Author Archives: Emily

Trying my hand at weaving

For Christmas this year, I picked out a Cricket weaving loom. You know, because I don’t have enough craft hobbies. The loom is pretty easy to work and comes with a little instruction booklet on how to warp it (the … Continue reading

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Teeny tiny Christmas tree

Lately I’ve been knitting lots of tiny things, and I got it in my head that I wanted to knit some tiny Christmas trees. I couldn’t find a pattern that was appropriately tiny and tree-like, so I did some experimenting, … Continue reading

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The things you find when you organize your yarn

A few weeks ago, I got fed up with the cardboard box holding all my yarn. Well, “holding” is a generous term. My stash no longer fit in a single cardboard box, so it was spilling onto the floor of … Continue reading

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A sleeveless sweater, just in time for winter

It’s a good thing I live in a place where the average temperatures in November are still in the mid-60s, because I just knitted myself a sleeveless sweater (or a sweater vest, if you insist… but it’s not very vest-like). … Continue reading

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First socks

Apparently knitting your first pair of socks is a bit of a knitting rite of passage. These are the Salis Socks, knitted in Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints. My friend Abie and I exchanged yarns (she picked this one out for … Continue reading

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Halloween Korknisse

Inspired by these cute nisse, I knitted a pair of korknisse for myself out of bits of scrap yarn and some corks I had been saving just for this. Don’t they look like they’re telling secrets? Their colors happened to … Continue reading

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A Gecko and Christmas Gifts

First, a gecko: For my dad’s birthday a few weeks ago, I crocheted him this gecko (pattern here). He really likes geckos, so this was a perfect gift. And Planet June’s crochet patterns are great – really well written, realistic, … Continue reading

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A knitted sweater (or, everything is cuter in miniature)

When I found out I was going to be an aunt (yay!), it was the perfect opportunity to knit my first sweater! I was in a yarn shop and saw a really sweet baby kimono sample hanging next to the sock … Continue reading

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Tiny knitted gnomes

I seem to be developing a bit of a gnome problem… It all started when I got a gnome for Christmas last year. And then I learned how to knit. And of course, you can make all sorts of cute … Continue reading

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How to crochet a barrel cactus

This little echinocactus grusonii cactus is quick to make and, I think, adorable. I used a 3.5mm hook (size E) with Impeccable Worsted yarn in Fern (from Michaels), but any greenish yarn will work. You’ll also need a tiny flower … Continue reading

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