Oct 14, 2014/Julie

Pumpkins + Cousins

I bet you woke up today and thought to yourself, “Where the in the world can I find the supplies and pattern to knit a super cute pumpkin hat?” Well then, this post is for YOU! ;)

One fun benefit of Ezra having two older cousins is that he gets their hand-me-downs. So, in addition to loads of clothes and other baby supplies, we are enjoying the comeback of this pumpkin hat that I originally knit for Finn! I used the lovely Spud & Chloe Sweater, a super wash worsted yarn made of organic cotton and wool. Perfect for kids . . . → Read More

Oct 9, 2014/Julie

New Knitting Classes : Savannah Boot Liners + Parquet

{Savannah Boot Liners : knitting pattern + photograph by Pam Powers}

Hopefully, this chilly air is inspiring you to pick those knitting needles up! It certainly has that effect on me — these days, my morning routine often involves sipping coffee as I knit a few rows with the news on in the background. I love starting my day with knitting. (:

Being able to wear your new knitwear right away also helps in the inspiration department. So, since it’s now boot and scarf season, I will confess that the two knitting classes I’m offering in November are inspired . . . → Read More

Sep 23, 2014/Julie

Ezra’s Beatrix Sweater + What Else to Knit with Acadia

Ohmahgoodness. Those squeezeable cheeks!

Here’s my little one modeling his Beatrix sweater for you to see. Looking quite handsome, I’ll say. Beatrix is probably my favorite baby sweater that I’ve knit for Ezra, though there’s sure to be more. Especially grandpa-style sweaters.

Beatrix is also knit with one of my favorite yarns — The Fibre Company’s Acadia. Merino, baby alpaca and silk make for a pretty darn dreamy combination for this dk yarn. Right now, I have my sights set on knitting this sweater for myself with Acadia. What do you think? 

Since you know how much I . . . → Read More

Sep 18, 2014/Julie

Who Doesn’t Love a Handmade Hat?!

{Simple Hat : photo and pattern by Knitbot, available for purchase at Home Made}

It’s been my experience that everyone loves a handmade hat. Okay, if you’re not a hat-wearing type that statement might not apply to you. But, still, there’s probably at least one point in your life when you’re like, man, it’s wicked cold out there and I could really use a warm hat and I don’t even care if I have hat hair for the rest of the day. When that happens, wouldn’t it be extra nice to have a stylish, handmade hat at your disposal?

Hats . . . → Read More

Sep 11, 2014/Julie

Gotta Love Fino Yarn

{Manos del Uruguay Fino in Birdcage, Watered Silk, Boudoir, Havisham + Pocketwatch}

Here’s some Thursday eye candy for you — a handful of new colors of Manos del Uruguay Fino yarn! Aren’t they gorgeous?

This yarn is pretty darn irresistible, especially when knit into the Churros scarf, a squishy and reversible scarf made with the two-color brioche stitch. We held a complimentary workshop this past June to get folks started on their own Churros. If you missed it, you can still give it a try! Give it a go on your own or call us to sign up for a . . . → Read More

Aug 24, 2014/Julie

Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails

Later this Fall, Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn will be making its debut at Home Made. Can NOT wait! In anticipation of it’s arrival AND performing as the opening act, we have Unicorn Tails!

Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails are the cutest mini-skeins that make for a perfect way to sample Tosh Merino Light. That way, you’ll see what you’re in for when our larger skeins arrive in a few weeks. Start dreaming now about what you’ll knit! ;) With these 52-yard skeins of Madelinetosh hand-dyed 100% super wash merino fingering yarn (say that 3 times fast), you could knit a . . . → Read More

Aug 18, 2014/Julie

Swans Island Ecowash DK Yarn

{Swans Island Ecowash DK in Midnight, Cumin, Pewter, Verdigris + Cayenne}

A customer recently described my shop as “highly curated.” Which I thought was a very nice way of complimenting the selection but also politely observing that there ain’t no mountains of yarn nor are there bolts of fabric stacked floor to ceiling. As the owner and operator of a small shop, I take great care to find seek out and stock my store with what I find to be the best and most beautiful. The way I see it, carefully curating my shop is just an additional service I provide that . . . → Read More

Aug 12, 2014/Julie

A Finished Featherweight

{Featherweight : pattern by Knitbot, shop sample knit with The Fibre Company’s Canopy Fingering yarn}

And, we have a new sweater! I just finished blocking the Featherweight cardigan sample I made for the shop and really love how it turned out. What do you think? 

I always feel relief when I finish a bigger project like a sweater. Along with loads of repetitive knitting stockinette or rib stitches, this project has been on my needles for over two months. Two months! That means that I’ve had some solid time to daydream about what my next project could be. We’re adding some new yarns . . . → Read More

Jul 10, 2014/Julie

Speedy Cowl + Stovetop Hat

{Speedy : knitting pattern by Casapinka, available on Ravelry}

What was knitting life like before cowls and infinity scarves? I’m not sure I even want to imagine it. A cowl is usually the first thing I think of when I see a beautiful yarn and am brainstorming a new knitting project. I haven’t given too much thought as to why I love them so. I just do. (:

One of my new loves is Speedy. Tammy introduced us. It was love at first sight.

I asked Tammy to knit this sample for the shop so we could share the love . . . → Read More

Jul 2, 2014/Julie

Herrington : Complimentary Knit Workshop for August

At night, if Ezra decides he’s agreeable to the idea, I read him a story before bedtime. Though, I’ll admit — he more often chooses to scream his head off. What a baby! ;) One of “our” favorites is this book, which I believe is helping instill in him an appreciation for making things. Growing up in a yarn and fabric shop, of a family that makes many things by hand, will probably help with that, too.

It must be his love for handmade that’s convinced Ezra that mama needs time to knit. It must! And, the fact that . . . → Read More

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