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My Collection

March 14, 2009

collage This is almost everything I’ve created for sale. The goal was to make 20 and put them into shops. I keep changing the number though because I keep thinking up more combinations to try. I have created my database to keep track of what is going where and when, so that’s a step forward. […]

Mixing It Up!

March 8, 2009

Trying lots of new combinations that I never thought of before. Saw a pattern for Moonlight Mohair and Incredible. It looked amazing! Only thing is it was a kit with 8 balls of Moonlight. There is NO way a scarf would take that much yarn unless it covered the entire person. Anyway, having fun whipping […]

2 Strand Yarn Projects

March 4, 2009

I have been experimenting with larger knitting needles and two strands of different yarns. So far, I really think it’s great to mix yarn types. I have come up with several combinations that look terrific and are easy to knit together. I am looking forward to continued experimentation and will have some photos up soon. […]

Trellis

February 22, 2009

Lion Brand Trellis is very unusual, 100% nylon, made in Turkey, and like the other ribbon yarns it works better knitting than crocheting. This yarn looks like a ladder because it has open space between two side filaments–this scarf in black with white blocks–alternating with solid blocks. It is a bit tricky to work with […]

Incredible

February 16, 2009

This scarf made with Lion Brand ‘Incredible’ has a really unique look because it is quarter inch ribbon, not yarn. It is soft, but more a fashion statement than anything. Handwash and air dry, although it won’t need washing often. Easy to work with on large needles, this one is knit and doesn’t work as […]

Why Scarves?

February 14, 2009

My interest developed slowly in creating scarves. Several factors came together including watching ‘What Not To Wear.’ I rarely thought about accessories until then, but I did notice how an average outfit popped with a scarf addition. That thought settled in just as I was rediscovering my joy for knitting and crocheting. An economic crisis […]

Moonlight Mohair

February 13, 2009

This Lion Brand yarn made in Italy is 57% acrylic, 28% mohair, 9% cotton, and 6% polyester metallic. It says machine washable, but I wouldn’t even entertain the thought. This is a definite handwash and air dry. Once again the picture doesn’t truly capture the depth and character of this yarn. It shimmers but in […]

ALLURE

February 11, 2009

Paton’s Allure is a truly amazing yarn. It is 100% nylon, made in Turkey, handwash and air dry. It is by far the softest yarn I have ever used. The picture in the first post doesn’t do it justice, but you can get the basic idea that it has multiple fibers and a woven fluff […]

Welcome

February 10, 2009

Interested in handcrafting?  Knitting, crocheting, jewelry… Will be showcasing a variety of yarns & materials with photos. Enjoy!