Happy New Year!   December was a crazy month for me! In episode 5, I manage to stay mostly on the topic of knitting – I have 2 new designs out (and of which made the cover, woot!), I obsess over my new (unreleased) hat, and I talk a bit about the evolution of my knitting over the past year and my plans for 2018.   And of course we start the knit along next week!   I would love… Read more »

The Winter Whimsy Cropped Sweater knitting pattern came about as an afterthought. I have been working on a super bulky winter skirt for awhile now, and I decided to add the top as an afterthought. I had no idea I would love it so much! I haven’t totally given up on the skirt, but it’s definitely been delayed. Want to hear me chatting about this? Check out last month’s Monthly Chatter at 15:36 where I show off the top and the skirt… Read more »

This was such a tough race that I’ve decided to have two winners! The Berkeley Slouchy Hat KAL will start on January 8th, and the Locksley Sweater KAL will start on January 15th. Sign up here for the weekly KAL emails and/or join in the facebook group.   Click here for the Locksley Sweater pattern and supply list. Schedule: Week 1 (Jan 15) – Cast on and knit to waist. Week 2 (Jan 22) – Knit through the bust to the separation…. Read more »

The Locksley Sweater knitting pattern has been in my WIP pile for over a year and a half. I knew exactly what yarn to use for it, but I couldn’t quite get the construction technique down; this was back when I tried to make everything as complicated as possible. Now I know that simple is better! And so we have a fairly simple version of the Locksley Sweater. It’s knit from the bottom up with a lace panel that expands… Read more »

Welcome to November’s Monthly Chatter! I’m so sorry for the delay, but I want a few finished objects to show you… and then I had a few technical difficulties. But it’s here! In November’s Monthly Chatter: I chat a lot about the holidays – I was really emotional over Thanksgiving, and now I’m really excited for December and Christmas. (And did I mention I learned to knit over the holidays a few years ago?) You know I have more to… Read more »

The holiday season is a bit surreal for me each year. It’s as if I’m entering into an environment where time slows down because nothing make sense. There’s a lot of rushing, a lot of anger, a lot of worry, and it’s all set against this backdrop of bright lights, warm colors, and smiling families. It’s always so cold, and my cheeks burn from the wind, but I’m usually carrying hot chocolate or a mocha, and somehow I keep warm… Read more »

It’s been a few months since I posted about new patterns. I have been slacking on the blog and really only talking about patterns via Instagram and the Monthly Chatter videos. Some of the patterns were previously published in I Like Knitting and Cast On magazine, so if you have a subscription there, they are all still free for you! But if you like to purchase your patterns individually and from my Ravelry shop, you’re in luck. I’m going to… Read more »

October’s podcast features knitting and yarn, plus a bonus tangent on the sweater curse and how we settle for less without realizing it. Plus paper dresses! October Links Herringbone Hobo Purse: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/herringbone-hobo-purse Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/weallknithere/ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kristincreates Halloween Knit Patterns: http://weallknithere.com/autumn-knits-halloween-style/ Knit Gifts for New Mom and Baby: http://weallknithere.com/hand-knit-gifts-for-mom-and-baby/ Berkeley Slouchy Hat pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/berkeley-slouchy-hat Cozy Vintage Dress pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cozy-vintage-wiggle-dress Chevron Sweater pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevron-sweater-5 Chevron Sweater from Nat12: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Nat12/chevron-sweater Chevron Sweater from frostee62: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/frostee62/chevron-sweater Sign-Up to be a Knit Tester: http://eepurl.com/cXclhP… Read more »

While I’ve been working on a few designs for my Ravelry shop and leading the fall KAL, the month of October on my end has largely been working and knitting baby things! A friend of mine had a baby in August so the gifts are a touch late, but as the gifts are mostly hand knit and for the colder weather, I figure they’ll be arriving just in time. 🙂 If you watched my September Monthly Chatter video, you’ll know… Read more »

We’re nearly at the 2 week mark in October, and my inner child is throwing a tantrum because she wants to run around in bulky sweaters with fancy coffee (okay, maybe she’s a teenager!), but instead it’s 80 degrees and incredibly humid so she’s a bit unhappy.     Since I feel like the usual seasonal knitting is out because of the heat, I decided to round up some of my favorite knitting patterns that you don’t have to wear!… Read more »