Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I've made this one before. I am such a fan of how easy to knit and lovely this shawl turns out. This special yarn is from a family trip to Lake Tahoe. The local dyer perfectly captured all of the beautiful greens from all of the trees surrounding the lake. We did a lot of hiking through woods and up mountains on that trip so this was the PERFECT souvenir.


Monday, June 19, 2017

I really enjoyed this cowl. I might make it again with smaller needles and a different color.
 Thanks to my auntie for being my willing model!


Monday, June 5, 2017

The kids made moon sand. Recipe was one cup of flour per ounce of baby oil. Next time, we will put the food coloring into the oil before adding it to the flour. It didn't mix well with the already added oil and flour mixture.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

After drooling over these bags for a year, I finally convinced myself to make one. I started with the large size. I really like it and may also make a small one.

Notes for next time:
A yard and half was not enough fabric
Pick out some premade bias tape that matches your fabric
Wide webbing will save the trouble of making handles
Extra stabilizer in the base might be a nice addition
Zip pocket zipper only needs to be 9" for large
Zip pocket lining might be a bit long
Interface both exterior and lining with 809
Fusible fleece on exterior

Saturday, June 3, 2017


This was a quick hat to make, but I fell in love with the photography with the rainbow yarn on the original pattern.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Vivian. I love most of the bags from this designer, I've made literally dozens. This Vivian Traveler bag is very difficult to get along with. We wrestled our way to completion. I won't be making any more of this pattern.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This pattern is titled, The Sanibel Cowl. Since we live nearby, and I wanted to try out this new speckled yarn, it seemed appropriate.