Since my first encounter with knit slippers a few months ago, I have had them in the back of my mind.

The pattern I made the slippers from was good, but it was essentially a rectangle that needed to be seamed to fit a foot. I knew there was a better way, so the other day while watching TV I whipped up a pair of these cute ballet house flats.

These have a turned heel and the only seaming that takes place is the kitchener stitch at the front. The best part? They take no time at all!

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This is a bunny I knit back in 2005 (wow that seems like such a long time ago!) and I have been trying to find where I got the pattern from so I could share it. After a bit of research I was able to find it.

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Check out this vintage Japanese toy. It is a wind-up bear that knits!

Remember this and this? Well, they became these fun knee-high socks!

I call them Springtime Color Block Socks – which kind of rhymes. They are made from that yummy cashmere with some fun flecks of Koigu Merino.

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Just a quick announcement. If you live in New York and are looking to learn how to knit (or know someone who is), I will be teaching three different knitting classes at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn.

I will be teaching an intro class that will teach people the basics of knitting, another class will make these slippers, and the third will go through making this skirt.

So if you are looking to learn, I will be happy to teach you – Yay knitting!

The Fall/Winter ’10 collections are wrapping up and while one would think knitwear would rule the runways at this time that isn’t always the case.

Thank goodness for D&G and Prada because this season they really brought out the knitwear. D&G was all about fair-isle. They even created a sheer flowy fabric that is printed to look like traditional fair-isle. Prada took a slightly different approach by creating knitwear that any 1960s futuristic housewife would love to wear. Below are some pics of the looks – all photos credited to

A body conscious look from D&G:

And some awesome socks by Prada:

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Early in the fall, right after I caught the fair-isle knitting bug, I went to the yarn store and picked out a lovely color scheme (wrote it down even!) and promised I would find something to do with it.

Fast forward a few months, and I went back to the same yarn store. In a cleaning frenzy I had thrown out the raggedy receipt that I had scrawled the colors on and was trying to find that color magic. Sadly a key color was not there but I did come up with something kind of similar.

A mix of Koigu that I purchased and that I already had in the stash. The photo doesn’t quite do the colors justice. Also, the moral of this story: if you find a magical color scheme – write it down and DON’T THROW IT OUT. 🙂

I have a new pattern up for sale! KnitPicks liked my Sweet Mock Pleat Skirt so much they asked me to make a version using their lovely Suri Dream Yarn.

Just like the Sweet Mock Pleat Skirt, this patten is made to be adaptable to *any size* and you can get the pattern from KnitPicks here for only $1.99! You can also find the pattern on Ravelry. Happy knitting!

This is a vintage row counter I got a while back on ebay. It is from the UK and is a pretty clever little thing.

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It started with inspiration and went through a few bumps in the road before they got on track – but! – eat your heart out Chanel because my fuzzy cashmere tights are done!

And I think I still have a few weeks to get some use from them, no?

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