Thursday, December 29, 2011

Owl hats are fun!

 I finished my Owl hat from Ravelry (the Who? hat) and loved knitting this one.  I added eyes to every other owl and I had 10 owls in total.  I used a stash skein of Lion Brand and the end result is fine, but I recommend knitting in a yarn with more wool!
 While I was sewing on owl eyes, kitties were sleeping.... 

And Maggie stole my Christmas zombie!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Quick knit gifts are wonderful

I love free patterns and I love quick knit patterns that are free :)  I finished up a 3-hour cowl for my sister-in-law and will pop it into the mail tomorrow. I hope she likes it, fingers crossed.  I used Lion Brand Homespun I had in the stash, but could not find the colorway name/number. It knit up nice and soft and squishy.

 And just as awesome as free patterns are zombie cups :) My niece and nephew gave me this for Christmas and I LOVE it so much!  Already had coffee in it this morning and now my favorite cup of all time.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Fiber love

I finally took pictures of the Bohemia Fibers roving of the month October fiber that I spun and 2 plied.
I love her fibers, she does a beautiful job on her products and I highly recommend you give her a try if you are in the market for yarn or roving.

 This is the American Beauty Apple in Romney, spun on my Cherub wheel (her name is Jolene).

 I received 4 ounces and was able to get 137 yards , which will become a hat.

 And this lovely piece of business is the November colorway that needs to be spun up today!

  I also purchased a "brown bag" from her and was delighted to get a killer batt!

  Look at the fun in this batt...I need more time to spin.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Craft bazaar...

 Lots of fabric lanards, holiday pins and project bags...

 A bowl full of fingerless mitts and beanies too...

Followed with a bowl of felted mittens and tissue covers...
I attended a Christmas craft fundraiser bazaar this weekend and have been busily crafting for this over the past month.  It wasn't a crafty crowd :(  The hot tables were the "corporate" tables; brand name purses and brand name candles were the big hits of this event.  Win some and lose some.  At least my table fee went to charity.

New plan - post my bags on Etsy and mitts, mittens and lanyards will be gifted.