Category: Knitted Things

Share a tiny bit of Thanksgiving

2020 is truly the year of the Tiny Thanksgiving 🦃
So all proceeds from sales of my Tiny Thanksgiving pattern collection this month will go to Chicago area food banks.

Knit your loved ones a tiny turkey or tofurkey, tiny mashed potatoes, tiny cranberry sauce, and tiny pumpkin pie. 🥧 The tofurkey pattern can double as a tiny fruitcake!

This collection originally came out in 2016, right after a big divisive election. I’m still convinced that if anything can bring people together, it’s miniature knitted food.

Duck Cubes

If you’re like me, you’ve been stocking your freezer more than usual lately. Gotta make those ducks last!

🦆❤️ NO TINY KNITTED DUCKS WEE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO

👉 Storage tip: You can freeze knitted ducks several times over, and they will come out fresher than ever after they’re thoroughly thawed and dried.

Tiny Koalas Here to Help

Thanks to you knitters, we raised $2,333.50 AUD for wildlife rescue in January! The money went to WIRES and Animals Australia 🐨 ❤️ (Thanks to Jenna and Melodye for the tips!)⁣

I hope you’ll also join me in prioritizing the environment in daily life and in politics. That’s our only chance to prevent more of the kind of awful climate disasters like the one that continues in Australia right now. ⁣

These tiny koalas made by Instagram knitters pikosew, northridgecottage, porchcatknits, knittedbyviv, omlair, rubyinstitches, ninette.craps, nutmegknitter, and bliss-yarns 💙
If anyone would like to raise funds for Australian wildlife or people affected by fires by selling tiny Koalas made from my pattern (found in my Tiny Mochis 6 Collection), please go ahead!

Hello 2020 and a Tiny Rat Giveaway

Happy Lunar New Year!

It’s the year of the rat, a great reminder to be active, social, and resilient. And if resilient to you means eating your way through a block of cheese and then making it your temporary home, go for it, you beautiful rat!

Through February 13th, take 20% off of all PDF patterns*, books, kits, and needles with the code HELLO2020

Would you like a tiny rat pattern? I’m working on it! For the time being, I’m doing a tiny rat giveaway on Instagram—check out this post and see how to enter.

* Discount does not apply to the Tiny Mochis Collection 6 pattern download, because the proceeds from the sales are going to supporting Australian wildlife relief this month.

Heartbreaking Loss in Australia

UPDATE: Thanks to you knitters, we raised $2,333.50 AUD for wildlife rescue in January! The money went to @wireswildliferescue and @animalsaustralia 🐨 ❤️ (Thank you Jenna and Melodye on the tips!)

I wish we could knit our way out of the crisis in Australia, but it’s going to take more. If we want a chance to prevent this from happening more and more, we need to prioritize fighting climate change in our lives and politics. ⁣

If you’d like to knit a koala, I’ll donate the proceeds from sales of the pattern collection this month to wildlife rescues in Australia.

Naked Ms. Claus Mod

Make your Ms. Claus even merrier!

Make a leg by casting on 4 stitches and knitting 2 rows of I-cord. Break the yarn and make another leg, without breaking the yarn this time. Join the legs by knitting them together into a round. (This is the same way you start the tiny santa pattern.)

Increase to 16 stitches in the next round, then 24 stitches in the following round. Then work the pattern as originally written starting with Round 3, using only the skin color yarn, and changing all purl stitches to knit stitches.

Naked Ms. Claus will turn out a bit bigger than a clothed version. If you want them the same size, you can skip a couple of knit rounds in her lower half. Embroider a butt crack and a belly button with black, pulling the stitches tightly for body contours.

Don’t forget her modesty apron!