My niece was born on October 3rd. She is officially 3 weeks old.
And she is in fact the entire reason I decided to learn to knit. There are just so many cute knit things out there for little ones, I could resist trying my hand at them.
One of her first gifts is a hooded baby blanket made from Misti Alpaca chunky yarn. I found a pattern on Stitch Me Softly which wasn’t only pretty, it looked like a reasonable project for someone who had just barely learned to knit.
Crocheted towel holder from Little Birdie Secrets
I will admit, I love me some Pinterest. The DIY section is pretty much the only area I’ve ever ventured into but all those pictures are a fun way to get inspired for the craftiness. I recently came across a pin for this crocheted towel holder (pictured left). It caught my eye because our oven handle is so close to the oven door that you can barely get a tea towel to hang there. But! With a tea towel holder ring, I knew that problem would be solved. Not to mention, it’s pretty darn cute. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to crochet. So I decided to make up my own knit pattern to look similar and function identically. Continue reading