With temps hovering right around zero degrees, it’s a great time to be an introvert who loves yarn.
It’s a new year, and there’s so much to celebrate! A lot of us have cold temps as a great excuse to spend time hunkered down with needles and hooks, but if you’re looking for a cozy place to warm up in January or February, I’ve got a few ideas.
Read about the top 10 posts from Hands Occupied in 2017. Did your favorites make the list?
In addition to being the year of pom poms, 2017 has been, trend-wise, one of the most colorful holiday seasons we’ve seen in years.
The final yarn review & giveaway of the year is Bijou Basin Ranch’s Himalayan Summit yarn, a lovely 50% Tibetan yak/50% superfine merino wool blend.
This lump of coal ornament makes a great gag gift, and it can double as a placeholder stocking stuffer for a gift too large for a stocking if someone’s been extra good this year.
Neutrals are certainly trending in home decor these days, and I must admit that they look pretty cozy. Who would want to enter a bedroom with a giant (giant!) tassel on the door knob, a huge roving wreath on the wall, and a chunky cushion to read with? Very hygge indeed!
A lot of us are going to be spending the next couple weekends finishing up gift knitting, crochet and other crafts. So that means it’s time for another installment of Knitflix, the series that recommends tv shows, podcasts, audiobooks and more especially for knitters and crocheters.
This little ornament is crocheted in 7 pieces, joined with seaming, and stuffed for a unique look that won’t fall flat on your Christmas tree. If you’re not big into crocheting ornaments, you could 100% incorporate a pin back and wear this as a brooch! I think I know what I’m going to be accessorizing with for the next three weeks…