Weekly Fave! Summer Footies

  For the summer, I usually make myself a new pair of loafer socks, and my go-to pattern is Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns.  They are easy to make,  a great way to use sock yarn remnants, invisible in most shoes, and don’t bunch up. I saw these cute Lilydale Footies on Blue Sky…

Weekly Fave! Heirloom Crocheted Blanket

  I’m often working a blanket at the same time as a different type of project. Nothing is more beautiful than a knit blanket, but crocheting one is much quicker. And if you find or design one as lovely as this Vintage Crocheted Throw from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, you’ll be able to toss it…

Weekly Fave! Crocheted Purses

Many years ago I owned a small crossbody bag in a beautifully lined, embroidered fabric; I eventually wore it out because I used it so much. These lovely, very practical crocheted versions by Churchmouse Yarns made in raffia and linen will stand the test of time. I particularly love the clutch that morphs into a…

Weekly Fave! Cozy Mittens

You may have an opportunity to whip up one last Xmas gift this year. These mitts knit in Blue Sky’s baby alpaca are available in a kit at Churchmouse Yarns. I’m more of a glove person, but I love the uneven stripe placement of these mitts. The colours are thoughtfully chosen to coordinate beautifully. Even…

Weekly Fave! Oxford Socks Anyone!

Every style of footwear requires the right hosiery. I love the look of these short Oxford Socks, worn with a long skirt; casual, yet undeniably chic. This basic sock pattern is worked from the toe-up, beginning with a provisional cast on and knit to the desired length. I think my fall flats need some jazzing…

Weekly Fave! A Summer Raffia Pouch

The perfect go-to bag style for summer – a raffia pouch. Churchmouse Yarns is offering the pattern free for this crocheted bag. They call it a passport pouch, but it’s more than this. It’s 7inch by 8inch size is more than enough room for the basics you’ll need to carry. The pouch is crocheted in…

Weekly Fave! The Classic Cardigan

I’d be willing to bet that many of you have a favorite cardigan in your drawer. Cardigans have a retro appeal and are a common go to worn with a skirt and blouse, or over a dress. This classic cardigan is a design by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. The pattern for it offers a range…

Weekly Fave! Classic Rib Pencil Skirt

Knit skirts and dresses are on trend this fashion season. I love a knit skirt; its the ultimate travel and transitional garment to have in your closet. This ribbed classic skirt by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is made in double knitting Arbor by Brooklyn Tweed. The skirt’s details are simple, a foldover waistband and a…

Weekly Fave! A Stunning Wrap

Martin Storey has a long history with Rowan Yarns and has designed this stunning shawl for a new collection by Rowan. Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is offering this accessory as a kit, including three shades of Rowan’s Felted Tweed, one of their iconic yarns. An alternating stripe pattern creates the illusion of depth and texture.

Weekly Fave! Turkish Bed Socks

Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is one of my favorite items to knit, particularly at this time of year. Spring is when I store my winter boots and pull out my shoes and sandals. I’ve knit many pairs of these to wear as loafer socks. These socks would also be great as…