Saturday, February 25, 2006

more available spring 2006.

This is one of my favorite patterns I've created thus far.
I free-styled and like it so much I am trying to make another in denim blue and a purple furry one that might look cooler than it sounds.

I started with 40 + stitches and once I started knitting in the round, I decreased every 10 stitches or so. The handle is sewn on where the button is and the button was just added for detail. The green is a perfect compliment for the spring ahead.

Sunday, February 12, 2006


i'm staying in today and making valentines. happy snow day!

Friday, February 10, 2006

sew sew

Before I ever learned to knit or even had an interest, I rocked the sewing machine and made a cute dress from some rather ugly pants and a floral tapestry coat from the old curtains in my high school's auditorium. I had a sewing teacher who wouldn't let us create anything unless it was perfect -- all seems HAD to line up, no hand sewn hems could show, loose threads snipped, etc. This taught me a lot about the craft but also earned me a barely-passing grade in the class since I spent more time taking stitches OUT then putting them into my fabric. I've always had a sewing machine, but since I picked up my larger needles and learned to knit, its gathered quite a bit of dust. Today I decided to bring back the old times and play around with sewing on test swatch of felt.

This time I knew I could go crazy and leave threads hanging wherever I wanted! I am liking the results. Here are some pictures I took before I even finished.

(sorry the photos aren't too clear. when I sell enough stuff I'll get a real digital camera.)

Here's the final piece, glowing in the afternoon light.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

taking shape

here's a sneak peek at my next creation.
(purple couch not included.)

coming soon...

I'm in the midst of putting together a line of colorful, handknit bags! So far you have seen the workings of only 2, but I have a few stashed away and many designs and patterns still to conquer. Inspired by purses and totes I saw online, in books and hanging from the shoulders of trendy gals, I have began knitting up original creations in my own style. Of course there's a lot of trial and error, but I am mainly very pleased with my results. I hope to unveil the entire line this spring and will have several bags for sale on The Craft Collective as well as stores on the island. Right now I am still working on names, prices and all that fun stuff.... and knitting every chance I can get!