After 3 months of she shed projects and terrible heat, today is a stunning day even though I'm stuck working inside. It's nice to have this break, especially from the humidity. I woke up early, planted a boxwood and put mothballs under the she shed, since that's what people do to ward off snakes, mice… Continue reading Back to Knitting!
We have a new granddaughter and she's just precious. Some crochet that was made for her arrival. Here are links to the patterns: Purple crocheted hat, purple crocheted sweater, pink knit sweater and the white hat has no pattern, but the pom was bought at Michael's.
Cables? YES! The more the merrier. This piece is the hottest thing in my wardrobe these days. It's springy, soft and feels so good on the skin. I was happy to have it a few weeks ago when we had a 9" snowfall. Wore it to fill my bird feeders and walk the dog. I… Continue reading Alcova Scarf
For a cold weather trip to Beufort, NC back in December - brrr.... what were we thinking? Beaufort is a quaint gem of a town kind of frozen in time. So many historic homes, they're all white, and the annual holiday home tour is a real treat. The pattern is the Gingerbread Hat by Angel… Continue reading Charcoal Cabled Hat
Don't you just love cables? I sure do! I have no idea why either. I've made the Plaits and Pines hat before, so you may have seen it already in my Ravelry projects. That time I held yarn double, but never again for cables. It made things more fidgety and slowed me down a little… Continue reading Another Cabled Hat
What a GREAT free pattern! I had no idea how I could use up just 1 skein of bulky, and this turned out perfect. Mine is Malabrigo Mecha in Piedras. Love the many colors in this colorway, but how it's not overwhelming. The buttons were found at Joann's and what a deal at $3.00. Come… Continue reading Promenade Scarf
Well, I did it. I finally made a toy and I am in LOVE with her. She traveled with me to visit family in Dublin and she's hoping to go again in March. She was a pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits and I am sure I'll be making her some cousins. This project was part… Continue reading Myrna Mouse Goes to Dublin
This pattern is the Holey Cocoa! by Silvia da Silva which is my go-to for having an 'around the town' project in my purse. I added a little bit of width to it, because I love it as a wrap or scarf. The yarn is Gina that I found while traveling.
This was a fun pattern and by the time you're bored, you get to do some garter for speed, the the edging begins! Yarn held doubled throughout to try to have a thicker shawl and use up some stash. See the yarn details here.
This is the Radiance Shawlette pattern and I made it once before, but it was so small that I knew I wanted to try it again - but larger. Last the kit used a slow color change yarn (beautiful) but it was just by a hair I was able to complete it with the one… Continue reading Elf Shawl