Wanna Win?

If you’d like to win 10 free patterns of your choice (come on – you and I both know you do!), comment on this post.  You don’t have to say anything particular, but I’ll be extra super impressed if you take the time to tell me what your favorite thing about December is. For extra

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Design Disaster

I don’t often share behind the scenes stuff about my designing process….Probably because I’m such a mess over here!  In fact, it always really makes me smile when people compliment my work with “you’re so talented!  This must be so easy for you.” or similar statements. The truth is, designing new patterns isn’t “easy” for

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11 Reasons You May be the Odd Crafter Out

We’ve all had those moments….you know, the ones where you just want to shrink away because you have a contrary opinion?  Apply this to the world of knit and crochet, though, and things can get even more interesting. I recently stumbled upon an awesome thread about “Unpopular Knitting Opinions” over on Reddit.  Some of the

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Freebie Alert ~ Fall Home Decor

Shortly after our move to Hawaii, a wonderful reader told me about the challenge of the un-changing seasons here.  She mentioned that her mother, who is also from Colorado, still misses the changing of the seasons even after years in Hawaii.  She encouraged me to celebrate the Holidays with decorations around the house in order

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Freebie Alert ~ A Sucker For A Sweater

There’s an odd discrepancy between what the Fall season looks like in my mind, and what it actually looks like around my house…. When people start talking about Fall, I picture over-sized sweaters made of super bulky yarn, burnt orange and brown wreaths hanging on the front door, and adorable baby pumpkins decorating empty surfaces. Somehow,

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Angora Eyelet Bonnet – Free Baby Knitting Pattern

I’m so happy to be featuring Mary Gonzales of Mary’s Knittin’ Designs for another designer showcase today!  Mary just recently started writing up her designs, and she’s doing a beautiful job with it!  Please head over and check out all her delectable work on her Ravelry Page. Mary has written up a gorgeous sample pattern for

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The Quick Version….

Our move to Hawaii has been….interesting.  We’ve had our ups and downs here, and we’ve been on some pretty wild adventures!  Now that we’ve tried it, I totally understand why Hawaii isn’t overpopulated…..it’s ridiculously hard to move here! Most of our time here has been spent jumping over some kind of hurdle.  It seems like once

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Hello Hawaii!

Gosh it feels good to sit down and do something regular after the week I’ve had!  To say things in our lives have been crazy over the past week would probably be one of the world’s biggest understatements.  This time has been filled with many smiles, a lot of what-ifs, and even a few tears.

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