On My Needles
I will be honest, knitting and yarn are featuring in my dreams.
As I have no project at present, my unconscious is telling me to get my act together and get knitting.
I’ve even asked my daughter if I can take some of the yarn she is using. The answer was no 🙁
Her knitted dishcloth is something she wants to have entirely as her own and unique.
I’ve been interested in seeing the knitting designs chosen on Instagram for people’s #makenine2019
Plenty of inspiration found online, that is for sure 🙂
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Top 10 in Craft
Bringing you some cheeriness by sharing some lovely Winter Crafts.
It isn’t always easy to be stuck inside during the cold months.
Having a gorgeous craft project on the go is a great idea!
Take a look at this week’s Top 10 Craft inspiration…
I adore Woolly Wormhead’s knitted hat designs. They are textile art.
As Woolly explains “My Rhinebeck Hat is sideways knit with short row colorwork. The panels are super quick to knit, and the pattern is easily adjusted for gauge, and working fewer or more panels helps you accommodate many more sizes.”
Snow Drop Mittens Free Crochet Pattern
Your hands need to be snug and warm during the colder months, and these mittens are just the thing.
Megan shares her free Snow Drops Mitten Crochet Pattern on her blog.
Cozy Sewn Cowl
Using a couple of different materials, Purl Soho shows you how to sew a cozy cowl in their tutorial.
You could make one for each member of the family!
Steps To Tranquility Quilting Tutorial
A lovely design for a large bed quilt.
Melissa from Happy Quilting Melissa has a comprehensive step by step tutorial to follow on her blog.
Winter Birds Cross Stitch Pattern by Well Stitches
Winter birds bring cheer to a winter landscape.
Well Stitches has created a Winter Birds Cross Stitch pattern that is available in her Etsy shop.
The Eastern Jewels Blanket
This is such an interesting read about the design process of The Eastern Jewels crocheted blanket.
Lucia created a new colorway for Jane Crowfoot’s Persian Tiles Blanket.
This blanket is something I’d love to create, adding happiness and color to a winter season.
Snowflake Mandala Embroidery Design
I love drawing mandalas, and the thought of embroidering one is very appealing.
Amina from Stitch Floral has a free embroidery pattern for this gorgeous Snowflake Mandala.
How To Make A Paper Snowflake Window Curtain
Diana’s very detailed tutorial on how to create this winter craft inspired window dressing is excellent!
The result looks so lovely and wintery.
Winter Themed Pop Up Card
Card making is such a particular craft with so many elements.
I find watching a handmade card being created fascinating.
Here’s a Winter themed Pop Card tutorial by Lawn Fawn.
How To Make Snow Slime
Kids who love sensory play will enjoy making this winter-themed snow slime.
Made with only a few ingredients, follow Sarah’s tutorial on Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls.
Teach Your Kids To Weave
A lovely way to introduce children to textiles and a wonderful indoor activity.
Weaving using a loom, kids can choose to make a scarf, a tasseled coaster, a drawstring pouch, a crafty carry-all–or whatever they design themselves.
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Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
How Craft Can Help You Sail Out Of The Doldrums
I loved reading this post by Rebecca at Needle and Spindle.
I am sure some of you will resonate with how doing the craft you love, can pick up your spirits.
Read Rebecca’s post here.
Ellen’s newly released sock pattern is gorgeous as they look like honeycomb.
It is a unisex pattern and is available in her pattern store for $5. Suited to an intermediate knitter.
Ellen has created four video tutorials to help with the skills required to knit her Beekeeper Sock pattern.
Hand Embroidery On Felted Wool Mittens
Beautiful embroidery to try on felted wool mittens.
Hands Occupied Big Old Bias Knit Scarf
Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her free knitting pattern for this delightful Bias Scarf.
Love the colors she has used 🙂
Irish Mesh Cowl
I have a knitting crush on cowls. During the winter season, I’ve made five! I love the warmth and coziness. The Irish Mesh is a lovely knitted stitch. I hope you enjoy this Irish Mesh Cowl tutorial by Purl Avenue.
Hooded Knit Adak Wrap
This knitwear design is such a clever idea!
Jessica from Mama In A Stitch has created a knit pattern which combines a hood and a wrap in one.
Check out her pattern and instructions here.
Chunky Knit Beanie
Leslie from A Friend To Knit With has a delightful post about her chunky knit beanie pattern. Read more here.
Keep Your Ears Warm! – Crocheted Fleece-Lined Headband Tutorial
A quick crochet project to take on and can be made in the color of your choice.
Check out the Crocheted Headband tutorial and pattern by the team at Sisters What!
Knitted Bulky Rug
Big needles and bulky yarn are used to create this gorgeous rug.
Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her bulky knitting rug pattern and tutorial.
It makes an excellent project for those of you beginning to knit.
Giant Paper Snowflake
Such fun to make and still have on show through the colder months. This giant paper snowflake by Oh Happy Day would make a great holiday activity for family members to do together.
Grateful Shawl Free Knitting Pattern from Gift of Knitting
A lovely triangular shawl design by Alina at Gift of Knitting, for those who are keen to try their hand at knitting a shawl.
This Little Piggy Hat is just too cute 🙂
A Little Piggy Knitted Hat for a 6-month-old. Cassie from Little Red Window has designed this adorable baby hat. Check out her free Little Piggy Hat pattern here.
Re-purposing Your Knitted Swatches
Love this idea to repurpose your knitting swatches into Lavender sachets.
Brooklyn Tweed steps you through how to make one.
Gorgeous design for winter Mitts.
Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits shares her finished Pinwheel Mitts project with simply stunning photography.
Lopi Tote Free Knitting Pattern from Hands Occupied
Such a fun knitted bag to carry all your knitted works in progress!
Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her free Lopi Tote knitting pattern.
How To Knit Graft Seam Patch Pockets
Karen steps you through her process to create knitted Graft Seam Patch pockets.
These were added to her gorgeous Vanilla Cardigan.
Fruity Knitting Podcast – Watch This And Relax
Andrew and Andrea do such a wonderful job of curating such fabulous segments for their fortnightly episodes for their Fruity Knitting Podcast.
Just sit down, relax and enjoy all the knitting goodness they share.
This one has an interview with knitwear designer Marie Wallin.
The imagery from Shetland and the showcasing of her latest patterns are incredible.
Knitted Bliss Eucalan Lattice Cowl Free Knitting Pattern
Such a stylish design for a cowl. Julie at Knitted Bliss has shared her free Eucalan Lattice Cowl knitting pattern.
A Simple Hat Knit Pattern
It will help with this simple hat pattern by Felicia at The Craft Sessions that I am going to attempt to make.
Two Rectangles Earwarmer
Now, this is my kind of Winter knitting project! Simple and easy to knit, practical and functional.
Sarah at Crafts From The Cwtch has the instructions 🙂
Citrus Rind Diffusers
I can imagine how lovely these would make a house smell. A great way to use citrus rind and other simple ingredients to freshen up your home see how to make them at Hello Glow.
Crocheted Harlequin Blanket
I love Pip at Meet Me At Mikes designs, and I fell in love with this Harlequin Blanket. Her thorough tutorial is lovely and shows how much work is involved in providing tutorials!!
Messy Bun Hats | PonyTail Hats
Lots of people are going crazy for Messy Bun Hats. Also known as a ponytail hat, these hats/beanies have a hole at the top for your hair to hang through. These gorgeous Mother and Daugther patterns by Repeat Crafter Me are so sweet.
Knit a Super Colourful Pop Blanket
Something to aspire to. This super colorful POP blanket – hot mod polka dots by the designer Emily Wessel at Tin Can Knits is genuinely gorgeous. Emily also has created a tutorial to guide you along your way.
Arm Knitting – what fun!!
Have you heard of or tried Arm Knitting? I saw this on Handimania’s Facebook page and thought what fun! Take a look.
Something I’ve always suspected…Knitting Keeps You Healthy 🙂
One of the benefits of knitting; reducing anxiety and stress. Read more here.
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(Hopefully seeing your creative works will give me the push I need to get back into knitting. 😊)