5 KNITTING HACKS: My first ever youtube video!

I don’t know about you, but I can get lost in youtube pretty easily. It’s like the black hole of the internet. SO MUCH WASTED TIME. I’m extremely guilty. So, what else should a good upstanding citizen like myself do but add to that miserable lovely vast ocean of video??

But in all seriousness, I hope this video is just a tad bit more helpful the cat-doing-flips-off-the-couch ones you may have watched in the past. I present to you: 5 Simple Knitting Hacks!

In this vid, you’ll find out how to use a bobby pin to assist you in two of your knitting needs, as well as how to ALWAYS ensure you have enough yarn for your long tail cast on. Also, though not quite a hack (I’m stretching it just a bit), I give you a suggestion for the bestest knitting app eva’! I never hear people talk about this particular one, so I thought I’d include it as a hack of sorts. And you’ll have to just watch the video to figure out the rest!

I know it’s not the best quality ever, but I’m working on it! Hopefully with each video, things will get better and better until finally I’m creating viral knitting videos every single week really good content for you guys. ;)

Have a good week,

PS: Please go check out my updated Japanese Flower Crochet Pattern page! The lovely Stitchin Stacy created a tutorial video for the pattern; so if you're into that kind of stuff, go check it out!


My Current Works in Progress

Happy new year! I hope you all had a safe & fun new year's eve!
In the spirit of all things reflective, today I'm going to be showing all of my WIPs that have been carried over from 2015 to 2016. You should know (and I'll talk about this more later) that I received a new camera for Christmas, so enjoy these beauty shots!
 Let's dive in! 

#1: Sock Yarn Crochet Blanket (incredibly long-term)
For whatever reason, I have a ton of sock yarn. I've only knit actual socks out of sock yarn once so I don't know how I have amassed such a collection. I'm ok with it though because fingering weight yarn is just so pretty. The only problem is that I own a lot of pretty. I need to use some of it up, so I decided to crochet myself a blanket. As you can tell, it's not even close to being done (and probably won't be next new year's day either to be honest) but it's all about the process, right?

#2: Crochet Collar (sort of finished)

This little darling is technically finished, but it hasn't been blocked, so I'm still calling it a Work In Progress. I got inspired by the cute collared dresses that are oh-so-trendy right now. I LOVE those things. They're so vintage looking and precious. With this pattern though, you can turn any old high-necked shirt or dress into a fashion statement. The pattern will be up next Friday!

#3: Scrappy Hexagon Blanket (somewhat long-term)

Somehow I ended up with a bunch of scraps of Red Heart in various colors and a whole pound of red acrylic. I still, to this day, have no idea how, but I'm not complaining. This blanket was inspired by a few things. 1) Cozy Thing's Felicity's Lipstick Granny Blanket & 2) Le Monde De Sucrette's Love at First Sight Hexagons. Both of which I've loved for ages. 

This blanket almost looks like it was taken out of a home & garden magazine in the 70s. I like it that way.

#4: Big Huge Granny Blanket (almost done!)
Look at that gorgeousness. This one is kinda like that fingering weight blanket in the fact that it's was created out of a need to get rid of old yarn. I compiled all of my old acrylic and went to work. I only have two more colors left to go!

#5: The Mermaid Shawl (Almost done - pattern coming soon!)

Here's the only knitted item currently in my list of WIPs. It's my Mermaid Shawl - a knitted take on the classic crocheted crocodile stitch. I'll be releasing this pattern in February. I'm in love with it.

And that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed this little post about my WIPs. Tell me what you think about them in the comments below!
Until next week,