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Yay for rainbow #knits! The color transitions in this Blackberry Ridge yarn are so smooth and beautiful. #knitting #yarn

Yay for rainbow #knits! The color transitions in this Blackberry Ridge yarn are so smooth and beautiful. #knitting #yarn

New pattern for spring! Avila- a feathery lace shawl.

My most recent finished project. It is a finger/lace weight hand spun done on my drop spindle. The fiber is from Countess Ablaze and it is 50/50 baby llama and silk. I love her yarns and dyed roving. The colors are so magical.

Matchy-matchy. Mountain Colors Winter Lace Junior in Harmony Aspen and KnitPicks Caspian.

Matchy-matchy. Mountain Colors Winter Lace Junior in Harmony Aspen and KnitPicks Caspian.

My new pattern Simple Green is now available and it is free until February 5th, 2014.

My favorite neckerchief right now. Knit in Jill Makes Stuff Rockwell. The most beautiful green I have ever seen. #knitting #yarn

My favorite neckerchief right now. Knit in Jill Makes Stuff Rockwell. The most beautiful green I have ever seen. #knitting #yarn

Blocking my new project! It’s a lace and garter stitch crescent shawl knit in Countess Ablaze’s Tia Merino. Pattern coming soon…

oakapples:

Coats of some British and Icelandic sheep breeds:

Greyface Dartmoor; Cheviot; Icelandic; Beulah; Cotswold; Welsh Mountain; Suffolk; Southdown; and British Milksheep.

(via weavinghand)

Finished a small Christmas project. This was a cross stitch kit from Olympus called Scandinavian cute cross stitch. I think the back was meant to be plain (couldn’t read the Japanese instructions) but I borrowed from the front motif to make the back.

And just for fun a photo of the best Christmas tree ever. It was so beautiful in person.

The new Knitty is out and my Olla mittens are in it! 

I am so happy to finally be able to share this project. Introducing Emeraude, a long-line cardigan with lace stripes and a handkerchief hemline.

This beautiful Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light had been sitting in my stash for years. At the beginning of this year I dug it out and started laying plans for the sweater. Then it was just a process of picking it up and putting it down because other projects got in the way. But I am glad that I will finally be able to wear it out and about. 

So in preparation for the Tokyo Yarn crawl this Saturday, I whipped up a few ornaments to hang on my official yarn crawl bag. 

When I was printing the label for the yarn crawl flag, I didn’t want to waste the extra space on the iron paper. So I googled old medical drawings and found a few cool illustrations to print. 

After printing, I ironed the print outs onto pieces of white felt. The felt I used was a type of sticky iron-on felt. If I was to make some more, I would try regular iron-on felt because my machine’s needle became sticky and caused the thread to get all wonky. 

Next I dug up some of my old swatches. To make it easier to sew them, I ironed some stiff interfacing onto the back. 

The ribbon I used to make the loops was an elastic velvet ribbon. I sandwiched it between the white felt and the swatch and then sewed around the illustration. 

Finally trimmed the excess felt and swatch. 

I think these are really fun and I totally want to make some more with different illustrations. I think they would make really fun christmas ornaments.

Ready for adventure!
#tokyoyarncrawl #knitknit #yarn

Ready for adventure!
#tokyoyarncrawl #knitknit #yarn

Now on the needles! #knitting

Now on the needles! #knitting

A first birthday set for a little miss. The pattern is Le Chat Noir – by Stephanie Mason. #knitting #funnybunny

A first birthday set for a little miss. The pattern is Le Chat Noir – by Stephanie Mason. #knitting #funnybunny