Thursday, May 31, 2012


So, the Snowbunny Set I designed was for my son, so I thought I should design something for the baby soon to be! I love berry hats! I even knit a Strawberry hat for the new baby! Then I couldn't help making little matching mitts. Of course this inspired me to make my own hat and then another one! I couldn't decide whether I liked leaves on the bottom or leaves on top, so I included both in the pattern!

Here is a side view of the whole set. I wrote the pattern for sizes Newborn, 6 month, 1 year, and 2 year. The mitts are also written for all sizes and are thumbless. I knit it out of 1 skein of Superwash Worsted in color Smokey Rose (red) and 1 skein of Superwash Worsted in color Sea Turtle (green). You only need 1 skein of each to knit both hats and the mitts in even the largest size. You can easily get other berry types by changing the color too. For instance Berry Pie would make an excellent generic berry, or Summer Sky for blueberry, or Bordeaux if you prefer a darker strawberry. The possibilities are endless!

Here is the top view of the set. You can purchase the pattern through the website or through Ravelry! Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


I have a new pattern for sale! This is Snowbunny! I know you are thinking it's getting too warm to knit hats and cowls and mitts, but actually these projects are perfect for on the go knitting! They are small and portable. Also, by the time it is fall you already have warm projects to wear!

I started by designing this set for my son out of handspun I made in college. I love this yarn! It is part merino part angora. I've long lost the exact makeup and have no idea how to get my hands on more, but sometimes you just do what you can. While I was knitting it up I was inspired to combine my Angora Lace Yarn with my Superwash Sock Yarn, so I could sell the pattern with my yarn! You can easily substitute any of my other sock weight yarns for an even more luxurious combination!

Here it is knit up with one strand of Superwash Sock in Sea Turtle and one strand of Angora Lace in Summer Sky. It is so incredibly soft! I handwashed and blocked the set and the Angora simply bloomed out in a soft halo. Also, since the angora is long haired, it didn't shed any fiber during the process! I love love love this yarn! 1 skein of each will make the set for all sizes, except the largest. Sizes are Baby, Child, Small Adult, and Large Adult. The hat and mitts are both knit top down for the best fit and most use of your yarn! There are more details on the website here, where it can be purchased. You can also purchase it through Ravelry here. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Introducing Constance (rav link)! For a long time I have thought it would be nice to have a baby size model for the booth. 

So, one day while I was poking around Ravelry I came across this pattern. The original is simply adorable! The designer is from New Zealand, so I was a little hesitant to buy the pattern at first. I'm super glad I did! The pattern is one of the best I have ever knitted. It is written practically row by row. There is incredible detail in the pattern, down to things like a tiny indent for a navel and a crease for the butt cheeks.

I only have 2 wishes for this pattern, to make it better. The first is I wish I had better doll making & embroidery skills. The pattern walks through step by step how to do all the finishing touches, like fingers, face shaping, toes, ears, etc... My skill and knowledge of different sewing techniques made it a little difficult and I had to take things out a couple of times to fix them. I know more practice would make it better. So maybe I'll make another in the future. The other thing I had trouble with was finding baby flesh colored yarn. I looked through tons of yarn and most of them were either too yellow or too orange or too pale. The pattern calls for a DK weight yarn on 2.5US (3mm). I finally settled on Cascade 220 color #9601 Pink Taffy Heather, which is a worsted weight and used a #3US needle. So my dolly came out around a 6 month size, instead of newborn. I don't mind her size at all. I just wish I could have found the yarn in DK. I will be on the lookout for such a yarn and if I find one, you will see another of these on the needles!

Monday, May 21, 2012

CGFF Wrap Up

I finally feel like I have everything wrapped up for the most part from the CGFF. Lots and lots of little details to give it a nice put away feeling. I have been knitting a ton lately, mostly in preparation for the little one coming a few short weeks! I just have a couple of things from the show left to share with you and then maybe I can feel like it is finished for 2012!

I really wanted to share with you how blessed I am to have such awesome vendors! They are really the most generous group of people I have ever met! I especially want to thank Alpha B and Rainbow Farms Pygora for giving me little treats in appreciation for my work as vendor coordinator. It makes me feel so good to be appreciated!

On top of all the lovely goodies above I couldn't resist a few I saw in the marketplace. More fiber from Rainbow Farms Pygora (the two in the back). The brightly colored one is dyed Ramboullet, which I am dying to spin up! The one in front is from Woolgatherings and is dyed tussah silk and black alpaca. Both are scrumptiously soft. Too bad they may have to sit and wait until I have time to spin again post-baby.

The other last things to check out are:
The photo gallery
The Raffle Prizes and their winners
The Treasure Hunt Prizes and its winner
The General Survey - Please fill out if you plan on attending next year!

I have some last things to finish up on the website to wrap things up and then it should be all put away. I'm hoping to blog more regularly. I have lots to catch up on!