Thursday, January 31, 2008


I spent the entire day yesterday dyeing, something I have not done in a long time. I had a blast and made a phenomenal mess.

I have a bunch of natural malabrigo worsted merino I planned to paint and sell on the site. I dyed a few skeins today but will probably KEEP them, they are amazing, if I may say so myself! haha but maybe I will duplicate them to sell....need to think on it a bit.

My NEW SITE should be live sometime this coming weekend, I hired a web designer as it is getting to the point where the site is beyond my computer abilities and updating has been very time consuming ( I know enough to be dangerous and that is about it). The new site will have a professional grown-up shopping cart and a brand new blog! WOO HOO-- keep an eye out for many new products. I have so many fun things in the works that I have been sitting on in anticipation.

I am so excited about the new site-- such a big step...... heehee !

So... keep your eyes open, it won't be long!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hat models~

Here are the Soccer and Frog hats, modeled by my niece and nephew, Sarah and Jacob.

Both hats are made using my Personality Hat Pattern.

I made this hat for our friend Rachel. It is a basic hat with a seed stitch brim.

Made from my Sea Breeze colorway.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Winter Solstice Hat and Cowl~


Knit from one skein of Winter Solstice yarn using the Personality Hat pattern (free with yarn purchase).

Modeled by Eve.

Close up:

The iridescent shimmer does not photograph very well.

Also here is an example of the Utterly Magnificent Cowl pattern (knit version) knit from one Solstice skein.

Made by Tina from the UK.

Winter Solstice

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Skull Eliza Bag~

I LOVE LOVE LURV this bag.

Made with our Eliza bag pattern from one Red Skull Skein, one red scarf and a skull/cross bone bead from a Halloween necklace.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Here kitty kitty (sniff)

Still no Rex, we drove the neighborhood yet again today making fools of ourselves calling him.

This cat never ventures far from the back deck and his food. Not the most ambitious animal as you can see by the pic in the previous post.

Good News-- I have a few new skeins I will get up in the next few days.

Spinning helps me forget.



My kitty dude- is missing.

He is the MOST routine-oriented animal on the planet. And an 18 lb. pig.

So when he didn't show up at the door Tuesday morning to come in and eat I was worried.

Tonight I am even more worried.

Come home Rex!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Mary Loves Purple

Here is hat number 4! Made for Mary, my SIL (Paul's sis).

Made using my Personality Hat (Skull Cap) pattern.

Modeled by Eve~

Pattern available with yarn purchase in Yarn Shop.

I LOVE this colorway and will have a yarn similar to this for sale in the shop soon.

Monday, January 14, 2008


I am so excited!

Prudence Mapstone started a project on Ravelry called the "Pink Project", where you send in your scrumbles, and she will sew them together into a masterpiece to be sold to benefit Breast Cancer research. If you are on Ravelry check out her "Pink Project" group.

Here is part of her description from Ravelry:

"a little while ago Elaine, a good friend from the Knitters Guild in Sydney, sent me a few lovely pink ‘scrumbles’ that she had made for a project that didn’t go ahead. She was wondering what else could be done with them, and so now we have decided to use them to start off a fundraiser for breast cancer research.

Remembering how much fun I had when I was piecing together all the patches and motifs contributed for the ‘coat of many Scrumbles’ project (using hundreds of scrumbles contributed by members of the International Freeform Crochet Guild), I am again volunteering to join everything together for another group project - this time to create a range of things like handbags, scarves, cushions or whatever, which we will eventually auction off (later this year) to raise money for cancer research"

Reason I am so excited? Prudence used my Vertigo (Pink and Fuchsia) yarns in her scrumbles!

They are phenomenal. Following are some of her scrumbles.

You can see more HERE.

Or in Prudence's flickr album HERE.

Off to work now, I am all inspired (and awe-inspired)! :D

Jacob Loves Frogs

My nephew Jacob is 4 and adores frogs.

Made using my Personality Hat (Skull Cap) pattern.

Pattern available with yarn purchase in Yarn Shop.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sarah Loves Soccer

My niece Sarah lives near Baltimore, MD. She is 8 and she loves soccer. And blue. Here it is, the "Sarah Loves Soccer" hat.

Made using my Personality Hat (Skull Cap) pattern.

Modeled by Ann.

Close up:

Pattern available with yarn purchase in Yarn Shop.

Eve's Elf Hat

I completed 4 hats this past week! (pics of rest coming soon).

This is the first, Eve's Elf Hat, spun from yarn designed by Ann.

It is based on a play they wrote together called "A Magical Story". Each character is represented by a color.

Made using my free Rainbow's Eve Fairy hat pattern, found HERE.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Wild Ride~

It's been a fun and crazy week~!

My mom was here visiting from PA and we hung out and knit most of the week. I taught her how, and I believe she is now pretty obsessed. bwahahaha. I took her to the airport today. It was a wonderful visit.

I will have a small shop update and 3 Valentine yarns coming this weekend. They will be available made-to-order. Stay tuned!

My mom and tall girls:

Bye mom! XO

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Field Trip~

My mom has come to visit for a week so I planned a tour of Pendelton Woolen Mills Washougal, WA plant. They spin the yarn to make their woolen blankets and weave them in this plant. They also make fabric for other companies, on a sub-contracted basis.

OMG! The fiber and dyeing room almost brought me to my knees in tears. seriously.

6x6 ft bales of uncarded wool, undyed and dyed. I tried to devise a plan to get some out of there but to no avail. sigh. the smell of vinegar and hot wet wool was divine.

They would not let me take pics in the mill itself, so I shot some of their 'Mill Store'.

Here is a big rolling bin of buttons, which was full all the way to the bottom (the girls shoved their arms down inside to see). It was about 3 feet deep. I understood their desire to swim in them. I myself am a total button addict. I thought about rolling the cart out to my car and emptying it in my trunk, but I imagine they would have seen me. >:) Unfortunately the buttons were for display purposes and not for sale.

They had an antique drum carder inside the front door. A beauty with 15 drums!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy Happy~


This is my favorite 'holiday' of the year. New beginnings, new goals, blah blah blah.

The ultimate type 'A' reason to PLAN PLAN PLAN!

Oh- and a NEW CAMERA~!

Have a safe one!