Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Stuff- Fabric and Handknits

Two new handknit belts and one scarf, a vintage tablecloth, and lots of interesting fabrics! Enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

New From Last Week!

As always, everything is available from
I'm now offering body care samples! I want you to try out my lotions and body wash, so you can see for yourself how great they are!

"Keep making this and I will keep buying it. Forever."
"Your floral vanilla scent is like crack to my husband and I love it, too. Plus the body butter is so rich and smooth, it works great on my dry winter hands."
"I can't decide which I love more, your skin therapy lotion or your body butter. The mango citrus scent is fresh and clean, love it!"
"This stuff is amazing!"
"This body butter is amazing, very moisturizing without feeling greasy. And I love the floral vanilla scent, feminine without being overpowering"

 Other new things- vintage, handmade accessories, and earrings! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

On the Needles

My pile of projects.. none of which seem to be getting particularly close to finishing!

First up, "Penguin Vest"- I'm making this from measurements I took of a sweater I love, I've never made a vest before. First I took the measurements on my body, and ended up having it way too shaped to work at all (and my gauge was all wrong), Then I ripped out again because I realized that in this case, knitting flat and sewing a seam is less of a pain than weaving in 8 ends every round. I'm now on version 3.0, just past the ribbing, and I haven't touched it in 3 months. The photo is from the first iteration.

2nd- Didi's gloves- my current design project, causing me no end of trouble- from gauge to math to lack of colorwork practice. But finally I have the chart worked out (I hope) and am working my way up the hand!

3rd- "Travel Socks"- plain socks being fitted to my feet... my mindless knitting, and therefore moving very slowly.

4th- "Sailor Scarf"- a gift, at whatever is the next appropriate gift giving occasion after its finished, whenever that is! The pattern comes from Barbara Walker's Treasury, and its beautifully textured and eye catching.

Not pictured:

Spinning- still *sigh* working on my bison fiber from last summer's tour de fleece... although not very often!

Weaving- I haven't touched them since Peru, but in theory I'm working on finishing my backstrap belts.