knitting Archive

Why It’s Great for Grownups to Try New Things

It’s really good for adults to feel stupid from time to time. Or if not stupid, at least awkward. Painfully out of your depth. So excruciatingly new at something you’re not sure you’ll ever

Yarn Bomb Your Bag with Knit Purse Strap Covers {Iron Craft Challenge}

The idea for this week’s Iron Craft Challenge was to make something just for you. It was supposed to be, in fact, a treat, but I went with something completely practical, something that fixed

Knit Egg Cozy, or a Hat for a Plastic Easter Egg {Iron Craft}

Earlier this week I shared a post on Craft Gossip about a sweet little free knitting pattern for egg cozies that have bunny ears. Adorable, right? Someone on Facebook had the gall to comment

Knit Apple Cozy {Iron Craft Challenge}

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was all about fruit and flowers. It took me a long time to come up with something I wanted to do, but I finally landed on a knit apple

Garter Stitch Bow Cowl {Iron Craft Challenge}

The Iron Craft challenge for this week was to make something cozy, and since I’m working on knitting a bunch of cowls for husband’s team for Christmas, I decided to consider one of them

Knit Oak Leaf in Fall Colors {Iron Craft Challenge}

I used to participate in the Iron Craft Challenge over at Just Crafty Enough all the time, but then I got busy with the book and had no time for extra crafting, and then

My Crazy Process

A long-ago colleague of mine, fiction writer Lori Ericson, contacted me recently and asked me if I wanted to be part of a blog tour on different writers’ processes. I said sure, not really