Tagged with DIY (domestic diva)

Yarn Along:  Results

Yarn Along: Results

Here we are again. The yarn along. But this week is different. You see this week I did something unusual. This past week week I started and… wait for it….. finished a project. Yes, folks, that’s right. I actually completed my hat from last week. I even like how it turned out. Take a look. … Continue reading

Easy ideas for a homemade Valentine’s Day

Easy ideas for a homemade Valentine’s Day

If you need a last minute idea for a homemade expression of love on Valentine’s Day, here are a couple of ideas I’ve used in years past. 1.  heart crayons 2.  hanging heart strings 3.  knitted hearts 4.  homemade card:  I love you more than…

Yarn along update (ravelry red rocks!)

Yarn along update (ravelry red rocks!)

Since posting about the Small Things’ yarn along last on December 28th, I’ve gotten one fingerless mitten knitted, but not seamed up and I’m about an inch into the knitting of the second mitten.  I’m continuing to LOVE the Malabrigo Rios Yarns.  I’ve always been a fan of red, but the Ravelry Red color is wonderful, … Continue reading

Yarn Along

Yarn Along

I’ve never done a yarn along before, but I found this one on the Small Things site and thought it was a fun idea.  I especially thought so because of the timing.  You see, this year for Christmas I asked my husband to forego buying me gifts and instead allow me to “shop” my stash and … Continue reading

Top Ten Gifts for Knitters and Yarnaholics

Let me just start by saying, “I love this bag.”  It’s wonderful.  The color is beautiful.  The size is perfect.  The pockets and compartments are ideal.  The quality is spectacular.  “I love this bag.”  If you also love this bag or know someone else who would, then keep on reading, because this is the list … Continue reading

Easy Christmas Treats

Every year one of the advent activities that my boys and I do together is make peppermint bark and toffee.  We use it as gifts, but we also just like to eat it.  Yum.  So, in the spirit of Christmas giving (and because I had to find the recipes anyway), I’m sharing these super simple … Continue reading

All Hot and Buttered… Rum

All Hot and Buttered… Rum

Today I made my very first batch of hot buttered rum mix, using a recipe from my friend, Gail.  Last year she gave me a batch of hers, along with a copy of the recipe… wonderful gift!  And, it’s sooooo easy to make.  First, in case you haven’t read previous DIY/domestic diva posts of mine, … Continue reading

Free and Easy Chunky Cowl Pattern

Free and Easy Chunky Cowl Pattern

I’m kinda addicted to cowls lately.  It all started last year after a trip to KnitPurl in Portland.  I made a cowl (NOT the one pictured) that I absolutely love with a yarn that’s wonderful.  The pattern I used for that cowl (again, NOT this one) is called the Tuesday Night Cowl by Susan Lawrence … Continue reading