Teapot Warmer Pattern or A Tea Cozy Knitting Tutorial

Teapot Cosy/Warmer: pattern from Farrokh Namazi Two sides to be knitted either in one color or two contrasting colors. Materials: Medium weight wool: 1/2 of a 3 oz. ball x 2 in two different colors or a whole 3 oz. ball if making the back and front in one color Number 7 needles Cast on…

Baby Beanie Tutorial

Cotton Newborn – 6 month Beanie Pattern from Farrokh Namazi Materials Set of #5 double pointed needles 1 ball of cotton yarn (will make two caps) Cast on 2 st and make an inch long icord Knit 1, make 1, k1 m1 Knit next row (after each increase row, knit one row) Knit 2, make…

homemade playdough play day

Along comes a rainy day (like today), the sort that appears out of the blue sunny sky and drops a heavy feeling of gloominess upon yourself . . . . which then vibrates outward and affects all those around you, until you all feel grey and glum . . . . well on a day…

knitted gnome doll pattern

when ella baker passed on, her daughter held an auction.  ella had been a waldorf teacher 30 or so years ago, and was also a master of the loom and mistress of the spinning wheel.  the auction was for all the items in her studio:  wheels, looms, wool, her own dyed wool samples with tags showing…

a week in crafts and lessons

we’ve spent the past week crafting, baking, and making gifts for people as we approach the end of the solar year.  mixed in have been self-motivated lessons, in which little man has excitedly demonstrated how he now knows G, B, A, C, and D.   he can draw them on the chalkboard, in string, with his…

balloon craft

we’re preparing for our solstice walk.  this summer we made pinatas out of balloons, so using the same technique, we made lanterns to hold our candles.  later they might make nifty baskets.  the materials involved are:  balloons strips of newspaper  elmer’s white glue  a big mixing bowl, water colored tissue paper string first we blew…