Current/Former Post-Secondary Professors Needed for Dissertation Survey

It aimed hard at me – but it missed! I’m writing this from my hotel room in downtown Orlando as I’m displaced due to Hurricane Irma. During the storm, my neighbor’s huge rotted oak tree came crashing down one my house and is mostly residing on the side of it and in my attic. Two […]

Knitting During Hurricane Irma

Outlander-inspired Brimstone Faux Fur Cowl from Highland Knits Please excuse the low light in the picture above – it’s a little dark where I am. I am thick in the neck of Hurricane Irma, and all I’ve managed to do today is watch weather updates and knit while she barrels toward us. My parents evacuated […]

FREE PATTERN: Log Cabin Baby Blanket

Designed by Diane Zangl   Fun fact: I’m also a quilter, and one of my favorite quilt patterns is the Log Cabin. I’m absolutely loving this free knitting pattern for a Log Cabin baby blanket. This pattern calls for three colors of your choice, and when finished measures approximately 40 x 40 inches. The skill […]

iKnitty Visits Mad Man Knitting’s Yarn Truck Maiden Voyage

Gregory, Philip, and a customer at the yarn truck   It was a hot day in August in the Mills 50 District of Orlando, and I decided to trek over to Nora’s Sugar Shack and meet Mr. Mad Man Knitting himself, Gregory Patrick. Gregory is an accomplished author, a conservative firebrand, a knitting blogger, and […]

FREE PATTERN: Taylor Swift-Inspired Fearless Hat

  I just read that Taylor Swift has deleted all of her social media (this isn’t verified, obviously, because I didn’t bother checking) and has put up a 10-second (or so) video of snakes (or maybe one snake; I didn’t bother checking). Regardless of Taylor Swift deleting anything, she’s inspired The Craftsy Blog to make […]

FREE PATTERN: Knitstrips Comics Knitting Pattern

Knitting and comics? Comics and knitting? Any time a pattern meets a graphic artist, it’s bound to be pretty awesome. Knitstrips definitely do NOT disappoint! Head over to Mason Dixon Knitting and see the four free Knitstrips patterns available for download. They are holiday ornaments, legwarmers, a neck muffler, and a pair of mitts. Really […]

SPOTTED: Demi Lovato Knitting on a Plane

(photo from Demi Lovato’s Instagram) When I flew last week, I definitely didn’t have enough room to knit with long needles and chunky yarn, but how awesome is Demi Lovato with this pic on her Insta? It looks like she’s making a chunky scarf. Too bad we can’t see the color to spot it on […]