Having bought this yarn I really wanted to make something special with it. I bought it as a hank, so I first had to wind it into balls. Having done that I realised that I didn’t have much yarn to work with, so I decided to make a shawl. I consulted all my knitting books […]
“Don’t try to do it all today. On the other hand, don’t throw your arms in despair because you can’t do everything and then decide to do nothing. Every little bit helps….Sustainability is a journey.” ~Homegrown and Handmade At Homestead Bloggers Network, part of our mission is supporting a more self-sufficient lifestyle, by supporting […]
Looking for a quick and easy knitting project? These handmade wash cloths are excellent as a beginner project, or for those looking for something quick to whip up. I love giving these as gifts, as well as using them around the house! In this post, I show you how to make the perfect, fluffy wash […]
Many farmers and homesteaders ask me why we moved to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. There are truly so many reasons, but one is the VERY vibrant artisan community that exists here and equally strong in and around Asheville, North Carolina, which is a stones throw away from us here. Today my wonderful husband […]
This post will explain how to create a giant yarn throw using the super thick wool yarn that is so popular right now. I’ll share the best places to get giant yarn and explain what you need to know to create a gorgeous knitted or crocheted blanket of your own. You can get the pattern […]
People love a good hand knit dish cloth! I love bringing a bag of them with me to family dinners to give out. I am also a fidgeter and this is a great project to keep with me in my purse.