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Lotus Flowers… Assemble

We’ve been getting intense temps in Oregon. It was 110 today! Josh and I have been surviving thanks to a small window AC and Marvel movies. Despite the heat, I’ve gotten some knitting progress made. My blue blanket is finished and was an utter joy to knit. (Except I didn’t weave in my ends as I went. Lesson learned!) This […]

More Monsters

There’s a new gang of Twilly23 monsters on the prowl. These items are now available in my shop. I’ve been playing with yarn weight to increase the size. This monster is several inches taller than my original size. Embellishments are my favorite part of the process. Little details can create such unique personalities. Felt eyes are fun but I’m really […]

Blue Blanket Beginnings

I’m finally getting back to my lotus pond blanket. The last time I worked on this was when Josh and I were housesitting in Boston. That feels so long ago! 2020 has been a long year. The blanket part will be blue to represent water. I thought about buying new yarn but a persistent theme of this year was working […]

Knit Gift Purse

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! The holidays are here. Need a quick handmade gift? I had a last minute gift to make and managed to crank this purse out over a weekend. If you need a gift and have little time make this purse. I wrote this pattern as simply as possible to help […]

Mending Socks

An earlier version of this tutorial was previously published on Think Crafts! Have a hole in your beautiful hand knit sock? Don’t panic, it can be fixed. Difficulty Level Medium Materials Yarn needle Thread Directions You could use some of the original sock yarn to repair your hole if you saved some. I still had some leftover yarn but as […]

Wicked Witch Gloves

My winter fingerless glove are officially done. I started these back when Josh and I were housesitting in Boston. However, this particular yarn has been in my stash for years. I even brought it to Taiwan and back. Imagination is a Merino/alpaca mix and the colorway is called Wicked Witch. I remember laughing when I read the name and knowing […]

Woolly Snake

The Knits for Kitties book has so many great patterns I had to make Ursula another toy. The pattern was easy and I used stash yarn. Ursula totally knew I was making her a toy. My favorite part was putting on the facial features. Isn’t that tongue adorable? The pipe cleaner was a clever way to make the snake curve. […]

Kitty Cookie

Josh and I adopted a cat from the Humane’s Society just before quarantine kicked in. She’s 10 years old and is a sweetheart. We named her Ursula after one of our favorite sci fi authors. Today I knit up this cute little doughnut from the book Knits for Kitties. I mixed in some catnip in with the stuffing. Ursula prefers […]

New Wristwarmers

My last pair of fingerless gloves are currently in Taiwan. They’ll get mailed back to me eventually but in the meantime I’ve started a new pattern with this lovely yarn. I have two skeins which are 25% alpaca. These wristwarmers will be extra toasty. The color blend is utterly delightful as is its name-“Wicked Witch.” The pattern is Spatterdash from […]

Big Eyed Fish

I needed a new hat for our new life back in the States. This fish hat has been on my to make list for awhile. It gets compliments wherever I wear it! Josh brought me back most of the yarn from a trip to Norway. I’ve been keeping it in my stash for the perfect project. The fish lips make […]

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