Handknits, Off My Crochet Hook, Off My Needles

5 Fairly Recent Finished Objects (or about to be finished objects)

I didn’t disappear permanently. I got busy. Busy knitting. Busy crocheting. Busy writing. Busy working. Busy, busy, busy. But happily busy.

To catch you up quickly.

  1. I got a job, the first in years (that actually pays). I’m working as an administrative assistant at a local church 20 hours a week.
  2. I’m writing my second book…30 chapters and 10 coloring pages in 6 months. Eek! (That’s an excited, yet terrified eek.) Here’s the link to my first book, Hello Beautiful!.
  3. I’m making knit and crochet projects for a local store, Campbell Creek Artisan Shop, for my Etsy shop, GreenGableStudio, for individuals who have commissioned projects and for a future craft show, Marion Made Market, November 16, 2019.
  1. Dog Frisbees for Campbell Creek Artisan Shop and GreenGableStudio
  2. Starry Starry Night Socks for Felicia
  3. Striped Socks for Jeff
  4. Kitchen Towel Toppers for GreenGableStudio
  5. Orange Socks for Jeanette
Off My Needles

Glory Rose Test Knit

The Glory Rose pattern releases today on Ravelry. This is the beautiful, easy and quick knit, by designer, Alisa Hartzel. Follow her on Instagram: aquamoonknits.

I knit the majority of this top on my way to and back from the Montrose Christian Writers Conference, in Montrose, PA. Once you get past where your divide for the sleeves, it is a quick knit. Yet the pattern down the middle and on the sides keeps it interesting and makes a cute finished project.

I knit it with Berocco Remix Light, a DK weight yarn. The Glory Rose is the second item I’ve knit with this yarn. It is incredibly soft, rustic looking and durable. Now I have a matching tee and cardigan.

Etsy Update, Off My Crochet Hook

1, 2, 3, 4, 5….Market Bags

It’s Been the Summer of Market Bags

It started with my SIL. She asked me if I could make a blue bag from a pattern she liked on Pinterest, the Sakura Market Bag pattern. I thought, “Sure. I’ll give it a try.” It turned out beautiful. I would highly recommend the pattern. Then she wanted a second one. So I made another one, just like the first.

Next, my daughter asked for one. I decided it would be fun to try to create my own design.

So….I had to make a couple, three for myself.

And a friend asked for one.

Well…I couldn’t leave my other daughters out.

You can see where this headed, right?

Market Bags are now available at my Etsy shop, GreenGableStudio.

Travels, Uncategorized

10 Great Things to See in Washington DC

1. Where all the action happens.

2. Your Senators and Representatives

Senator Todd Young

Senator Mike Braun

3. Flowers growing out of a cracks in the pavement.

Fame flower

4. Rooftop gardens. (Eat your veggies, people.)

The vegetable garden above the AFBF office

A green rooftop garden

5. The view from the POV Rooftop Bar at the W Washington DC Hotel

The Treasury Building with the White House behind it.

6. The basement tunnels of the Capital and congressional buildings.

The basement ceiling in the cafeteria of the Rayburn House Office building.

7. The Monuments and the mall. (They served free ice cream one afternoon. Yum!)

The Washington Monument

8. George Washington’s mansion at Mount Vernon

9. The Potomac. (Sorry about the head in the way.)

10. The flowers at Mount Vernon

The purple Hollyhock bushes

A fragrant Magnolia tree

A Lilac chaste bush or Sage tree

Hydrangea bush

I owe Indiana Farm Bureau a huge thank you for sponsoring and leading this trip.

Off My Crochet Hook, Off My Needles

6 New Projects

I’ve been a busy bee This past week. Beside working on TWO new books, I’ve knit and crocheted several items for others (and a couple for me.)


  1. Microwave bowl cozy (Etsy order)
  2. Dish scrubby (Etsy order)
  3. Yellow market bag for Jo
  4. Teal market bag for me
  5. Green socks for me.
  6. Socks for a birthday girl. Shh!

All items are available at: GreenGableStudio Etsy Shop