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Posts Tagged ‘yarn

I’ve been away too long!

May 1, 2009

Sorry, I was in Denver and my Norton password manager was here in FL. No excuses, I know. I have some new pictures and will get them up soon. I’ve mostly been working on baby things and toys. It’s been different and fun. I made an apple, donut, bran muffin, cupcake, dessert plate, a checkers […]

Crocheted Toys

March 20, 2009

Sometimes you just want to have fun. Actually I think I always gravitate to it, but not in the same way most people do. Creating is the real fun for a handcrafter. I sat up this morning, had an idea, and started to work. Created the pattern myself, used yarn scraps and a bit of […]

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. […]

Change Purse

February 28, 2009

I was just playing around with some leftover yarn and came up with this. It’s actually just the right size for your ID and debit card–for those times when you are traveling light. I created the wrist strap for easy carrying while your hands are busy shopping or pumping gas. The beads are acrylic because […]

Other Projects

February 19, 2009

I made this purse for my granddaughter’s birthday next month. Since she will be a cool 13, I decided to try being a little trendy. The purse is made in one piece with a shoulder strap and snap front closure. There is an inside pocket for special small items. I also made a memory wire […]

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 […]