Monday, June 11, 2012

A Maltese Cross Toque. The 8-pointed Maltese Cross motif evokes the grandeur of the Knights of Saint John's Maltese fortresses and the magnificent art of the High Baroque era.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring is in the air!

Tulip tips are up, warm winds are blowing, Spring is here and so are these bunny fur mitts :) !

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Aran Yokester 2008

My first Aran. The design is mine with crocheted steek technique from EZ.

Beret and Scart for Celoris

The beret is inspired by Hodd by Vedis Jonsdottir in Lopi 24. The scarf is my design, using Prime Rib (Elizabeth Zimmerman, Knitting Without Tears) and macrame tied fringe.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sheeps Down - June 2008

A Knitted Garter Stitch Blanket in Sheepsdown

Congratulations Devin! June 14, 2008

Pattern: The Opinionated Knitter, Newsletter and Leaflet #9 from


7 skeins Medium Grey and 7 skeins Natural Sheeps Down

Used 3-ply sheepswool in Natural to sew the sections together.
The border is 3-stitch i-cord.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Adult Surprise Jacket

I completed and delivered Mama's Mother's Day Adult Surprise Jacket* today, May 11, 2008.
Materials: Andy's Merino II (Farmhouse Yarns) in Lavender (dark from bottom of the dye pot, light from top of the dye pot); MANOS del URUGUAY #111 (multi colored blue, purple, rust, rose, gold); Sheep Shop Yarn Company #F111 (Navy); The original Alafoss lopi light in light grey and one strip in white).
7 Buttons from Sit 'n Knit in Old Wethersfield.
Modifications: I-cord Cast Off in MANOS del URUGUAY. Employed a continuous stream of I-Cord, using Joyce Williams' variation of EZ's Applied I-Cord (k2, slip 1, yo, K1, pass the slipped stitch plus the yo over), the seam is united up the cuff/sleeve (picking up stitches from the selvedges and working 3-Needle I-Cord Cast Off), continued across the neck-back, "seamed" down the other sleeve and ended with EZ's I-Cord Casting Off around the second cuff, and I-Cord Casting Off from one shoulder, around the neck front, down one side, around the lower edge and up the other side to the second shoulder; adding extra I-Cord roundlettes at each corner to turn 90-degrees.** Mitered corners, phoney seams, decreased to make snug cuffs.

*Spun Out #1, Summer 1981 Elizabeth Zimmermann's Adult Surprise Jacket.
**Description of I-Cord is from The Opinionated Knitter, p. 55, 106.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Finished Raveneli on Saturday, March 30, 2008 and started Adult Surprise Jacket today! It is a surprise present for someone special to my heart!