Pumpkin Spice Socks

After getting past the heel on both socks (I worked two at a time on different needle sets so I wouldn’t get second-sock-syndrome), I’ve decided I really don’t like these and there’s not much point in making socks for myself anyway. (I barely wear them.)

I’m going to frog these and use the yarn for something else.

Striped Mitts

I had some yarn left over from my nephew’s Dinosaur Blanket set, and what better to do with it than to make some fingerless mitts for my friend who has a January birthday and lives in Boston in the ol’ US of A?

Unicorn Blanket

I can’t remember if I saw this one and decided to make my niblings matching blankets, or if I saw the dinosaur one first. Either way, I thought it would be super coolTM to make them matching stuff for Christmas (with enough variation to suit their individual preferences, of course!)

Dinosaur Blanket

My nephew, like many boys his age, has been obsessed with dinosaurs for as far back as I can remember. He’s into double digits now and, thankfully (because I get to revisit my own obsession) still interested in them (though perhaps not to the same extent as he was…)

Crochet Merhorse

Do you ever look back at your project notes and wonder what the heck you were thinking and why you didn’t write more?

Crochet Dragon

There are finite gift ideas for a nephew almost in the double digits. I like to consider myself the “fun aunt”, the one who spends all year considering and plotting and researching presents, who pours their heart and soul into the making of a thing the child may use only once.

Totoro Mittens

I like knitting things like mittens even though I can’t use them myself. When I saw this pattern, I immediately added it to the list of things I could make for Emma over at Puddleside Musings. (Totoro and sloths are two of the things I know she likes.)

Madeline Cardigan

I’ve been wanting to knit myself a cardigan or a sweater for a long time, now. Well, it’s more like I struggle to find clothing in my size, and knitting my own seemed like the next best option.