Pattern: Ski Hat with Giant Pompom 2.0

I upgraded my Ski Hat with Giant Pompom pattern by adding a basic ribbed brim. Oh, what a difference! The simple 1×1 Rib gives it some extra length and style for a more finished look. I now love the way it has just the right amount of sag to the top! Original Ski Hat with […]

Pattern: Pup Squad Dog Sweater

Here’s Erica in her new sweater complete with skirt and dog bone motif on the butt! It’s a mock cheerleader sweater I found on My Savannah Cottage. I modified it by adding a knitted Dog Bone Motif instead of using applique. There is a large dog bone motif on the bottom right of the sweater […]

Pattern: Big Stitch Rug

I made this mock big stitch rug as a dog mat/bed for my new puppy, Erica. It’s my do-it-yourself version of big stitch knitting without actually investing in specialty needles or yarns. The yarns and needles are expensive and hard to find. So rather than spring for giant knitting needles (I’d rarely use), I made […]

OMG! Heart Ravelry

Why has Ravelry never gotten its own post on my website!? It’s been an institution online for the Knitting and Crochet community since its inception. And something that is such a given sometimes people forget to mention it! I’d been knitting for years but only found out about it around 2010. I guess I was […]

OMG! Heart on Kindle Blogs

I’m on Kindle Blogs! Now you can download my blog right onto your Kindle. It’s a handy way to carry around the free patterns I post on my site anywhere without Internet. Say on vacation relaxing in the sun while knitting your next creation? If you have a Kindle, you’ll most likely already have it […]

OMG! Heart Goes To St. Louis

Muffler Art at Don’s Mufflers – Cherokee Street – South City Yup! St. Louis, Missouri. It was my first time in the true Midwest! I’ve been to Chicago, Ann Arbor, even drove through Indiana briefly! But that’s pretty much it. I was excited to get the chance to visit and stay with my friend, Marlene, […]

Pattern: Super Simple Crochet Bows

Look at these cute little crochet bows by Adaiha. They remind me of Hello Kitty bows! The pattern is easy and comes with really nice detailed photos too. She provides step-by-step photos, the pattern, and even a downloadable PDF for your convenience. She’s also been working on a “Granny Square A Day” project since 2011! […]

A List of Handmade Marketplaces

Here’s a random list of handmade marketplaces online I’ve been compiling for awhile. Perhaps they will provide artisans some options and/or give shoppers more places to shop! Open To All (Worldwide) Etsy http://www.etsy.com/ Artfire http://www.artfire.com/ Open To All (United States) Dawanda http://dawanda.com/ iCraft http://icraftgifts.com/ Zibbet http://www.zibbet.com/ Supermarket http://supermarkethq.com/ Bonanza (1000 Markets) http://www.bonanza.com/ Uncommon Goods http://www.uncommongoods.com/ […]

Mr. Gugu & Miss Go

OMG! Heart these photo-realistic sweaters by Mr. Gugu & Miss Go. It’s not knit but it’s great inspiration. They make t-shirts and leggings too. Soo many wonderful things. Aughghgh. From reading their website, it looks like they’re based in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. Where To Buy http://eu.fab.com/sale/4873 http://mrgugumissgo.bigcartel.com/ Via http://boingboing.net/2013/01/29/photorealistic-full-screen-swe.html

Pantone Color of the Year 2013

Happy 2013! Here’s PANTONE Emerald 17-5641, Pantone’s Color of the Year. Last year was a bad year. From Colorado to Sandy Hook; Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Boha; Syria to Pakistan; Collapsing of countries, governments, societies; Leading many to believe it was indeed the Apocalypse. But Dec 21, 2012 came and went. The world did not […]