Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another Addition...

The Winter Leaf Cowl is done! I am posting the pattern for testing tonight, so hopefully it will be up for sale within the next two weeks! The picture isn't that great, I was so excited to finish it! It still needs to be washed and blocked.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pattern Markers...

After working for years on knitting charts using a highlighter to mark my rows, I recently came across a knifty little idea... Pattern Markers. Pattern Markers are magnetic strips of ribbon used to keep track of the row you are working on. So crafty little me decided to make my own!

At Walmart I found 8" x 6" sheets of magnets with adhesive on one side, $1.97 for two sheets. I recently purchased rolls of 3/4" ribbon at Michaels for $0.50 each. Using my paper cutter, I cut the magnets into strips to fit the width of the ribbon, ending up 3/4" x 8" strips. I then cut 17" length of ribbon, and heat sealed the ends with my candle lighter. Then stick the magnet to the ribbon, one at one of the ribbon, and one at the other. You will then have a 1" gap of only ribbon in the middle. Fold the ribbon in half, and Presto!... Pattern Magnet and Bookmarks! Using both sheets of magnet, I got 6 long and 2 short markers.

The short markers are made the same way as the long, but one strip is cut into 2 pieces. Cut the ribbon to 9" long.


I found the most adorable Owl print material at Joann's, but what to do with it??

New knitting project bag, smaller pyramid bags, and a pattern keeper of course!

The pattern keeper snaps open backwards, so it stands on its own. Both of the inside pages are magnetized, my new pattern magnets hold everything in place & mark my spot on the chart. Hey! No Peaking! The chart is for the next new pattern from Orange Blossom Designs...
Winter Leaf Cowl

Friday, September 24, 2010

Brown Sheep

As you all may remember, at the end of last year I made the amazing Vivian by Ysolda... using Brown Sheep yarn. A blend of mohair and wool, it was a beautiful addition to my ever growing knitwear collection.

Knitting with Olof is hosting a giveaway with Brown Sheep yarn!! Please visit the blog for details, and the chance to win 4 skeins of Brown Sheep!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Latest Addition...

... to the Baby Hearts series... SOCKS!
My first ever sock pattern. This pattern was so much fun to design. It matchs the Baby Hearts Hat. Please stay tuned for the third installment in this series... Mittens!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

And so it begins...

Today is a fantastic day! I have officially become a designer on Raverly. Two patterns officially for sale!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Winter Leaf Fingerless Mitts

So I decided to jump on the Fingerless Mitts bandwagon with a simple Winter Leaf design to match the slouchy tam.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

One More

Third new design.. Baby Vintique. Based on a hat my grandmother bought at a vintage shop.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Designs

My first knitting designs have been posted on Rav for testing! Hope to have the patterns posted for sale within the next two weeks. First one is Baby Hearts Fair Isle Beanie. Knit with two balls of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, it is an easy beginning fair isle knit. The second one is my Winter Leaf Slouchy Tam. Made up of four rows of fifteen staggered leaves, it is a beautiful addition to my growing hat collection!

Baby Hearts - Mini Mochi Fair Isle

Winter Leaf Slouchy Tam