I had some of this leftover yarn that I dyed with Kool Aid (I call it Bird of Paradise) and wasn’t sure what to do with it. I ended up striping it with some soft grey to make this hat by Leethal. To add more flair to it I needle felted hearts over the ears. Because of the aviator style of the hat and the red hearts I call this hat my Amelia EarHEART hat.
Every year a local gift shop has a wacky Easter bonnet contest. This is my first year entering. Knitted and crocheted buunnies, chicks, hatching eggs, flowers and a slug or two. Here’s to hoping I win!
I’m not trying to turn my blog into a knitting blog or anything, but this is what happens when you’re holed up for a few days trying to get over being sick. You have all the time in the world to knit! A friend of mine handspun this stunning yarn and I fell hard for it. I bought it from her ages ago and just now found a project for it. The lace on this shawl is supposed to look like ginkgo leaves. Pretty! You can see more photos and read more details on my Ravelry page. I still have about 100 yards of this yarn left so I’m knitting a quick lace scarf with it- I’ll post pictures of that when I’m done.
I finished my Strawberry Shortcake mitts! I even painted my nails to match. Read more about my knitting on my Ravelry page.
I finished knitting all the little Christmas stockings to go with my handmade advent calender! Read more on my knitting blog.
I knit this cowl for a friend as part of a knitting swap. Read more on my Ravelry page.
Only fair to post Bailey’s Halloween costumes. In 2006 he was due around Thanksgiving but came mid October. So he was still in the NICU for his first Halloween. I made him the teeniest, tiniest little pirate hat. 2007- Deviled Egg. 2008- He was Mr. Nielson to my Pippi Longstocking. 2009- A bat. 2010- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. 2011- Vampire. This year he wants to be Captain America. Another store bought costume. Sigh.
My youngest son Silas has had some pretty cute Halloween costumes. I’m a little bummed this year- he wants to be a cowboy. Which is totally cool except we already have everything and nothing is handmade by me.
Scarf I just finished knitting from yarn that I handspun. It’s a mulberry silk/merino wool blend from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. And it’s gorgeous.