Knitting Project: A More Ladylike Riff on the Man Hat

There is a cold snap forecast to hit Topeka next week so I decided to bust out hats for a pretty awesome couple I know through Silverbackks. Kim's hat is detailed on this post and Ami's is on another. I tend to prefer designs more on the minimal side, with less lace...

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Knitting Project: Aguas Windschief for Ami

This, my friends, was the first knitting project that I've really enjoyed in a very long time. Love the yarn. Malabrigo Rios in a gorgeous colorway. Love the pattern. The Windschief is a fairly quick knit that allows for some mindless knitting while still having...

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Will We Ever Kill The Bug? (Part 4)

At long last, the VW quilt is done. As I type this, it is on its way to my brother. So, whew. One less WIP in the craft room. Here is the finished project: I have mixed feelings about this quilt. I have to admit that I nearly cried when it came back from the longarm...

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Mano’s KC Chiefs Quilt

I have been a quilt finishing fiend lately. This is one that I made for a friend to give to her hubby for Valentine's Day. It was gifted a bit early and she reports that it was a hit! The particulars: Finished Size: Approximately 66″ x 86″ Pattern: No pattern....

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Scarlett’s Layers of Charms Quilt

I cannot believe that I forgot to take a picture of the finished quilt. But there you have it! This quilt is #1 in a series of 6 for the children of a friend. (I'm posting the first few out of order!) This is for the newest sprout, a sweet baby girl named Scarlett....

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Lochlan’s Radio Way Quilt

And another one is in the books! One of my ongoing projects is making a quilt for each one of a good friend's children. She has 6 sprouts so this will be going for a while! I started with the youngest, a newborn, and am working my way up to the oldest. This is #2 in...

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Looking for a small holiday gift idea?

How about test tubes filled with a special spice mixture? For the last few years, I've been giving local friends little test tubes filled with a different spice mixture in place of greeting cards. Last year, my chosen spice blend was Vulcan's Fire Salt from the Spice...

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Will We Ever Kill The Bug? (Part 3)

A quick update... the "Will We Ever Kill The Bug?" quilt top is done! It did take a little longer than I had anticipated, as I goofed up the Beetle by accidentally applying Heat 'n Seal to the wrong side of the fabric. (Derp!) I had to have it reprinted. But now? It...

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i70 Swap Update: What I Got!

I missed the August guild meeting so one of the coordinators graciously mailed my project back to me. And all I can say is WOW. Love, love, love. The lovely and talented Gina turned Hazel into a flippin' fantastic mini quilt. She mentioned that she stalked me on...

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