Thursday, February 27, 2014

For Deb

I made this little shawlette for my pal Deb for Christmas (see what a backlog you have if you lay off the blogging for a long time?). If I do say so myself, it is lovely and looks so pretty on my sweet friend. A nice, simple pattern that uses just a small bit of lace for elegant effect.

The details: 
Pattern - Sweet Dreams
Needles - who can even remember? Not me. I usually play by the pattern rules though.
Yarn - Zen Garden Serenity silk

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sarah's hat

I made this hat for my friend Sarah and it fits her perfectly. This knit was super fast. Truly felt like a cast-on, cast-off situation.

The details
Pattern - Jul hat
Yarn - Cascade 220
Needles - 4.0 mm

Monday, February 17, 2014

Pouches with pouches

Sometimes your pouch needs a front pouch, you know what I mean? 

Also made up some of these lavender ladies for some friends -- saw these at a craft fair in Vancouver last year and was inspired to make a few of my own.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The perfect hat for little girls

This hat doesn't look like much in this photo, but I promise you, when worn it melts hearts. I've made this hat a few times and it turns the most modern of little girls into darling little flappers.

The details: 
Pattern - Flapper hat
Yarn - Remnants - Diamond Merino Superwash (remnants from various projects - feels good!)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Paris Night

I've been spoiled terribly by my pal Kerry, who is the very model of generosity. She made me this lovely shawl that I've loved wearing all winter - through the supposed polar vortex and frost quakes. Thank you sweet friend!

The details: 
Pattern - Black Death
Yarn - Malabrigo - Paris Night colourway

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Somebody is surprised

If eyes are the windows to the soul, then these guys have crazy and chaotic hearts.

There's something just a wee bit off -- but when you're making presents on deadline and your choice of safety eyes are limited -- you end up with some stuffies who look a wee bit stunned at how everything has turned out in the end. They were well-loved in the end.

The details: Iris the Gourmet Monster and Jerry the Musical Monkey (a kit purchased many years ago - who's bringing down her stash? Me, thank you very much)
Yarn - Malabrigo

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Petite Street Basket

Thanks for the welcome back, friends :)

I love this material so much -- it kind of makes the room spin a bit, yes?

I've made two of these baskets and they're such fun. They're also very good as a carry-all for knitting.

The details: 
Noodlehead's Divided Basket
The material - Warp & Weft's Petite Street Clouds and Koi Smile and Wave