Friday, September 23, 2011

Baby Surprise Jacket

My Dear Knitting Friend's sister is going to have a baby girl in November. I knit this BSJ for Susan's sister. This is my very Favorite Baby Sweater pattern. This pattern can be found in EZ's book The Opinionated Knitter. I used Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn. 1 skein of the color Orchid. This is Sport weight yarn, so I used a size 6 needle. I collect old buttons. I choose these Bright green Vintage buttons to go with this sweater. I like the contrast of the green and orchid so very much! I am Happy with the way that the sweater turned out!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Queen of Spades Necklace

A New item in my Etsy Shop today
To make this Queen of Spades Necklace, I use a lucet, which is a tool used in cord making.
This tool dates back to Viking and Medieval periods.
A lucet cord is square, strong, and slightly springy.
The cord is formed by making a series of loops, that are weaved around the lucet.
Then I search for the perfect pendant, and matching floss, and create a Beautiful Folk Art Necklace
Each of my necklaces are hand made, and One of a Kind.

I made the Pendant using a large oval glass cabochon tile.
This necklace is water resistant, but not water proof.
It should not be worn in the shower.

The lucet cord is 21 inches long.
Closed with a toggle clasp.       

You can fins this necklace here

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I will have warm feet!!

I have finished my slippers. I knit myself new slippers every Fall. I used two strands of WW yarn held together. They knit up fast, it is an easy pattern, and they are warm and washable. Perfect fit for me to!! The pattern can be found here

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Autumn Pumpkin

I knit this little pumpkin as a Knit Along with a knitting group that I belong to. Everyone's pumpkin turned out so very Adorable, as did mine. I used Red Heart  yarn, the color is called carrot. But it is the perfect color for my pumpkin. The pattern calls for size 6 circular needles, but I got huge ladders when I tried to knit this pumpkin with circular needles. So I switched to DPN, and the pattern worked out just fine. I Love my little pumpkin. It really puts me in the mood for Fall. The pattern for this little pumpkin can be found here