Lined Snow Mittens knitting pattern

Jan 17th, 2021 knitting, patterns

Lined mittens are extra warm because of the insulating space trapped between the layers. The inner layer is soft and warm on your hands while the outer layer helps keep snow and moisture out, and the air caught in between adds a buffer against extreme temperatures.  Making mittens double layered also allows you to combine a variety of yarns to take advantage of the properties…

woodland walkways socks

Oct 13th, 2020 knitting, patterns

Here’s a sock pattern. I created the charts, raw pattern text and knitted the sample, but other than that I had nothing to do with the sock club it comes from. The outfit that put together the sock club stopped doing business a long time ago, and took my design into oblivion with it. So, if you want, download it before it disappears again.

Things I have cozied:

Mar 10th, 2011 knitting, work

A lot of inanimate objects tend to develop jackets when there is a knitter around. The most recent victim suspect specimen is the French Press coffee maker in my kitchen, now toastily insulating its content under a shroud of alpaca and Kidsilk Haze: The French Press Cozy knitting came about because I was committing a major knitter’s faux pas: using my hot water bottle cozy…

move over, duct tape

Nov 5th, 2010 crafts

My order of sugru arrived earlier in the week, and I had SUCH a good time playing with it last night. Sugru is a DIY silicone that arrives soft and ready to mold like modeling clay, but air dries into a tough, resilient silicone that can permanently enhance or repair the project you use it on. I just love the “hack things better” ideology behind…