Winter Wear: The Halifax Hoodie

Halifax Hoodie | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

I live in the Midwest in a 70-year-old condo that lacks insulation in the exterior walls. When the temperature drops, the walls become cold to the touch, like the inside of a refrigerator. By late Fall, it starts to get downright chilly inside, even with the heat on. Since I know cranking up the thermostat […]

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Diane Joggers by 5 out of 4 Patterns

Diane Joggers by 5oo4 | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

Remember the bamboo fleece sweatpants I made for my husband? He is no longer the only one in the house with an awesome pair of lounge pants. Meet the Diane Joggers from 5 out of 4 Patterns (5oo4). I tested these pants before their debut and I am in love. They are the super cozy and […]

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FREE Pattern & Photo Tutorial for Toddler Underwear

Free Pattern & Underwear Tutorial | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

Today I am very excited to share a FREE pattern & photo tutorial for the toddler underwear I posted about earlier this week (link here). It’s the perfect scrap-busting pattern–use it to turn all your favorite knit fabric scraps into something useful! Make your undies with or without an accident-friendly absorbent layer. This underwear pattern is designed […]

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Making a Mini-T for My Mini-Me

When you have a baby, one of the first things people want to tell you is which parent your baby looks like. To me, babies look like babies, not their parents. And my own child was no exception. I had no idea who she looked like, or if she would end up looking like my […]

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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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