A few months ago I was lucky enough to be able to visit New Zealand for two weeks with my boyfriend and two of his friends who are living and working there. It was amazing and I was lucky enough to get to visit one fabric store during the trip where they had an amazing array of items, and a live baby alpaca with huge brown eyes that was being introduced to people, sweet and soft to pet. I had to leave a week before the others due to not enough leave hours at work, but got spoiled when Dan returned. He brought me fabric. (more…)
Snow in Seattle, All Year Round May 30, 2014
A couple of years ago I discovered the beautiful art of multistranded knitting – knitting with different colors of yarns to create intricate patterns. This can create some of the most beautiful patterns, the kind of stuff that you see in norwegian or scandanavian patterns. I started experimenting with this technique on mittens. And it is awesome. (more…)
Useful vs Useless: Birthday Presents for a Friend November 23, 2013
Well my life has been beyond hectic – I’ve changed jobs, finished finals for a summer course in microbiology that I took for “fun”, ran around Ireland and toured London with a couple friends, had another birthday, and tried to stay just a little bit sane. I have actually been doing a few of the challenges for Daring Kitchen/Bakers, but haven’t had the time to write, and it’s not going to get better today. Instead I’m going to tell you about my problem with wool.
A Cloak for Adventures May 11, 2013
So one of my best friends had a birthday back in February. You may be wondering why this is important given that February was 3 months ago, and the answer would be that the item I decided to make for her present had a lot of hand stitching involved and I only just managed to finish it (I know, I’m a terrible friend *sigh*). But, now that it’s done, I present to you…the Adventuring Squirrel Cloak!