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Archive for 'Finished Objects'

Time for Crafts

I made some pillows!!! And it was super easy! I saw some gorgeous Orla Kiely textiles at Target yesterday and in a crafty binge of productivity, decided to make some pillows for my couch.  I didn’t realize just how much my couch needed some good throw pillows until my delightful nap this afternoon. I would [...]

Deep Forest, A New Pattern

There is this point in the seasons when the trees are bare (or mostly bare) and you can see deep into the wood.  The light strikes across the tress and branches, casting a dark lacey web of shadows across the forest floor and on any visitors walking the paths.  I was intrigued by these shadows [...]

When the end is only the beginning…

Goodness, this one was a long time coming. But I finally finished. Finally. lets call this photo “artsy” instead of blurry. This project was an ever constant source of both pride and annoyance in my life for a long 4 months. When I started her, I joked about how she was this hot affair that [...]

A dirty little affair…

I’ve been working really hard on the Aran Wrap Cardigan (which really needs a saucier name). I promise. It’s just I’m at one of those stall points. You know, where you’re faced with starting the next section (in this case, an arm or the skirty part), but it will take some concentration to get to [...]

Secrets and Obsessions

I finished a blanket!! And, by my deadline! (check out Rav for the details.) I’d been wanting to make Babette (which is crocheted! ::gasp::) because it’s just so freaking pretty – and it reminded me of the blankets that my grandma used to have – but with a nice new modern feel. But I knew [...]

Popsicle! Limesicle!

I’m pleased to be able to announce one of my secret projects! Yay! Here we have Popsicle (Rav link), a new sock pattern that features a mirrored patterning across the foot. I designed this for Three Irish Girls yarn company and their Sock Yarnista sock club. I’m incredibly proud of this design and the way [...]

Strangling Vine (RAOK Pattern 1)

Introducing the Strangling Vine Scarf: Knit with less than a single skein of Sea Silk (a skein of SS is 430 or so yards of fingering weight) Size US 4 needles (but it’s a scarf, so gauge is not essential – it’s about which drape you like most) Not reversible (it’s a pretty pattern, but [...]