Friday, November 30

peep peep

This little guy will be my mascot at the upcoming craft shows. My logo includes a cute little duck, but this fellow is a little bit more 'natural' than the traditional rubber duck. Only, he wouldn't be a very good bathtime friend.

Pattern: Easter Peeps by Kat Knits (free on her blog)
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton in yellow
Needles: #4 dpns

Notes: a quick, easy and fun knit. I changed the bind off on the wings to get a more feathered effect. Next time I knit this I will fill the base with some beans or something to give it more stability for sitting. K has quickly decided that I made this for him, so I had to discretely steal it back this morning to get photos and grab it for the show tomorrow.

Thursday, November 22

center square hat for a toddler

Pattern: Center Square from Knitty
Yarn: Main color is Mountain Colors Sweet Grass Wool 2 ply in Missouri River Blue. Contrasting color is Araucania Nature Wool Bulky
Needles: #9
Notes: I used one strand of the Mountain colors and used the Nature wool doubled. I knit this on smaller needles than called for so it would fit the little guy.

Tuesday, November 13

Jaywalker Socks Finished

Pattern: Jaywalker Socks
Needles: #1 Susan Bates metal dpns
Size: to fit my size 9 feet
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Fire on the Mountain Colorway - almost one full skein
Notes: nearly everyone who knits socks has already knit this pattern, and I see why. It's simple, looks interesting, works well with all the nifty varigated yarns out there and it just fits well. This pattern is easy enough for a beginning knitter, but interesting enough for anyone.

Thursday, November 8

Queen City Craft Bazaar

I'm so excited that I'm going to be part of the Queen City Craft Bazaar on December 1 in Burlington. I'm busy finishing up all my soaps and things to have a great table. Hope to see you there.