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Easy as Pie Trivets

Does anyone actually use trivets anymore? I find that half the people I talk to don't even know what they are. I guess everyone just puts hot dishes on the stove to cool off, but if you're looking to put your dishes elsewhere and worried about burning the surface, I've got a great pattern for you to try! I did some research on the best yarn to use for heat resistance, and I found my best choice would be 100% cotton. There are other options out there, but I felt this was the most affordable option for me. As is recommended by the pattern I followed, I used  Lily Sugar 'n Cream 100% cotton yarn . I believe 100% wool will also absorb the heat. I used the  Easy as Pie Dishcloth Pattern  by Twisted Yarn Shop. The main thing I deviated from in the pattern is the number of stitches I used. I casted-on 17 stitches instead of 15. This made the diameter of the "pie" 7" (as opposed to the original diameter of 6"). I felt like this size was a better fit for a tr

Drawstring Earbud Pouch

Let me introduce you to my weekend project, a drawstring earbud pouch! I designed this pattern because my brother happens to misplace his earbuds frequently. I thought if he had a safe, brightly colored place to put them, it might be easier for him to keep track of them. I know I certainly keep better track of my things when they have a specific place to go. This pattern can be made with any DK or fingering weight scrap yarn. The size was specifically designed for the earbuds that come with an iPhone but can be modified to fit any pair of earbuds. The pouch's cirucmference can be increased in multiples of 4 stitches, and the depth of the pouch can be increased (or decreased) in the stockinette portion by adjusting the number of rows. This pouch can also be used to hold anything from earbuds to coins to stitch markers! Materials :  Needles: 3.25 mm/US 3 double-pointed needles (4) Yarn: worsted or dk yarn (light yarn); 10-15 yards in total Tapestry Needles Gauge: 6 sts x 7 rows = 1”

Swirly Hat

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there! I made this hat for my dad a few months ago. My dad is one of my biggest supporters in life, and I don't know what I would do without him. I certainly wouldn't be where I am today without him. I figured the least I could do for him was make sure his head is warm when he visits me up north, right?  I was having trouble finding good hat patterns that were masculine. I saw something similar to this and knew it was the one with some tweaking! I chose this color because it happens to match the scarf my dad always wears (although, I was certainly willing to knit him a matching scarf if I had to!!). This hat can be done in any color! A pom pom on top might even be a fun addition! Materials : Needles: 10mm/US 15 double-pointed needles (3) Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn - Wool-Ease Thick & Quick; Sequoia ; 106 yds Yarn Needle  Gauge: 3 sts x 3 rows = 1” Size: Adult male Abbreviations : K = knit P = purl Sts = stitches *…* = repeat between

Envelope Pillow

Finally finished the pattern for my Envelope Pillow! I tried a bunch of different designs and wasn't satisfied with any of them. I finally settled on this pattern that I created myself!    This pattern is only for one pillow, but I recommend making a bunch of these bad boys! They would look great in any color/combination of colors and with any buttons! This first pattern is with a selvedge stitch only in the body of the pillow, and the second pattern has a selvedge stitch all the way around. Visually, I think either look great! However, having a selvedge stitch, at least on the end portion of seed stitch, makes seaming easier. I used Lion Brand Thick n' Quick to whip this up. The pillows are so cozy and squishy. I couldn't have hoped for something better. I can't wait to move into my new place and display these pillows in the living room. I also can't wait to cuddle up on the couch with them and nice cup of tea. You can find the pattern here If you try out this pill

Blanket Sweater

I used to have a cream-colored sweater that I LOVED. And, because I loved it so much, I wore it all the time. Unfortunately, it started to show its wear, and I had to get rid of it. I have been searching and searching for a new one, and I think I found it!  So far, I love this Blanket Sweater  by Mama in a Stitch! It is so cozy and perfect for late spring/early summer weather! I get the same feeling of cozy as if it were winter. I haven't taken it off (except to shower and sleep of course) since I finished it! Holding two strands of chunky yarn together on thick needles makes this sweater such a quick knit. It's chunk makes it so nice and cozy. I'm going to be wearing this one all fall. It's also great for summer. Because of the chunkiness and the large needles, the sweater isn't so thick that I'm sweating wearing. There's space for a nice breeze to blow through. I know this will be so snuggly come fall though. I used a different yarn than she recommends. I