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Hand knit Elsa bunny

The cold never bunny’d me anyway: How to DIY this Elsa bunny for Easter

I’m knitting Easter bunnies for my daughters and nephews this year. I decided that rather than get each kid a new stuffed bunny each year (which is what we’ve done up to this point) I’d just make them new clothes each year.

Since my two year old nephew is completely obsessed with Frozen (and really all Disney princesses) I decided to make him an Elsa Bunny…

6 cozy, chunky knit home decor items you can DIY (with free patterns!)

If you’ve taken a stroll through any trendy home goods store lately you may have noticed that big chunky knits (and crochet!) are having a moment. For those of us who like to knit or crochet for fun this is great news, since chunky yarns knit up really fast and there are hundreds of yarns and colors to choose from. Here are six free patterns for chunky knit home goods…

Create colorful vases with crocheted Mason jar cozies

Who does love a shelf full of colorful jar awesomeness!? Got a lot of Mason jars and a lot of yarn? Wanna make these yourself? I don’t blame you. Here are a couple of YouTube tutorials to get you started…

Unleash your inner six-year-old (or keep one busy) with spool knitting

What the hell is spool knitting you ask? Spool knitting (aka “French knitting”) is basically knitting done in a constant spiral instead of in rows. It’s typically used to make sleeves and socks, but a small spool, like the kind I used as a kid, produces what’s basically a long rope. And here’s how it’s done…

Make your own crafty yarn tainers

Remember when I introduced y’all to Yarn Tainers? Well look what popped up in our Flickr pool! Katherine (aka Owntohands) saw our Yarn Tainer post and got inspired to make her own convenient yarn holders…

Yarn tainers: Helpful yarn storage solution

I know we have a lot of yarn-loving Homies in the house. And I have learned that yarn storage is a big deal to y’all. Have you seen this awesome AND helpful storage solution: Snapware Yarn Tainer?

6 tips for choosing gifts for your special unicorns

How do you shop for all the special unicorns in your life? If your person’s hit parade of awesome isn’t on the typical “Gifts for…” lists, here are some tips for building your own. Remember: when you’re giving, whatever and to whomever, it’s the thought that counts! To help you think it out, we’ve got lots of clicky link love — for ideas and inspiration — and examples of these tips in practice.

A collection of Doctor Who yarn projects that are cooler than bow ties (which are really cool)

These TARDIS socks are one of only many, many incredible Dr. Who-themed knitting projects featured on Trainknitting. You’ll need an account at Ravelry to access some of the patterns, but signing up is free. Here are a few stand-outs (and y’all, there is TOTALLY an Ood ski mask somewhere in here).