Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pointy Elf Hats A-Go-Go

I'm sorry I have been absent lately, I've been hard at work designing and knitting Fall samples.  If I have really left you bereft (somehow I think not, there is A LOT of other stuff on the internet) you can always follow my progress through my Ravelry account. I'm pretty attentive to my Ravelry Project Page, it's the closest thing I have to a garden and I am constantly tending to it.  (That said, don't bother messaging me through Ravelry, I never read it. Just shoot me an old skool e-mail via

Anyway, I've been getting into the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. Her first book, Last Minute Knitted Gifts is one of my favourite knitting pattern books of all time. Joelle used to work for Martha Stewart and she's got the touch. 

Above are a couple of Pointy Elf Hats. Both are toddler sized, and made with 1 skein of Malabrigo Gruesa and 8mm double pointed needles. They were fast, fun, and look really great. I made the green first, liked it so much I made a pink one thinking I'd give it to my niece, but I like the pair of them together so much I'm keeping the pink one in the store.  They are so charming that I'm feeling like I want one in every corner of the store.  Seriously, they're adorable, and they remind me of those little pointy hats that the kids wore on the first night at Hogwarts in the 1st Harry Potter movie.  Anyway, the Gruesa is only $14.97 a skein, they aren't a huge investment. 

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Monday, August 27, 2012

New Free Pattern: Easy Loose Cable Cowl

This pattern is a simple, straightforward, easy project great for new knitters (great way to learn cables). It knits up fast on thick yarn and BIG needles (12mm).  It's easy, is a satisfying quickie, and looks impressive to non-knitters (hint: it's very giftable). 

It is made with one skein of Brown Sheep Company Burly Spun (not bad at $20.97 per skein),  but it would also make an excellent excuse to buy a couple of skeins of Malabrigo Rasta (especially in their luminescent semi-solid colours). 

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Dolly Dress on Display

I finally got around to taking pictures of the Dolly Dress on the dolly it was made for.  Above Cornelia models the dress. It is a bit long for her, but she is undiapered and needs a pair bloomers to cover her bum.  Next time I see Lucy (my niece) I'll try and get a pic of them together.

Here's Sasha. The dress fits her perfectly, but she doesn't get to wear it very often because Cornelia really likes it. 

And yes, these were MY Cabbage Patch Kids. My mom excavated them from her basement. Sasha was found still in her original diaper. 

Here's Lucy showing off Cornelia - literally. She's 18 months old, everything is literal. Like the stickers on Cornelia's head? Apparently Lucy isn't keen on bald & beautiful. ;-)

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