Knit Shawl Vlog

Blogged under Crafty Videos,crochet and knitting,learning2knit by Tammy on Thursday 31 March 2016 at 6:24 am

As I continue to learn how to knit, I’m finding I really enjoy simple garter stitch designs. Here’s an update on my latest knitting progress.

Knit Sweet Pea Hat Pattern Review

Blogged under Crafty Videos,crochet and knitting,learning2knit by Tammy on Sunday 27 March 2016 at 8:50 am

During one of the Craftsy classes I took, I learned to make the Sweet Pea hat, which was one of the patterns included with the class.



Amigurumi Bunny Pattern Review

Blogged under amigurumi,crochet and knitting,crochet jewelry by Tammy on Thursday 10 March 2016 at 7:05 am


Video: Wooden Knitting Needle Review

Blogged under Crafty Products,Crafty Videos,crochet and knitting by Tammy on Monday 11 January 2016 at 5:26 pm

I take a look at a few different types of wooden interchangeable knitting needle sets available from Knit Picks in this video review.



Hibernating Knit Shawl Back on the Needles

Blogged under crochet and knitting by Tammy on Sunday 29 November 2015 at 1:23 pm

I’ve been in the mood to knit lately, so I picked up a simple garter stitch shawl that I put in hibernation awhile ago. My newest doll, Ella, of course had to help. I’m using sock yarn that came in mini-skeins, a set of 5 skeins, that I purchased awhile ago from Leading Men Fibers. This is actually take-two of this shawl project after the first attempt had a short and disastrous run-in with Little Dude.

We had a very brief “cold spell” down here in South Florida recently, all the way down to the 60s, so that reminded me that in a month or so, we may actually get cold enough for me to pull out my knitwear. Maybe by then, this will be done.

Do you have anything on the needles for your to enjoy during the cool weather?



Video: Yarn Craft Book Review: 101 Socks

Blogged under Crafty Videos,crochet and knitting,Good Books by Tammy on Sunday 29 November 2015 at 10:13 am


Video: Crochet Edge Book Review

Blogged under crochet and knitting,Good Books by Tammy on Sunday 15 November 2015 at 5:45 am



Mini Crochet Projects

Blogged under crochet and knitting,dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Thursday 29 October 2015 at 1:26 pm

I discovered a great way to use up very small amounts of yarn – doll hats, scarves, and dresses. I’ve posted these for sale on a few doll Facebook groups I’m on, and at some point I may post them on my Etsy shop too. Amber is my current crochet clothing model.


Video: Star Wars Crochet Kit Un-Boxing – Review

Blogged under amigurumi,Crafty Products,Crafty Videos,crochet and knitting by Tammy on Saturday 24 October 2015 at 5:28 pm

I take a look at all the goodies in this interesting crochet kit: Star Wars Crochet (Crochet Kits)



Knitting Sadness and Doggie Madness

Blogged under crochet and knitting,learning2knit,Projects in Progress by Tammy on Sunday 12 July 2015 at 3:56 pm

If you have watched any recent episodes of my Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast on YouTube, then you may have seen this shawl popping up once or twice. It’s a very simple pattern, perfect for beginning level knitters like myself (and free on Ravelry) called Das Tuchle. I was using my beautiful Rainbow circulars from Knit Picks, size 8 (5mm) needles, and some of my favorite yarn from Cascade, Heritage Silk Paints in the Water Lily colorway.

Well….I guess I spaced out one night and forgot my project bag in the TV room where we sort of keep our dogs sequestered from other parts of the house and this is what happened! Yikes!




We don’t have any doggie evidence for sure on who of our three dogs did it, but this guy looks the most guilty.



And he already has a bad track record after eating a hole in my MIL’s cashmere sweater. Not that out other two guys wouldn’t have gone for it if given the chance. He was probably just faster than they were.

On the flip side, I’m very grateful that the needles and cable are fine. Most of the yarn made it through, though now in a lot of small balls. I’m not sure exactly what I will be doing with the yarn, but I’m preparing to start up the shawl again with some new yarn, hopefully one that won’t be as tasty.

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