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 (추석)! 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

Free Patterns · My Makes

Riot granny scarf debut + free pattern link

The finishing touches have been added to my granny square scarf, a free pattern by Wool Thread Paint, made with King Cole Riot yarn in shade "Waterways." The pattern was fast-moving and the frequent color changes made it fun to work on. I used a 4mm hook throughout, and it took just under three skeins… Continue reading Riot granny scarf debut + free pattern link

My Makes

Old and new crochet WIPs with flower motifs

I like to crochet small-sized motifs during the hot summer months. One of my lingering projects (almost 2 years!) is a huge blanket made of octagonal and square motifs, which have a wonderful texture reminiscent of matelassé. At this writing, I have almost all the squares finished, and seven more octagons to go; after that,… Continue reading Old and new crochet WIPs with flower motifs