• Scarf/Cowl

    The Katy Cowl: Easy Bulky Garter Cowl

    Every winter, my sister-in-law throws a super amazing craft sale called The Red Door Sale. Creative people from around the Twin Cities sell their handmade products in this magical, Christmas tree-filled home. For the past two years, I have been blessed to sell some knit headbands at the shop. Last Christmas, I went a little hung-ho and bought almost $100 worth of super bulky yarn from Jo-Ann’s. On sale, that was like 25 skeins. And I made all of these headbands with knit flowers in a week’s span. Hello, arthritis. But I didn’t finish off the whole supply. I had 3 different colorways left and wanted one cozy project to…

  • Sweater

    Silken Straw Summer Sweater – Size adjustment for XS/S

    This project is a blast from the past from my Ravelry page. It is “Silken Straw Summer Sweater” by Purl Soho. I absolutely love every pattern that Purl Soho comes out with. I wish I could get in the brains of their pattern designers because I love how their brains work. Seriously, such classy and fun stuff from them. I started this project back in June of 2014, and it took me approximately a month. It was my FIRST ever garment I knit, not including socks. (Are socks considered a garment?)  To this day, it is still the only garment I have knit. But I hope to change that really…

  • Uncategorized

    I’m Going on an Adventure!

    Mountains, Gandalf! Mountains! Welcome to my first ever blog post on neneknitsandgiggles! A little background on who I am first. So as not to be rude. My name is Stephanie and I have been an avid knitter (sometimes crocheter) for the past 8 years. I graduated from pharmacy school in 2015, got married to the love of my life in 2016, and got a stinking cute puppy named Rocket shortly after. Let’s break down my name. Nene Pronunciation: nee-nee. Etiology: my daycare provider called by “Stepha-nene fettucini” because of my love for pasta. Seriously. I would eat pasta every single day after preschool while watching Arthur. The good ol’ days. When…