Free Knitting Pattern Friday - A Hat For the Men

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

I hope no matter what you celebrate this Holiday Season, it's filled with yarn and knitting needles! *grins*

Even though it's a holiday...Free Knitting Pattern Friday has become a thing for me...so here we go!


I love designing hats, but I have to say that I fall back on making most of my hats for the females. It might be because I am one, it might be because they are just so darn cute...who knows...but I do!

I came across this FREE knitting pattern and I think it would be a great knit for any man in your life! The pattern suggests you use Cascade 220...which is probably my favorite all purpose yarn ever!

Happy Knitting!!


Jen


Why I'm Being a Bad Mommy...On Purpose!

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's Christmas time in our house...and I know this because every few minutes my children proclaim yet another thing they would like to add to their Christmas List.

I do a lot to make great Christmas memories for my kids, and of course I want to make their dreams come true...but I'm drawing a line this year!

I remember the Christmas that I demanded a phone from my parents. I was RELENTLESS in my crying, whining, stomping, saying "you don't love me unless I get it"...I was SPOILED!!!! And if I remember correctly, I was 12 ('nuff said). That Christmas, I got my phone and I was over the moon happy and excited and gave a billion hugs and thank yous. This particular Christmas has come up in conversation with my mom a time or two, and she admitted she wanted to return the gift because I was being such a brat...and I honestly wish she had! Yes, the 12 year old me would have been SOOOOOOO mad, but now that I look back, there is no way my behavior should have been rewarded.

Now that I'm a parent, I believe that even more...in fact this year I'm going all sorts of "Bad Mommy" and purposefully not getting an item my kids have been requesting (a robot cat...like we NEED another cat up in here). Yes, we have the funds to get it, but my kids are being blessed with enough already.

The last few years I adhered to the following rules:

- Something they need
- Something to read
- Something they want
- Something to wear

I personally have stuck to this...but that Santa guy goes WAAAAAY overboard!!!! I'm keeping him in check this year and he is going to do less.

This year we will concentrate on giving to those in need, giving to those we love and appreciating time spent together.

This year I'll give the gifts of compassion, contentment and appreciation for the many gifts we have.

I hope the message is well received, although I understand it probably won't be until they are older...and probably have kids of their own! :)

Jen

Free Knitting Pattern Friday - Yoga Socks


I have been receiving more and more requests for these socks. They are great for Yoga, Pilates or any time you want warm cozy socks with some traction. Plus, they remove the parts of socks that people struggle with the most (the toe and the heel). So, if you haven't knit socks before, tackle these first! They knit up fast and make a great gift for the yogi in your life!

Find the FREE Knitting Pattern Here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yoga-socks-153

Jen

Binding Off Instructional Video - Knitting Tip Thursday

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Your piece is finished...now how do you get the needles out?

You will need to learn to bind off so that you can remove your work and enjoy it!

Hope you are finding these Thursday Tips helpful!!



Jen

Becoming Legit

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Recently I attempted to become a seller on Amazon (I soon learned there are MANY ways you can become a seller on Amazon, and actually accomplished it here). Anyway...along the road I encountered one way of selling that would require a legit email address (i.e. not gmail.com in other words).

So, today I took the leap to be all sorts of legit!!

info@alittleknitty.com

Hope you all are knitting away this winter...I know I am!!

TONS of cool new things will be coming in the New Year....stay tuned!


Jen

Purl Stitch Instructional Video - Knitting Tip Thursday

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Great job on mastering the knit stitch! Now it's time to get that purl stitch under your belt!

Hope you are finding these videos helpful!

Happy Knitting!



Jen

Knit Stitch Instructional Video - Knitting Tip Thursday

Thursday, December 3, 2015

You've cast your stitches on...now what?

If you are learning to knit, get this stitch mastered then go on to the purling video next!

As always, if you have any questions or want any other videos released...please let me know!



Jen

Craftsy Affiliate

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

As you all know, I love me some Craftsy. Not just for knitting, but classes of all sorts to help me get better at sewing (crossing my fingers it actually happens some day!!!)

I have teamed up as an affiliate with Craftsy...so some links will be affiliate links (if you were to purchase, I would receive a small amount in exchange for my referral) and I will tag them as such. I can also share cool things like discount codes, crazy good deals on yarn and Free Craftsy Classes

I hope you enjoy the deals!!

Jen