Mysterious

Last Friday I joined many many other knitters in the mystery shawl KAL by Stephen West.  The pattern is called Rockefeller, and last Friday was the release of clue number one. This is the first time I have participated in a knit along and a mystery pattern, and I am loving it! I have really enjoyed reading the message boards and looking at everyone’s color choices.  I agonized over color choices (since I do not actually know what the shawl will look like when finished), and I’m still not convinced I have chosen correctly.  It is really difficult to photograph the malabrigo yarn I have chosen because it changes with the light, it is called Turner.  Originally it looked more green, but in most of the pictures I have taken it looks more yellow.  Very dramatic looking, we will see how it all comes together.  This is my project so far at the end of clue one, next clue comes out Friday!

My Sweet Clementine

I’ve been hanging onto this Ella Rae yarn for awhile now.  I bought it probably a year ago and immediately decided that I would use it to make Annis, but I did not cast on until a few weeks ago. Not sure what I was waiting for, it was a really fast and enjoyable knit.  The only part I wasn’t overly thrilled with was the nupps as they can be quite fussy, but now that they are done I am happy with how they look.  This yarn and pattern combination resulted in a beautiful light weight summery shawl, so delicate and soft.   I was a little worried that it would be too floppy when I finished, but once blocked it was perfect.  So happy with it:)

details on my ravelry project page

a little bird told me

 

Anna requested a new hat since the weather is getting colder.  Last year I made her the fishy hat which was a big hit so I found this pattern on ravelry and she loves it.  She even wore it to the grocery store this afternoon even though it wasn’t really cool enough to warrant a hat.  When we were checking out the bagger told her that she liked her hat and Anna replied, “my mommy made it”.   “sigh”  I do love this child.  She is a free spirit and quite challenging at times, but she does appreciate funky handmade goodies.

Pattern: Woolly Owl Hat by Kat Goldin
Yarn:  misc. wool from stash, main body of hat is a bamboo wool
It was a really great pattern to crochet.  From start to finish it only took me a couple of evenings to complete.  I do love projects that are fun, instant, gratification.

Spinning

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About 12 years ago I learned to knit, then 4 years ago I learned to crochet, and now I spin! I really really want a ladybug wheel or a sidekick, but until that day comes I am learning to spin in this Ashford spindle. This is my very first handspun skein! I have no idea what I will knit with it yet, but for now I am enjoying it as it is. Yay. Happy.


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A beginning…

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Welcome! I wanted to create this little space to document my creative journey. My current project is a very special one for a friend who is expecting her first baby. She happens to be my oldest and dearest friend, and I am so excited for her! I wanted something colorful and sweet so I chose to create squares from the Copenhagen pillow pattern.  Details about this project can be found on my Ravelry page here.

I am not very far along with it, but I do love the pattern and the yarn which I chose for the colors and softness (as well as it being washable). I know she will love and appreciate the gesture. This little painting she requested will also accompany the blanket.  It is really small only a 6×6 canvas I think,  I was trying to create a whimsical, colorful little scene.  The only directions my friend gave me were to include a house somehow.  She  has created a larger painting with a sweet little quote about home and she has given several little canvases to her friends so that she can surround her painting with little art works from people that have touched her life in the nursery.  I LOVE this idea, and I cannot wait to see it!

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