Pattern: Ski Hat With Giant Pompom

Materials: 2 Balls Lion Brand Yarn Lion Wool, Color 187 Goldenrod, 158 yards, $5.99 Stitch Marker Tapestry Needle Needles: US Size 5 [3.75mm] Addi Turbo Circular Knitting Needles, 16inch US Size 5 [3.75mm] Double Pointed Knitting Needles (dpns) Cable Needle Measurements: 23″ circumference 8″ inches high Gauge: 4.5 Stitches per Inch 5 Rows per Inch […]

Knitmare on Elm Street

Knitmare on Elm Street by Hannah Simpson ~ Price $11.56 My BF got this for me from Forbidden Planet and OMG! HEART the patterns in this book. The book has great illustrated and easy to understand instructions and the diagrams feature “werewolf” hands demonstrating the knitting techniques. Fun! A pun on Freddie Krueger and the […]

FOTD: Hawaiian Print Fabrics

Fabric of the Day: Hawaiian Print Fabrics Left to Right: Trendtex Fabrics BG-004, Trendtex Fabrics BD-014R, Unmarked. The last fabric did not have a marking on the selvedge. My mom and brother just got back from a fabulous Hawaii trip! They picked out the fabrics themselves and brought it all the way back to NY. […]

OMG! Heart Kollabora

Hello Kollabora.com! You new crafty website you… Hmm, what to say about this new online community slash craft site that’s kind of like a when Craftsy met PS I Made This and I Spy DIY love triangle? 1.) Somebody over there is my long lost craft twin. 2.) Fiberistas unite! 3.) Seriously though, did you […]

Super Fun Holiday Quick Knits

Snow Pea by We Knit You A Merry Christmas I saw these on Daily Mail and had to repost. They’re awesome knit patterns for the holidays. They make great fun little knit gifts. And books make great gifts for knitters too. Patterns contain both knit and crochet items. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ We Knit You […]

Holiday Gift Idea: Knit Your Dog (or Cat)!

Check out these awesome dog and cat knits by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne. Great to make as gifts for dog lovers. Great books to give as gifts for knitting lovers. Fabulous and affordable. AWESOME! Knit Your Own Cat By Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne, $10.17 Knit Your Own Dog By Sally Muir & Joanna […]

Catalytic Clothing – Pollution Cleaning Denim Jeans?

Imagine if the clothes you wore were not only eco-friendly but eco-cleaners? Above is Professor Helen Storey, a London-based fashion designer, with her eco-cleaning jeans that purify the air as you wear them. Yes, her jeans which she’s been testing for 2 years claim to clean the air of nitrogen dioxide, a harmful air pollutant. […]

Your First Sewing Machine – For Under $200!

Usha Butterfly by Usha, India What do you look for in a Sewing Machine? Especially your very first adult sewing machine? Style? Cost? Features? I struggled with my first machine because I didn’t want to invest too much as a beginner. I just needed something to tinker with… Taking sewing classes to start is smart […]

OMG! Heart goes to Maker Faire 2012

Maker Faire 2012 Above photo album can also be viewed at my Imgur Gallery. Hello, Maker Week NYC 2012! The 3rd Annual Maker Faire just blew through town. It also happened to mark the 1st Annual “Maker Week” here in NYC! As declared by Mayor Bloomberg, September 24-30 is officially Maker Week and is an […]

Conductive Thread for the Crafty Techy

Knit Picks In Touch Gloves Pattern w. Touch Fingertips Literally, it’s a thread that conducts electricity! So iPhone 5 dropped today (if you pre-ordered and hit the option to pickup in-store that is…) and “Apple Fans are Jubilant”. Big Whoop! $800 for a phone is really incredible especially considering advanced technology these days (should be […]