Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Green hand dyed yarn

Appropriate to the early as it is. The tree leaves are not full size yet but about 2-3 weeks ahead of what is normal here. Even the lilacs are blooming, my husband's fishing buddy said that was a sign the fish were biting - wonder if they know the season is early.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Blanket & Kimono

As a prayer shawl is knit, love and best wishes are knit into each stitch. That is how I knit this baby blanket and kimono.

My friend, Ryna, had purchased the yarn to crochet a baby blanket for her first great grandchild who will be born in June. She lost her battle with cancer before she could make it. I was honored to complete this love gift for her.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Feltmaker has a Hat

What a great Saturday, a surprise early birthday party for Karen and then she had a private feltmaking lesson with well known Hat Maker, Suzanne Higgs of Hooked on Felt.

Karen looks a little surprised at the beauty she created, doesn't she. It wasn't even dry when the picture was taken, wait till the merino-silk dries and the colors will pop. She may do some embellishment on the twin pleats in the front or maybe add the pretty purple flower which she finished only minutes before the photo.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Needle Felt Forms on Sale

Maybe Spring is here to stay. This warm weather seems to bring the instant gratification out in full bloom for me... maybe you, too. Great quick projects for summer is needle felting; it is portable, lightweight and easy - just poke, poke, poke.

The foam forms for needle felted slippers and mittens will be half price for the rest of April. Directions are included with both, you just need some wool and felting needles. These are the original dense foam forms designed by Suzanne Higgs and will last for several pair; very good gift items.