Friday, July 31, 2009


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I think I may have discovered my new favorite way to use handspun self-striping yarns! I worked a scarf in this design once a while back in Rivulette's 32 Flavors. For this one (Fusion) I used two distinct colorways and alternated every two rows. And POP!

I seriously could have kept on knitting forever, and ever, and ever...

What Have We Here?

Oooooh! What are these? Why, they are lovely, victorian-inspired collars. How clever! Indeed. For why would one sport a scarf like a mere peasant when you could adorn your neck with one of these beauties. And nothing says high fashion like a limp silk bow!

One hand knit in a dark olive green with a scalloped trim and a hand-dyed olive and violet silk ribbon. The othr hand knit in a variegated tan with a petal edge and a hand-dyed royal blue and purple ribbon.

If you want one, please comment below and mention which you prefer. I will draw the winner(s) in one week!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


And gone! Sold! To the little lady in the front row. Congrats Marie!

Who Me???

GIVEAWAY!!! I dug this little lovely out of storage...This cowl/scarflette is super soft, nubbly and fun! Hand knit in a beautiful periwinkle cotton boucle. Imagine how cute she would look with a fitted denim jacket, skinny jeans and flats. Is she yours? Comment below and she just may be!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Emerald Eyes

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Finally! I feel like I have been whittling away at this one for ages! And none too soon. I received my acceptance letter for a big show in fall and now I will have to seriously beef up my inventory....Threaded a gorgeous new one in a bright jewel-toned rainbow this afternoon. Can't wait to post it!

And in knitting news, my Kim origami sweater is almost finished! next I am working on a one piece mobius cropped sweater design. Stay tuned!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cosmic Swirl

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I am soooooo in love with this sweater. But what a bear to work with!! Started about a month ago, this was the project seemed to have no end in sight.

First, I didn't have enough yarn to finish so I had to order more (Fleece Artist Scotian Silk in Cosmic Dawn). And then once I had the length I wanted and started the sleeves, I accidentally unraveled part of my provisional cast-on and had to frog it all the way back to the armholes; which is basically like knitting the whole thing all over again for no good reason at all...But all complaining aside.

Alas, she is done.

Inspired as I am by this beautiful masterpiece, I decided to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the enormous stack of sweaters I knit in the past but NEVER WEAR?! And I have come to the conclusion that some are to be reworked into a ginormous spiral beadspread, while others are to be GIVEN AWAY!!!

To be contd...


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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Completing new projects

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This has been a terrible week. We decided to Ferberize our youngest and it is not going as smoothly as we had hoped. Add that to my slow transition from vacation mode to normal, and I am shocked that I have actually finished something! As evidence of my lack of energy and creativity: this project shall be called "Unnamed" until further notice.

Handwoven scarf in a slow-transitioning colorway (Noro Silk Garden) of brown, purples, mint and turquoise. All of which are my favorite colors. The warp threads are an Alpaca twist in white and charcoal and give it a printed or twill look. Overall, I am pleased with the outcome. The only real downside is that as light and airy as this scarf is, it is not for those with sensitive skin. She's a little scratchy.


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