The Ishbel by Ysolda Teague is my go-to for special occasion gift shawls. Love this pattern. Before I know it, I'm at the lace sections, so it feels quick to knit up. This one is in Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk, @880 yds. LOVE this wool, soft and pleasant, but light. Added beads to the YO's… Continue reading Wedding Ishbel for Sarah
I just love a good set of stitch markers! I can't help it. It's like jewelry for my needles. I went to a local bead show and found all sorts of goodies! Some of the new ones... Find these in my Etsy shop
I'm home from my recent trip north to visit my sister and her family. We had a nice time making paper craft tags and packaging for my Etsy shop. My sister is VERY good at things like this, so I was very grateful for the help. My ideas flourish in fluffy fibers, while her's do… Continue reading Back home, safe and sound
I'm truly in love with squares, especially the grannies. They bring back tons of memories of the 70's and crocheting growing up. This tiny afghan was what I was working on when my eyes crapped out. When I get used to reading glasses I will finish it. This one was finished a long time again,… Continue reading Some miniature afghans
We just returned from a bus tour and family visit in Ireland. People ask where we went, and it's more like, where didn't we go? First there was some gift making for the family we would visit... Hats and cowls for the adults: Hackey Sacks for the kiddies: Then we parted on a short flight… Continue reading Ireland in the summer
Recently, a friend asked if I would make a blanket for a "Black & White themed baby room, but with a touch of orange" and then make a "pumpkin sack and cap" for this new little sweetie pie. Here are the finished pieces...
This pattern is the South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand Yarn done up in Malabrigo Lace in Natural. I love to make this shawl in this yarn, it's my favorite... The pin was from Shawl Pin Heaven on Etsy. Perfect simple pin that won't come undone. A gift for nice people I chat with in… Continue reading Creamy Dreamy Shawl
Testing is just about complete and the pattern should be out on or near August 15th. I will make it available here, so I hope you check back. I'm liking this piece much more in Madeline Tosh Merino Light, shown here in Nebula (blue), and Nutmeg (gold) but the green (olive) was 2 strands of… Continue reading Venetian Carnival testing is wrapping up!
My sister saw some doily rugs on Etsy or Pinterest, made from tshirts or that tshirt yarn and asked me if I could make one. I tried to find the yarn for a while, but it's a little hard to come by and when I did find it, the tiny rug would be very expensive,… Continue reading A Doily Rug for My Sister
Some stitch markers, went up in the Etsy shop...