Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meet Georgina

My newest knit hat design. Pair my obsession with the Chevron Scarf pattern (mentioned earlier) with an overwhelming desire to do something already with this fantastic colorway (Adara) from Three Irish Girls, and what you get is Georgina.

Ultra-feminine, retro-inspired cloche. Now for sale in my shop and hopefully the pattern is soon to follow.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I am on a Scarf Binge

You may recall a previous post about my new scarves, both the one I knit and the one I bought for myself. Well, cursed Ravelry turned me on to the Chevron Scarf Pattern by Joelle Hoverson:

Image from Ravelry user twoleftsocks

And now I have spent many a countless hour in front of my computer screen trying to track down just the right combination of multicolor sock or hand-dyed yarn to make the most beautifully striking Chevron Scarf ever.

I have 3 batches of yarn coming.

One of them is bound to work.

I am obsessed.

On a related note, I discovered delicious handspuns from etsy seller rivulettecraft today:


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

PS. Pears are Back!

In case you haven't visited my shop lately, I recently added a batch of Mini Pears. These are even minier than before (about 3 1/2" high) and I have a batch of medium-sized pears on deck. They just need some little leaves added and then they will be posted!

See My Scarf

I found this gorgeous handspun from SeeJayneKnit Yarns some time back and just had to have it. The colorway is amazing! Teals and purples and golds and burgundies...gorgeous! I knew that I wanted to knit up a chunky, warm winter scarf with this stuff so here it is:

Similarly, I have had my eye on Tolani scarves for some time now. Admittedly, the fact that they have become hopelessly linked to candids of Jessica Alba made them a bit of a turnoff. However, when I saw this number on ebay, I just had to spring for it:

Image from Shop Intuition

And, yesterday I placed my order for the Jane Origami sweater kit from Perl Grey:

I just cannot wait to get started on it. It is sure to be a lot of fun if not a bit of a challenge...Looks like it should be nursing friendly, heh? Speaking of, I may not get a chance to get started on this one if it doesn't come soon...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Very Special Message

I don't have a problem with the recent proliferation of motivational message prints; they are just not for me. However, on the heels of the passing of my mother-in-law and best friend, this one discovered on etsy today by seller littlestflower seems appropriate and deeply meaningful to me.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Another Cropped Raglan for Meeee!

I went through several patterns (casting-on, knitting a few rows, etc.) before coming to the conclusion that none satisfied my desire quite like the one I had in my head. After many measurements and calculations I casted on with some trepidation; hoping that it would fit and turn out alright. Here she is! Knit in Araucania Nature Cotton; a lovely shade of blue-green. The gorgeous ceramic button is from Veronica Buttons.

PS-Contact me through my shop if you are a 40" bust and want the super easy pattern FOR FREE!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Peruvian Disco Revisited

Okay, so I frogged her and started over again with smaller needles. Here is the finished product. Adding the ruffles at the ends really made her! I love it even more than I thought I would and I am not so sure that I want to part with it...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Peruvian Disco

I was so excited about pairing these two yarns together. The pictures just don't do this scarf any justice. I am about halfway done with a very simple and fun project; probably my first scarf in two years! I am using lavender Cascade Luna and Tilli Tomas Disco Lights in natural w/lime sequins.

Monday, June 9, 2008

My First Pattern

I came up with this little Jo cap over the weekend. As it is a simple design that can be completed by a beginner-intermediate, I decided to post it to my shop at the fantastic price of only $1.50! Check her out!

My New Favorite Sweater

A top-down seamless raglan with one button, elbow-length sleeves and cropped length.

I purchased this gorgeous Noro Taiyo at one of my favorite yarn stores (Grafton). My plan was to make a simple, neutral, everyday, throw-on cropped cardigan that I could wear during and after pregnancy and in almost any season. Here is the final result, and I am so pleased with it!

Monday, June 2, 2008

New Hats, Patterns!

So I have been meaning to write out some of my patterns for sale as download-able PDFs for some time now. I am going to start this week. And what better way to debut my patterns but with my newest (and most favorite so far) design: Zoe. She is an unfelted version of Chloe.

This particular Zoe was knit with pima cotton, bamboo, wool and nylon. The bamboo yarn has such a fantastic sheen to it, the flecks of copper, black and plum really jump out when it moves in the light.

Zoe and pattern coming to my shop soon (most likely next weekend).

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Best Purse/Wallet/Wristlet EVER!!!

I don't even remember how I stumbled upon this thing...somehow searching for travel cribs brought me to the Ju Ju Be diaper bags website?!

This is the Ju Ju Be Be Mine. I just love this thing! My Be Mine contains: my DL, my sellers permit, CC's, loyalty cards, gift certificates, cash and change, my cell, two lip glosses, the pen that comes with, and a business card case. I still have room for more...

In addition, the Be Mine comes with a longer strap should you prefer to wear it over your shoulder or across your body. Also, it has an outer spot to clip your keys (although mine still fit nicely inside in a pinch)....


Monday, May 19, 2008

Pixie Unfelted Cloche

I realize that felted wool hats aren't exactly four seasons accessories, so I decided to get back to my roots and work on altering some of my designs for unfelted fashion. Here is a prototype of a slightly altered Petal. I just love the effect I got from holding three different yarns from my stash together: a wool blend, pima cotton and hemp. It is still a bit too heavy for summer...I would probably have to do something more open and lacy. This one I may keep, I just love it!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Homage to Other Felters

I discovered the work of Lorraine Linton today through her new etsy shop, and was positively blown away by her designs! I have never had the patience to master intarsia or duplicate stitch with any degree of skill; a shame really because the felted effect is gorgeous! Inspired by my find, I decided to put together some images of work by knitters/felters who are far more talented than I. Enjoy!

Both by:
Into Knitted by Lorraine Linton

Pillow designs both by Marta McCall
patterns available at

Sold bags from Simple Sandy's etsy shop

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Couldn't Wait

Petal in Vibrant Violet, Sophia in Darkest Sea Green, and Petal in Cafe au Lait all added to my shop this morning. More colors coming this weekend.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sweet Sophia

Asymmetry and drama.

I am on a roll! Meet Sophia; the first of many I am sure. This prototype is in an olive and raspberry wool. The asymmetrical brim can be worn a number of ways as you can see.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008