When I was a kid, I remember reading a short story called “Impunity Jane.” I don’t know why I always returned to that story; maybe it was because I was a typical girl who loved dolls, and Impunity Jane just happened to be a doll. But really, I think it was the word impunity that […]
Because what would a vacation be without yarn? I knit up the last piece of Eva’s sweater, and I think I’ll continue the vacation vibes by sewing it up this week. It’s a Duffle Coat by Debbie Bliss knit up in Knit Picks Swish DK in Amethyst Heather. I also cast on these Wallflower socks, […]
I love buying hand-painted yarn, but then I’m inevitably disappointed when I knit it up. The gorgeous, vibrant colours suddenly pool or stripe in weird ways that make the ugliest little hats. But when I use a textural stitch, like seed stitch, suddenly the yarn regains its charm and the hat becomes delightful! You can […]
I first knit a viking hat when one of our twins was in the hospital recovering from bowel surgery. He (and his brother) had been a 27-weeker and was ten months old at the time of that particular surgery. He became really sick afterwards, and his lungs started to fail. My husband and I left […]
This little preemie hat pattern comes with sizes for a head circumference of 6″(7″,8″,9″,10″,12″). With that variety, you can knit one for practically every week of baby’s time in the NICU. It is written for fingering-weight sock yarn and US size 1 (2.25 mm) needles and is knit in the round. One ball of sock […]
Knit in the round on two size 2.25 mm circular needles (but easily adaptable to four dpn’s) with sport weight Felici from Knitpicks in Picnic, this tiny hat knits up easily in an evening or two. You can make two to four from one ball of yarn, depending on the size you choose. The pattern […]
Have you ever seen a preemie? My goodness, they’re beautiful! Picture thin, delicate skin, tiny little chicken-wing arms and legs, and this funny little wrinkly old-man-like face and neck that melts your heart when they turn their heads.