Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Knits for Sale!

I am happy to announce that I have joined Etsy!  Some of my knit and crochet pieces are now for sale.  My work can be pretty, delicate, geeky, unusual.. and much more!  I have a few items posted, with more to come!

Check it out, tell your friends!  :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Oooohhh Intarsia

Here is my first and only successful foray into intarsia knitting.  Intarsia = tangled mess that I can only cope with on the small scale of a wrist band.  

Sage's Socks

A little pair of socks I made for Sage at 6 months  (just found the picture)

Sage's Christmas Sweater

Here is a little blue sweater I made for Sage for Christmas.  It seems like a rather simple pattern, but the folded neck made me learn a new technique - stopping early in my rows, twisting the stitch and turning.  The technique I learned (thank you, Debbie Bliss) prevented any holes for showing, and looked great.

Maya's Hoodie and Dress

Here it is, my first foray into crochet!  I made this sweater, which was pretty adventurous for a first project, but that has been the way I learn - go in way over my head and try to fix my mistakes as I go along.  I discovered just how fast crochet is, and am wondering whether I may become a convert.  Knitters and crocheters seem to stay firmly on opposite sides of the fence, but I am intrigued by these new skills.  I get excited when there is so much more to learn, so expect more crochet to pop up for a while...  

Here Maya is, wearing wearing her hoodie in combination with the dress I knitted for her a while ago.  The dress is following the same pattern as the one I made for Sage last year, but I decided to try using a different colour for the trim.  I unintentionally made a set, because the trim on both is in the same purple yarn!

Devil Pants Action Shots!

Here is my little niece Maya, up to no good in the devil pants I made her!