Laar Sweater: A finish fifty project

Oh boy – can I blame this beauty for holding me up from progressing through my Finish Fifty projects? Maybe a little. Knitting this sweater certainly took some time, but it was worth it. First and foremost, because this honestly is only the second sweater I’ve knit for myself since I was 7!  This quickie READ MORE

Coming Up Roses Free Knit Pattern – a finish fifty project

Things are Coming Up Roses over here. Truly! I am astounded by all the flowering trees here in Baltimore this Spring. So, finally coming out with this little rose pattern seemed even more apropos. Yes, the pattern has been done since September, but I wanted it edited and checked for you all.Make these roses in READ MORE

Six Steps to a Powder Room Makeover–a finish fifty project

Well, after my mom got me on a roll getting my house more livable  I figured I better not stop. Since she left, I have continued to work on the house, “making” our home. For the last two weeks now, I have completely halted all hand work, craft, knitting and the like. I’m getting a smidge READ MORE

Easy Accordion Book – a finish fifty project

I’ve wanted to make an accordion book like this for over two years. The book definitely had a prime spot on my  Finish Fifty list. I fell in love with the art of book-making after winning a gorgeous Japanese book on A Little Hut (Thanks Patricia!). Well, add book-making to the list of skills I’d READ MORE

French Press Slippers–a finish fifty project

I am very excited to have finished these. Yay! These slippers fill me with sunshine on this dreary day. I began these fun, felted slippers last year at Squam when I met the ever lovely and talented Melynda Bernardi.  Melynda designs under the name French Press Knits, where you can find all sorts of lovelies, including READ MORE

DIY Photo Light Box – a finish fifty project

Did you ever wonder how people get those beautiful endless finishes in their photos? White and bright shots of their products?  This is how (or, at least it is an inexpensive diy substitute). By taking photos inside a box that diffuses natural light from all sides, you can remove shadows and give a white, magazine-like READ MORE

DIY Tasseled Love Pillow – a finish fifty project

Making this pillow has been on my finish fifty project list since last year when I first started brainstorming fun finger knit projects. The long finger knit chain just asks to be turned into letters.  For some reason, I never got around to executing on it–I guess it was just waiting in my notebook for READ MORE

A Shortcut Quilt–a finish fifty project

This is the project that started this madness of wanting to finish all my binned up, stashed and abandoned projects. I recently completed this short-cut quilt for my quarterly Petite Purls craft column: Get Crafty with Flax & Twine. Petite Purls is a fabulous knit and crochet magazine with adorable kids’ patterns, projects and articles. READ MORE