Monday, November 07, 2005


okay I'm working on a ton of things right now. A ridiculous amount, really.

- A burgundy variegated wool purse with bamboo handles. This is basically done, I just have to sew the second handle in and line it. I got some really cool teal and purple silky liner at Dressew for about $2/meter. This purse has been sitting in it's unfinished state for about two months and I'm pretty embarassed by that fact.

- My left mitt still needs a thumb and it's getting cold. HELP!

- Hockey skate baby booties for my brother. One is finished, the other one should be coming off the needles soon. So adorable.

- Anniversary Sweater from knitty for my bf. I have been working on this for months, doesn't look like he'll be wearing it this winter, I've finished the back and am almost done the front but still have sleeve and seam sewing hell left.

- Dayflower scarf. I just started this last night because I had some green mohair screaming at me from my stash. In one sitting I got about a quarter of it done so this one should go fast.

- Burgundy "Voodoo" scarf

*sigh* And I've been finding so many patterns for things I want to make. On the upside, I am managing to shrink down my yarn stash so will be able to go SHOPPING soon :)

Thursday, October 27, 2005


First mittens, what a pain. I still have to finish the thumb on the other hand, it's sitting in my basket waiting for me to feel ambitious, or for it to snow....whichever comes first.

I really like this yarn though, it's SOLO by Bernat...about $5 a ball from Zellers. 2 balls should be enough for these mitts and a matching hat. Check out the grain, there are tiny multicoloured strands in there.

Disco Ball

I was feeling silly one day and had a ball of bernat handicraft and a bag of sequins and thought....what the heck, disco ball hat.

I have no idea where I would wear this, but it's actually kind of cute and funky.


This was my big summer project. I knit this up over 2 months of weekends at Wreck Beach and evenings on my patio.

It's made out of "TLC Amore" (I think) which I picked up at Zellers, 3 balls at $8 a piece...I still have about two thirds of a ball left and am trying to find a use for it.

It wasn't supposed to end up as wide as it is, but once I started dropping stitches the width increased drastically. As a result, what was supposed to be a largish scarf is now a comfy shawl/wrap.

The pictures don't really do it justice, it can look casual or dressy depending on what you match it up with. Goes great with jeans and heels, or a summer dress. I'm very pleased with the end result.

The pattern is from knitty, take a look to at the pictures there to get a better idea of what it looks like.

First Lace

Okay, this was a gruelling 2 month project with many interruptionsm, but in the end it turned out really well.

My first lace scarf, pattern courtesy of knitty once again, is made up of "Kid Merino" (28% kid mohair, 28% merino wool, 44% micro nylon) by Crystal Palace Yarns.

I purchased one 240 yd ball for about $8 at Urban Yarns (I think it was on sale) I only used just over half the ball and realistically should have made this scarf longer but I just wanted it DONE and off my needles.


...okay so I've been slacking of in the picture taking department. It is difficult to get inspired to take pictures of finished projects when you have such a CRAPPY CAMERA!!! Hopefully that changes soon.

First up, just a few standard scarves.

This one was done in Brown Bernat Velvet, garter stitch on 10 mm needles. Very quick, very easy, but I don't think I'll be using the Velvet again anytime soon. The ends don't weave in very well and the velvet sheds off the ends.

Next we have my pink furry scarf made with the most expensive yarn I have used to date. I saw this Italian yarn at A Touch of Wool and fell in love. It's called "Gracia" (80% nylon 20% rayon), is so soft and gorgeous, and I love the black flecks in it. I love pink and black together. Anyway, I picked up two balls of this stuff at $12 each and made this super long, skinny K2P2 Rib scarf.

The picture's fuzzy but so is the scarf, haha. I've tried to show a close up of the grain so you can get an idea how amazing this yarn is.

Sunday, July 24, 2005


I have been making tons of things, but haven't really had time to post them...But I wanted to get this one on here before I give it to my sister today. I found this pattern @ and thought it was adorable so I made one up as a gift for my sister. It's a really quick project (I probably spent about 4 hours on it total) and I also made it a bit less "chubby" then the pattern calls for:

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Almost baby time!!!

Dad and Sasha are due pretty soon, within the next month or so I think. I went into panic mode because I started knitting this blanket about 3 months ago and as of 3 weeks ago was only about half-way done. So I busted my butt and finished it off in record time.

Close up of the center pattern:

And close up of the border, done in seed stitch:

I used 100% cotton yarn so it's nice and soft and washable. I'm so excited to give it to them tonight!!!

I also had some time and odds and ends of cotton yarn to make some adorable little hats:

I've been sewing a baby quilt for them too but it's not done, I'll post pics in a few weeks.


I wanted to take the chance to post pics of some older projects:

This was the first purse I made, my first (and so far, only) felting project, AND my first time knitting in the round. I got the pattern out of the book "Stitch 'n' Bitch". The purse has this really cute little change purse attached to it with a cord, but I haven't gotten around to putting snaps on it yet so it's really quite useless to me so far. I think next time I make one of these I'll make the handles thicker and maybe even add some felted flowers.

And this is a really great backpack, though a bit rough around the edges. I used a pattern in the same book as a basic template, but modified the design on the back. The pattern called for some weird hello kitty monkey thing which isn't my style so I drew out a star on graph paper and voila! This is my first real intarsia project, and at least now I can think of a bunch of ways to do it easier and better. The most challenging part of this project proved to be getting the liner and the zipper in, I've never been a big fan of zipper sewing. Anyway, I use the bag all the time, it's perfect for when a purse is too small and a normal backpack is too big and I've gotten tons of compliments on it I guess mainly because there aren't really any others around!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

First Post

Okay so I'm home sick from work and finally decided to take on the task of setting this thing up so I can proudly display my creations to the world for judgement etc.

Now if the silly photo software didn't keep crashing my comp I'd be able to post some pics.