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…

crtl + S

Nov 18th, 2009 spinning, tutorials

So, I spent several hours yesterday making and editing video for a tutorial. My big plan was to launch my series of video knitting/fiber tutorials with today’s post! It turns out, iMovie ’09 has a known problem – I can’t even call it a bug at this point – where it lacks the “Save” function. It’s supposed to be this seamlessly updating process wherein you…

bag it

Dec 15th, 2008 sewing, tutorials

For me, the surest sign of procrastination is embarking on an unusual project, just perfect for taking up lots of time, and totally different from the intended task at hand. So when I took the rare step of breaking out my sewing machine this weekend, you know it was because I am procrastinating on my finish-along  and holiday knitting! I had a lot of fun…

sock blocker tutorial

Apr 23rd, 2008 crafts, knitting, patterns, tutorials

I’m making decent progress on my Jaywalker (from someone else’s stash yarn!), so I figured I should share a WiP-Wednesday shot. The sock is looking great, but you can also see that I finally sprang for the sock blockers from the Loopy Ewe: Since I do a good amount of sock photography, plus a good amount of hand washing socks, I figured it was worth…