As I write this it’s the Saturday before Halloween (the post is scheduled to show up in a few days, so it’ll be after Halloween when you read this.) My son sat at the table carving a pumpkin, and I sat on the couch knitting Christmas Ornaments, well, Christmas Ornament, single. I’ll probably make more, but probably not today.  Behold, the tiniest stocking I’ve made so far in my life: The pattern was super easy, no mistakes or errors, very easy to follow, and only took maybe an hour or so to complete. I chose not to sew on any extra ornamentation, but I didRead More →

Now that I finished the potholder I’m moving on already! This Issue (October/November 1992) has a little girls sweater. The sweater pattern has a duplicate stitch pattern of reindeer and a design. I’m not really into it. I think the design would still be cute on a small girl, maybe 4-6 age range, but I don’t have anyone in that range to knit for. So I’m using the basic pattern, a colorful modern yarn, and making it in size 10 for my niece. (Shh, don’t tell her, it’ll probably be in her Christmas presents)  And so I’m casting on! Will post progress as it goes,Read More →

One of the top patterns I wanted to do this month (October/November 1992) was the placemats. Not because we actually use placemats, we don’t, but it seemed quick, easy, and we do love a table centerpiece. I decided to make one using cotton yarn so that it could also function like a hot pad and we could be a little less careful about how we used it. Plus I have a nine year old boy, and cotton washes easily.  So I sat down with a big cone that I had in my workbasket and have been playing around with, a random sized hook from myRead More →

This particular issue (October/November 1992) didn’t have much that inspired me to dig in and craft, but there were a few useful things. One of them was these potholders.  My family uses amazing amounts of potholders, I don’t really know why, but we do. So I was excited to give this one a shot.  The pattern calls for “Speed Cro-Sheen” thread, which according to my search no long exists, but Ravelry informed me was a size 3. So I hit up my local craft store and saw I could find. Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 seemed like it would do the trick, and came in some greatRead More →