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Hermione’s Everyday Socks – Knitted

Hermione's Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder   Yarn: For the Love of Yarn Merino yak, less than 1 skein, colorway= Seascape This was my first attempt at knitting socks, so when the pattern said…

Gothic Witchy Junk Journal

This has been my first attempt at making a Junk Journal . It has been made from The Mammoth Book Of Thrillers, Ghosts & Mysteries published in 1936.  

Dino Plant Holders

It's amazing what you can do with a drill, some toy dinosaur and a few succulents. As far as instructions go it's pretty straightforward.

Quick and Easy Slouchy Hat – Knitted

Quick and Easy Slouchy Hats by Jessica Gutoski

Monster High Reroot

This is a Monster High reroot using fantasy dyed goat hair! The hair had a beautiful consistency. I sourced it from a Russian seller on etsy hairfordolls.  

Handspun mottled yarn

I received this beautiful new drop spindle for Christmas and immediately had to take it for a test spin. I've had a small piece of mottled fiber hanging around since…

Spice & Clove Knit and Crochet Pumpkins

This is my recent version of Spice & Clove Knit and Crochet Pumpkins by Hannah Maier The following deviations from the original pattern were made: knitting it flat instead of in…

Rye / Ruista ranteeseen Fingerless mittens

Pattern: Rye / Ruista ranteeseen by Hanne Katajamäki

Yarndale 2017 Haul

Knitted Anatomical Heart

For the more literal of Heart by Kristin Ledgett

Hearts Knitting Pattern

Pattern: Hearts by Anna Hrachovec

PomPom Jar

This is a "Little Jar of Love" team gift for a work college about to get married. We all contributed something along the theme of "Credit-Card security and Love". I…

Topaz the Unicorn Knit

Topaz the unicorn by Christel Krukkert. Yarn and pattern kit sold with Let's Knit! Magazine 117, April 2017  

Celtic Hill Knitted Jumper

Celtic Hill by Kessa Tay Anlin

Cushy Knitted Vest

Cushy by Grace Melville

Pussy Hat

PussyHat Project by Kat Coyle [embed][/embed]    

Blythe helmet knitting pattern

Blythe helmet knitting pattern - ButterflyThis is another pattern that came about because I don't want to learn to crochet. All of the beautiful Blythe helmets I see online appear to be crocheted. Necessity is the mother of invention so here is a free pattern for a knitted version of a basic Blythe helmet...

Mara Shawl

Knitted from Mara Shawl pattern. Used 2 balls of 4ply. The multicolored yarn is Donegal 4ply hand dyed yarn from The Old Piggery in a colour beautifully named Northern Lights.…

Simplicity 1506 Waistcoat

Simplicity 1506 Waistcoat: Big and Tall Boy's and Men's Waistcoats Sewing Pattern. I made view B in Scottish tweed in size 2XL This is a very straight forward pattern. The only major change I made was with the interfacing. It seamed a bit odd to me that the pattern called for interfacing for the whole front of the piece. I considered that interfacing with tweed would make the waistcoat very stiff, so I left it out. I was very glad I did.

Art Journal – What makes a house a home

What makes a house a home? Is it a nice set of curtains? Is it designer furniture? Is it having the biggest TV and hottest new technology? Having lived in 14 houses so far I know that none of the above are what make a house a home for me. As part of her PhD my colleague Caro Claisse designed a kit, including a blank build-it-yourself laser cut house, to act as a canvas for people to express what makes a house a home for them.