Jan 4, 2015/Julie

I Carry Your Heart Hat : February’s Donation Knit Workshop

{I Carry Your Heart : knitting pattern and photograph by Lindsay Ingram of VerbenaKnits}

In the name of love and warm hats and taking care of others, I bring you February’s (kinda) complimentary knit workshop. I say “kinda” because I’ve been offering a complimentary knit workshops for those who purchase their supplies at Home Made and just need a little boost to get started. Remember the Sophia Cowl, the Colorblock Shawl, the Elizabeth Hat, the Onda Cowl, the Kathadin Hat, the Churros Scarf, the Nixie Shawlette, and the Herrington Cowl?

For the month of February, I want to keep the workshops . . . → Read More

Jan 1, 2015/Julie

January Knit-A-Long : Getting Started (Even If You’re Not Totally Ready)

Happy New Year! I love the fresh-start feeling to a new year. Don’t you? I’m not really one to make “resolutions” but I do enjoy the chance to take stock of the past year and think about what new things, new attitudes, or positive changes I’ll shoot for in the new one.

In the words of my pretend friend Amy Poehler, “Great people do things before they’re ready.” I believe her. She’s very successful AND she knits –so she must be trustworthy, too. That’s how I want to start 2015 — being brave and doing stuff I know I must do . . . → Read More

Dec 18, 2014/Julie

Knitting Remedies

It may be the sick babe I’ve got on my hands, with the consequent sleepless nights and now shared sickness with consequent mind-mushy-ness, or the fact that I’ve got less than a week left to finish any handmade presents and shopping for ready-made ones, but all I want to do — all I really, really want to do — is knit monotonous ribbing with thin yarn on double pointed needles.

Maybe because a nap really isn’t in the cards. And, don’t you think knitting could qualify a homeopathic cold remedy? Probably if it were prescribed with couch time and a listen to . . . → Read More

Dec 11, 2014/Julie

Can’t Get Enough Manos del Uruguay Maxima

{Manos del Uruguay Maxima in Zinnia, Gemstone, Prince, Rainforest, Freshwater + Camo}

Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarn is one of those yarns you never get tired of. I certainly don’t. It’s so soft that it often even wins over those with wool sensitivities. And, there are so many gorgeous semi-solid and multi-colored options to choose from that it’s really hard to suppress that urge to pick every color.

If you’re just meeting Manos Maxima, the two important things to know are that it’s a worsted-weight, single-ply merino and, like all Manos del Uruguay yarns, Maxima is hand-crafted in Uruguay by women . . . → Read More

Dec 7, 2014/Julie

Parquet Shawl

Last week I finished and blocked Parquet, the shawlette I had been working on for about month. With charted instructions and three sections of lace and cable stitches, this project was really fun and interesting to knit.

Both the pattern and yarn are from The Fibre Company — this project knits up with 3 skeins of Canopy Fingering, their bouncy and snuggly fingering weight yarn made of baby alpaca, merino and bamboo. Mmmm. We used this yarn for our Featherweight cardigans, too. I chose an understated gray called River Dolphin so my stitches would shine and this shawlette would . . . → Read More

Dec 5, 2014/Julie

Madelinetosh’s Tosh Merino Light Yarn

{Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn in Lowland, Silver Fox, Robin Red Breast + El Greco}

{Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn in Night Bloom, Baroque Violet, Whiskers + Charcoal}

{Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Purple Basil, Holi Festival, Coquette, Dr. Zhivago’s Sky, Optic +Whiskey Barrel}

{Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn in Mica, Volga, Cousteau + Nassau Blue}

I have seven words for you : Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn is here! Happy Friday. (:

In case those photos didn’t have you at hello, let me tell you a little more about this gorgeous yarn. Tosh Merino Light is a 100% super . . . → Read More

Dec 4, 2014/Julie

Fringe Supply Co. Tea Towels

If you’re looking for a whimsical but totally functional holiday gift for your favorite yarn lover, look no further than the new flour sack tea towels from Fringe Supply Co.! These lovelies recently arrived to the Home Made shop and are waiting patiently to be scooped up for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and Secret Santa gifts. Psst — pair with a Home Made gift certificate and you’re golden!

Made of unbleached cotton from India and finished and screen printed in the USA, the “high-fiber diet” and Yarn Pyramid tea towels are perfectly cheeky addition to a yarn . . . → Read More

Dec 2, 2014/Julie

January Knit-A-Long : Endgame

How about we welcome 2015 with a Knit-A-Long?

Michelle Hunter, aka the Knit Purl Hunter, hosts progressive knit-a-longs where she offers the basic premise of a new pattern but keeps the details a secret. Then, each Thursday throughout the month, she reveals a bit more of the pattern with loads of helpful tutorials and information.

I know January feels like a long way off, but it’s really not. Hello December! Where did this year go? On January 1st, Michelle will reveal the first set of “clues” on her blog to get us started. While it’s up to you to follow . . . → Read More

Nov 11, 2014/Julie

Madder’s Anthology I

{Sibella Cowl + Cardigan from Madder’s Anthology I :knitting pattern + photography by Carrie Bostick Hoge}

{Camilla Kid from Madder’s Anthology I : knitting pattern + photography by Carrie Bostick Hoge}

{Camilla Shawl from Madder’s Anthology I : knitting pattern + photography by Carrie Bostick Hoge}

{Imogen Wool from Madder’s Anthology I : knitting pattern + photography by Carrie Bostick Hoge}

For the past few days, I’ve been drooling like my teething babe over the newly released Madder’s Anthology I. Just arrived to the Home Made shop, this knitting pattern book offers a collection of four unique stitch stories: . . . → Read More

Nov 4, 2014/Julie

Parquet in Progress

This much of a Parquet Shawl is what’s currently hanging out on my knitting needles. I might be getting a tad bit ahead of myself because I’m already planning what outfits I’ll wear this with once it’s all finished.

The pattern and Canopy Fingering yarn (in River Dolphin) are from The Fibre Company. The cool wooden yarn spool is my trusty, handmade Yarn Buddy. All available in the Home Made shop, folks!

What’s on your knitting needles today?


The Fibre Company yarn, knitting patterns, knitting needles and accessories (like Yarn Buddies) are sold at Home Made. If you . . . → Read More

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