A quick look back at a year of growth for Hands Occupied, and creative dreams for the year (and decade) to come!
Ever wanted to knit or crochet something in team colors, only to be disappointed by the very plasticy options available? In this month’s yarn review and giveaway, let me introduce you to KnitPal, a company specializing in hand dyed wool yarns in accurate team colors.
It’s beginning to look festive out there! It’s mid-December, which means the winter holidays are in full-effect and holiday parties have begun. If you’re like me, you’ll be filling every minute not tethered to your to-do list looking to recharge your batteries. What better way than by curling up with a sneaky stitching project? This week, we’ve got ideas for holiday cross-stitch, sewing, and your favorite: yarn crafts. ;)
Read about one knitter’s Christmas inspired take on the Soldotna Crop sweater pattern by Caitlin Hunter, including tips for customizing for fit!
The Triangle Rib Baby Hat knits up so quickly! Get your hands on this free charity knitting pattern for babies and start stitching for a cause. :)
Next steps with knitCompanion: Learn how to knit more and frog less with one of the best apps out there for crafters.
Welp, Thanksgiving ended 6 hours ago, so now it’s Christmas, right? 😉 If you’re ready to get in the spirit, or have just accepted the fact that the holidays are upon us, here are some festive new ideas that could also make great gifts!
Make a giant friendship bracelet-inspired runner for your Friendsgiving table! Knotted with 100% American wool, this easy project doubles as a hostess gift and macramé scarf.
Meet Stratosphere, a DK weight, superwash wool yarn. This yarn is great for colorwork, sweaters, and long-wearing projects. Learn more about this American-made yarn and enter to win a skein!