I’ve bit on a bit of a coffee cozy kick lately (alliteration hello!) so I admit I drooled slightly when I saw these chevron coffee cup cozies on Ravelry:
5. This beautiful cowl/scarf hybrid from Quince & Co.
Scarves are such a bore to knit, but I absolutely love this.
4. Another cowl, this time crocheted!
This pattern is part of a new collection from Hill Country Weavers! I love it so much. That yellow is so my color.
3. A O-Sway Skirt in Blue Skies from Modcloth.
I love a classic A-line skirt but wow, are they hard to find in stores! Leave it to Modcloth to have exactly the right thing and have it be perfectly beautiful. This is sitting in my shopping bag!
I’m due for a phone upgrade so I’m hesitant to buy new cases, but ummmmmm I need this.
1. Speaking of which…
ADVENTURE TIME MONOPOLY IS A REAL THING AND I MUST HAVE IT
I love going through my friend activity on Ravelry to see what they’re all making. I have a really fantastic core of knitters and crocheters in my friends list… just check out some of this stuff they’ve made recently!
[Click on the images to go to the Ravelry project page!]
I need more time to knit! Maybe I should just schedule it into my weekly routine… hmm, that’s a good idea!
I love the direction crochet designs are going. It’s still lagging a bit behind knitting, but it finally feels like crochet is modernizing itself. I’ve talked about this a bit on this site already, but for some reason crochet always treads a fine line between really cool and 60s grandma’s couch from a Sears catalogue.
That being said, how adorable are these slippers?
Ummmm I need to make these! Stat! And I just so happen to have some Paton’s Superwash Merino DK begging to be used up.
The pattern is in British terminology, but the designer put in lots of descriptions and pictures which will undoubtably make it easy to follow for American crocheters.
And hey! Looks like you can download the pattern free for a limited time on Raverly! Just head over to the pattern page.
Chances are if you know a knitter, crocheter, spinner, or weaver, that person is a member of Ravelry. Ravelry is a free site that acts as an index of patterns, yarns, and projects by crafters all over the world. It also is a vehicle for finding and selling books about knitting, crochet, and spinning, and a place where people chat and share their love of fiber crafting.
Ravelry is an incredible resource for crafters and is completely free to sign up for and use. It has completely changed the way knitters and crocheters approach projects, find things to make, and talk about their craft! And there’s no better way to support Ravelry than buying some of the really cute stuff they have for sale in their Mini-Mart.
If you know a knitter or crocheter than this is a great place to look for fun and useful gifts. Like this Ravelry Bob tape measure:
Bob is the unofficial Ravelry mascot, a French Bulldog that is part of Jess & Casey’s family, the creators of the site. The added bonus here is a crafter can never have enough tape measures! I mean it. I like to keep one near every place I like to sit and knit or crochet.
Something else a fiber crafter can never have enough of are project bags!
This is something that even crafters forget to think about sometimes. What’s the best way to transport a project? If they’re anything like me, they always have a small something with them to work on. These bags are super cute, designed by a Ravelry user(!), and are perfect for protecting small projects on the go. It also shows crafters out in public that this crafter is a Ravelry member! And from my experience you can meet all sorts of great people out and about just by having something Ravelry related showing.
This Sling Tote is cute and functional, and has a little pocket inside to store notions (or a phone/wallet/etc.) and can double as a project bag for bigger things (blankets, cardigans, shawls, etc.).
And what’s great about buying from the Ravelry Mini-Mart is you are supporting a webpage that has made such a fantastic, positive impact on the crafting community! So if you have a knitter or crocheter to shop for, swing by the Rav Mart to get them something they’ll like and support something they love.