LOTR Yarn Projects to Wear

There are a wide variety of knitting and crochet patterns available for projects inspired by The Lord of the Rings including wearables appropriate for humans, elves, and dwarves. My favorites are for gauntlets, shawls, helmets, and – surprise! – beards. NOTE: Any pattern that I link to is something I thought looked cool. I don't... Continue Reading →

Grandma’s Afghans Get A New Look

You may have seen some of LordvonSchmitt's art clothing elsewhere on social media, but when I found out you could actually own one of his afghans-turned-into-an-outfit, I had to share with everyone.   Originally a knitter, LordvonSchmitt realized he could make things faster if he started with afghans from thrift stores. He cuts and sews... Continue Reading →

The Upside of Stubborn

I saw this video on how to make an argyle pattern with a crochet stitch and got all excited. I had to try it. I went through my stash and found a yarn I thought would work (based on their explanations) but after several tries, I hadn't succeeded. Determined to make something using this fun technique,... Continue Reading →

Dinosaurs From the Knit-aceous Period

My recent dragon fixation has shifted to dinosaurs. I'm not sure how I got the itch to combine dinosaurs and yarn, but I'm apparently not the only one. There are some amazing dinosaur patterns out there, in a full range of styles. For fast and cute, you can't beat these adorable crocheted baby brachiosaurs (free pattern) designed... Continue Reading →

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