Friday, July 22, 2011


My latest Treasury, thinking of someplace I've never been... but I did have a Norwegian friend years ago.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Look what I got!

Remember last year, when I won a binder cover from madbird? All this time I've been trying to decide what to else to order, since I know her quality of workmanship firsthand. Well, couple a fabulous mix tape fabric with my new-found interest in spinning with a drop spindle, and voila: check out my new spindle bag!

Look in the pocket and you'll see the matching, removable zipper pouch there in the pocket. Handy!

There is a stationary divider inside, specifically designed to keep your fiber completely separate from your spindle! Clever!

Here it is all loaded up... and I can carry it via the handle or the sturdy drawstrings! Perfect!

Here's that link again, since I know you'll want to order some madbird goodies for yourself... and while you're at it, be sure to check out her group on Ravelry!

Bottom line: getting exactly what you want, handmade with impeccable detail, is priceless (and in madbird's case, very reasonably priced)! Plus, having a real bag for my spinning gear makes me feel like it's official: I can make yarn!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Who wants to win this?

I've designed and knitted a new baby hat, and it's up for grabs in the next Handmade Giveaway !

I thought it would be a fun baby gift or photographer's prop, since it has an elf-y, stocking cap kind of vibe. The hat, peak, and tassel each measure about 4.5 inches, in alternating yellow, brown, green, orange, and purple stripes. It'll fit baby noggins between 14 to 17 inches.

Care instructions: machine wash (warm), tumble dry (low). Yarn is 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon.