Strings & Things is back with another free knitting pattern. Read through her latest post to learn how to knit the Double Brim Beanie, a highly requested pattern! This is a beginner knitting pattern. The instructions include different yarn and needle combinations so you can use almost any yarn available in your stash!
How Yarn Saved Me from My Anxiety
A few months ago I reached out to This Is Brave, a local organization that shares women's stories of hardships and mental health. These stories are meant to provide support, inspire others, and let people dealing with similar issues know that they are not alone. Not many people are aware, but I used to struggle … Continue reading How Yarn Saved Me from My Anxiety
Why I Refer to My Items as “Handmade” and NOT “Homemade”
When I first saw another maker use this hashtag, I felt a little weird about it. What did she mean by “#HandmadeNotHomemade”? The two terms are basically synonyms. Something that is handmade is usually also homemade. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. I will always support handmade items when I … Continue reading Why I Refer to My Items as “Handmade” and NOT “Homemade”
Slow Fashion – the Shopping Habit That Will Actually Make You Feel Good Inside
You’ve probably heard many people use the term “slow fashion”, but I’m guessing you are not totally sure what it means. The phrase was unclear to me for the longest time—and this was pretty embarrassing because my entire business revolves around slow fashion! Have you noticed an overall decline in quality of clothing, that has … Continue reading Slow Fashion – the Shopping Habit That Will Actually Make You Feel Good Inside
For me, the beginning of the year starts in September. As a student and a dance teacher, everything starts again this month. After having July and August off from working and homework, September can be a bit of a stressful adjustment. Next week I will have my "last" first day of the year of university … Continue reading Hello, September
Free Beanie Pattern to Celebrate the End of Summer!
I know some of you may disagree with me, but I'm just going to say it anyways. I hate summer. While having time off is fun, and lots of exciting events take place during the summer, it is just not my cup of tea. Too hot. Too many bugs. Too sunny (I am am quite … Continue reading Free Beanie Pattern to Celebrate the End of Summer!
Is it okay to be a yarn snob?
I recently visited a cute little yarn shop owned by a fabulous indie-dyer. She carried the most beautiful yarns in her shop, many of which I have never even heard of before. I am super impressed with my willpower. I only bought a few skeins, and they were all meant for particular projects I wanted … Continue reading Is it okay to be a yarn snob?
Blanket Planning 101
I love making blankets during my lulls between orders. I usually keep them for myself or give them away as gifts. Handmade is so much better! Plus it gives me an excuse to watch all of House of Cards season 4 in one sitting without feeling overly guilty. The hardest part of blanket planning for … Continue reading Blanket Planning 101
Fellow knitters and crocheters, I need your help.
I've mentioned on other posts how difficult this time of year is for me. It is now March! Spring break is upon us in British Columbia, which hopefully means the weather will begin to grow nicer (still waiting for that part). I have a hard time cuddling up with my chunky yarns and thick needles … Continue reading Fellow knitters and crocheters, I need your help.
Free Knitting Pattern – Brioche Head Wrap
Hello again, back with a free pattern! I call this the Brioche Head Wrap. Honestly, I am not entirely sure what "brioche" means other than that it is the name of the stitch that is used and I believe it is French. I just love the way it sounds! This pattern is super easy and … Continue reading Free Knitting Pattern – Brioche Head Wrap