Christmas Gift to Me, Milarrochy Heids Hat Pattern Book

Just before Christmas I stumbled across the Milarrochy Heids hat pattern book by Kate Davies Designs. I honestly cannot remember how I came across this book, which comes from Scotland (awesome). I think I saw one of the hats, which grabbed my attention. It was the Tarradale, which is a slouchy, reversible hat with a…

Skinny Ruffle Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

I have begun a new project called the Ruffled Scarf, or Ruffle Scarf. The pattern is free (link below) and it’s quite easy to knit. Once I saw the directions I had to pick up some needles and try it myself. Beginning the Pattern Miss Babs is having a 20% off end-of-the-year sale, and I…

Crazy About Knitting Hats and Tips For Perfect Results

Since I began knitting, I’ve discovered that the item I love most to make is hats.  Over the years I have become crazy about knitting hats of all kinds, in all sizes, for everyone I know. Scarves were what I made most of the time when I lived in New Hampshire because my hats didn’t…

Not Happy With Quarry Yarn

Recently I purchased two skeins of tweed Quarry yarn from Harrisville Designs.  I’ve been looking for tweed yarn in dark colors to knit hats for my boys.  The company is located in New Hampshire.  The tag notes that the yarn is “sourced” in Wyoming, “spun” in New Hampshire, and “dyed” in Pennsylvania. I purchased “Obsidian”…

Turkey Broth and Leftovers

Yesterday we ate turkey for Thanksgiving like so many other people did. Today I am making broth, or stock, and chopping up the leftover turkey for meals to come.   If you have a big pot, like my Lodge Dutch Oven, (6 quart size) add the turkey carcass (you may have to pull the bones…