Friday, May 29, 2015

From the folder of good ideas

For some reason I decided to knit an afghan. I honestly don't know what I was thinking.  6 down, 94 to go.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Stripey Scarf

I always like those striped scarves with a solid color and a coordinating self-striping color, so when I saw these yarns, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.  Buying a yarn with a specific project in mind is more rare than I should probably admit, but it's always nice when these things work out exactly as you intended.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Stash busting hat

This past year, I have been trying to use some of my long stashed yarns. This is some wool/soy silk self-striping yarn that has been in a drawer forever and finally became a cute child's hat. I think I had intended this yarn to be a scarf at one point, but somehow misplaced the rest of the we make do with what we have. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A project comes together at last

Some time ago, I bought this really cheap cone of mohair yarn.  It was really cheap because it was a hideous mustard yellow color.  The-70's-called-and-they-want-their-yarn-back kind of mustard yellow.  And I was thought, "I can totally dye this another color and it will be awesome."  I threw some green dye on it, and well...the results were not pretty.  It looked like dead grass.  So, it sat in my yarn stash for a while, mocking me.  Then I thought, "Maybe it will looks less hideous once it is knit."  For future reference, if you find yourself saying this, your project is probably not off to a good start.  Then I knit this hood.  And it was still awful.  So back into the dye pot it went, this time, with copious amounts of dye, way more than I thought it needed.  And lo and behold, it actually came out pretty cool.  I am a sucker for a happy ending.

Monday, January 26, 2015

You want mittens? I got mittens.

I go through phases of making a lot of a specific item, so the last time I was in a fingerless mitten frenzy, I ended up making two or three (or a dozen or so) pairs.

Beachy - hand knit in self striping acrylic blend yarn

Cabled steel - crocheted, cabled mittens in acrylic yarn

Chain Mail - crocheted in wool/acrylic blend yarn

Dawn - crocheted in self-striping acrylic yarn

Evergreen - crocheted in wool yarn

Last Midnight - crocheted in wool/acrylic blend yarn with sequins.

Orchid - hand knit in wool yarn

Snow Fort - crocheted in wool/acrylic blend yarn with sparkles

Starlight - Crocheted in self striping wool/acrylic blend yarn with sparkles

Sunset - hand knit in a subtly self-striping acrylic yarn

Swamp Thing - crocheted in a bulky acrylic yarn

Syrah - Crocheted in self-striping, wool/acrylic blend yarn with subtle sparkles

Turquoise flowers - crocheted in a wool/silk blend yarn

Twilight - crocheted in a chunky acrylic yarn

Check out which ones are still for sale in my etsy shop: