As of this writing, I’ve successfully turned the heel of my first knitted sock and am bracing myself for the gusset (yes, that’s what it’s called). For today’s post, I just wanted to share the latest photo of my work-in-progress, and some videos and links I found helpful when working on my first sock.
The new Amy Sedaris book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, Â was interviewed yesterday on NPR’s Marketplace. Listen to or read a transcript of the interview here, and make the wind chime discussed in the interview using these instructions. h/t Craftzine for blogging about the interview yesterday.
In an earlier post, I mentioned that one of my current knitting projects is a pair of socks. What I didn’t mention was that they’re not only my first pair of socks, but they happen to also be my fiance’s Christmas present. We’ll see if I can finish them in time…
Faux leaf-filled ornaments for unique fall decor.
As the holidays near, I’ve been getting on more and more of a knitting kick. Between the afghan, a pair of socks for the fiance, and a giant scarf project in the works, I’m swimming in yarn.
My fiance and I were out on a walk last Saturday with our dogs and happened on these cute snowmen sculptures.
Little did I know when I loaded Fashionising this morning that I’d find instructions on holiday treat-making. These chocolate eggs are gorgeous, filled with egg nog, and guess what? Luxirare has shared instructions on how to make them. For now, drool over some of the glorious pics from the tutorial:
Knitwear makes up a nontrivial chunk of Banana Republic‘s winter collection this year. As you know, I personally would make items like this for myself, but the design of their knitwear is great this year. Check out the tiny cabling on this scarf for some project inspiration:
Using a hat I got on Etsy (though making your own hat would be as easy as stapling some construction paper together) and a couple other things from around the house, I threw together this Bad Halloween Candy costume.