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You decorate the tree, now you can decorate yourself for the holidays with this whimsical double knit cowl. I was inspired by the memory of my mother, who loved a red cowl and kept Christmas well. This piece uses standard and double knit techniques but should be achievable for advanced beginners. The design removes some of the pain points of dou...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I had fun with sparkly and tweedy sock yarn, imagining a log cabin with eyes glowing from the forest. Added in God’s Eye motifs for protection to make everything all right. You can write your own novel with these socks just don’t let the teenager touch that doorknob!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This design has been loafing in my mind for over a year now. At first I swatched for a cowl in the round but I kept slipping the swatch onto my arm. The lace and garter motif scrunched on my arm and looked like jewelry to me. How fun! How many rings? I leave that option open to you. Also, although my sample is in two colors there is nothing to s...
This cowl is luxuriously wide and made to drip and drape over your shoulders. As I was charting the lace motif, it reminded me of airplanes and how I love to fly on vacation. In a sport weight yarn, it is a nice thing to have or knit when that little overhead airline A/C vent is blowing at you.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
It all started when I got a skein of Bernat’s Glow In The Dark yarn. I thought of glowing things and Hubble space shots came to mind. I made a swatch but didn’t think I had the right yarn or idea for the project. I put the swatch on Pinterest with the notation “Pillow?” Someone repinned with the idea of a pillow for a boy...
Knitting: Cowl, Fingerless Gloves
I saw my first peacock in the wild when I was a child. My parents had taken us to their friend’s house on the eastern shore of Maryland. I had only ever seen them in cages at zoos. I was completely amazed when I saw one strut casually across the driveway. Fabulous.