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Weekend Favorites

Weekend Favorites at Polka Dot Cottage

Organic lollipops and fair trade chocolate: do I know how to tempt the neighborhood kids at Halloween, or what?

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New Pattern: Neutral Squares Blanket

Neutral Squares Blanket at Polka Dot Cottage

Hold on to your hats, it’s another pattern! In less than a week! This one is for the crocheters.

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And now for something a little different

New photo backdrops

It’s a collaboration! I needed some new backdrops for my photography, so Mom and I made some. Come see what we did.

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More upgrades

Polka Dot Cottage Handmades Shop

The Polka Dot Cottage Handmades Shop has a new, brighter look and easier navigation! Come and see…

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Spotted in the wild

Handcrafted Crochet Hooks from Polka Dot Cottage

Sometimes I see something I made, somewhere I don’t expect to see it, and that is always cool.

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New Pattern: Striped Yoke Cardigan

Striped Yoke Cardigan knitting pattern by Lisa Clarke at Polka Dot Cottage

Colorwork can be intimidating, but you won’t find an easier way to get your feet wet in the technique than stripes and trim on a flat-knit piece!

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TWiP: Rainy and Leafy

This Week in Pictures

This week was mostly rainy days, bookended by a couple of really beautiful ones. Also: Can you believe it’s almost November already?

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Weekend Favorites


This week’s pictures and links have a bit of a cozy vibe.

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Rhinebeck #3

Fall 18/31

My son and I had quintessentially autumnal weekend away recently, and I’ve got the pictures to prove it.

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Charlotte Leydon

Leydon wristwarmers.

I made a new pair of fingerless gloves for myself. The pattern is called Leydon, and the yarn is from an alpaca named Charlotte.

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