Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Colorway: Lupine

This yarn is named Lupine. It is named after one of my favorite native Oregon flowers, the lupine. I love the beautiful purples and blues this flower produces, often against a darker background of woods and wildlife.

It is shown in Silky Sock Yarn. It is part of the 2015 Color Collection. Find the rest of the new colors on the website!

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Color: Crazy Quilt

This yarn is named Crazy Quilt. I love the look of Crazy Quilts. How they have all sorts of different colored cloth together with embroidery stitches over the top. When I dyed this yarn I knew it had to be called Crazy Quilt.

It is shown in Tencel Sock Yarn. It is part of the 2015 Color Collection. Find the rest of the new colors on the website!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Colorway: Bluebird

This yarn is named Bluebird. It is short for Bluebird of Happiness. Every time I see it I smile and it makes me happy.

It is shown in MIO Columbia Pencil Roving. It is part of the 2015 Color Collection. Find the rest of the new colors on the website!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Christmas Round Up

A new toy I got for Christmas is a new light booth! So I've been having fun with it! I put it to good use photographing these Christmas gifts, which were too last minute to get photos before wrapping them and putting them under the tree. 

First up is a dolly (rav link) for my girl. She really loved the one that I made for her cousin, so I knew that I had to make one up for her too. I did pretty much the same things as the first. I doubled Dale of Norway Baby Ull. It was a lot of fun to make. I think it will be fun to make additional little outfits for her too!

Next up is a pair of felted clogs (rav link) for my husband. He mentioned twice that he would like some slippers, but not to bother if I was too busy. So, I set about to surprise him. I knit on these in secret, finishing them on Christmas Eve while he was napping with the kids. I'm so glad I got to surprise him! He loves them and says they keep his feet toasty warm.

My son really loves Toad from Mario Kart. so I set about designing a Toad Hat (rav link) for him. This is out of Cascade 128, which is superwash and bulky. He loves it and it keeps his head warm when he's playing outside.

That's the wrap up for 2014! If you want to see all of my 2014 projects check out this page I made:

I can't wait to see what I make in 2015!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Colorways 2015!

All the new colorways for 2015! I plan on doing individual posts for each of the new colors over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy Blogiversary!

9 years! I can't believe it's been so long! Now I need to come up with ideas for 10 years. What do you think?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Baby Shower

My cousin is going to have a baby in another month or so. It's a second baby, so no official baby shower. Instead I made her a few things, so the new baby will feel special too.

First up, a nice pair of felted clogs (rav link) to keep her feet nice and toasty during her hospital stay.

For the bottoms I used puff paint to create some traction patterns. No slipping on those hospital floors!

Then for the baby I knit Helena (rav link) and a baby bonnet (rav link) out of Tosh DK in color Posy. I love this yarn so much! My daughter does too. I might just have to get some more and whip out some super cute girly things. For Helena, I ended up adding one extra repeat. I thought the chest measurement of 19.25" was a bit much, especially since my 2 year old has a 20" chest! This way it will get a lot more use! I also added buttons instead of doing the ties, because I like them better. 

For the bonnet, I pretty much followed the pattern. Other than for the ties I CO 50 sts, picked up around the hat as specified by the pattern, then CO another 50 sts. Then I loosely BO all the stitches. It saves sewing in 2 ends, which makes it worthwhile to me!

I finished Helena before the new year and the bonnet on New Year's day, making this my last project of last year and the first project for the new year! Now I just need to share with you all of the Christmas knitting and we will wrap up 2014!