Thursday, September 5, 2013

My Mountain

There is a great contest wrapping up right now put out by the folks at Schachenmayr Yarns.  The "My Mountain" design contest requested original hats knit up in their "My Mountain" line of yarns.  Here's my entry:

My mountain is finding a balance between being a mother, employee, and designer. It's impossible to do it all, so I'm learning to do what makes me and my family happy. Knitting, crocheting, and designing are some of the things that make me happy and I'm glad to be able to share my work in this contest.

Finalists for the contest will be chosen soon, then voting ensues.  Cross your fingers for me!

Check out some of the other entries on Facebook

Saturday, April 7, 2012

1500 yard question

In winding up a 1500 yard skein of Brown Sheep Legacy Lace, I have answered a couple of very important questions.


  1. Yes, 1500 yards of laceweight will fit on a ball winder.  Barely.
  2. Yes, you should take them up on the offer when the yarn shop offers to wind it for you.  Always.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mad Dash

There's a crazy-pants challenge in the Stash Down group in Ravelry to use up 12,000 yards from February 15, through March 31st.  While I didn't sign up for the entire challenge, I did sign up to try to finish up 4,000 yards during that time.

My major double-stranding project is finished, and it has used up 2,031 yards of my stash yarn.  I triple stranded lace and held it with worsted; I double stranded fingering and held it with dk; I doubled up the worsted, and this is what I got:


It's using my Reverse Mitered Block pattern in all the rainbow colors I could find in my stash.  It's going to Wool-Aid, a charity that collects handmade wool items to send to children overseas.  I love it.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Found a great charity group on Ravelry that specifically focuses on wool items for children.  Wool-Aid sends most of their items internationally and focuses on wool, which provides the most warmth.  They take items for children of all ages.

Here is my first package to send to them, which includes a lot of items that I made years ago that had to intended recipients.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Moorish Mosaic, finally!

Almost immediately after it was published, I bought yarn for Lisa Naskrent's Moorish Mosaic Afghan.  Eleven months later, it is finally finished!


The only modification I made was to skip the triangle motifs intended to fill in the sides in favor of doing a few extra rounds for the border.  I love this pattern!

 Ravelry linky