Is it getting toasty where you are? It's getting warm here in the PNW. I don't know about you but when the weather heats up I like to switch to lighter yarns and smaller projects. I've compiled a little list of my Summertime favorite yarns, give these a try and let me know which ones you dig!
I wanted to share this lovely scarf pattern with you!
The pattern, written by Lauren Sanchez, is based on a scarf featured in the mini series Hatfields and McCoys. This project was commissioned by a friend through my Etsy shop. Here it is beautifully modeled by my adorable partner, Alex.
I wanted to stop by and share this lovely sweater pattern I've been working on this week. The pattern is called Illas Cies and it's by Anne Hanson.
I've been working on a project just for me this month!
As you might have noticed by now, I'm completely obsessed with Alpaca yarn. So, when KnitPicks came out with their new Simply Alpaca yarn I jumped at the chance to make something warm and squishy!
It's finally finished!
Kecia's Favorite Sweater is done!
As some of you might know, I've been working on recreating my cousin Kecia's very favorite (but very well worn) sweater. I've been knitting this guy since August, so I'm pretty excited to finally have him off the needles!
I hope y'all had a fantastic holiday season!
We had a quiet Christmas at home with our kitties. Alex got me a waffle press so I'm pretty sure we'll be having some form of waffles with every meal for the next few months. Heh.
Happy Thanksgiving week!
I've been impatiently waiting to share this wonderful blanket with you! It took me approximately 100 years to make! (6 months!) I created it as a wedding gift for my friends Jen and Josh who got married recently in Las Vegas.
Hi guys! Long time no see!
Today I'm working on a set of merino/silk blend socks. I'm knitting these guys up in a beautiful orange color called Masala. The yarn I'm using is KnitPicks Gloss Fingering which is 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk.
Thought I'd give you a quick update on my current WIP's (works in progress.)
I've got a few things going at the moment; still working on my Tegna top. (I know, it's been months!) I started it a size too large, then ripped it out, I started it a size smaller and it was too small so I ripped it out again. Then, I started it in the larger size but at a smaller gauge and I think it's gonna stick this time!
I'm starting on a new sweater journey!
My cousin Kecia has a very favorite blue sweater that has seen better days. My mission is to re-create a NEW very favorite blue sweater!
The sweater in question is 55% Ramie and 45% Acrylic. It's an oversized sweater in a fingering weight yarn. It's really big y'all; bust is 50" and length is 26.5" from shoulder to hem. It's going to keep me busy for quite a while!
AFA was launched in 2015 as a craft and lifestyle blog. It has since morphed into a full time knitting blog! Here you'll find pattern and yarn reviews as well as a smattering of recipes and original patterns.