Hearty Hats for yet another Boston winter…

Lately, I’ve been feverishly knitting up some hats for friends and family as a hearty Boston winter approaches and sets in for the long haul. Of course, after seeing the latest Harry Potter flick The Half Blood Prince, I just had to work up the beautiful cable and lace hat Hermione is wearing outside theContinue reading “Hearty Hats for yet another Boston winter…”

“To be thoroughly conversant with a man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.”

I have finally gotten around, after many many months, taken to getting shots of a cowl vest I created sometime last spring whilst there was still  a bit of a nip in the air. Crocheted up with a honkin’ large hook and some super bulky wool, this wearable is called the Voluminous Vest and I’mContinue reading ““To be thoroughly conversant with a man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.””

A fellow handmade junky…

A fellow co-worker of mine and I recently discovered our love of all things homemade, dog, renovation, and welp, documenting it all via the online writing medium of choice: blog. You should definitly read DukeBecky if you are into the process of renovating and face-lifting a living space; at Duke Becky, you can see allContinue reading “A fellow handmade junky…”

Would Elvis approve of these bold stripes? If Priscilla is the benchmark, uh oh.

Just last week, I mentioned I’d be releasing a whole bunch of goodies on the Kraftworkin’ Kitsch readers. Welp, I’m still working on pattern writing for a few of them (…and with loads of holiday knitting on my plate I don’t foresee getting them done in the nearest of futures), but at least I’ve finallyContinue reading “Would Elvis approve of these bold stripes? If Priscilla is the benchmark, uh oh.”

“Don’t point that beard at me, it might go off.”

About a year ago (! I know !), Boston news photographer extraordinaire Harry S. Cahill begged me to create a “non-traditional” hat for him to wear while shooting the Red Sox playoffs. And this amazing beard and stash (of which I modeled after this pattern) was there result. Of course, he rocked it when heContinue reading ““Don’t point that beard at me, it might go off.””

A lavender jacket turns linen…

Finally! I have cast on a delicious pattern from the loverly Pickles Blog, which I have gushed over before. I am absolutely head over heels for their Lavender Jacket; only mine won’t be lavender. Instead, I’ve chosen a light tea dyed sort of white-tan color, much like linen. And I adore it. The bulk andContinue reading “A lavender jacket turns linen…”

Caught up in a web of yarn…

New yarn! The joy. The excitement. The awe. The drooling. This past weekend I went to visit my mum and she took me to a famous knitting shop called Charlotte’s Web in Exeter, N.H. to scoop up some new skeins and other supplies. Of course, no trip to the knitting shop is devoid of roamingContinue reading “Caught up in a web of yarn…”

Stay tuned for stripes…

Exciting news, my crafty kitties! I know this here blog has slacked on releasing new designs, projects, and patterns this fall; but I’m about to make up for a bit of that. Here is a small sneak peak at one of a few designs I will be featuring here next week. The items range fromContinue reading “Stay tuned for stripes…”

I spun around in my chair thanks to this sheep…

The ever amazing Jessica George, who authors the splendid Go Team Sweet! blog, is one of my bestest friends from college.  An avid and ambitious cupcake baker and street artist, Jessica has recently returned to the states after living for several years in New Zealand. And smuggled in her luggage, for this here me, sheContinue reading “I spun around in my chair thanks to this sheep…”

This weather makes for plenty of “dimples”…dimples in cake, that is!

This unseasonably warm weather has rejuvinated much of my November-ly blemberly spirit, and with that comes copious doses of cinamon, plum, and what makes these two things go well together: coffee cake. I urge you to take to this weather, crunch under the remaining dead leaves, and then dive into beaters and bowl and makeContinue reading “This weather makes for plenty of “dimples”…dimples in cake, that is!”