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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Purpleplexy is a half circle, slightly crescent shaped, large shawl. It has cascades of daisy stitches in the gradient colors separated by garter stitch. The main color is carried up the side and only 1 color is used at a time. Choose your favorite Miss Babs gradient and base color - a few are shown in the left column.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Waterspray is a unisex baby blanket, crocheted out of a very soft baby alpaca. So soft that my 6 year old tough guy has been wrapping it around himself while watching Sponge Bob! I used scrap fingering yarn to do the trim since I wanted to try a few different colors. It takes about 80-100 yards of fingering yarn for the trim.
Speedy is a reversible cowl that looks like a racetrack. It’s my way of making something positive out of those days where one has to be speedy to juggle fifty things at a time. While we long for a cup of tea and a bath, Speedy can be something pleasing if one knits it (slowly, of course) rather than lives it.
If you like the play of color then you will love this project which is done using Colorshift Yarns. It looks wonderful done in a Colorbridge or an ombre (explained below.) There are pinks, mocha, gray, purples - every color you can imagine from which to choose - colors for both men and women, which make unique holiday gifts. Forget the rooster t...
This is a top down, swingy cardigan, designed to fit people of all body shapes and sizes. Once you get going, it’s very easy and good in front of a television or during interventions, like when your 5 year old is putting Daddy’s underwear in the freezer (this happened over Thanksgiving, I swear.)
No, I make no promises that this will reverse those annoying habits of Husbands, and unfortunately, this doesn’t involve the torching of a remote control. It’s named after those large, snuggly cushions with arms. In college, we called them Husbands and I just assumed that was their common name. My little girl has one and I’m al...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This was designed for a quick witted family friend of ours in Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Blackburn. She has seen Husband’s family through births, deaths, illness, recovery, marriages - you name it. Now it’s her turn to sit back and have a bit of comfort around her shoulders.
I designed this with the idea that I wanted to knit a bit of lace, have an end product that was pretty, but be able to successfully rescue my project when Junior was busy wrapping bacon around the cat (or his sister.) Too much lace and it would be a loss the first time I had to throw it down in the midst of child chaos. Too boring and it’d...