Check out the new book Washi Tape Crafts, which includes a fun design from yours truly. Enter to win a copy too!
This spring, I discovered an uber-cool knitting needle company called knit affair. A young knitting industry company from Berlin, knit affair offers contemporary accessories for knitters. Knit affair features both straight and circular knitting needles, as well as a range of accessories, all of which are produced with respect to the environment.
YarnTalk interviews me, Heidi Gustad, in the latest episode. Plus, I take a look at some seriously overgrown sheep and share (shear!) what I can’t wait to cast on.
Take a look at some of the amazing finished Delta Hats knitters have made during the Delta Hat knit along and find out who won the giveaway prizes.
My most-used knitting needles are for sure interchangeable circulars. There are a few brands I like to use, depending on my mood and the project or fiber I’m working with. One of those go-to brands is Knitter’s Pride. Lightweight and warm to the touch, the Knitter’s Pride Karbonz knitting needles are really easy to work with and virtually unbreakable. I always look forward to casting on projects with these needles.
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.
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.
I know a lot of gift-givers in my life might not feel super confident in buying me yarn or yarn supplies. It’s hard to deny that there can be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to buying quality yarn and related supplies, right? If family members or friends are asking you or a significant other about a yarny gift for you, you might want to suggest PostStich.
I wanted the Remy to be a really comfortable sweater that’s warm, but not too warm. The cables and demi-boatneck collar lend it to doubling as both a casual and formal sweater. After knitting a whole, human-sized sweater, you want it to be useful, right?