#WWKIP 2017

Knitting and crocheting in the park

Yesterday (June 10) was World Wide Knit in Public Day.  It’s an annual event that encourages knitters and crocheters to get out of their homes and show the world their craft.  Anyone can organize an event – yarn shops, guilds or private individuals.  I know there were at least two gatherings in our area. My […]

FO Friday – stitch markers

circus aluminum stitch markers | ASimpleHomestead.com

At the end of May I accomplished two brave goals. One was to publish my Trinity Cabled pillows. The other was to finally get some stock into the ASimpleHomestead Etsy shop! I’ve been making a variety of different types of stitch markers for a while now. In the past I gave several away to friends […]

Another dyeing failure

ASimpleHomestead.com - black bean dyeing (fail)

I’m beginning to wonder if the sheep that were sheared last year wore acrylic fleece instead of wool. Sigh For my latest attempt in natural dyeing, I was sure this was going to work. There were great instructions over at Knit By A Hen Shop. She used black bean “water” to dye her yarn and they […]

FO Friday – gifts and prizes

ASimpleHomestead.com - freeform butterfly

  What do you get when you take a bunch of scrap yarns, a chance to participate in an international craft swap and a basic idea?     One amazing, freeform butterfly! I don’t usually participate in swaps, but I ran across one over on Craftster that sounded like a perfect match. It was called […]