• Cross Stitching,  Knitting

    The-Best Laid Plans

    Only four days into the new year, I’m already revising my Make Nine 2019 plans. Sigh. Two mini skeins into my Harry Potter log cabin blanket, I realized it just wasn’t going to work as I had envisioned. The first couple skeins (based on the first book) are super saturated and knit up in stripes — paired with the Prussian Blue, it all started to look a little overwhelming. So I cruised Ravelry looking for another option that didn’t involve seaming together 63 individual squares. Eventually I landed on the Bits and Bobs blanket and I’ve swapped out the blue for undyed yarn to carry along through the entire project.…

  • Cross Stitching,  Knitting,  Quilting,  Sewing

    Making Nine in 2019

    Nothing says Happy New Year like setting some goals. In this case, they’re all of a crafty nature thanks to falling down the rabbit hole of #makenine2019 last week. Not in any particular order, here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish over the next 12 months: Another log cabin blanket, this time using Knitted Wit’s Harry Potter-inspired yarn. I’ve got a complete set of 63 mini skeins plus six full-size skeins of Fingering in Prussian Blue — this is definitely going to be a long-term project. The Leaves of Grass shawl. I’ve had this listed as Number 1 in my Ravelry queue for ages but couldn’t seem to find the right yarn.…