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

Nov 1, 2014/Julie

Hikoo’s Kenzie Yarn

Today we’re welcoming a yarn newcomer to the Home Made shop — Hikoo’s Kenzie! Have you knit with this yarn? It’s beautifully tweedy. That’s official knitting and textile terminology for ya. (:

Kenzie is a DK yarn made of New Zealand merino, angora and alpaca with a bit of nylon and silk noils. Yummmmm, right? If you’re asking what the heck DK means, it means that you should expect 5 stitches per inch when knit with a recommended needle size of US 6 – 8. This combination of fibers makes for a terrifically textured tweed with plenty of softness and . . . → Read More

Oct 30, 2014/Julie

Madelinetosh Fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders

Do you know about Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF)? Since 1971, MSF has been helping people worldwide where the need is greatest by delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care. For instance, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Well, Madelinetosh has created a special, limited edition rainbow colorway for their Twist Light yarn and will be donating 100% of their profits from this yarn to MSF. Their goal is to raise $10K by the end of November. Pretty cool, eh?

You guessed it! A limited quantity . . . → Read More

Oct 28, 2014/Julie

Herrington

 

{Herrington : knitting pattern by Knitterella}

My Herrington cowl is all finished, blocked, and ready to wear! I’m thrilled with out it turned out.

I used Manos del Uruguay Fino in Ivory Letter Opener for my background color and The Fibre Company’s Canopy Fingering Sarsparilla for my contrast color.

Herrington was the project for one of our complimentary knit workshops over the Summer. Sorry if you missed it! This project made for a terrific first color work project. And, I think I can speak for the ladies in attendance — color work turned out to be way easier than . . . → Read More

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

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