Knitted Bliss - Knitting, crafting, and all-round awesomeness.
Hi I'm Julie. I love the written word, cozy knits, international travel, domestic pleasures, my quirky british husband, and my two little kids. I help knitters and crafters get inspired by sharing modified knitting projects, round ups of craft ideas and recipes, and reflections on the crafting life.
Right now I’m on an airplane and flying to London for work, so this seems like a good time to tell you- I went back to a full time job. This was brewing in 2018, and I referenced it in my reflection on the freelance life in this blog post, talking about what I wish
Original Pattern: Birds and Bikes Knitter Extraordinaire: Jennie (Ravelry Profile) Mods: The original design features mostly pigeons with a few bikes in the charted design – Jennie changed that so it was ALL bikes. Details and some helpful chart mods (for those front facing bikes!) can be found on her project page, here. What Makes
My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Habits of lucky people. Um, pigeons are really smart and absolutely awesome. This British orchid is under round-the-clock guard at a secret location. How to untangle your mind with a brain dump. Adorable hamster butts. My Favourite Pins This Week I love this idea for a simple but
Original Pattern: Tecumseh Knitter Extraordinaire: Sarah (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Knitted slightly smaller sleeves, steeked the pullover into a cardigan and then added buttons! Details are on her project page, here. What Makes This Awesome: I’ve seen lots of beautiful Tecumseh sweaters, but doesn’t it look so AMAZING in cardigan form?! I love Sarah’s cardigan version,
My Favourite Articles and Links This Week This 2D cafe in Korea is mind blowing. How to build more curiosity into your life. The antidote to armouring up is to stay curious. Here are some amazing question ideas for getting curious instead of defensive, from Brene Brown. Starbucks, Dunkin’, and McDonald’s are trying to find
Patterns: Blue Hour Sweater and Colors for a Cloudy Day Knitter Extraordinaire: krumel (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Combined the details of the Blue Hour Sweater for the top of the dress and the cloudy day, lengthened the body and added the curved hem of Colors on a Cloudy Day, without the colours. Details can be found
My Favourite Articles and Links This Week Gorgeous ideas for styling grocery store / corner store flowers. 11 of the most beautiful libraries in the world. These good riddance gifs are all kinds of awesome. Peggy is my fave. Every single way to cook an egg, in a single video. My Favourite Pins This Week
Original Patterns: Birkin and Colors for a Cloudy Day Knitter Extraordinaire: Sally (Ravelry Profile and Blog) Mods: Sally combined the yoke and body of Birkin with the hem detail of Colors for a Cloudy Day, and then modified the hem construction as well- great details can be found on her project page, here. What Makes
My Favourite Articles and Links This Week The one word question that gets to the heart of everything, in business or life. The radical act of embracing your own mediocrity. Hey, we can’t all be great at everything. Six solo dates to schedule for yourself – because if you don’t love your own company, how
Original Pattern: Endpaper Mitts Knitter Extraordinaire: Joanna (Ravelry Profile) Mods: Swapped out the original stranded design for a completely different chart, which Joanna kindly shares on her project page. What Makes This Awesome: I’ve got a lot of time for fingerless mitts that really go for broke with colourwork charts. They are small, and even if