June 28, 2014

More Embroidery

 Salt & Pepper Buddies! I made this as a "thank you" for a friend of mine:

We were invited to a summer wedding, so I wanted to make a more detailed towel that I could still finish within a week.

During this project, I discovered that I REALLY like using variegated embroidery floss. It made the project deadline easier since it was so interesting, and I like how it worked on the flowers.

Finally, this towel was for a small housewarming gift. I'm really happy with how classy the red turned out with the monogram.

June 23, 2014

Can I Share...

...this photo I took? This is the hand of a man who feeds the birds and fish every morning on Waikiki Beach.

May 20, 2014

Purple Cowl

This has been slow in coming, but I have several new cowl patterns to share.  I'll start with this one:

Purple Cowl
By Erica Knudson

1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky yarn
Size N hook

Chain 22.
Next row, hdc in third stitch from hook and hdc across-20 Turn (turn after every row unless noted).
Next row,Ch3, dc.
Next, repeat dc row.
Next row,Ch2, hdc
Next row,Ch3, dc
Next, repeat 2 more dc rows.
Next row,Ch2, hdc
Repeat 5 more hdc rows.
Ch3, dc
Repeat 2 more dc rows.
Ch1, sc along long edge (2 in each dc and 1 in each hdc worked for me to make an even border.)
Carefully slip stitch the short ends together (to make a tube).
Sc in each st around opposite long edge as you did earlier but now to finish off the other. Bind off.

You can sell items made from this pattern, but please don't sell the pattern itself.  It would be great if you could link back to my site, too!

April 18, 2014

Spring and Taking it Slow

I haven't been designing a lot lately, but I did have fun making this wedding gift:

So far this year, I've been taking my projects slowly and trying to avoid "deadlines" since they sometimes make knitting, crocheting, and crafting in general slightly less relaxing.  It's been really wonderful.

I've also been mostly using patterns written by other designers, which I'm keeping posted on my Ravelry page. I do have a set of bulky yarn crocheted cowl patterns I'm hoping to share with you in the next months, though!

Hope you're having a lovely end to winter and that you're enjoying the hope of warmer weather.