Free Patterns · My Makes

Christmas tree is up! + new hat pattern

I'm checking in to share a photo of my Christmas tree, a mini time capsule that I put up on Thanksgiving, as I try to do each year. My Dad's handmade ornaments cover about 80% of the tree, and the rest are gifts from friends and some travel mementos. The newest ornaments are a paper… Continue reading Christmas tree is up! + new hat pattern

My Makes

Finished Dragonfly throw + free cable beret pattern link + cardigan progress

I'm back to share a few images of recently-made and in-progress articles. I love how the Flight of the Dragonfly throw came out. I opted for a simple finish to the border. Even though the popcorn stiches slowed me down, the end result is worth it! The weight is light and cottony and it has… Continue reading Finished Dragonfly throw + free cable beret pattern link + cardigan progress

My Makes · My Neighborhood

More autumn goodness + new and finished projects

Gingko trees are some of the most beautiful and interesting trees I know of. I read somewhere that these ancient trees were around at the time of dinosaurs, and their species has no living relatives. There are dozens of these living fossils throughout my neighborhood, and they turn a stunning shade of gold each autumn.… Continue reading More autumn goodness + new and finished projects

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Halloween Greetings! A peek at Autumn

Happy Halloween! I promise I haven't "ghosted" my blog (feel free to groan... πŸ™‚ I've really let some time pass between postings. I have no better excuse than my work duties have exponentially increased recently. By the end of December, I should have a very, very welcome reprieve, which includes a trip back to the… Continue reading Halloween Greetings! A peek at Autumn

My Makes

Newly-finished 100% yak cardigan with hood

Another of my wonderful projects, the Mama Bear cardigan, is finally "off the hook." This is a truly well-written pattern by Mon Petit Violon. It was a joy to make and I look forward to wearing it once the temperature dips just a bit more (and, actually sharing a photo of myself, not the mannequin,… Continue reading Newly-finished 100% yak cardigan with hood

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Late summer treasures + WIP updates

My excuse for posting is to share a few photos from today that reflect the season. Late summer/early fall in Korea is my favorite time of year. It might be a season all its own, since this transition time is much milder than high summer, yet the leaves have only just begun to look a… Continue reading Late summer treasures + WIP updates

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Happy Chuseok! Plus, WIP cardigan progress

Happy Chuseok (좔석)! Roughly translated as "Autumn eve," Chuseok is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in both North and South Korea. It's celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon (at the Autumn equinox). Westerners understand Chuseok as "Korean Thanksgiving," and although its… Continue reading Happy Chuseok! Plus, WIP cardigan progress

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Quick WIP update – cardi and infinity scarf

Just a quick craft diary entry today. I finally stitched together the ends of my latest scarf, made with Scheepjes Wanderlust gradient yarn. It has settled into a beautiful infinity scarf, which I plan to gift to a dear friend who is moving abroad. The Mama Bear cardigan is coming along nicely, too. The yak… Continue reading Quick WIP update – cardi and infinity scarf

My Makes · Treasures

New WIP with yak yarn; Forest mushrooms

Two completely unrelated tidbits to share today. The first is a new hooded cardigan project, using beautiful Tibetan yak yarn that I've been saving since January. The pattern is by Mon Petit Violin. PHOTOS: Cardigan yoke is finished; now on to the rest. I'm using DK-weight 100% yak yarn in lavender, and a 4.5mm hook.… Continue reading New WIP with yak yarn; Forest mushrooms