Stephanie Dosen is a talented young designer whose knitting patterns are available on Ravelry and on her website, tinyowlknits. She has also published a delightful book that contains many of her patterns, “Woodland Knits.”
Her “Meow Mitts" are adorable and cats are my favorite animals, but I think perhaps I might prefer to make one of her "Mr. Fox stoles,” either the larger one or the mini. Still, maybe I can indulge my wish for an owl by making a pair of her owl mitts from the “Woodsy Association.”
Aren’t they all lovely? There are a few more (equally beautiful) patterns in the collection as well.
I have not yet, but I certainly plan to do so!
A trio of Snapdragon Tams! This is one of my favourite hat patterns and it’s definitely a go-to when I have an extra skein of light worsted weight yarn lying around. (I’ve actually made it four times, but I lost my green version somewhere in Banff a couple of Christmases ago.)
Back when I was 8, my very first knitting project was supposed to be a gorgeous soft purple baby blanket. Easy enough, right? It’s just a square!
I used Lions Brand Homespun yarn (mistake #1), small needles (mistake #2) and didn’t have an exact measurement in mind (mistake #3).
The final result was two rectangles that I “sewed” together to create the size I wanted. The seam was terrible and sloppy and the blanket ended up being an awkward size that would never fit swaddling an infant. I kept it up until a year ago where I donated it to a homeless shelter.
We see so many beautiful works of fiber art come across our dashes that I think we forget to celebrate the ugly knits that made us who we are today.
What is the ugliest/worst thing you ever made?Was it purposefully ugly or was it purely by mistake, like me? Bonus points if you have pictures!