My granddaughter and I began experimenting with candles after trying (unsuccessfully) to find colored tall cone candles for a sugar mold holder. So, we decided to begin offering small-run custom (four candles/run) with choice of wax (creme, paraffin, soy, beeswax), color, wick (cord or wood), and scent. They will shortly be available on our Etsy site.
Fall 2018 Projects
It seemed every time I turned around last fall, there was another project that needed to be done which required me to put a tunic for myself on the back burner. However, I am pleased to say that it is now finished. While it wasn’t hard it was slow as every 16 stitches of the pattern included four cable stitches. It is heavy, stylistically forgiving, and warm.
A 2nd Blanket–Red!!
This one went MUCH faster, but isn’t quite as complex. I decided to make it square and added fringe. I really like the updated version of a down-home throw.
I found this great pattern on Pinterest and Ravelry. But, after I started it I realized it didn’t provide all of the measurements, including half of the gauge. So! I’m working through it and making notes as I go so the next one I do will be much easier. Life is an adventure, for sure! 🙂 I think this is the first time I’ve ever done a pocket. It looks kind of rough, but I’ve already learned so much.
Blue & Taupe Girl’s Coat
Just finished a sweater coat (size 3T) using one of my most favorite patterns. I love knitting a sweater in one piece, so when I’m done, it’s done–no seam-sewing. It has been posted on Etsy for sale.
Salmon Pink Jumper
Just completed this in a size 6 (and my little model, Loren, confirmed that for me). It is out on Etsy and because it is a test pattern, the price was reduced to $24.95 + shipping ($30 total). Certainly it can be worn as a sleeveless jumper on a warm day, but would be darling with a t-shirt and tights.
Just in time for fall! It seemed to take FOREVER, but actually only three weeks of evenings resulted in a chunky blanket. I was curious about what a completed afghan would be like using Bernat Blanket (super bulky-6) yarn. Now I know. It’s kind of a laid-back, but warm, blanket that I think will be quite versatile and, bonus, it can be washed and dried. I will post it on my Etsy site for $75 (plus $15 shipping charge).
When I was in Geneva, Switzerland, a few years ago, I bought some mohair yarn. I started a few projects with it, but I always ended up tearing them out, as none ever seemed quite right. While working the election polls this summer, a woman mentioned a pattern available at Yarnspirations that I thought I would try. Following is the result. (The only change I made was to pick up and knit the back rather than sew the pieces together later.) Luckily, the striping matched fairly closely–I didn’t try to make it so. Anyway, it is a very light, versatile shrug (modeled by my daughter). 🙂
Girl’s Sweater: Before & After
I am building a very cute periwinkle boat neck sweater (size 6) that I think a little girl would love. The front panel is lacy and the sides, back, and sleeves are all in seed stitch. It will be fun to see it completed and blocked.
And, here is the completed product. It’s really cute, isn’t it!