Free Pattern: Heirloom Baby Patterns

Are these patterns gorgeous or what?! I was looking for scarf patterns and got sidetracked. These were too cute to pass up. Love DROPS Design. They’re Scandinavian so the patterns are sometimes hard (for me) to decipher. But if you’re confident in your Knit or Crochet skills and/or are Intermediate to Advanced it should be […]

Free Pattern: 11 Baby Blankets

Are these blankie patterns especially gorgeous or what?! Some are classic modern, some nostalgic, some fancy. All lovely designs whatever your preference. Love DROPS. All are free and in either Knit or Crochet depending on the pattern. All patterns in this post by DROPS Design. Read on for more lovely patterns.

Free Pattern: 9 Heirloom Baby Toys

Love, Love, LOVE all these patterns by Garn Studio AS! . They are my favorite Knit or Crochet designers around hands down. Free or paid! Sometimes the patterns are a bit hard to follow (Scandinavian) and their yarns aren’t carried anywhere in the U.S. … However, if you’re an Intermediate/Advanced Knitter or Crocheter you’ll be […]

Free Patterns: Summertime Crochet

Happy June 1st! Kick off your summer with some crochet. Here are some summertime quick crochet projects for home and market featuring Cotton or Hemp yarns. All are free and all are from Ravelry.com. You must be signed up on Ravelry to view and download the patterns. If you have not discovered Ravelry yet or […]

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 […]

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/ […]

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 […]

The Dark Knit Rises: Knitting Comics!

Love that Batman is knitting! Happy Labor Day Weekend! It’s the last official weekend of summer. Le sigh. But hopefully these new comics I discovered will keep you in good spirits. CHECK IT OUT!!! Worsted for Wear, a comic strip created by Rachael and Josh Anderson, does not always feature Batman in his knitting stance! […]