Knitted Capelet – The Wool Box pattern

Back in October I visited Abilmente craft fair and discovered a small Italian business that produces its own yarn in Italy: The Wool Box. Linda from The Wool Box was wearing a gorgeous capelet made with one of their yarns and I fell in love with the design. Though my knitting knowledge was was limited to knitting and purling…I walked out with this unbleached natural … Continue reading Knitted Capelet – The Wool Box pattern

Tweed Knitted Cowls – Christmas presents

After finishing Miette, I was determined to learn continental knitting…and with Christmas approaching I thought I could make a cowl for my sister and mom. Last year, I had sewn wool cowls for them and they asked for more. Admittedly, sewing wool is much faster than knitting! My sister is wearing the Mock Brioche, Mock the Cold cowl I was drawn by this pattern because it … Continue reading Tweed Knitted Cowls – Christmas presents

Happy 2014! First project of the year!

How was your New Year’s Eve? Big parties, fireworks, a family gathering or just some great crafting time? Whatever you did, I’d like to wish you a happy and healthy 2014! We had a small family gathering with way too much food…if that wasn’t enough we just got done eating lunch at 3pm today…I’ve been eating non-stop for the past…ok, let’s not count! Remember the … Continue reading Happy 2014! First project of the year!

Underwear time! It’s not so easy!

I was convinced I would never sew my underwear….but I started seeing so many of you making beautiful versions…I was weak! In the end I gave it a go! I am embarrassed to say version one is Rosy Ladyshorts pattern! Clearly the problem only lies with my horrendous finishing skills! I used fold over elastic instead of lace trim. But I didn’t add the 1 … Continue reading Underwear time! It’s not so easy!