Ode to Adam Lippes, Plaid Hat

Ode to Adam Lippes for Target This Fall –ok, and frankly since my punk rock, late teens — I’m mad for plaid, so I’m thrilled to see retailers and runways alike, riding the cross-stripes train! From Tartan to lumber jack, it’s hip to be (melded) square(s); and I dig ’em all. It’s the simplest form, checkerboard…


5 Ways to Knit & Crochet the Blues Away

Every week I hold a live, video Q & A session on my Facebook page called, Ask Me Monday (10amPT/1pmET). Sometimes I show a technique, often I just talk, and sometimes there’s a theme. Today, I went the latter route. Although I did answer a bunch of unrelated questions, my main focus was sharing how…


Halloween Project: Skelly Necklace

Today’s the first day of Fall which means it’s officially time for some creepy crafting! Even though I’ve been making Halloween projects for the past month already, I’m celebrating the “official” season by kicking Hallow’s Eve prep off with a skull-turning necklace crocheted using chunky, black & white jersey yarn and a Jumbo Amour hook. Speaking of, this…


Cork Board Weaving

Cork Board Weaving If you’re a parent (or student), then you’ve probably spent a lot of time recently in the office supplies section buying back-to-school items for the kids — I know I have. No matter how far ahead I plan there always seem to be several trips made to the store, as fellow adults elbow…


New Pattern: BIL Beanie

Knitting Pattern: BIL Beanie Us knitters get a lot of requests for handmade gifts, which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a great feeling to be able to give someone something that you put your love and work into, but there aren’t always enough hours in the day to produce all the knitted-love…


Coming Soon: Brioche Cowl Knit-along!

Hey there! I’ve teamed up with Yarnspirations for another knit-along, and for this one we’re stepping it up a bit with some intermediate techniques — Brioche Stitch, and Applied i-Cord — to make the Shadow Cowl! Watch the video above to hear the scoop, then nab your supplies here! xx, Vickie