright blue @AllBirds shoes coordinate so well with my @showmeyarn #skewSocks. #thankful #knitting #ilovecolor #weareallbirds #knittersofIG

Saturday, November 26, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 26, 2016 at 08:30AM

πŸŽ„πŸŽΆOh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, How lovely are your stitches! πŸŽΆπŸŽ„ Feeling festive with this gorgeous sock that I am be spending more time admiring than knitting! Yarn: @leadingmenfiberarts Spotlight base, Oh Christmas Tree colorway Pattern: modified toe-up #MonkeySocks #handknitsock #anotherweekanotherpair #OhChristmasTree

Friday, November 25, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 25, 2016 at 10:04AM

#ItsAGoodDayForAGoodDay Indeed! Hard not smile back at this growing-up-so-fast young lady! Have a great day whether shopping, watching #GilmoreGirls, or going to see #Moana like us! #lovemyfamily

Thursday, November 24, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 24, 2016 at 02:49PM

Filled with thanks :: For today :: For everyday!! #HappyThankgiving #lovemyfamily #lovetheseturkeys

Monday, November 21, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 21, 2016 at 06:47PM

I have been catching up on my #HarryPotter reading and #knitting socks for my own Fantastic beasts' huge feet. #DumbledoreWouldBeProud Yarn: #SpartickesDyes Puppy Love colorway #handknitsocks #anotherweekanotherpair #fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #shortDaysMeanBadPhotos #freethehouseelves

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 15, 2016 at 05:15PM

When you are a #Knitter, and your world feels like it is unraveling, you buy beautiful yarn and set out to mend it! My retail therapy from @upinyarns and @leadingmenfiberarts arrived and made me smile πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ˜ #yarnSwoon #ImightLoveGreenALittle I am super excited to get #zombiesLoveBrainbows and #OhChristmasTree on the needles!

Friday, November 11, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 11, 2016 at 10:58AM

We lost our dear, sweet Max yesterday, and I am so completely heartbroken and beside myself with grief. This is one of my favorite photos of him from a few years ago, showing him as he always was: cozied up next me as I knit, purring, snuggling, simply putting his paw on me to show me he cared. He gave me, and so many others, so much love and joy. I had 13 wonderful years with him, and I will carry with me the love he gave me for the rest of my years. #MaxLOVE #missHimSo #myknittingbuddy

Monday, November 7, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 07, 2016 at 07:15PM

THANK YOU to everyone for all the well wishes, healing thoughts, and prayers! We had a wonderfully warm weekend, and Max loved having the windows open. His condition isn't worsening, so we are hopefully limping along the road to recovery. He seems a little more interested in food, but we are struggling daily to get him to eat. #MaxLOVE #lovemycats

Saturday, November 5, 2016

New Post via Instagram November 05, 2016 at 01:21PM

When the glorious Fall colors outside aren't covered in snow and they match the gorgeous Fall colors on your recently finished socks, you celebrate them both with a picture! ::Yarn:: Sophie's Toes @emilyquilts BFL in the Rhinebeck Twilight colorway #ravelry #handknitsocks #knittersofinstagram #anotherWeekAnotherPair #lovingThisWeather #windowsOpenInNovember

Monday, October 31, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 31, 2016 at 06:34PM

#HappyHalloween from my crew! May your night be full of treats, and no tricks! πŸ¬πŸ•ΈπŸπŸ‚ #lovemyfamily

New Post via Instagram October 31, 2016 at 05:19PM

😱 Max is doing all the scaring this year for Halloween. πŸ™πŸ’žPlease send good thoughts, prayers, cat love, and wishes for good health, as Max is once again not eating, and is down 4lbs 😞 He got more fluids at the Vet and is perking up a little, but still needs to eat. I am worried sick about my sweet Max cat. #MaxLOVE #lovemycats #myknittingbuddy #HalloweenScare

Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 29, 2016 at 11:59AM

Happy #Caturday ! This guy gave us a scare earlier this week by refusing to eat and drink. 😞 Many lab tests and x-rays later, he is doing much better after being treated for pancreatitis. πŸ’ž #MaxLOVE #lovemycats #myknittingbuddy #JustDuetShawl #ravelry

Thursday, October 27, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 27, 2016 at 06:19PM

Another day brightener, quite literally! These bright colors and casting-on a shawl always puts a smile on my face! πŸ˜πŸ’ž This awesome Pippi bag, and @twosistersyarnco Pippi's Freckles colorway are from @annielightknits as part of her fabulous Pippi kits. I swapped in the @leadingmenfiberarts Punk Rock Highlights colorway over their more subtle green for a #PopPop! #kapowColor #loveSpeckles #ravelry #JustDuetShawl

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 26, 2016 at 08:12PM

When the day gives you lemons πŸ‹, you make lemonade by flipping through fabulous friend photos on your phone! This picture from #rhinebeck2016 made me smile today @annielightknits πŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ˜ #hugslastforever #knittingFriendsFTW #knittersarethebestpeople #makingLemonade

Sunday, October 23, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 23, 2016 at 04:51PM

Today I have been enjoying both the gorgeous colors on my knitting needles and out my living room window. This gorgeous colorway was inspired by the colors of Rhinebeck Twilight, dyed by @emilyquilts and gifted to me by Carla! #somuchtolove #socktober2016 #ilovecolor #handknitsocks #ravelry

Thursday, October 20, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 20, 2016 at 05:08PM

I just noticed that when the weather turns colder, around the time I am traveling to New York, I often have #SkewSocks on my knitting needles. This pair was started and finished on my trip to #Rhinebeck2016. I wonder what it is about this time of year that makes me want to knit these socks?Do you have ritual seasonal knit like me? Yarn: fabulously rainbow-tastic @showmeyarn Belle Starr self-striping Pattern: Skew Socks #ravelry #handknitsocks #anotherweekanotherpair #selfstripingsockyarn

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 19, 2016 at 07:20PM

This is my #rhinebeck2016 haul on the wonderful wood floors of our rental house in Saugherties. It may appear small (in quantity) but it is mighty! πŸ’ͺ I got my gorgeous green #yarnBaby as well as the springiest cormo from @jillmakesstuff. I also scored another #Jawaja leather purse (2 makes it a collection right? πŸ˜‰) I couldn't resist the @dragonflyfibers Starry Night gradient DK set for colorwork, @intothewhirled sock yarn for Ellie and I, and @katrinkles_knitting_jewelry wooden mitten and sweater ornament kits. #yarnSwoon

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 18, 2016 at 12:07PM

Cabs, subways, fountains, and exploring NYC with Uncle Matt was the trip of a lifetime for Ellie and I! Thanks for all the memories NYC and Matt! #ilovenyc #makingMemories #mybrotheristhebesthost

New Post via Instagram October 18, 2016 at 11:56AM

Our NYC adventures also included seeing a musical, and CATS was the purrrfect first Broadway experience for Ellie! 😻😻😻 She was in awe of all the singing and dancing, and is now trying to memorize all the songs and replicate the choreography. Meow Memories!! #ilovenyc #mybrotheristhebesthost #catsmusical2016

New Post via Instagram October 18, 2016 at 11:32AM

As always, NYC was with my brother Matt as a fabulous host! Our first night we went to #MadamTussauds and ran into @jimmyfallon and #slimer. We also got wax molds made of our hands, which was crafty and fun, and I highly recommend!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 16, 2016 at 11:03AM

I was so excited about the surprise and it was so hard not to share! Here are the flannel jammie pants I sewed for the #3knitters3daughters crew at #rhinebeck2016 Such a ridiculously fun and glorious group! #KnitCahoots #owlAlwaysLoveYou

New Post via Instagram October 16, 2016 at 10:53AM

It's not everyday that I knit #socksOnATrain! After a fabulous time at #Rhinebeck2016, Ellie and I are headed into NYC to visit Uncle Matt. #skewSocks with the fabulous Belle Star self-striping colorway from @showmeyarn #anotherweekanotherpair #placesYouCanKnit #handknitsocks #ravelry

Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 15, 2016 at 08:54PM at @jillmakesstuff studio tonight! I adopted a beautiful green #yarnBaby, and was #twinning with @westknits with our knitted pants! #rhinebeck2016 #knittersofinstagram #bigSkeinofYarn #westknits #jilldrapermakesstuff

New Post via Instagram October 15, 2016 at 08:45PM

#Rhinebeck2016 New York Sheep and Wool was overflowing with fabulous wooly goodness, and even more phenomenal people! Thank you so much if you stopped to say hello and gave me a hug today! Ellie and I had the best time! #knittersarethebestpeople #myheartisfull #nysw

Friday, October 14, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 14, 2016 at 04:33PM

Our first full day at #Rhinebeck2016 was full of beautiful scenery, delicious food, and a fabulous group of friends! #3knitters3daughters #knittersarethebestpeople #mommydaughterAdventure

Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 13, 2016 at 09:55AM

Ellie and I have begun our journey to #Rhinebeck2016 and we are so excited! Our adventure to Upstate New York and NYC includes shuttles, airplanes, trains, and subways. #rhinebeckorbust #mommydaughterAdventure #lookoutNYhereWeCome

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 12, 2016 at 06:42PM

I certainly would never wish away Summer, but I love when the crisp Fall days allow me to combine my favorite hobbies of running and knitting (wearing knitwear). Every year I love when I need to get out these mitts knit for me by a dear friend from her handspun. #knittersarethebestpeople #justRunKnit #knitstagram #knittingTheGiftThatKeepsGiving #fallyall πŸπŸ‚

Sunday, October 9, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 09, 2016 at 05:27PM

My Rhinebeck sweater is TA-done! I love it and am ever so happy I decided to cast it on last minute! A couple of very late nights combined with worsted weight yarn on US8s and short sleeves made for a quick knit! Pattern is #lettlopivest with some extra colorwork at the bottom band. Yarn is @fancytigercrafts Heirloom base (American Romney) #rhinebecksweater #lastminuteknits #ravelry #Rhinebeck2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

New Post via Instagram October 07, 2016 at 05:39PM

I could no longer resist the sweater siren song of my yarn screaming RHINEBECK SWEATER at me! Less than a week before I leave for NY seems like a perfectly rational time to cast-on! Or not πŸ˜‰ Pattern: #lettlopivest Yarn: #fancytigercrafts Heirloom (American Romney wool) #rhinebeckSweater #Rhinebeck2016 #ravelry #colorworkit #noSleeves