Finished Comfort Food Cabled Mitts
Cables are simple but look fancy. The cable in
Irish Girlie Knits Comfort Food Pattern (on sale through November) is super simple and perfect for a beginner. Here are steps broken down:
At this point I’ve come to the place where I C5F – which translates to “Cable 5 Front.” That just means that the next 5 stitches will be a cable and the twist will go in the front.
Step 1: Slip 2 stitches from the left-hand needle to a cable needle. Hold the stitches to the front of your knitting.
Step 2: Knit the next 3 stitches on the left-hand needle.
Step 3: Knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.
And you’re done!
Do a little happy dance!
Please excuse my hands – I obviously need a manicure.
For more info on the pattern and a giveaway, go read my post on
Summer blooms in the garden
Over on CraftyPod, Diane had a fantastic idea: Link Love Fridays. In August she is hosting a theme for each week, this week is for favorite tutorials.
Here’s some fabulously crafty and brilliant ideas from some of the blogs I follow:
DIY Washi Monogram Art on Lia Griffith’s Handcraft Your Life
There’s so much potential for customizing a monogram like this. And it will give me more ideas for using up my washi tape stash.
Recycled TShirt Canvas Arty by Kim over at The Trashy Crafter
I have a ton of t-shirts I don’t wear but can’t part with because of the sentimental value. Making them into art is a brilliant way to use them. I’m thinking about seasonal decor – football season in particular.
DIY Summer Cocktail Set over at Remarkably Domestic
Charming set is made with stencils and glass paint. The technique could be used with so many different themes.
Purl Bee’s Whit’s Knits: Crocheted Balls
I look at these and think “Kitty toys!” Plus they’re pretty with the embroidery floss stripes. As always the Purl Bee’s photo tutorials are gorgeous and easy to follow.
Origami Spirit: Origami for Beginners: Butterfly Tutorial | Mariposa
Leyla Torres’ video tutorial takes you step by step to create beautiful butterflies. Her blogpost has some wonderful advice on being a beginner and perseverance.
Head over to
Crafty Pod and look at a bunch of other great crafty tutorials.