Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring time in Hollis

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I bought this pattern a few weeks a go. I just knew the perfect yarn to knit this up. Mosaic Moon's Grandma's Garden on Cestari. It came out really well. I made a few modifications by making bell sleeves and giving it a ruffled bottom..

Still hunting for the perfect buttons to go with this top... I will have to hold off on listing it for sale until they are found.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Braided Sides View

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Handspun Love

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Beautiful colorway and beautiful shorties.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Alpine Meadow

I love how vivid the colors turned out.

Handspun and braided

This yarn has been sitting in my box for a long time now, it was just too beautiful to knit up. I finally thought of the perfect project for it. I will make summer time shorties and braid the sides using a braid pattern. I have been working on it all day yesterday and it is almost ready to be split into the leg section.
Kristie of Cherry Tart is an amazing artist, she is the one who dyed and spun this fiber. I can't wait to get my hands on more of her yarn!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

October Morning

Quick progress report on the cabled longies. One leg down, one leg left to go. The colors are incredible and now I'm sad that I didn't buy any of this colorway for myself. I love the lack of pooling, the colors are mixing really nicely together.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weekend knits

No photos... sorry!

This weekend I started (and almost finished) a shawl for my sister. Her birthday is in June, as is her graduation from high school. So its going to be a double gift. I'm amazed how quickly this shawl came together considering that my first, the Ishbel, took me around 3 weeks to complete. I'm doing my own pattern with this shawl, I might even turn it into a real written up pattern if it comes out nice enough.

The other knit is something that I'm doing for a knit exchange; cabled longies using Mosaic Moon's October Morning colorway.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bloomers Preview

The new store and logo design are chugging along so I decided to do a little sneak preview of what is coming in the first stocking once the store is up and running. This is a 12-18M bloomers set with a matching Gymboree shirt and headband. I think Selah is my new all time favorite Mosaic Moon colorway. I just love the brightness of the colors and the mixture of orange and purple.
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This is by far one of my new favorites, too bad I cannot think of an approriate name. My obsession with pink is taking me in all kinds of creative directions. I keep trying different color combinations just to see what they will look like. Anyone have ideas about the name? I'm thinking of going with Full Bloom
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pixie Hat

Baby Reid modeling a pixie hat, I think some people also refer to these as helmet hats or viking hats. The design is pretty basic; two increases and one decrease create the forehead and ear covers.
Knit on Malabrigo in bright red. So soft and cuddly.
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Cherry Blossom

Looking outside at the beautiful cherry blossoms this time of year was the inspiration for this colorway on Cestari superfine. A lovely combination of pinks and grays.
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