Jana Falls

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Mittens
My son started daycare recently and his packing instructions included a note that he’d need 2 pairs of mittens. My knitting mom brain immediately knew that I’d need to knit him some, because that way his little hands would be snuggled in wool and my love.
Knitting: Cowl
I work in offices that like their air conditioning. The end result is that I end up freezing while it’s nice and sunny outside. I normally end up throwing on a scarf or sweater, but they can often be too much and too bulky for the summer weather.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
Most of the hats I’ve come across are just basic hats. In Canada (or any colder climate), I’ve found that basic hats don’t always cut it. There’s something extra about a hat with ear flaps – your ears stay warm and being able to tie it under your chin keeps the wind out just that much more effectively.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
My grandmother was an avid knitter. I remember receiving handmade sweaters for birthdays and Christmas when I was little. More than anything else though, I remember her knitting socks. The same socks every time. So many that there are family stories about entire garbage bags full of homemade socks.
Knitting: Mittens
These were inspired in part by Jason and in part by my friend Marie (and her lovely pink scarf). They are lobster claw mittens that are perfect for cycling - you can reach the brake without taking the rest of your hand off the handle!