Pretty excited to announce my first sweater pattern! (First of many, hopefully.) This is more math than I’ve had to do since I graduated school, but I’ve finally calculated yardage with at least somewhat accurate measurements. It’s been a huge learning experience so far, but my hope is that future pattern endeavors will be easier, … Read moreOriginal Pattern: Fantasy Pullover (Featuring Lion Brand Mandala)
It’s been an incredible year. I’ve married my sweetheart, Zion, and we’re settling into our life together. But while things are of course going well, and we are very comfortable and happy, there’s always that little nagging voice in the back of my mind. ~You suck at running a blog~ Well, voice in my head, … Read moreA New Direction
So in proper Magpie fashion, I haven’t posted anything since April! And honestly, those posts were probably just the Ravelry patterns I was putting up. Ah well. You don’t practice as many hobbies as I do if you’re good at staying focused on stuff. But I feel like writing tonight, so hopefully I can throw … Read moreCurrent Projects and Updates
I have a mild obsession with those really cheap 2.5 ounce balls of cotton yarn. (Lily’s Sugar N’ Cream, or Peaches And Creme for example.) I think they come in really beautiful muted colors, and the low price makes me snag a few every time I go out. I’m always trying to find new ways … Read moreMicrowave Bobble Bowl Cozies
Exciting News! Happy to announce that the Lacy Leaves hat is available now as a free download! This hat is made using my technique for a very stretchy brim, to cover your ears and be comfortable. I wanted something that could use just one skein of sock weight wool yarn. My first attempt was with … Read moreLacy Leaves Hat – Free Crochet Pattern!
Sooo hyped you guys seriously! I never, ever thought I could get into the world of handspinning yarn, since a good wheel would set you back at least a few hundred bucks. Then, and I couldn’t make this up, I found this wheel. I FOUND it. Abandoned, unloved, just waiting for a home! No joke, … Read moreFirst EVER Handspun Yarn!