Check out a super fun new book featuring 20 embroidery designs inspired by the west coast!
One of my favorite yarn brands, Spud & Chloe, has released a new yarn called Stripey Fine and they were kind enough to send some for me to review and share with you guys!
It’s survey time, folks! That time of year when I ask you 10 quick questions about how Hands Occupied is doing, what you’d like to see on the blog, and what I can do better.
What better name for this than The Hat Hat? Made with Australian Superfine Merino wool, this hat is lightweight enough to be worn year-round if you love accessorizing with a beanie that won’t make your head sweat.
Stitch markers are really easy to make, you guys! I didn’t really realize it until trying it for myself last week, but with just a few jump rings (which you can find at my big box craft retailer or online) and charms, you’ve got a stitch marker. I DIY’d these as a last minute gift for a knitter friend, but you can put this tutorial in your back pocket for any time you’ve got a knitter in need of a personalized gift.
As it’s December 12, there’s still nearly two weeks of knit time until Christmas, which means it’s time to speed it up a bit, production-wise, but still definitely time to get some gifts made. Check out my picks below for some inspiration for gifts to knit now and bigger projects to bookmark for January!
You’ve heard about the Cricut Explore, right? You might have read my review of the latest and greatest Cricut machine, or my knitters’ advent calendar may have caught your eye. The Cricut Explore is a paper/vinyl/balsa wood/duct tape (and so much more) cutting machine that is amazing, especially if you’re crunched for crafting time like most of the world. Exciting news, folks! I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to give away a Cricut Explore Machine with Deluxe Starter Set, plus a Visa gift card.