Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hats, Patterns, and OTBOE

I bet you are going OTBOE? What? It stands for Only the Best of Etsy.
Go check it out! We are rockin' over there.

I also have added some more patterns to my etsy shop, so you can make some cute amigurumi!

I made some hats for my cousins: Samantha, Caleb, and Max. No, not for Christmas; Their birthdays are in February. Yeah, all of them. AND the 3 of them are the youngest in the family- They are turning 4, 2, and 1 respectively. Crazy, right?
My little brother modeled the hats- he said if he had to wear the pink one, he didn't want his face to show and that I have to knit him a hat, too.
Hat 3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dyeing of the Fibery Sort

Hand-dyed Fiber
I love how this turned out! Cream/pink/blue...
Hand-dyed Yarn 2
I love how this turned out, too. Only a bit of it is dyed bright orange. I can't wait to see how it looks re-skeined and balled and knitted up.
Hand-dyed Yarn 1
I made this with the leftover orange from the yarn above and from an extra bag of red kool aid. I think it turned out lovely, and I like how the pink peeps out from in between the light orange.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I made 1 sock. I need to finish the other...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hats and Scarves- They are coming out of my ears!

I've been making lots of hats and scarves for an upcoming art show I am going to on December 5th. I hauled out what I've done so far and took some pictures:
Ear Flap Hats 1
Ear Flap Hats
Amigurumi Bull- Mascot
Amigurumi Bull- This is actually a custom request
Berets 1
Berets 2
Garter Stitch Scarves
Garter Stitch Scarves
Mohawk Hat 1
Mohawk Hat- Custom request as well

I want to list these on ravelry, too. This isn't even all of them. I have a couple more that aren't sewed together that I didn't take pictures of.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I've made some amigurumi...

.... and I've been making tons of scarves/cowls/hats/berets for an upcoming farmer's market.
But amigurumi now, knitwear later.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Giveaway at Only the best of etsy!

My showcase blog, where I feature new etsy shops, is having a first-ever giveaway!
What are you waiting for?!? Go! Win!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dyeing and More Spindles

Hand-dyed yarn 3
I dyed some yarn...
Wood Spindle
and made more spindles! (Both will be available in my etsy shop by Saturday.)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Misc. Halloween Stuff

Halloween Product 2
I made another wreath, but this one is more "harvest-y."
Halloween Product 3
Here's a spooky witch...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

There are no excuses!

Here's some stuff I've been up to. I have done a lot of crafting, I just have been a bad blogger. So hopefully tomorrow I will take some more pictures are post some other stuff.
But here is segment 1.
Hand Carders
I am now offering hand carders in my etsy shop!
And spindles, too!
Handspun samples
Speaking of spindles, I've been spinning...
And making pretty batts!
They will be listed in my etsy soon.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fairy and Halloween Wreath

Yes, I have been crocheting. Here's what I've made.
Halloween Wreath
An amigurumi Halloween wreath! It has a ghost, spider, spider web, candy corn, bat, and a witch!
Crocheted Fairy
A little crocheted fairy! This is basically my angel pattern, but I never wrote it down. So now it is a fairy pattern. :]
And... I've made a scarf with pockets, and I've spun a couple more Phat Fiber samples.
I'll take pictures of them for my next post.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh my poor nelected blog.

I will write a nice, long post to soothe you. I have an idea for a weekly (or bi-weekly) post. It will be called Can You Spin It? I think it will be fun. I need to interview someone for the "weekly" interview on Saturday. Now for some pictures...
Handspun samples
I spun some of the samples from July, then plied them. Then I realized I love plying. :]
September yarn samples
Speaking of samples, here are my yarn samples for the September Phat Fiber Box. The theme is Legends, Folklore, and Fairy tales. The colorways are called: Cinderella's Blush and Rosa: The woodland fairy.
ScarfAnother beret
I started a scarf... and I made another beret! Seriously, I am addicted to this pattern.
Before I go, I wanted to mention a really cute etsy shop I found recently. Seriously adorable!
Oh, and if you have a etsy shop, I want to interview you! Leave a comment with a link to your etsy.

Phat Fiber: August

It's time for the PHAT FIBER AWARDS!!! :] The theme was Meet Me at the Fair.
Phat Fiber August: Patterns
Left to right:
Most Practical (Child' Wrap Sweater from Emily Dame-Gibes)
Most Cheerful (Lil' Leggin's Pattern from
Phat Fiber August: Yarn
Top to bottom, left to right:
Prettiest Color (Pink handspun from
Classiest (Merino/nylon sock yarn from
Best Blend (Merino/cashmere/nylon yarn from
Phat Fiber August: Close-up of Sample
Best Packaging (Wool from
Phat Fiber August: Fiber 2
Top to bottom, left to right:
Most Exotic (Yellow mohair from
Best of Show (Organic merino from Such pretty colors!)
TIED for Best Texture (Mohair/wool batt from
TIED for Best Texture (Kettle dyed BFL locks from
Phat Fiber August: Extras
Left to right:
Most likely to invoke feelings of joy (Bag from
Most Unique (Bumper sticker from
Phat Fiber August: Small stuff
Top to bottom, left to right:

Most WOW Factor (Apple stitch marker from
Most Glamorous (Stitch markers from So shiny!)
Most Practical (Balm from
Phat Fiber August: Fiber 1
Left to right:
Best Color Combination
(Merino/tencel from
(Merino from
Most Luxurious
(Bamboo/silk/angelina from
Most Colorful (Merino wool from
Best Interpretation of Theme (Black batt from Tarmac! So creative. )

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another beret + yarn + cupcake!

Yarn 1
I went yarn shopping and found these deals! The two skeins on top were 5o cents, the bottom skein a dollar.
Yarn 4
These were not a deal... $9 bucks a skein! But it's 100% wool, so soft and cozy. I'm planning on dyeing it.
Yarn 2
These were $3, and I bought them as an alternative to Wool Ease Thick n' Quick. This stuff is softer and cheaper!
Yarn 3
This yarn is so squishy! Love it. And it was a steal at a dollar a skein!
I made a cupcake! My business is ALMOST 1 year old!
I made another beret... This pattern is so cute and fast! <3
Oh, hop over to the phat fiber blog to participate in this fantastic giveaway!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bamboo Blowout!

Bamboo Blowout!
For 5 days, all knitting needles in my etsy shop are $3.50!
Buy 2 sets, and the second set ships for free!
August 11- August 15

Monday, August 10, 2009

Beach Crafting...

Here's some of the stuff I made while at the beach...
Beret TopBeretCloseup Beret
I made a cabled beret using the pattern "Speedy Cable Beret."Cute, right? :] I cabled without a cable needle! It made it alot quicker and easier! I highly recommend learning that technique.
Mama Cotton and Baby Candy- Cotton Candy Amigurumi
So I added eyes and swirls to my cotton candy, and I made him a mama! I think that ups the cuteness by about 75% don't you? ;] They are available on etsy, and the pattern is available on ravelry!
Handspun Yarn
I spun some yarn on my wheel (LOVE!) Left to right, tussah silk from (amazing stuff!), mohair/bamboo from My Fair Yarn (drafts like a dream!), and milk fiber from (did you hear me? MILK FIBER! fantastic).