I chose this pattern because, obviously, it’s the cutest thing I’ve seen all day. I couldn’t not feature it. I really love it because it is warm and functional for the little dogs in my life. 🙂
Stay cozy this weekend! xo Katie
Here’s a beautiful collection of knitting happiness to brighten your Monday:
This Project Bag- in Magnolias by chickenboots is so clever. She inserts a divider so the bag has a small section and a large section. No more looking for your skein of yarn or getting it tangled with other projects.
I love how luxe this yarn looks! I want to hold it and squeeze it and knit it into a giant cozy scarf!
That’s all for now. What is making you happy today? 🙂
It’s WIP Wednesday!
Here’s what I’m working on this week:
I cast this on last night. I was visiting my Mom and I didn’t want her to see the afghan I was knitting so I brought a new project to start at her house. These will be Toto the Extremely Useful and Cute Potholder by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. These are a simple knit, very useful, and a cheerful edition to any kitchen. I am knitting them for a friend who sometimes reads this blog, so I can’t say much more at the moment. 🙂
Here’s the current status of the Aran Afghan:
For comparison, here’s what it looked like last week:
I was very happy to see that this afghan DID in fact get bigger. I realized this morning that I have to buy more yarn. I am close to halfway through the yarn I bought, but it will not be long enough if I don’t buy more. It looks like this afghan and I have a lot more work to do.
I still love it, I’m not bored with it or anything. I try to keep my eyes on the prize. I saw my Mom snuggling under the blanket I knit Dad for Christmas last night and I kept relishing in the fact that soon she will have a blanket of her own to keep her warm. 🙂
For more WIP Wednesday projects, click the link below. 🙂
This week’s Featured Blog is The Icelandic Knitter!
Helene is a french woman living and knitting in Iceland. Her blog features her works in progress, tutorials, etc.
And get this – Helene offers Icelandic Knitting Tours! You can go on a tour of Iceland that includes knitting classes.
Show her some love! xo Katie
Have you ever had this happen to you? You’re walking along and a stranger passes by with the most delicious knit item you’ve ever seen. It steals your heart and you wish, more than anything, that it was yours. But. Before you even have a chance to snap a photo or sketch it out, the stranger, and your dream knit, have walked out of reach…
I was walking through Navy Pier today when I spotted a girl wearing a gorgeous mohair cap. The cap was pale violet, and it had the most intriguing structured stitch pattern. It was truly love at first sight and I will be dreaming about this hat for weeks.
It was so beautiful that it inspired this week’s Knit Love theme. So. Here’s what I’m loving in the mohair category this week:
What are you loving this week?
This week’s Featured Knitting Blog is Vera’s Crafty Blog!
Vera is a Knitter and Crocheter from Charleston. Her blog is a fun mix of current projects, previews of upcoming knitting magazine patterns, patterns she likes, Ten on Tuesdays, etc. She also has great taste in music. 🙂
Vera’s blog is refreshing because she mixes it up for her readers. She keeps us guessing!
Check out her blog and leave a comment on your favorite post.
Show her some love! xo Katie
When I knit in public, I invariably come across people who want to learn how to knit too. Here’s a quick list of random places where I have given impromptu knitting lessons.
1. Rooftop of Zed451
2. Glam to Go Boutique
3. She One Boutique
4. Toyota Dealership Service Center Waiting Area
5. Leona’s Restaurant
6. Caribou Coffee
Do you have a random list? Add it in the comments below. 🙂