Hosting a giveaway!

So I’m doing a giveaway on my instagram. You don’t have to follow my blog or my instagram to enter! This giveaway is open to everyone. For more details, check out my instagram post here.

The prize is the hat pictured above. It’s one of my favorite designs. The twists and turns of the cables makes knitting more magical I think. I have a few of them for sale on my Etsy.

I’m working on a few knitting tutorials. I will be posting those soon! 🙂

New Apron in progress

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So I’m making a new apron in the same style as the one pictured above. I thought that my etsy shop needed more aprons, so I’m going to try to roll out more in the coming weeks. Also, my hands need a break from all the constant knitting I’ve been doing. Knitting is really my first love, but sewing is my second.etsysep5-015

Especially with these beautiful Cotton + Steel fabrics. If I could, I would just buy Cotton + Steel fabric all the time. It’s just perfect in every way. One of the problems with working with this fabric is that I end up wanting to keep everything for myself.etsysep5-016

I also am hesitant to use and cut it up, but I’ve been telling myself lately that it’s got to change. I can’t just horde this fabric away and never make something with it. It’s meant to be used. It should be used. So here I am, beginning the process of letting go…starting with this apron.

Making baskets with t-shirt yarn. 

So I inherited probably 100 T-shirts, and my first thought was to make t-shirt yarn. The yarn itself comes out rather nice and the color is a lovely neutral green. I started making a basket with it, and it’s…ok, but I’m not as skilled with crochet as I am with knitting. 

I am a perfectionist. If something is not up to my standards I’d rather undo the whole thing, no matter how much time and effort I’ve put into it.

So because of this, I’ve been thinking of just listing the yarn itself on my etsy rather then the baskets. I feel like someone else could do a much better job then I could.

First post for Quiet Threads

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So this is my very first post for my Quiet Threads account. I’ve blogged about art, life and random crafts for awhile now, but I wanted to hone in on making a blog about my sewing and knitting/crochet and the process behind it. I really wanted to just be able to fully nerd out about yarn types, brands of fabric, stuff like that and I feel like this is the best way to go about it. For this first post, I’ll keep it simple. But my hope is to be able to post at least every other day(if not every day). I’ll be talking about my in progress work, reviewing yarn/patterns, things of that nature. So if you’re a craft nerd like me, stay tuned for more to come.