Decided to try to de-stash some leftover cotton and make some dishcloths for friends and upcoming gifts I'm going to need. The knit ones are from the Double Bump Dishcloth pattern and the square ones are a vintage pattern from my mother.
We were headed to a grown-up's birthday party, with whiskey in mind for our gift, but wanted to wrap it in a unique way. Found the Cable Knit Wine Cover and Scottish whiskey needs a sweater, in my opinion. The first try was an off-white one from Cascade 220 "Superwash" which felted. I like to… Continue reading Well Dressed Whiskey
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
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
A new flower baby blanket for my Etsy shop....
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
It's true - Zoey is a free house elf now! Since we moved the sofa away from the front window to make room for the Christmas tree, we have let her roam free a few times when we go out. Here is our sweet little Miss in her pink sweater.
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
A Holden Shawlette for my lunch buddy in Malabrigo sock. The border is done with leftovers of the same yarn in similar colors.