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Monday, June 22, 2015

Adventures in Spinning

It took a broken spinning wheel to re-light my spinners fire, but once lit---I can't seem to quit!

I have been enjoying spinning a variety of fibers, from gorgeous hand-dyed fibers from Malabrigo, drool-worthy locally crafted fibers from very talented Oregon dyers, to newspaper scraps.  I have also tried my hand at crafting my own drop spindles and am ever on the lookout for interesting materials for spinning and spinning tools--in a word: "Obsessed"  
I am.  
I own it.  
It's me.
...and I'm OK with that!

Happy Knitting AND Spinning all!



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shadow Knitting

Testing is complete, and "In The Shadows" is ready for release!



Subtle lacework plays in the shadows of a landscape made up primarily of garter stitch.  

Beautiful, hand-dyed yarn by indie dyer, Lilliput Yarns, give this finished piece depth and texture while at the same time, offering it softness and drape.  This yarn was a joy to work with--so soft and full of life!

Knit in one piece from side to side, this asymmetrical shawl is a must-have for any season or occasion. 

Ready to Cast On?  Grab your copy of the pattern here:   

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Eyes Have It!

New Pattern Just Released!
Lutein is an asymmetrical shawl/scarf which is knit in Madelinetosh's Dandelion yarn which is an interesting merino/linen blend yarn.  

Light and airy with amazing drape and texture, Lutein is a very versatile piece which can be worn many different ways.

Ready to Cast On?  Grab your copy of the pattern here:  

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pinned!




I just completed a batch of shawl pins for my LYS featuring copper, beads and various charms.  Among my favorites are the ones which feature pendants that were hand-crafted by Candace Wilson of One of a Kind Buttons.   Candace's passion for color and texture is evident in every single piece she creates.  She offers a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colors guaranteed to enchant and delight!

 Made from terracotta or white clay, Candace creates each button from molds forged from her own drawings and fires them twice with 1-3 coats of glaze on them.   
No two buttons/pendants are truly alike.

Check out Candace's website here:  http://www.oneofakindbuttons.com/

and start your collection of favorite buttons/charms today!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

...And Beyond!

New Shawl Pattern Hot Off The Needles!


Simple shaping and a touch of texture give grace and movement to this simple crescent-shaped shawl which was made to showcase the beautiful hand-dyed yarns of Infinite Twist.




I was given the opportunity to work with Cate Carter-Evans, the color wizard behind Infinite Twist yarns for this shawl and I must say that I am hooked on "Helix"!

 Helix is loaded with delicious color and soft, springy texture.  Get your hands on this good-stuff here:  www.infinitetwist.com

Ready to Cast On your own "Infinitely" shawl?  Grab the pattern here: 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mystical Moonstone

Moonstone Poncho is now available for download.

Lightweight yet warm, this simple and seamless poncho works up in a snap!

This is a "Knit-To-Fit" item which is worked in one piece, from the top-down, and was designed to compliment a variety of shapes & sizes.

Ready to Cast On?  Grab your copy of Moonstone here:  

Monday, January 26, 2015

If the Sun Refuses to Shine...

We Are Shining Fingerless Gloves will keep your hands warm while keeping your fingers free for texting, typing, driving...

Ready to Cast On?  Grab your PDF download here: