I have a lot of stuffed animals littered around the house. They are squishy and I love them. Some have homes but I have quite a few recently acquired ones that have nowhere to go. And I figured, why not make a new home for them? I have seen stuffed animal hammocks around the internet, and I thought this was the perfect solution! But instead of buying something pre-made, why not make it myself? It seemed easy enough!
Recently, I went to purchase some sewing needles for my sewing machine. I quickly became confused with all of the options in front of me. What were all these numbers? What did they mean? Which one should I choose? I had a lot of questions and very few questions. So I decided to the most reasonable thing I could think of. Go in depth! I wanted answers and this post is the result of what I found out.
I know it’s late in the season for scarves, but it is never too early to start one for the next season, and this one does take a little time! I wanted to do a block pattern, circular scarf. But I also wanted the blocks to have some unity, so I decided to knit a diamond pattern into each of the large blocks.
I love dice. Every board gamer I know has a collection of dice ranging in type, size, and style. I feel like half of the dice that I’ve collected aren’t even useful… What do you mean I rolled a sheep??!?! I wanted a 6!! For many gamers, the D20 is an iconic symbol as its used throughout the gamer and RPG hobby; from magic the gathering spin-downs to the classic D20 of Dungeons and Dragons. And this got me thinking, what if I made a really big one? Knitting is my comfort zone so a knitted D20 sounded like the perfect project.
I recently became aware of temperature scarves and blankets where each row is the temperature of a day and the project lasts the entire year. This makes the whole project 365 rows long which makes a great length for a project. Since I live in an area of rapid climate shifts, I thought this would be cool to show in knitting. It’s a fun way to capture how it can be a high of 28°F one day and then watch it increase to a high of 72°F the next. Cleveland is a weird place y’all. But instead of doing a scarf or a blanket, I decided to do a shawl! This seemed like a fun idea because the number of stitches in a row increases and keeps count with the day. Although I’m a little worried about what it will look like at the end of the year! Below is the pattern for the shawl I plan to use so for those knitters out there, join me to make a fun 2022 project!
Looking around the internet, I couldn’t find any patterns for knitted meeples that I really liked. So, the next logical step, was to make my own! This patterned turned out to be much more complex than I had anticipated, and I made some extra work for myself by trying to avoid sewing but I’ll get into that later. I absolutely love the result and it’s such a great accent piece and mini pillow! I can’t wait to accidentally leave it somewhere and find my cat trying to fit perfectly on top of it. The estimated time for this project is probably not accurate because I knitted this over several days.
I have the heart of a knitter. Knitting has been a part of my life since I was in middle school, and I got in trouble for crafting during class throughout high school and sometime even in college. I wanted to make some sort of charm for knitters! It’s unlimited in color and stack size. These charms work well as pendants or as keychains. Don’t feel like making your own? You can order these on my Etsy and customize the colors!
I grew up making friendship bracelets. This is a very classic craft for me as I remember making dozens of bracelets with different patterns and designs. Friendship bracelets are one of the most customizable easy crafts there are many options for change. There are different patterns, your choice of color, and a range of sizes! Going from something very slim to a thick and chunky bracelet. I think I am a fan of bigger bracelets because designs can become more elaborate.
ere are some phrases that are utterly unforgettable. At some point during our campaign of Oath (by Leder Games) someone asked “Do Citizens Dream of Oracular Pigs?” And I fell in love with this saying. Not only is it a great spin off (what I believe to be) the original phrase; Do androids dream of electric sheep? But it also fits the world of Oath so well that I wanted to create something with this phrase. So why not embroidery? While embroidery is not one of my typical mediums, it is something I’ve always been excited to get into.
I adore knitting. I have since I was a child and it was often joked that I am an old soul because of the hobbies I had growing up. Also, the way I talked. Also, because I’m pretty sure I’m an old soul. But, due to my love for the hobby, I seem to be the recipient of yarn donations for which I am extremely grateful because the hobby can end up being a bit expensive. I think I could fill a bathtub full of yarn. Which, kind of sounds fun… But I found myself with an armful of yarn made for baby-targets product projects, so I thought, why not try to make a blanket.
I love knitting and finding new easy stitch work is something I live for. That's why I was extremely excited when I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across this Herringbone knitting pattern. This quick and simple stitch make a fun pattern that with minimal changes from the normal stitch. Below is a step by step guide of how to the do the stitch and my pattern for Herringbone Scarf!
Sometimes, I just cannot resist picking up a hammer, some nails, a piece of wood, and some thread. This was one of the biggest projects that I’ve taken on and I needed to finish it in a week! Thread art is something I really love but the time commitment, intricate detail, and many of the other aspects are sometimes quite a lot to deal with.