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.
Giving a thoughtful handmade gift without the time investment is completely possible! In fact, this simple cable knit scarf can be completed in as little as 4 hours! Just like my 8-hour toddler sweater pattern, this project can be completed in well under a day. It’s so simple that I made several last Christmas in […]
Front-post crochet is a nice stitch for adding texture. I used it to make a baby hat, an ear-warmer for myself and a drink bottle cover because I was procrastinating over a more complex knitting project!
I found that crocheting socks is easier than knitting socks. I do really struggle to get knitting started on three needles and I didn’t have to worry about dropping stitches. I hate having to follow patterns and not really knowing what will happen. Turning the heal was a wild ride on the first sock, I […]