Monday, November 28, 2011

Purple Haze

I found the perfect shade of purple to knit up a pair of arm warmers/mitts to go with a hand spun and dyed hat I made a couple years ago in my spinning class. The pattern is Toast in 100% baby alpaca that's oh so soft and hazy.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pink Cables

What Up, Dog?

You're looking pretty fabulous in that hot pink hand knit cable sweater.

Molly struts her stuff in this Irish Fisherdog and Friend ensemble that I knit from two skeins of Encore Chunky (75% acrylic/25% wool) from the book, Knitting for Dogs. It seems to bring out her inner super star.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just Finished

I've been on a Plymouth Yarn kick lately. It's an affordable, practical, easy to care for yarn that doesn't "split" like other acrylic blends. I just finished a second Kimono and cast on a third for Christmas gifts.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Denim Kimono

Inspired by the sample on the shop hop at Wildflower Knits in Manhattan. It's the perfect lounging sweater to go with pajama bottoms on chilly winter days. Easily knit over a sick weekend from Encore Colorspun (75% acrylic/25% wool) that's simple to care for and just as cozy as an afghan.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paint the Towne

My neighbor, Shawndra, invited me to a girls' night out at Paint the Towne. I've always wanted a crash course in (acrylic) painting and this was a quick and affordable way to do it. They provide all of the supplies and instructions and we just showed up with a bottle of wine and got to work on our pear paintings. I now have my work of art hanging in my kitchen.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

November in Canton

Mom and I went to Texas over the weekend to visit family and spend a day shopping in Canton at the First Monday flea market with Molly in tow. She's great around crowds but it was warm and she got tired so I purchased a shopping basket that's very popular at these events. She loves it and I joke that I don't need to carry around a tiny dog when I have such a well behaved baby boxer.