Episode 49- Fall Round-up

The girls have fun with fall! Leaves, acorns, pumpkins, Pinterest…

Be sure to check back for our next episode! We’ll be celebrating number 50 with a bang!

Episode 48- Blocking

Today Julia teaches how to block your handknits. There is also a Rhinebeck photo montage at the end if you’d like to see what Julia purchased! Enjoy more photos from the trip below…

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I’m hopping in with an extra post to talk more specifically about One Skein Wonders for Babies, published by Storey Publishing and edited by Judith Durant. I am honored to have a pattern included in this fun and functional book!


Graphic Kitty is my first “officially” published pattern. I submitted it on a whim, really just to see what the process was all about. How wonderful that this cute little guy was picked! It is made from Fibernymph Dyeworks gorgeous worsted weight self-striping yarn. I love the grays- an easy contrast for little eyes to see. It’s great for beginners as the body is worked in one piece with the tags and face sewn in at the end. Older children (and even some adults!) will love the stripes and silly face as well. The limbs were inspired by the popular “taggie” blankets, and allow the kitty to be hung from a carseat or stroller.

 224_cGeneveHoffmanPhotography_GraphicKitty_OneSkeinForBabiesPhoto credit to Geneve Hoffman

My pattern, like the other 100 included, is made totally from ONE skein of yarn. How great is that? We all have that beautiful skein lying around and using it for a special wee one or a new baby of your own is even better. If you have used any on the other One Skein books, then be sure to add One Skein Wonders for Babies to your library. It’s comprehensive, including every category of baby wear (even onesies and diaper covers), as well as toys, blankets and accessories. I’ve already got a project from the book on the needles…

Be sure to stop by my Ravelry store to check out the kitty and my other patterns. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the blog tour!

Today we make beautiful, fun and easy earrings with Sue!

Julia is working on finishing up Pikkuveli and her modified Knit.Wear.Love Rhinebeck sweater.

Sue created horsehair bracelets, porcupine quill earrings, and greeting cards.

Listen for the Dishcloth Diva giveaway!!

Episode 46- Rain Chains

Join us in making natural rain chains out of wire and rocks!

Julia finished:


Cocoon Cowl

Barley Hat

Baby Mitts

Sue finished:

8-strand round braid bracelets

The Dishcloth Diva contest is open until we record next! Come join us in our Ravelry group for more details.

Episode 45- Dishcloth Divas

Yay!  Sue is knitting!!

Join in our Dishcloth Diva giveaway here.


Join us for some sewing fun!

Julia’s Tubularity

Link to the October House Fiber giveaway

Be sure to join in our new KAL! Julia will be making the popular Hitofude. Visit our Ravelry group for details.

Join us in learning how to create beautiful braids!

Julia’s projects:


Zombie Knitster


Join us in a drawing for October House merino/silk fiber! Leave a comment here or in the Ravelry Group telling us what you would do with the fiber or how you would spin it. We will draw July 8!

Julia and Sue review the book Defarge Does Shakespeare from Cooperative Press. It was a fun read with many great patterns (including jewelry!). Head on over to our prize thread or leave a comment here to be entered in a drawing for your own copy!! Just answer the question: What Shakespearean character would you knit for? Me? I’d knit a shawl for Hero (Much Ado About Nothing). Poor girl could use a virtual hug…

Julia’s projects:

Aloft out of Madelinetosh Vintage in Kitten

Hitofude out of Sun Valley Fibers MCN in Topiary


Julia spent some time at Maryland Sheep and Wool- thank you to those who stopped to say hi!

Come see how Julia has modified a crochet scarf, complete with steeking!

Prize thread is in the Ravelry group (show us your modified project) or leave us a comment below to be entered in a drawing!