Show & Tell: Payton’s Lovie

Payton's Lovie | Handmade by Dana | Essence of Me

I started quilting in January and I’ve made a bunch of small projects. But this is my first pieced quilt that is part pattern part me. I’m proud to introduce… Payton’s Lovie (Can’t see the video? Click HERE to view on YT.) About Payton’s Lovie This pattern has a...

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First Knit Socks

First Knit Socks - Essence of Me

I can’t believe it. I knitted my very first pair of socks. I want to shout it from the roof top. Details This is a pair of socks meant for technique. I’ll wear them around the house because I made them with worsted weight acrylic yarn. I did them...

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Ki Places

Ki Places - Scrap Yarn Granny Rectangle - Essence of Me

It is finished. I have worked…crocheting…digging up scraps…winding them up…and it yielded this beautiful blanket for my daughter. My initial intent was to work on it here and there. But once she learned it was for her…well she kind of put a fire under my butt. 😉 Here are...

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Waste Not Want Not: Scrap Yarn Project

Scrap Yarn - Essence of Me

My grandmother and mother used to say “waste not want not”. It is an old saying basically meaning if you don’t waste a particular item in the present you won’t lack for that particular item in the future. I am adopting the philosophy to my yarn life. I usually...

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