24 May 2016

A Little Love ~ Sweet Maddyson ~ from Kelli

This is Maddyson, she is modeling her newest hand knit sweater Hazelberry with a trim of picot cast-on. She's 2 months old and has plenty of time to wear ( or fit in) her sweater. 
I knit this a while back in fingering weight yarn, with one pink button. Garter and stockinet. Yoke down seamless cutie!

13 May 2016

Knitters Pin Cushion ~ from Kelli

Looks a wee bit spidery and many people won't understand the use of these pins. 
I recently found this 1950's treasure while thrift storing locally. No pins were in it. The bottom holds threads. I made it into my blocking pin cushion. I realized I'd never seen a pin cushion like it, storing just some of my blocking pins. 
Block away!

06 May 2016

A Favorite! ~from Kelli

From my youngest daughter, years ago, for Mothers Day...and it stuck!

"( I love you tell (till) the yarn runs out! that's never)"

We continue to say that saying now and again. "Love ya till the yarn runs out~" and they know it's never. Hmm?  why do you think they'd think that?

Do my kids "get me" or what!!!

Happy Mothers Day ~

23 April 2016

Washing Socks ~ from Kelli

Hope everyone has knitted socks! If you haven't I encourage you to take a class and or learn. They are fabulous! But for some reason my sock projects get put aside... for other knits!

 I'm a wood double points, US 1.5, TopDown ribbed sock girl myself! 

Many sock knitters use 75% natural fiber, such as wool with 25% polyester. Or Superwash wool blend for easier wash/dry care also to hold up and be worn longer. 
Oh but not me... I do enjoy 100% wool,  and hand washing!  Yep!  I use Eucalan, grapefruit scent for washing and then air dry. 
 
Happy knitting!

17 April 2016

Historic Gaches Mansion~

Save a day to come and tour works of art  in La Conner at the Quilt&Textile Museum, in the Historic Gaches Mansion. 

Museum Hours: April open daily 11-5
May-June Tuesday-Saturday 11-5

Yours truly and Melissa will be part of the Creative Knitting June1-July 3!
Do you recognize the Stonecrop which we KAL'ed, it will be on display. 

04 April 2016

Heavenly Knitting ~ from Kelli

This is the way to knit! Sitting outside on the back porch at Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop, in Port Townsend, WA hearing the laps of the waves hit the beach~  They have the tea to sip you into a coma-knit state of mind. I had the whole day to myself! What treat! 
Hope you find a day to sit outside and breath in deep and create!