Tin Can Harvest Cardigan

Knitting Sweaters and Cardigans from Top to Bottom

My grandmothers were avid and efficient knitters. They made hats, socks, mittens, slippers, sweaters, cardigans and so on. They would reuse yarn from well loved sweaters and knit hats or socks. These skills and knowledge were not past down to me. They taught me repeatedly how to make a scarf in garter stitch but my […]

Quilt

Grandpa Joe’s Quilt

In September 2015, while I was pondering my intentions for the upcoming holiday seasons gifts, I decided I would only give handmade items. I made countless slippers for family and friends. However, my father-in-law presented a very special set of criteria. His health has declined significantly over the last years to the point where his […]

Holiday Knitted Slippers

Holiday Knitted Slippers

I have recently discovered Pinterest with its endless project lists and inspiring pictures. I looked at endless pictures of slippers, with or without pattern and I found a simple model I thought would be straightforward to knit for family and friends for the holiday season. The inspiration picture can be found here as well as the […]

Birthday Coin Purse

Birthday Coin Purse

It is time for first my first craft post. My dear friend turned 40 years old this year and as a group of moms we celebrated the event in a little tapas restaurant in Seattle. When it comes to birthday presents, I like to give a handmade gift. In general, I like that this kind […]