Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Transfix! Complete!

Yarn:  Berroco Boboli Lace (a DK weight yarn)
Pattern link can be found HERE.

Sometimes it's really fun to make an easy project using the yarn recommended in the pattern. No guess work; this pattern and this yarn are a perfect match!  The yarn and the pattern are both from Berroco.  The pattern calls for using two balls of Berroco Boboli Lace and casting on 60 stitches on US Size 7 needles. I used just one ball of yarn and cast on only 30 stitches.  I wanted a narrower scarf.  My scarf is plenty wide and plenty long.   It took me about a month to complete this simply because I am not find enough time to knit lately.  I do love how this turned out.

Monday, August 25, 2014


I Spy... a blue heart!

I-Spy... zebra!

I-Spy an ice cream cone? Do you?

I-Spy a ruler and a clock!

I-Spy a dinosaur bone!

I-Spy a racecar!

I-Spy a seahorse.  Do you?

A little "hook & loop" tape keeps it all together.

The other day, I stumbled across a fun looking sewing project on Facebook, a fabric I-Spy book.  The tutorial is found HERE at Fish Sticks Designs.  I immediately dove into my stash of fabric scraps and fat quarters and went crazy.  I made enough squares to make two similar books but have completed just one book so far. As I was making the squares, I got more and more creative with the piecing. I did not have to purchase any fabric for the project; however, I did purchase a 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 hard plastic square so I could cut out the finished squares to precise measurements with my rotary cutter.  Also, in case you are wondering, there is a layer of fusible fleece sandwiched between the book front and back sides. 

When I was done with my book, I was so tickled. I truly believe is the most fun I have ever made making a sewing project.  With a project like this, you are only limited by your imagination.  Endless possibilities!  I have so many ideas for other books. I am sure this will not be the last fabric book you see here.

Check out the Fish Sticks Designs blog/website for more amazing sewing inspiration!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Crocheted Ruffle Scarves: Red Heart Boutique Sashay Scarves

Over the past few weeks, I've whipped up a few ruffle scarves to add to my Etsy shop.  I love crocheting these scarves; I can make one in an evening.  These novelty yarns are so pretty and colorful.  I had a hard time taking nice photos.

The top two scarves are Red Heart Boutique Sashay "Boho" and the third scarf is Red Heart Boutique Sashay "Sequins".  The top two scarves have quite a bit of metallic gold thread along the ruffle border as well as lots of very tiny gold sequins.  The last scarf just last little purple sequins along the border.  You can't see the sequins very well in the photos, but they add a lot of shimmer.   I really love the "Boho" line. It's so new, I am not even seeing it on Ravelry yet. 

Fun!  These would make really great gifts. I don't care to wear ruffles myself but I always think these scarves look great on ladies.  I wish I could pull off ruffles. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Striped Infinity Scarf in Zauberball "Burnt Almond"

One of my favorite patterns... Striped Infinity Scarf by Michelle Hunter. 

This time, I used "Zauberball" by Shoppel-Wolle in the colorway "Burnt Almond".  It's always a treat to use Zauberball.  I think I am ready for autumn.

Zauberball contains a lot of yarn in one ball. This scarf can be worn doubled up or tripled up.

Love this pattern.
Love this yarn!

Morning Walk on Friday

A few snapshots from my walk yesterday. We are off for another walk in a few minutes. We are so lucky to have so many beautiful places for walks. This is Pathfinder Park in Florence, Colorado. It runs along the Arkansas River but there is also this pretty little pond.

I snapped four photos of the little sunflowers and couldn't decide which photo I liked best so I am using two of them. You just can go wrong... yellow sunflowers, blue sky, fluffy white clouds, with mountains in the distance.

Hope you have a great day.  Puppies are calling me... time for a walk!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Drop Stitch Scarf "Transfix"


My knitting lately has been projects I can easily pick up and put down, easily memorized, and easy enough that I can chat and knit at the same time. It just occurred to me that I have been on a scarf kick lately. I'll post photos of those other items soon. 

For now I am showing you my current drop stitch scarf which I am knitting with Berroco Boboli Lace. It's DK weight yarn and I am using US Size 7 needles as called for in the pattern. The pattern is called "Transfix" and is on www.berroco.com. The pattern calls for two balls of yarn and suggests casting with 60 stitches. I cast I just 30 stitches for narrower scarf. 

Berroco has other yarns called Boboli. I made mittens a few years back in a worsted weight Boboli. The colors in the Boboli yarns are really pretty. I have another Boboli project planned but I think the scarf will keep me busy for the time being. 

Would you like to see the two reasons I am leaning toward easy knitting projects these days?

Yep, it's difficult to knit with a lap-full of puppies. 

These are all pictures of puppies on my lap. 

I love these guys!  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Your Daily Dose of Cute


Ann, the owner of my local yarn shop, asked me to make some Chicago Cubs pillows for her sister. Apparently her sister is a big Chicago Cubs fan. It appears her dog, Ewan, is a big fan of my pillows.  These photos sure make me smile.