Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A little something to start off one of my New Year's use all my yarn up!! All scraps! Everything somehow!!

A Baby Surprise Jacket by the illustrious Elizabeth Zimmermann. I'm a bit obsessed with her right now!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


A fun pattern that was done in just about 2 days of knitting here and there. Not too hard to just knit and purl back and forth...the fun is in the end! I had this lovely handspun yarn from Selah in her Pan colorway. I love greens. This is so pretty too that I had no idea really what to make with it. It just wasn't child or baby. So I "had" to use it on me!

The pattern is called Destroyed Cowl, free on Ravelry!
Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a great and relaxing (if that can happen with small children) over the holidays!

Wishing all a great New Year to come too!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A finsihed set

I almost have this set finished (I'd like to score a great shirt somewhere). It was fun to work on here and there to make it complete. I might add a hat ...haven't decided yet!

The kimono sweater was made in Beaverslide merino wool. Light and spongy with a great vintage feel to it. I did the sweater entirely in garter stitch to take a break from pooling. It was dyed in my Boy Nursery colorway inspired by my own boy's nursery (soon to be occupied again). The longies are knitted on super soft bulky gaia dyed in a semi solid to match the brown tones in the sweater. Booties just about complete it all!

A Work In Progress...

Starting new Jumper is quite fun! I love to figure out how to make it specifically for the wee little one. This one will be on Cestari Fine Merino in Country Lavender. I hope to do a little lace peeking out of the pocket on the front when finished. Now to find the perfect buttons! I'll have to shop on Etsy!

Just the beginning....the back yoke

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another finished knit

I am happily done with my two Faraway, So Close shawls for Christmas presents this year. Yay! The lighter one was dyed and knitted on a silk/wool blend and the second was a wool/silk/mohair blend purchased at my local yarn store. I was glad to find some beautiful handcrafted pins on Etsy to complete the looks!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Some personal knits

I've been working here and there on some personal knits...

I've recently published the "Tickle Hat" pattern on Hyena Cart and Ravelry. I was excited to finish it and have such positive feedback from my slew of testers. I'm also happy to offer this pattern 'free' to use for crafters to profit from.

I made a pair of mittens for Mason using an adorable pattern from Comfort Wool called the "Comfort Mountain Mittens". A fun knit! I'm looking forward to knitting more and will probably have to as mittens seem to grow feet and run away in this house.

A little something for myself in effort to reduce the amount of wool I have! Not that I don't love all of! This was made with a lot of bits and pieces of handspun wool that I won at a bid style auction at Paty's Loveys on Hyena Cart.

5th Ave. Infinity Scarf

I'm still working on some more Christmas gifts for special ladies. 2 lovely shawls with handmade pins will be posted soon!

A slew of customs...

First...Claudia's "Jumper" improvement on my tester pattern. I really like how it turned out. Very cozy and warm!

Some longies on one of my favorite colorways of all times! Snips and Snails by Stitches Under the Sun...

A special gradient dye on Silk/Wool...hard job for me to do and hard for my camera and my lack of photography skills to take accurately! Super pretty though in the end. I'm looking forward to seeing what is made with it.

Another custom set:
Mosaic Moon's Woodland Tales

and Family Root's Max's Room

and Dashing Dach's Horsie