Free Pattern – 4 Buttons

4 quick buttons - free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

I am working on a project that requires a handful of decorative buttons in several different colors. I want the buttons to match the yarns I’m using, and the best way to do that is to make them out of the same yarn! I need the buttons to be fairly small, which is easy with thin yarn, but I’ll be … Continue reading →

LYS review – Churchmouse Yarns & Teas, Bainbridge Island WA

When we were planning our trip to Seattle, I knew I had to visit Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island. First, I met someone at my home LYS who told me I had to go there. A few days later, I found out that someone I had been chatting with in the Socks with Sarah Ravelry group works there. … Continue reading →

LYS review – So Much Yarn, Seattle WA

I recently visited a store called So Much Yarn in Seattle. I wasn’t planning to visit this store on my trip – in fact, I didn’t even know it was there. I just happened upon it while exploring Pike Place Market…and I’m glad I did! My first impression was that it was a remarkably large store, considering it is in a … Continue reading →

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #2

I’ve gathered my supplies for this month’s cozy: The Fairy Cake Tea Cozy by Frankie Brown.  I decided I wanted to make a red velvet fairy cake in a green wrapper, with cream cheese icing…yum! Once again I managed to find all the yarn I needed in my stash (assuming the burgundy holds out.) Since the pattern calls for all sport … Continue reading →

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #1

The March pattern for the Tea Cozy Tuesday C/KAL is……The FairyCake Tea Cozyby Frankie Brown.  Doesn’t it look yummy? I checked with Frankie and she said there is no known errata for this pattern. This week is for choosing materials and checking gauge. I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses to use for the “sprinkles” on top! Remember, you … Continue reading →

WIP – Oslo Anorak

Still plugging away at this sweater. All the knitting’s done – now I’ve just got the finishing to do. Specifically, underarm seams, sewing in ends, and sewing on buttons….oh yeah…that reminds me…I need to go button shopping! Then a bath and some blocking and it will be all done 🙂 Is it just me, or does anyone else find the … Continue reading →