Friday, June 29, 2012

little trees

This is one of those times of wondering whether to continue or to stop. I love the yarn (Isager Alpaca 2—light DK alpaca and merino) but am not as happy with the little tree pattern which is a poor riff on the PurlSoho hat made earlier. I'm going to keep going because it is after all just a little hat. A few simpler striped hats will be my next endeavor—a little color play, not too fussy, with really nice yarn appeals to me. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

another cupcake

The pattern I used for this and the earlier lemon cupcake calls for turning the work inside out and adding a crocheted picot edge to the white "icing" as well as a stem to the crocheted cherry on top. I like it simpler. This is baby cashmerino on US7 needles. I think the needles were a bit big for the yarn I chose.
6.5 stitches x 6 rows per inch

Friday, June 22, 2012


This is the Pickles tunic to match the bonnet I made earlier. It's made with Cashmerino on US3 needles and I admit it took me many tries to get the yoke to work. I love the little pink button that closes the back.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

recycled denim

This one is knit with recycled denim cotton. I made a little crocheted ball for the top. 

We just returned from a weekend on the Rappahannock River where the wedding party was young and beautiful and happy and the evening weather cool and refreshing; everything about it just blissful to me.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

window box

Like little faerie caps.

Friday, June 8, 2012


This sugar sweet bonnet is from a pattern I got from Pickles. I am attempting the matching tunic. It's for a newborn—teeny tiny. I am using Baby Cashmerino on US3 needles.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

not jackson pollock

But still … pretty cool. This is the sidewalk in front of Beta Bridge, which gets painted at least once a week.

Monday, June 4, 2012

amazing colors

Right from our own back yard. At the same time of year. What critters are they trying to attract? (Besides me of course.)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

that touch of pink

Mushroom Cashsoft with two bits of color at ribbing and topknot.

5.5 stitches x 8 rows per inch but can't remember the needle size although I think US4.