A year and a half or so ago while shooting a Knit Bit at the non-profit shop Stitches from the Heart, I got this great pattern for the ” Quick Baby Sweater”, by Lorraine Major. I’d been wanting to knit one up ever since, but hadn’t had the time until this one for a friend’s baby boy. The yarn is “Vegas” from my collection, in color: Casino. I think it took about 3 balls. It’s knit from the top down on size 10.5 needles, so the pattern’s name is definitely apropos. 🙂
These buttons came from another L.A.-based yarn shop, A Mano, owned by my awesome friend Shannita (she was the guest on the Rasta Hat episode of KG.) I picked these beauties up last summer, while we were there shooting part of the Knitty Gritty Special (which, BTW now has an air date of July 3rd–Stay tuned for more details!) I liked ’em so much that Shannita sent me more, so I could also put them on a kids coat for Catwalk Crochet!
I spent some of my Easter sunday making these sock bunnies for my boys. They’re really easy, super-cute and cuddly, and (I’m proud to say) kid approved! General instructions on how to make them can be found on this website. I *heart* sock creatures.
Tristan took his first sewing class today–it was so dang cute, I could barely stand it! It was an afternoon “Plush Monsters” course at Craft-O-Rama in Austin. Tris loves little squishy toys and seems to be, dare I say, crafty–so this was the perfect stitching intro for him. Although he was a little intimidated at first, he really dug working with a sewing machine.
He’s too wee to reach the pedal, so we put down a bin to help out. 🙂
His finished project as you can see, is a pretty awesome robot for which he meticulously chose all of the materials, and hand-sewed the eyes and buttons on mostly by himself.
All in all I’d say, it’s been a very crafty couple of days. Just how we like it around here.
The majority share of the knitting, crochet, and crafts industries, and the community that supports them, are women and non-binary folk with uteruses. After yesterday's devastating supreme court decision, essentially removing women's constitutional rights over our own bodies, need to support one another. We need to love each other enough to not give up. I see you. My heart is with you.
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be on a Zoom action-meeting run by a major women's healthcare organization. We feel powerless, but one of the suggestions they gave for things we can do is to donate to grass-root organizations that focus on women's healthcare clinics.
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If any women or non-binary people with a uterus who are attending @hhamericas and need emotional support after today’s devastating Supreme Court ruling, meet-up at the seating section on the show floor next to the stage, after the Indie Magazine Panel at 1pm. 💗 #roevwade...
YarnYAY! Design Team member Chris Bahls has done it again — he created another gorgeous palette of our A-Frame Shawl! We love it so much, we’ve made it a kit. See this one, and our other shade options (featuring VH Montoya Merino Light) in the YarnYAY! Shop (link in bio) at www.YarnYAY.com