Winter is coming. Christmas is coming. It’s almost Thanksgiving. And that means a lot of us have very deadline-driven knitting and crocheting to do! I am thoroughly convinced my handmade gift-giving goals are pretty much delusional, but I’m bound and determined to give them a try. Anyone else in this situation about now?
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One month from today, I’m partnering with one of my favorite local yarn shops, Nina, and Save the Children to help make the world better for kids this holiday season! And there’s going to be a Hands Occupied Sweater Party in the process! It turns out that Friday, December 12 is National Christmas Sweater Day, and Save the Children wants the world to wear a sweater (regular, festive, ugly or otherwise) and donate $5 to help fund their important work with kids around the world. I want to take that one step further by having a party that day to celebrate sweaters, the season, and raise money for a good cause. I think that we can easily raise $500 as a team, don’t you?
It’s weird to be writing a blog post for a Saturday! As I write this sleep-deprived roundup of my favorite yarn projects of the week, I’m so happy and excited in spite of my tiredness. The fall knit along has just a couple posts left, and I feel really good about how everyone’s sweaters are going. I hope the knitters along reading this are enjoying the KAL and will get to make a lot of progress on their Remy Pullovers this weekend. Knitting and crochet are so awesome.
Happy Halloween and TGIF, all in one! Unsurprisingly, this week was full of great autumnal patterns, throws, and Halloweeny ideas online.
Next week is Halloween, which means there are tons of amazing, yarny ideas popping up online every day featuring costume ideas, home décor, and general fall outerwear.
This was the week of lovely ladies modeling things they made on their blogs, apparently. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge how cute both they and their creations are! Along with a bunch of other adorable stand-out crochet & knitting patterns, the four accessories pictured stood out this week in the blogosphere.
I think the internet’s initial pulse of “OMG IT’S FALL!” knitwear has passed, and we’re now onto, “oh hey, Halloween, chill sweaters, let’s improve our knitting skillz.” It’s now the confident part of knitting and crochet season where people start to stretch and work on the project that’s been brewing in their head all of late summer and early fall. (That’s not just me projecting how my knitting season is going, I think? I hope? Let me know if you think I’m bananas with this line of thought.) We’re seeing some super cute Halloween & fall stuff, and some really cool knitwear designs have shown up lately that I’m all about. I mean, do you see the shawl and cape in this post? So good.
It’s knit along season, and I’m digging it. Since the Hands Occupied knit along launched this week. I’m so busy hosting I don’t have enough time to follow along with other great KALs happening around the web, which is a shame since everyone is doing fun patterns for their fall knit and crochet alongs this year. I’ll have to do a roundup of my favorites for you guys next time I’m not spending all of my time knitting, writing and photographing this blog’s KAL. For now, check out my top picks of the week.
In this year’s reader survey, you might remember I had a lot of questions about your thoughts on knitting and crochet video tutorials. An overwhelming number of you (77%) said you’d love to see them, so I’m happy to say I’ve got TWO videos to launch the renewed Hands Occupied YouTube channel. The videos show you how to make a long tail tubular cast on for a knitting project. The first video in this post shows how to do it right handed, and the second video shows the leftie version.