Monday, October 13, 2014


A lot of stuff going on.
A lot of stuff happening.
Here's some stuff I wove.

I love weaving random plaids. 
Lots of textures.
Lots of fun.

I need to get better pics of the red one.  Photos aren't doing it justice!  :)  The reds and pinks are much more vivid in person.  But the other one with blue photographed pretty accurately.  Sold that one at a craft show this past weekend! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Love-Me-Knot Cowl

Procrastinate much, Amy?
Why, yes.  Yes, I do.

I created this pattern back in February for a class I was teaching at Knitorious.  And I never got around to posting it to Ravelry or writing about it.  Bad Amy!  Bad, bad Amy!

It's made from this awesome yarn from Dyeabolical.  It's the Strong Arm Skinny in Velociraptor Says What.  I think the base has since been discontinued, but all the yarns there are awesome.  Buy some.

It's surprisingly warm to wear!  The open work makes little air pockets when it's all scrunched up around your neck and you will stay WARM!  AND it's lightweight!  Crazy-town, I know.

Anyway, it's a free download on Ravelry.  You should make one, too.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Purple People Eater

Okay, so this shawl didn't really eat anyone. Just shamelessly stealing a bit of a silly song* to title my post.

This here is my first woven lace!
....and evidence that I really should press things better before photographing. Ugh.

I made this for a co-worker who retired. Much to early, in my opinion. Not that she cares what I think. Harrumph.

*By the way, I never understood if the song was about a purple people-eater or a purple-people eater. Now YOU want to know, too!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I Like Big Cowls and I Cannot Lie

So. Arm knitting.
Fast. Big. Trendy.

Here's hoping the fad lasts until next winter! THIS is the cowl for the next Snowmageddon! However, since it's almost May, I won't be wearing this anytime soon.

I made my own "yarn" using a yard or so of fleece fabric that I cut into a continuous strip. Maybe I'll have a tutorial on that someday....

It's extremely soft and squishy, by the way. Like REALLY cuddle-y. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

i-cord, u-cord....

Just rocking a little knitting love lately. Thanks to my knitting guru, I've mastered the i-cord bind off. This picture is just to taunt you with some yarn yumminess!

Here's a shot of the rest of the shawl.
Did I mention the short rows?

How about the intarsia and slip stitch color work?
Oh, and a little bit of lace work? (Yes, the holes are intentional.)

This pattern is the Rockefeller Shawl from Stephen West. I'll update this post with some links later. But for now, enjoy the yumminess!

P.S. Weird things happen when blogging from a mobile. Will have to clean this up later....
...and DONE!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bad Blogger!

I've been a bad, bad blogger as of late.
I could give you all kinds of justifications like being busy at work, moving my studio, etc. 
Instead, I'm just going to placate you with pretty pictures.

These are a couple of cowls I wove at Christmas. 
They were made from the same woven cloth. 

Sorry that my pics are a little fuzzy.  I was in a rush to get them packaged and with little sunlight available in the evenings to photograph with ... well, artificial light had to do.

These were woven with various textures, fibers and shades of gray/white/black/silver.  I love making random plaids!  Quite fun!

One of the recipients managed to snap a better lit picture for me later.  Whew!  That helped!

Hope this satisfies your craving for pretty things.  I promise to blog more often.

Or eventually.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Like a Ninja!

This wasn't a Christmas present.  It's actually a piece I finished almost a year ago and never blogged about.  Mostly because I couldn't get a decent pic --- 'cause I was too busy wearing it!

This was a pattern, Ninja Star Shawlette, from the book Seamless Crochet by Kristin Omdahl.  This book is genius!  No more joining motifs with tons of ends to weave in.  These patterns are designed to work back and forth, almost like rows.  Plus, she explains HOW it all works so you can designs with your own motifs.

This piece I worked on two evenings after work and then finished on a Saturday afternoon.  For me, the process was very intuitive.  I'm not sure it's for the beginner, but for anyone who can "read" their crochet stitches, it becomes almost mesmerizing.


The pattern is a triangular shawl and called for fringe.  I left off the fringe.  The yarn is Rastita by Malabrigo.  Such a soft-n-squishy merino.

Love, love, LOVED it!!!