School Bus Jammies

Bus Jammies | Octaves of Color, a creative blog

My nephew is obsessed with buses. He loves all vehicles, but buses were an early favorite. For a long time, he greeted every school bus that passed by with shouts of “Skoo bah!” When I discovered this school bus fabric, I immediately thought of him. He needed some school bus jammies for Christmas. The Pattern: […]

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Streaming Shows and Hand-Knitting Socks

When I’m feeling lazy, my favorite thing to do is grab a set of knitting needles and stream TV shows on my computer. It’s relaxing and rejuvenating me-time. The last few weeks I have been on a binge-watching, sock-making spree. So far I’ve made two and a half pairs of socks—one and a half pairs […]

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Belated Christmas Ornament

Merry belated Christmas! I know Christmas was a few months ago, but it’s never too early to start planning your homemade gifts for next year, right? Handmade gifts take time, but luckily this knitted ornament is a quick and beautiful seasonal gift. It is also highly customizable, making it easy to personalize one gift for […]

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Stash-busting Burger

I can think of only one thing more rewarding than checking an item off of a to-do list—checking the last item off of a to-do list. But either way, checking boxes brings me a lot of joy. That’s one reason I love the hamburger crochet pattern I’m sharing today. Each component of the hamburger only […]

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Washcloths for All

For Christmas this year, I tried to make most of the gifts that I gave to other people. To keep from completely overwhelming myself, I sought out simple and useful projects like these close knit washcloths from PurlSoho in order to please a wide range of personalities with a single gift idea. I made two of these […]

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