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new year new post

  • Posted on January 7, 2021 at 4:37 pm

last year was weird to say the least! it was hard to find anything to post about, and after a while i didn’t even try. here’s hoping this year goes better. what better way to start it, than by jumping down the rabbit hole of a new eatsleepknit yarnathon? once again i am trying to make it fit into my dolly plans, we’ll see if i do a better job this year….

the first fkal of the year is this cute sweater
by tif neilan.
since we are allowed to change the yarn weight, i am going to try knitting it in lace weight for meg. the real question is, can i actually follow a pattern without making any changes?

crickets blue cape

  • Posted on April 22, 2020 at 10:15 am

cricket got a new cape as well,
crickets new cape
i love how this one turned out!

she is standing on the seat of an old stage coach. she wanted to ride inside but they have it taped off till the state of emergency is over 🙁

annalise plays little red riding hood

  • Posted on April 21, 2020 at 2:44 pm

annalise as red riding hood
annalise as red riding hood
we went for a walk around the neighborhood today. annalise thought she saw a wolf, and scrambled up a tree. luckily it was just a friendly german shepherd out for a walk as well, i think she has been reading too many fairy tales 😉

moss stitch pixie hat

  • Posted on April 8, 2020 at 11:26 am

made kiri a new spring hat. she seems to like it 🙂
moss stitch pixie hat
moss stitch pixie hat
she picked one of my newly covered spools to perch on

spool decor the third

  • Posted on February 2, 2020 at 1:19 pm

never ending linen stitch
this stitch took forever! but i like how it looks handwoven when it is done.
linen stitch spool
third spool done. i didn’t have enough yarn to fill the whole spool so had to pad it with some scrap fabric first. i think the knit wraps about 4-5 times around
i probably could have padded it more,i have enough of the scrap fabric to do it, but i think it looks ok half full, what do you think?

spool decor 2

  • Posted on January 29, 2020 at 7:04 pm

here is my second spool cover this one is taller and skinnier – about 6-1/2 inches
sppol cover blue

spools as decor

  • Posted on January 25, 2020 at 10:41 am

i have been collecting these spools for several years now, with the thought that i would cover them with knit or crocheted stitches as use them both as room decor and photo props for my girls to sit on. the esk stitch sampler kal prompted me to get off my butt and actually do it this year!
large wooden spools

here is the first one covered with a cabled stitch in fingering yarn, it is about 5 inches tall
spool cover cabled

oversized purse of just a large tote?

  • Posted on January 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm

i tried to make nandi a new felted purse.
oversized bag
unfortunately it didn’t felt down as much as i expected (nandi was busy so meg is modelling it for size)
oversized bag
it is too big for a purse, but not bad for a large tote bag. i’m trying again with different yarn that i know felts really well

pink seed pod basket

  • Posted on January 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm

my first seed pod basket is done. i think it is going to look great hanging in a corner of my craft room. the only thing i am not thrilled with is the unfelted tassel. the yarn changed color when i felted it (got lighter and softer looking) and the tassel looks like it came from a different yarn. 🙁
pink pod
i think for the second one i am going to try doing a bunch of felted feathers dangling from the bottom instead.

crystal’s new hat

  • Posted on November 9, 2019 at 1:10 pm

crystals stocking cap
crystal wanted a really bright stocking cap to coordinate with her jacket and boots, so she picked out a bunch of yarns and i knit them up in random order
crystals stocking cap 2
back view
crystals stocking cap 1
full length