Wednesday, December 31, 2014

knitting round up

On the last day of 2014 I am going to show you a a round up of knitting projects from the past few months that I didn't get around to as they were finished.

The first one is the Petawawa Cable Toque.
The designer is very admirable and this hat is very nicely designed. I actually started it quite a while ago and put it aside for almost a year. The yarn came with the pattern so I don't have the info. on it.

A red elf hat..debating on keeping or selling this one.

Knit with Spud and Chloe yarn
Looks so sweet on her.

The second pair of these two-tone mitts knit using this pattern without ridges. I used Cascade Yarns Eco Duo in Almond Smoke.

A child size winter cap for my Etsy store in Cascade Yarns Eco Duo in Zebra with red pom pom.

A second keyhole baby/toddler scarf in cream for my Etsy store.

I think there were a few more and I still need to show you the boyfriend hat I knit for Mick.

This week is so unique. A little breathing room. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. 2015!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

copper chandelier project

Hope everyone had a nice holiday. I want to take a minute to show you you this really lovely project I saw on Design Sponge. It's a copper hanging chandelier and the instructions can be found here.
We don't have a ceiling fixture in our living room and it can be quite dark in there so this project was perfect for this space and looks nice hanging above our coffee table. All the guests who have come by have commented on how much they liked it.

Although our oven broke a few days before Christmas our neighbor was kind enough to allow us to use hers to bring things back and forth for a few hours that day. Some things planned did not happen. Perhaps some New Years baking instead.

I have a round up of knits to show you which I hope to get to in a few days. Hope everyone is enjoying some quiet days at home

Thursday, December 18, 2014

leopard print collars in the shop

I just added a few girls leopard print collars that I had made up for the bizarre. They are sewn with soft thick fake fur and cotton. I love these little pieces. I made them a few years ago for my daughter and I. We love them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

little leg warmers 2

It was time for a new pair of leg warmers as she has been dedicated to the ones I made her a few years back even wearing them to bed on occasion but, they were a little short and worn. These new ones were made with Cascade 220. They were so simple to knit. Next time maybe I'll try them with a pattern and color mixing.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

quilt exhibit

Last week at this time a friend of mine and I went to the Montclair Art Museum to view From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. I highly recommend this exhibit if you can make it and not only if you are a quilt maker. I believe anyone can appreciate the work that went into these, the methods applied, the innovative use of material and unique way of looking at pattern and shape. Not all of these quilts are precise or shall I use the term 'perfect' which is something I sometimes struggle with when piecing. Walking away I felt that is not always essential to the quality and adds so much character in some designs. It was also very interesting to see the narrative work of Yvonne Wells.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

a day at the bazaar

My event in town this past Sunday went well with lots of people stopping by and sales higher then any fair I've done before. The event was run really well by Studio B . I am trying to conjure up some better display ideas in a small space. I need to go up, perhaps build something or allow for more clothing racks in the future. My neighbors were great too. One had handmade pajaki egg ornaments and on the other side were the girls from The Able Baker.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

'tis the season

You know that feeling when you are trying to do too much and you don't feel like you are getting much done. That's when it's time to make the list. That's what I am doing tonight.

It is also time to step back and enjoy the sweeter side of the season like this morning when my daughter came to me showing me each ornament she was pulling out of the box and marveling and talking about each one together.

I have a few more days to prepare for the bizarre in town (this Sunday 10-4) and I'm struggling with whether to knit or sew. My instinct says knit, winter is coming. I've been knitting so much lately.

I've begun to really like custom orders. Recently, I did just that and I made this custom keyhole scarf above for a baby girl in California.

So much to show and tell but, I must sign off for now.