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.
One of my goals for Hands Occupied this year is being less buttoned up. Today I want to share more about what my first year as a full time knit & crochet designer looked like. Brace yourselves – it was a doozie!
Learn how to pick up stitches with an easy video tutorial showing you how to pick up and knit stitches in a selvage edge.
Learn about the changes that have been going on behind the scenes at Hands Occupied, take a look at the new site, and celebrate the redesign with a knitting kit giveaway and a 40% pattern discount!
Find out what posts made this year’s top ten list as we look back at a doozie of a year.
Now that I’m designing full time, I’m finding myself in the delightful position of having a lot of designs on my plate. As a result, I am going to be in need of some test knitters (and soon test crocheters as well!) for designs.
Let’s start 2016 by taking a look back how I did with my 2015 goals, and then we can look at the year ahead and what I’ve got in store for all you yarn lovers!
I feel really good about finding my feet as a designer in 2014, so of course I want to keep growing and improving with this momentum. On that note, I have a few 2015 goals I want to share with you guys.
This super simple spring-inspired baby hat is a great way to eat up the leftover sock yarn. I was inspired to make this, of course, during the Knit Along as I played around with some test patterns and love its little sprouty top. This hat is super perfect for newborns coming home from the hospital.
I hope my onion model makes you smile, by the way! You’ll have to excuse it subbing in for a real baby, since I don’t have one of those lying around to exploit for photos, lol. I think onion baby is so cute, and the only crying I have to worry about is if I cook with it. ;)