Knitting | bough knit hat

October 3, 2014

bough

pattern: Bough by Brooklyn Tweed

yarn: two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Nest

bough

bough

necklace: native clutter | cardigan: seamly.co

I can’t stop knitting hats. This isn’t a problem since I lose them at about the same rate that I make them. And Colorado is chilly.

Sewing stuff should be up next…

Knitting | easy baby alpaca hat

September 29, 2014

I love marled yarn and wanted a quick project, so behold: the super easy baby alpaca hat. This stuff has been in my stash for like two years.

WIP

Materials: one skein of Misti Alpaca Chunky

Instructions: Find some needles. I used US size 9 16″ circulars. Cast-on 64 stitches. K2 P2 until you’re over it. I wanted to do a brim, but would’ve run out of yarn hence the strange ribbing measurement of 3.5″. Knit some more. When the hat measures 8″ then start decreasing. I separated the hat into four sections of 16 stitches with stitch markers. Decrease every row as follows: pm, ssk, knit to two stitches before marker, k2tog. When you have, like, eight stitches left, finish the hat. Weave in ends. Boom.

fin!

boom.

I just cast-on Bough, so that’s coming up next.

Knitting | Dreieicke Hat

August 20, 2014

I can’t wait for fall and winter.

dreicke hat | manos del uruguay  yarn

 

pattern: dreicke hat by shannon cook
yarn: manos del uruguay maxima in spirulina from fancy tiger crafts

 

dreicke hat | manos del uruguay  yarn

I’m not sure if you guys have noticed but I’m really into neons/chartreuse. ::sigh:: Even with fluorescent hair. Nothing can deter me. Anyway, this pattern is great. Super fast and clear instructions. Two thumbs up.

 

Neon Underthings

July 5, 2014

full set

I’m all about sewing intimates right now. My day-to-day wardrobe is black, black, black, so any cravings I have for color show up in hidden pieces. I’m drawn to neons in particular and Spandex House has some rad lacy onesLike chartreuse. Most of the notions were from Sew Sassy. I used foldover elastic, 1/4″ bra straps and random lace trim from my stash.

bambi + ava

bambi top | ava bottoms

shirred bum

giselle undies

rosy unders

rosy ladyshorts

I didn’t make any alterations, but next time I’ll do an FBA on Bambi. It’s a little small in the cups, but fits well otherwise.

Initially I wanted to pair the chartreuse lace with something less intense than black, but all of my dyeing efforts resulted in colors that didn’t match! It was an interesting process though and I learned quite a bit about dyeing notions. More on that later.

dyeing

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Tons more to come! I’ve finished other intimates sets, some Hudson sweats AND I have a Foxglove in progress. Yay! It’s good to be back.

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

May 5, 2014

I had so much fun reading about you guys! It’s nice to make the connection through blogs a bit more personal. I couldn’t pick even pick winners, so I went with the random generator.

The lucky ducks are:

Box 1: Kelly

Box 2: Currymade

Box 3: Erika A.

Box 4: Elle

Thanks for participating and helping make my move easier. Winners have been notified, so send me your address and I’ll mail these out asap!

I’M MOVING | Fabric Giveaway

April 29, 2014

*****CLOSED***** Thanks so much! I’ll announce winners soon!

Hey guys! I’m moving into a studio space (with Seamly.co!!!) this week and need to destash. Here are a few boxes of goodies that I’m giving away. Choose which one you want, leave a comment, tell me something awesome about yourself and I’ll draw a winner Thursday May 1st at 10 AM MST. Packages will go out USPS priority mail. Limited to the US only. So sorry international folks! Next time.

BOX 1:

marc jacobs wool coating | lace | linen | light blue knit

BOX 2:

knit | lace | poly georgette | lace | poly jersey | knit

BOX 3:

poly knit | poly chiffon | rayon | rayon

BOX 4:

knit | cotton gauze | marc jacobs cotton | knits | cotton | knit

I have a million things to talk about, but it will have to wait until I get settled. And Moss Making Month has turned into Moss Making Summer. I’m still going to make a shit ton of them. In my new studio space. When I have time. Starting Monday.

Thank-you!!!

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