Spinning Yarn and Sculpting Rainbows

One of my favorite ways to relax is to make something by hand. But it can be challenging to get a project started. The options are literally endless and when time is limited, the choosing can easily take up all the time. This is why I love a good kit that comes complete with all […]

Easy Hats for Beginning Knitters

Many of my beginner knitting projects have been hats. Hats make for quick and satisfying knits and are a good platform for practicing new techniques. Here is a a round up of easy hats for beginning knitters; pattern and yarn links included. This is Purl Soho’s Learn to Knit a Hat in the Round pattern […]

Knitting My First Shawl

This fall I began knitting my first shawl. It was a quick and satisfying beginner project. My mother, grandmother and all of my aunts always had creative work in progress.  They were always sewing, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, beading, cutting, gluing etc.  And, I feel lucky that they always put a project in my hands.  Usually […]