Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hearts and Stars Skirted Longies

These are made with my very favorite yarn, and I'm so pleased with how they turned out!  The pinks and green go together like a dream.  I really hope I get to see pics of these on their intended!

The Blanket and The Mouse

This little mouse and blanket is made of some of the softest, nicest yarn I've ever worked with.  It's a blend of cotton and cashmere, so it has GORGEOUS stitch definition, and is luxuriously soft.  It's called Aimee, by Louisa Harding. This is actually the second project I've made with this yarn, but I forgot to get pictures of the first one, which was a beautiful double knit lap blanket.  The woman I made these for sent me the yarn, and I think I'm in love with this woman.  Not really.  I'm in love with my husband, but she keeps sending me boxes of this incredible yarn (all different kinds, for all different kinds of projects) and leaves me a lot of leeway to design what she wants.  I've made her a couple of soakers, and now we're working on some home accessories for her house.  I'm really enjoying her projects!  It's nice to take a break from soakers for a bit and do something challenging and different. Wait 'til you see the bedspread I'm making her! Watch out!

Teresa, I'm so glad you found me. I'm so happy to be working with you!  I hope you love this little blankie and mouse as much as I enjoyed making them!


This is another project for my dear Teresa.  This is a curtain for her kitchen door window.  It's in simple stockinette, knit on size 15 needles.  The yarn is so beautiful it didn't even need a pattern.  I believe the yarn is cotton and nylon. It's hand dyed and very pretty and fun to work with, though it tangles like a mother!  I think it would make a gorgeous scarf or shawl.  Maybe I'll use the leftovers for a scarf... it's so pretty and actually very soft.  Here is the yarn we used, Canela by Ester Bitran.