Category: Crafts

  • Winter Knit Hats for Toys

    Winter Knit Hats for Toys

    Even toys get cold in the winter. So I knit these tiny pompom hats to keep these toy elephants warm. A sweet little present for my husband, who collects and make toys. Knitted with Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK. Pattern from Knit Simple Magazine Winter 2009

  • Sugar Skulls

    Sugar Skulls

    My daughter was born on November 1, and now at kindergarten age she has become very interested in the festival held on her birthday. El Dia de los Muertos is a 3-day Mexican fiesta to honor the dead. To celebrate, one must prepare an altar, or ofrenda, an offering to one’s dead loved ones. An…

  • Amigurumi Girls

    Amigurumi Girls

    Amigurumi Girl gets a little sister! Sunday morning my daughter and I were going through my leftover yarn collection. I have a bag of one-skein yarns that I reserve for very small projects, such as amigurumi toys. We found a skein of the Classic Elite Flash in marled pink that reminds me of peppermint candy.…

  • Preschool Pen Pals

    Preschool Pen Pals

    My 5-year-old daughter has a pen pal. Iris and Malaya met one summer in Maine when they were both three. They hit it off instantly! We had play dates all summer and rainy days spent indoors. When we headed home to California, the girls hugged each other and promised to stay friends. It began with…

  • Amigurumi Girl and Alien

    Amigurumi Girl and Alien

    She may have button eyes, but she’s a doll! She instantly became my daughter’s favorite. I made her in Maine on a rainy day last summer. She tagged along our cross country trip from Maine to California, and now lives happily with the Alien in my daughter’s bedroom. I made the Girl with Classic Elite…

  • Pink Shrug

    Pink Shrug

    I knitted this pink shrug from the pattern “Molly” in the book, “Junior Knits” by Debbie Bliss. I used Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran. It’s still a wee bit big on my daughter, but she’ll grow into it soon.

  • Amigurumi Bunnies

    Amigurumi Bunnies

    It’s been over 20 years since I crocheted anything. I learned how to make doilies and toilet paper cozies back in high school, but I hadn’t picked up a crochet needle since. Then I saw these adorable Amigurumi creatures. I wanted to make some too. Here are my first two tries. They look a bit…

  • Orange Frock Camisole

    Orange Frock Camisole

    It’s cold and windy outside. I’m bundled up in blankets and have no intention of getting up to get any exercise. But I finished this top in less than a month, taken from the free Frock Camisole pattern from Knitting Daily. Just little shock of clementine to remind me that all winters come to an…

  • Knit Socks

    Knit Socks

    I met this lady at my local Stitch ‘n Bitch and she was knitting a pair of socks at once on a circular needle. My curiosity was peaked though it seemed a bit intimidating. The next time I was at a yarn store, I came upon this book, 2-at-a-Time Socks: Revealed Inside. . . The…

  • Cosmo’s Wool Sweater

    Cosmo’s Wool Sweater

    I finally finished Cosmo’s Wool Sweater!!! It took me about a month from when I cast on to when I bound off. I would have been done sooner had I not taken a few days off from the project. Now here’s the fun part. Pictures!!!