Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Hat

Double stranded.  Merino wool and acrylic.  Warm and fluffy.  Extra soft.  Not too tight.  Just perfect.  Just for me.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My first treasury!

Woodland Gnomes

Every time I paint little gnomes I get caught up in imagining the little villages they live in. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Quilts... done!

While we were holed up this weekend waiting out a snow storm, I finished up these three quilts.  The top one is for Boo, the middle one is for Miss M and the bottom one is for Little H.  I am really happy with how they turned out and I really hope the kiddos love them. 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Toasty Mitts

Finished:  New fingerless mitts using 100% Merino Wool.

New toasty mitts plus peppermint tea sweetened with Blue Agave syrup equals bliss.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Quilt #1

I felt so inspired as I declared this the year for a handmade Christmas.  I planned out my gift lists and bought supplies.  A few months ago, it seemed easy peasy to whip out new quilts for the three little ones.  Now as Christmas quickly approaches... I'm freaking out.

I did manage to finish quilt #1.  This one is for Boo.  It is filled with all of the things he loves.  The back is a snuggly fleece with all sorts of balls on it.  I hope he likes it and doesn't notice that some of it looks like it was sewn by a drunken  monkey.  (No offence to any monkeys reading this blog.)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I Believe in Fairies

These were inspired by a darling book Miss M. was reading.  I think I need to make them some friends.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Monkey

I can check another Christmas present off the list.  I finished this sassy monkey last night.  Now for a name...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rainy Day

I finished 6 pairs of knitting needles last night!  I'm really loving the new wax finish I picked up.  Unfortunately today is dark and rainy which makes for yucky photos.  :(

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Things are getting out of hand

I've been a little obsessed with knitting lately. I've got at least two projects going at all times and I rarely go anywhere without my knitting bag. I knit a lot in the car when while I'm waiting for Miss M to get out of school. In the evenings I can often be found painting new sets of knitting needles. As I looked around my house yesterday, I had to laugh at some of the evidence I saw of my obsession.

A look at my dresser.

Poor Santa has been attacked by a rogue ball of yarn.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

It's been a busy weekend.  I've got 5 sets of knitting needles and one pin cushion to package up and get out the door, plus a custom order for 3 sets of knitting needles.  On top of that I have a few more designs that have been jostling around in my head.  I'm not going to be able to rest until I give them a try.  I'd better be productive tomorrow!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Double Bubble Knitting Needles

These candy-like Knitting Needles remind me of bubble gum. Yummy! 

Kissy Knitting Needles

I love how these sweet little birds turned out.

Friday, December 5, 2008

A New Beginning

I'm just getting this blog up and running. Check back soon!