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Convertible Mittens

Well, I've done it! I've broken into the mitten game! I've had this ball of yarn FOREVER, and I don't even know where I got it from. I'm so glad I finally figured out what to do with it, and I can't wait to gift it to one of my best friends. These were a real challenge for me. Especially as I was reading different potential patterns, there was some language I wasn't familar with. These mittens were an opportunity to learn some  new skills. They were also a great reminder that, even though there might be new vocabulary terms and skills, nothing is ever as hard as it seems. After all, "if at first you don't succeed, try try again." I loved making the mittens, and I think they came out great if I should say so myself. The yarn is so squishy and I think it'll keep my friend's hands nice and warm. I also love that they are convertible. I know my biggest issue with mittens is the loss of using my fingers, so I love that the flaps can be opene


Is your hair getting too long for this quarantine season? Do you have lots of left over yarn and nothing to do with it? I have the pattern for you! I have recently discovered this super easy pattern for scrunchies! It's a quick knit, and makes a great little gift. I love that it is so usable, too. I use scrunchies all of the time for my hair (that's my preferred method of putting my hair in a ponytail), so I love that this is actually a super useful item. I feel like most of my knits sit around waiting for that "special occasion," but these scrunchies will be used everyday! These scrunchies really work up quickly. At least, the knitting part is pretty quick. This is easily a Friday afternoon, I refuse to do any school work kind of knit for me. I just turn on a movie or whatever show I'm binge watching and get to knitting. Of course seaming it together is a whole different story. This is without a doubt my least favorite part of any project. In particular, seaming

Happy Mother's Day! - Tulips and Vase Pattern

First of all, to all of the mothers out there, happy mother's day! I know I would not be where I am today without my mom! I find it so hard to think of gifts for my parents. As I was thinking about mother's day and what to get my mom this year, I had a flashback to freshman year of college when I was in the middle of finals and didn't even realize mother's day was coming up. In a panic I bought my mom flowers because I didn't know what else I could mail that would get there on time. I began to think that in the midst of a pandemic, buying my mom flowers might be the move again.  And then it hit me: why buy her flowers when I can knit her flowers. As I did some research on my favorite site to get free knitting patterns,  Ravelry , I began to realize there weren't many patterns out there for flowers. At this point, I also had it in my head that they had to be tulips as those are my mom's favorite flowers. I found a few patterns for flowers that seeme


Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog about knitting! I'd like to start off by saying I am by no means a pro at knitting. In fact, I still have tons to learn. I've been an on and off knitter for about 10 years now, but I have finally started to become more adventerous with my knitting. For many years, I knitted very simple things that were exclusively square or rectangular in shape. In fact, sometimes I knitted little rectangles, and then decided what they were when I was done. I remember knitting a little rectangle one time and giving it to my mom. When she asked (kindly) what it was supposed to be, off of the top of my head I declared it was a potholder (I was heavily influenced when I made this decision as we were in the kitchen, and my mom was trying to cook dinner). It was just a rectangle though. I think this rectangle/potholder was my first insight into creativity. For most of my life, I have considered myself to be extremely uncreative. I characterized creativi