closeup of a purple hand knit sweater

Kniterator Raglan

Pattern: Kniterator Raglan by Tineke Corin Yarn: Dreamcloud on Classic DK
Amount: 5 skeins (56g left of my 5th skein) Needle: US 6 (4 mm)
Gauge: 4.5 stitches and 8 rows over 1 inch Started: November 6, 2019
Completed: January 15, 2020 Notes:
What I love about this pattern is that it is completely customizable! You get to input the measurements you want for your final garment and chosen gauge (with whatever yarn and needles you want)... and like magic, Kniterator churns out a pattern just for you! Including estimated yardage needed! Since I'm tall, this was such a nice change ...
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featured image for the crochet bedside basket blog post. light grey basket filled with jewlery surrounded by scissors, yarn, needle, and crochet hook.

Crochet Bedside Basket

Oh goodness! It's been quite awhile since I've published a blog post. Since my last post I've moved into a new house! And with a new house, comes new organizational issues. Case in point, my bedside table. It's a disaster pretty much all the time. Frankly, I've lost things on it. It's also an old family piece that I painted several years ago, so I'd really like to show it off, not bury it under junk! And unfortunately, my watch and ring have made a few chips in the paint on the surface. That's no good! Enter my solution: a ...
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Crafting for a Cause: Special Olympics

I started knitting about 3 years ago and crocheting 2 years ago. I had no idea it would happen, but knitting and crocheting has become a part of my everyday life. I carry yarn and hooks/needles everywhere I go. Seriously… everywhere. However, I quickly ran out of things to make for myself! Thankfully, that didn’t mean my yarn crafting days were over! My friend Julie introduced me to charity crafting. I still get all the joy of knitting and crocheting with the added bonus that I’m crafting for a cause. I’ve made things for several different charities, but today I ...
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Their Time Is Up

Their Time is Up.

By now, unless you've been under a rock, you're surely aware of Oprah's speech at the Golden Globes (if not, please take the time to listen to it). Women around the world - myself included - were moved by her speech. I wanted to take a moment to share with you some of my favorite pieces of art inspired by her words ...
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Trash to Treasure Guest Room Nightstand

Trash to Treasure: Guest Room Nightstand

Upcycling furniture is a passion of mine. And by upcycling, I mean picking up discarded furniture on the side of the road and repurposing it for my needs. This has become such a well known hobby of mine that friends and family will send me pictures of things by dumpsters and ask if I want them. I have gotten an entire bed frame and loveseat from just this method. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good upcycling project!

Today I want to share my most recent project with you. It’s a side table! Or, for my ...
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