October 23rd, 2012
One ball of worsted yarn is all you need to make a pair of these stretchy and seamless lace fingerless gloves. One size fits all and they are quick to make. Built in rounds from the palm to the arm, you can knit up to the desired length. A great project for that single ball of luxurious cashmere you’ve been keeping in your stash.
April 12th, 2012
One of my most popular designs – Cabled Fingerless Gloves – is available now as a detailed tutorial and knitting pattern.
This is a small project, quick to make, and requires only one ball of yarn. The pattern contains round-by-round instructions to make short or long gloves. It has been tested, proofread and technically edited. The instructions are clear and very detailed. There’s maybe too much detail for experienced knitters.
Available through Ravelry (you don’t need to be a member to buy it).
November 10th, 2011
These gloves were commissioned through my Etsy store for a five-year old girl who loved her Mom’s gloves.
It was the first time I designed gloves for a child, and it was like flying in the dark. I had only the measurements that the buyer sent me, and no one to try them on.
It worked fine.
September 25th, 2011
These gloves were commissioned for my Etsy store.
The buyer asked for extra long lacy gloves. So she’ll look like a “‘medieval princess”. I’m happy with the result and I’m making some more. There is more than one medieval princess, you know?
September 5th, 2011
The weather got chilly and we stayed home for most of the Labour Day weekend. Some projects were finished and I’m very happy with results.
Quilted table runner
August 30th, 2011
This lined zippered pouch was made solely of scraps left over from other projects.
August 27th, 2011
I need reading glasses, and they need matching funky cases.
April 8th, 2011
Happy! Happy! Happy! Celebrating 10 years in Canada today.
It’s been a great decade, no regrets, lots of fun. And the winter? That’s the only part I don’t like, but the rest more than makes up for it.
April 6th, 2011
Although not a knitting blog, one of the funniest and best written blogs I read is Creampuff Revolution. She’s also a knitter, and occasionally she posts in her blog photos of her finished objects. Among them, to my surprise, was her own version of the my Braided Ivy fingerless gloves.
I’ve been reading her blog (and her spouse’s blog) for years, and I was so happy to see that my work inspired her to make her own gloves. Cheers!
April 3rd, 2011
My first attempt at free-motion quilting. Not perfect, I know. Free-motion quilting takes a lot of practice, but it is lots of fun too. This was a quick project, and I’m quite happy with the result.
March 26th, 2011
These slippers were made with recycled fabric and vinyl that used to be a bag. Only the top is new fabric and batting.
March 15th, 2011
These slippers are cute, but they are not really what I had in mind. The sole turned out to be too thin, so they’re not comfortable to wear.
The top of these slippers was my first attempt at quilting in my sewing machine, and that worked really well. Scarlett seems to approve them.
February 26th, 2011
This hand towel is another fun project using charms.
February 7th, 2011
I’ve started playing with the charm packs:
Some scraps of linen plus five beige 5″ by 5″ charms, and we’ve got this cute fabric basket. One down, three to go.
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January 29th, 2011
And it has plenty of pockets. I don’t like my tomato sauce jars banging against each other on their way home.
January 15th, 2011
I’m totally charmed by these charm packs from Connecting Threads. So many projects, so little time.
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