Wool and the Gang Cushion

I has been a few cold and wet months for us here in Seattle. This weather was a perfect time to stay indoors, curl up on the couch, and attempt to knit. I say “attempt” because I’m not great at knitting…but I keep trying. :)

I picked up a Reoccurring Dream Cushion kit from Wool and the Gang awhile back and it was the perfect time to try and make this little beauty. I’ve tried a few kits from Wool and the Gang, and really like them. Not only are their patterns great, but their instructions are easy to follow. And as an added bonus, they have great how-to videos on their site to show you stitches up close.

Only about a half-dozen tries to get this correct, but I finally finished. What do you think?

Lace Pillow

A few years ago I was lucky to meet the lovely Anne Weil, of Flax & Twine. We met online, then in person for the first time at the Alt Summit in Salt Lake City. I have enjoyed our virtual relationship over the past few years. Recently she released a book Knitting Without Needles. I purchased it right away and finally just got around to my first project.

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I admit…I’m a novice knitter. I have done a few basic projects, and I still reference this photocopy my Mom copied for me on how to cast on and cast off! :) I should just laminate it at this point. haha. I’m not sure if I will become an expert knitter, but I do like to try every once and awhile. 

For my first Knitting Without Needles project, I made the Lace Pillow. Mine does not look as awesome as the pattern…but I think it’s alright. :) So despite my lack of skill, you should check out Anne’s book. It’s beautifully done and it is a lot of fun knitting using just your arms.

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Sneak Peek

Craft sneak peek

I have been a little delinquent lately on getting work up on the blog. Things have been a bit busy with ramping up on a new job, getting sick, and planning a vacation. Mostly all great things so I have nothing to complain about, except for the being sick part. :)

Here is a sneak peak of my Wool and the Gang project! Can’t wait to show you all the finished project.

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