Monday, February 11, 2013
I feel so blessed that I have met so many wonderful men and women through fiber--the kind you knit! :o) I am so excited to see what the future has to bring me and the customers who will become kindred spirits as we knit through life.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Using US10 needles and worsted weight yarn (I used Stitch Nation Alpaca), cast on 40 stitches.
Knit 3 rows
Row 4: Knit 15, bind off 10, Knit 15
Row 5: Knit 15, cast on 10, Knit 15
Rows 6-12: K2tog, knit to last 2 stitches, SSK each row
Rows 13-15: Knit across
Bind off loosely
Wrap yarn around palm of hand, then cut your loop so that you have multiple strands of yarn. Starting about 1 inch from the bottom of the beard, sew 5-6 strands of yarn onto beard (I ran a strand of yarn through the beard, place the strands, and then ran the strand through and tied the strands in the back--use whatever method you prefer). Repeat this every 1/2 inch or so along the bottom of the beard. Then, starting about an inch above this row, begin another row of "scruffiness". I staggered my bundles of yarn. I hadn't trimmed anything in the picture shown, but would recommend trimming it to make it look a little less scruffy!
My students at school are literally fighting over these!!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
I tried Kool-aid dying tonight on some lion brand fisherman's wool. It was my first time dying yarn, and I was a bit intimidated by the steps and processes of dying with natural ingredients. So, while shopping on www.knitpicks.com, I found the directions for dying with Kool-aid. It was easy, fun, and satisfying! What do you think??? :o)
The pictures show the small hank--approximately 40 yds--before dying, in the mason jar in the microwave during dying, and the beautiful results after dying! Can't wait to knit up the coffee sleeve with this!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Here is the pattern: http://cyberseams.com/article/105729/all_things_knitting/square_knitted_baby_hat_with_pom_poms.html
And few versions that I've made!!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Using size 10 needles and worsted weight yarn, cast on 150.
Knit 10 rows in garter stitch (knit each row).
Row 1: k10; *p10, k10* repeat until 10 st remain; k10
Row 2: k10; *k10, p10* repeat until 10 st remain; k10
Repeat rows 1 and 2 till desired length. Knit 10 rows in garter stitch, bind off loosely and weave ends!