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. 😀 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! 👍💞😍 #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! 💜I love that the needle is always were I left it last (magnetically stuck to the top of the tin)! 💙 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! 😀

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. 😁💞😍 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 🎄🎁😂 No matter how many times I knit the #Vacillate stitch pattern, I am always amazed by it's beauty and simplicity. 😍💞 ::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! 💞 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! 🎄💞 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! 🎄💞 #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 💞 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 😍💞 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! 🎄😍 #yarnSwoon #ravelry #adventYarnCalendar #knittersofinstagram

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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

#taDone Easy peasy, lemon squeezey 🍋🍋 ! 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! 🎄🎶 ....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