Published December 19, 2011
Craft , Gift , Happy
Tags: cake, christmas, cute, garden, garland, magnets, plants, presents
Months and months ago I participated in on of those Handmade Pay it Forward gift exchange dealies on Facebook. I sent Sunshine a baby chick hat for her tiny daughter.
This weekend I received some handmade goodness in the mail from her!! Check out these cute and super strong refrigerator magnets.
My favorite is cake.
Now I can retire the ugly bottle opener and ridiculous knife sharpener that I had been using to hold up the Boogedy’s artwork!
Also, she sent this adorable garland that says “Frosty”.
I wish I had had time to take it to the beach and model it there! But here I am in front of my neighbor’s house, with their garden composed of vegetation that is considered “houseplants” in most of the country!
Also, Sunshine was kind enough to send me a jar of Mentholatum, which must not be popular in the south, because no one here carries it. A few weeks ago I had the worst cold, and all I could find was nasty ol’ Vicks!
Sunshine, this was such an awesome box to receive. Thank you so much for making me these gorgeous presents!
Published November 15, 2011
Gift , Knit
Tags: beach, bright, lace, ocean, present, sea, sunshine, teal, yarn
Looky what I made for Kristin! I insured this package with the post office and they rolled.their.eyes when I told them what I thought it was worth. Or maybe they were incredulous that I would actually spend 120 hours knitting.
Here is the Higgs Seascape Stole modeled in front of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
Here it is modeled on me. I was standing at the end of the Higgs pier on a VERY windy day, and praying I wouldn’t drop the scarf in the water.
Me again with my artfully wind-tousled locks.
Here it is modeled in the empty chocolate box I sent it in. (I hope Kristin wasn’t disappointed that there were no chocolates in that lavender box!)
This pattern is Seascape from Knitty, and I used a LOVELY, softy-soft teal alpaca lace yarn from Cascade. I wish my photos had captured the subtle heathered hues in this yarn.
Happy Birthday Kristin!! I love you!
Published September 1, 2011
Gift , Knit
Tags: bag, brown, chevron, cotton, lace, swim
This is probably how the designer of this cool knitted bag intended for it to be used:
However, I am sending it to a friend in St. Croix, and THIS is probably how she will use it!
Here is a detail of the stitches:
The Montavilla Market Bag pattern is FREE at KnitPicks here.
Published March 18, 2011
Gift , Knit
Tags: gorgeous, lace, learning, red, special
I am so proud of myself for undertaking and finishing a lace project! This scarf is for my lovely mother-in-law Betty. I know she loves red, and that was the only excuse I needed to buy this gorgeous cashmere yarn.
In this photo, the scarf is being blocked (stretched to the right shape) and the color is truer than in the backlit photo above.
For knitters, the pattern is Pyrifera, named for a fast-growing seaweed, with beautiful examples for Ravelry members here. I named mine Rhodophydta, for red seaweed. The yarn is Artyarns Cashmere 1 ply. This was an excellent choice for a first lace project, as I was able to memorize the 10-row repeat very easily.
P.S. I think I am now addicted to lace, because I have two more projects started needles!
Published January 31, 2011
Gift , Knit
Tags: candy, handmade, handspun, scarf, yarn
Here is the xmas box I sent to my mom and dad.
Dad received a ribbed scarf made from a super-cool handspun that Kristin gave me more than 2 years ago. Every single stitch was fun to do!
I made a beaded, teal, silk beauty for mama:
I enclosed this box of candy because it was the prettiest box of licorice I’d ever seen! Plus, it matched.