Feb 11, 2016

Embroidered Gloves

Last week I had another Crafternoon with my friends and was able to cross off another project from my list! We each embroidered a pair of gloves and they are all so cute!

Embroidered Gloves
Embroidered Gloves
Embroidered Gloves
Embroidered Gloves


Katie put little bows on the wrists, Chelsea put her initials, and I stitched some abstract lines. I put mine on the next morning and tossed my old grungy looking pair aside. There were three more gloves and I was enjoying the cuteness so much I decided to embroider the others and am giving them away!

Embroidered Gloves
Embroidered Gloves
Embroidered Gloves
Embroidered Gloves

One pair has little faces that make me think of hand puppets. Another has hearts in color changing thread. The third pair has an L and an R so you can remember which hand is your left and which is your right. All the gloves are standard one-size women's stretch gloves and have conductive thread in the pointer fingers & thumbs. Smart phone compatible!

What to do for a chance to win:
1. Tell me which gloves you like best in a comment below by Sunday, February 21st.
2. Wait. Three winners will be chosen by a random number generator and will be announced Thursday, February 25th.

Feb 9, 2016

Air Shawl WIP

I am about halfway finished with the Air Shawl. My plan was to finish it in January and spend February knitting a new mystery knit along so I've set this project to the side for now.

Air Shawl WIP
Air Shawl WIP
Air Shawl WIP

For the third section I decided to switch to the skein of grey/white yarn and split up the rows for a gradual color change. After switching colors I realized I should have started with the gradient colored yarn first because it will join with a kitchener stitch (seamless join) to a second piece of the first section and I am afraid there will be an abrupt color change in the middle of the knitting. I have some time to think about it though and maybe it will line up well.

Feb 4, 2016

Hawaii

Last week I got back from a Hawaiian holiday. I spent a week on the Big Island and took lots of photos! Here are some things I saw:

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butterfly fish and coral. gecko. splash. anthurium seeds. bug-eyed cat. googly eyed tree. volcanic gas. a beach. snorkel selfie. possibly that one tree.

Feb 2, 2016

February Mystery Knit Along

In December I bought some yarn for another mystery knit along and it just started yesterday. Unfortunately I'm not done with the Air Shawl I've been working on so I may be putting it on hold and starting a new project!

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This is the yarn I will be using, it is Schoppel-Wolle Lace in Hei├čes Eisen (hot iron/red hot) and will make a lovely heart shaped shawl. The mystery knit along is another from bunnymuff, the same designer from the October mystery knit along I joined where I made the lovely Vanessa Ives Shawl, it is called Heads Will Roll and is inspired by the Queen of Hearts.

Jan 28, 2016

Monkey Mask Free Printable

Lunar New Year is February 8th! 2016 is the year of the monkey and following tradition, I've made a monkey mask to celebrate!

Monkey Mask