Sunday, January 26, 2014

anna knits - more braided headbands

Thank you to everyone who has checked out my Etsy shop in the last few weeks! I have been busy knitting braided knit headbands, and have already sent some out (see above), and have a few that I still need to block (see above above).

I have a few ideas for future projects (love this hat pattern!), but right now I am all about the headbands. Get yours here!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

knits, etc. - chunky scarves

It is frigid outside here in Boston. When I left for work this morning it was seven degrees out. SEVEN!! Ok, maybe I seem a bit dramatic to my readers further north, but for Boston seven degrees fahrenheit is seriously cold.

The one redeeming thing about uber cold weather though, is the ability to wear super chunky scarves and not look foolish. I love this crochet infinity scarf in oatmeal from the Etsy shop deroucheau. It reminds me of the K2 P2 chunky scarf I knit last year (free pattern here).

What's your favorite type of winter knitwear?

Monday, January 13, 2014

books, etc. - 100 flowers to knit & crochet

I don't own many crafting books. I usually turn to blogs, Ravelry, and Pinterest for inspiration and new patterns. So when I saw 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and More at Michaels, I hesitated to buy it. But since I have long wanted to make a set of tea cozies inspired by different flowers, I thought it would be a worth while purchase for me. 

While the book does not include specific yarn or needle size suggestions for each pattern, I am hoping that the detailed pictures will be enough to help choose the right materials. From browsing the book, some of my favorite flowers include the crocheted pansies and knit filed poppies. The carrots or radishes would be an adorable accessory to a reusable grocery bag. 

It is still definitely winter here in Boston, but that won't stop me from bringing a little bit of spring into my (knitting) life! 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

anna sells - headbands on etsy

It took the weekend plus Friday's snow day to get it all together, but my newly designed knit headbands are now for sale on my Etsy shop! They are each $20, come in a variety of colors, and are hand knit by yours truly. There are four different styles: the Mina (top braided headband), the Delilah (turban style headband), the Catherine (twist top headband), and the Dawn (seed stitch headband). 

Thanks to my mom who spent some of our holiday time helping me take all the photos. I am definitely not a model, but I learned a thing or two as the photo shoot went on. I'm sure to be taking more pictures soon as one of my New Year's resolutions is to create more original designs!

If you have an idea for a knit headband that you don't seen offered in my shop, email me (, and we can talk about it!
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