• Learn How To Make An Embroidered Knit Pillow

    July 21, 2016 Kate

    Guess what! I just posted my very first video tutorial over on Skillshare, showing you how to make this embroidered knit pillow. Here’s a link where you can sign up for free until Sunday July 31st (no Skillshare membership needed, no credit card on sign up). After that promo period you’ll need a membership to access…

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  • How I Made A Tunisian Crochet Pillow Cover

    October 29, 2015 Kate

    Looks pretty cozy, right? I recently swiped a couple skeins of chunky yarn from the sample closet at work (thanks, Kollabora!) with the intention of making a cushion cover. I was thinking, oversized, simple, monochrome, and textured. I thought Tunisian crochet would give me the density/texture I was looking for, so, here we are! I…

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  • Easy Zippered Oil Cloth Travel Case

    September 26, 2015 Kate

    I had some delicious Marimekko oil cloth buried in my stash that I finally got around to making a little travel tote out of. This was one of those last minute necessity makes. I was leaving for New York the next day so I needed easy and I needed now. I knew the style I wanted and…

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  • Woven Wall Hanging with Birch Branch

    November 25, 2014 Kate

    The fun begins when you stop treating weaving as strictly back and forth and start looking at it as a grid that can be worked in any direction. Twisting, knotting, wrapping – if you can think it, try it! I made a wall hanging a while back that I wasn’t totally happy with (blogged here),…

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  • Updated Tunisian Crochet Neck Warmer

    November 19, 2014 Kate

    Here we have my second attempt at a Tunisian crochet neck warmer. The first one I made last year turned out more like a balaclava (Oops), and while functional it didn’t feel right. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! I ripped it out and cast on fewer stitches this time, making it looser and shorter. It came…

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  • Knit Mens Neck Warmer

    November 12, 2014 Kate

    Alright, here it is, proof that I’m not a completely selfish knitter. Check out the neck warmer on this handsome man. Or just check out this handsome man… Maybe I’m just a selfish knitter because I find knitting for other people stressful. What if it doesn’t fit? What if they don’t like it? What if…

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  • Updated Textured Circle Scarf

    November 4, 2014 Kate

    Alright kids, here we go again. One of my first posts and tutorials, Textured Circle Scarf, was in desperate need of a re-knit. I know I haven’t blogged much, but I’m already at that stage where I look back at old posts, particularly “tutorials”, and wince. Since this scarf is easily the most worn thing…

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  • Ultimate Home DIY Inspiration

    August 30, 2014 Kate

    I may have said it before but I’ll say it again, this is the do-it-yourself I was raised in. Think big, make it happen. My parents wanted something to provide privacy between themselves and the neighbours, something a bit more unique than your standard fence or hedge. Being in the kitchen business for quite some…

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  • A Woven Wall Hanging, Unfinished

    August 24, 2014 Kate

    Well. I don’t love it. In keeping with my intention to blog honestly, I’ve got to admit this is not turning out as I’d hoped. I had this concept built up in my head and I expected it to feel so good when I finished, but here I am cross-legged on the floor staring at…

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  • DIY Apartment Decoration Inspiration

    August 12, 2014 Kate

    Like most, I’ve got more Ikea in my apartment than I’d like to admit. When you’re moving frequently and not sure where you’re going to end up, Ikea can make sense. However, an apartment with predictable basics doesn’t have to feel typical. You can always make it your own. I am the proud owner of…

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