NEW PATTERNS AVAILABLE!

Today I released two new patterns!

Reverse Mitered Potholder

Reverse Mitered Potholder
This is a knitted potholder with a crochet border.
http://crochetjessica.com/free-patterns/potholders/reverse-mitered-potholder/


Ribbed Baby Beanie

Ribbed Baby Beanie
A rewrite of a retired pattern. There is a newborn & 3-6 month size.
http://crochetjessica.com/free-patterns/wearables/ribbed-baby-beanie/

Have You Ever Had?

Have you ever had a song that desribes you perfectly? You end up listening to it repeatedly – or what seems repeatedly. Yeah repeatedly as the people around you know it and they aren’t fond of that music…

Well I have found one such song. It’s recently released. I only listened to it as it was a Jonathan Davis song. I love all things Jonathan Davis/KoRN. This song seems to get me. I have no other explanation for the feeling I get when I hear it. The first few times I heard it I nearly cried.

I normally don’t post videos on my site or anyhting of the sort. I felt I needed to because a link to the video just wouldn’t cut it.

The link to the YouTube video page is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSABKRTtJM8

Monkey Socks Are Finally Done!

I finally finished my Monkey socks today! It’s taken a long time to get them done. I started them on April 8, 2017 according the my Ravelry project page. Knitting socks just don’t call to me like they used to a few years ago. One day I will also get a decent cast off for toe up socks figured out. Or make Jennys Stretchy Bind off look really good. One of the two.

Horrible picture I know. It will do though.

GO-TO PATTERNS: Dragonfly Socks

This year I wanted to add more content to the site. Among book reviews, guides, & the Mish Mash KCAL I thought I’d add my Go-to Patterns. These are patterns I have used more then 3 times. I plan to only put 1 pattern per post. Which will include a link to the Ravelry pattern page (if possible), a link to the designer page on Raverly (if possible), and why I use the pattern repeatedly.


Dragonfly Socks by Jocelyn Sertich (Cavyshops)

I first used this pattern in 2012 for the Nerd Wars group I was in at the time. They where my first ‘non-vanilla’ socks. First time I used yarn overs & decreases. First time I used the after thought heel. You can see my 1st time using this pattern at: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/jessika/dragonfly-socks I have made socks using this pattern at least 13 times since 2012. I have made Hev & Grace at least 1 pair each using this pattern. I have also made my Mom a pair of socks using this pattern. I have used this pattern on toe up socks too – the pattern is just as nice ‘up-side down’. This pattern is easy to memorize and get in the groove of knitting. Before you know it you are ready to do the heel and/or toe. The pattern is 10 rows & 15 stitches. The photo I have used for this post You can see I even did the pattern for the heel flap. It’s easy to do as the pattern is the right side & the plain knit rows turn into purl stitches for the wrong side. I absolutely love this pattern! I would recommend this pattern to those who are looking to do more then vanilla socks.