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Cell Phone Bag

My friend Joy asked me to make a small bag for son who wanted a small satchel for his cell phone. I used some acrylic yarn from my stash. This was an improv project though I may write up a pattern for this in the future. Name: Cell Phone Bag Pattern Source: Improv Craft: Knitting Yarn: Stash yarn Needle Size: […]

Chicken Egg

Years ago there was a great magazine named Craft. It was filled with a wide range of crafty tutorials and articles but a pattern by Anna Hrachovec particularly caught my eye. Named “Which Came First?,” the pattern was for a reversible plushie that was both an egg and a chicken. I fell in love with the pattern immediately. Its name […]

Hungry Hungry Monster Hat

My Hungry Hungry Monster Hat knitting pattern is now available for purchase! Monsters turn regular accessories into a fashion event. The whimsical nature of this design means you’ll get random smiles when you wear this hat outside. And maybe even a few high fives! These hats are fun to knit and are very customizable. There’s no wrong way to make […]

Knitting Ocean Waves

I made these fingerless gloves for my friend Marie. The pattern is one I’ve made before. The repeating shell/wave pattern spirals around as you knit it up. The yarn she chose enhanced the wave motif. I let the color transitions happen naturally and really like how they are similar yet different. It was fitting that I was knitting waves this […]

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 […]

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