A few photos from our visit to a family friend’s cottage, back in July. It was during a heatwave, and we couldn’t have picked a better place to be.
Last week I finished knitting my first shawl. I chose Multnomah because it has a beautiful lacy border, but the majority of it is straight garter stitch. (The idea of purling rows of 300+ stitches did not appeal to me as a first-timer!) The feather and fan border repeats were fairly easy to follow and not too busy for this wild yarn. I used a special DK weight yarn that I got for Christmas (from Yarn Ink), and I was careful to reserve enough for a picot edge bind-off. This modification was totally worth it! Check out my Ravelry project notes if you want more details and progress photos.
Before I had my daughter, I was pretty particular about combining colours in our home. But now with all the toys, books and clothes- rainbows always seem to pull it all together.
PS: Over Christmas I shared the progress of making this doll on Instagram
but haven’t properly debuted her here.
Her name is Violet, and I will try to post about her soon!
Well…I took a deep breath and added my first knitting pattern to Ravelry. I designed it for my daughter in January after becoming a little obsessed with the search for a specific shape, and all of the elements that I was looking for: open fit, only one button, and just a little bit of lace. I’m really thrilled with the way it turned out! So far I am offering it in one size for toddlers. It fits my slim, 2 year old daughter with room to grow.
The bonus is that it is a pretty quick and easy project; I used less than a full 200m ball of worsted yarn. The lace portion is very straightforward, and really only make up 12 rows out of the whole sweater. You can do it!
After making a pair of Luna Moth wings for my daughter’s Halloween costume, I decided to make some smaller, pin-back versions of butterflies. So far I’ve made two: a Monarch and a Mourning Cloak. Lately I have been busy working on other projects, but I can’t wait to get started on the third one. Stitching is so meditative, and I feel a deep sense of focus and accomplishment while working on them.
made from 100% Indian silk in front, and cotton on the back
details embroidered with cotton thread and glass beads or faux pearls
body knitted with 100% wool or acrylic/wool blend
black wire antennae and metal brooch pin sewn onto the back
This was a fun sewing challenge I had last week: hedgehog pincushions! I’m slowly but surely adding new items to my shop and I could not resist making a couple of these adorable (and functional) little woodland creatures. I used pink and brown floral cotton fabric and a fuzzy brown wool blend for the face and underside. The features are hand-embroidered and I used domed plastic buttons for the eyes.
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