Friday, September 26, 2014


In the continuing theme of birthday knits... Some mitts I made for my pal KW. I made a pair for myself during sock summit and a second pair when I got home. 

I do love how Manos stripes -- I think these will be good and cheerful gloves for this fall. 

Happiest birthday dear friend!

The details: Manos del Uruaguay Allegria
Needles: 2.5 mm
Pattern: Improvised tube with a thumb....

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Henslowe, again

And now, Henslowe for my pal Johanna's birthday. Love this pattern so much - so pretty and elegant. Happy birthday J!

The yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts cashmere and silk singles, frost colourway
The needles: 3.75 mm

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ishbel, again

Another Ishbel - this one for my pal C, who celebrated a special birthday recently. Full credit to my other pal Johanna, for being my life coach on this one when I got impatient in the lace repeats. (I hope you all have a Johanna in your life telling you it will be worth it in the end). And I also hope you have a friend like Miss C, worth knitting an Ishbel for....

The yarn: Madelinetosh prairie in Tart
Needle: 3.75 mm

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Moc making

I took a moccasin making course a few weeks ago at Crown Flora (wow - what a beautiful space -- every corner filled with handmade wonders). I was curious to see what it was like to work with leather and well now I know... It's maybe not the best thing for my weak little hands. But I did finish my shoes and they're pretty neato. I just have to spray and stretch them and they'll make cute little winter slippers.