The Spice of Life

WP_20160703_12_02_02_ProRemember this from the last post? Well, that little beginner has grown into a full grown hat and will soon be introduced to the shop. This was a fun knit and there is another one made from a different fiber that is done and needs to be photographed. I still have the itch to make some more of them.

WP_20160706_11_47_31_ProHere it is in its finished glory. I did modify the pattern but not so much that I can clam it as my own.

Red Heart With Love in Pewter. Acrylic Worsted 370 yards. This is a great hat for a boyfriend – just saying.



Speaking of boyfriends, I love this hat and pattern in this fiber. This is actually more gray and black than what’s showing in the photo which is kinda looking bluesy to me. You can wear it slouchy like this or fold the rim to a cuff and wear it beanie style. Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in Marble. Acrylic Bulky 144 yards


When I first made this hood, I didn’t know if I liked it. But when I put it on Oona, I thought it was kinda cute. Certainly enough for me to listen to a ball of yarn if it says it wants to become one. Caron One Pound in Medium Gray. Acrylic Worsted  826 yards

WP_20160711_12_15_43_ProThis cowl is a quick crochet and pretty fun – but quick, bulky projects are often fun. Yes, I photographed her wearing a halter. Still works for me. The yarn may come as a bit of a shock for those who think I work only with acrylic yarns. Plymouth Encore Mega 75% acrylic 25% wool Super Bulky 64 yards.

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Still Striping

My new thing with stripes has not yet abated. I’ve added some things to the shop, knit up some that will be there shortly.

Stripes work because they add interest and texture somply by having different colors. Stitches show up better, the eye can be pulled and a focus point can be made just with a little change of color.

The Eden Cap in Berries. I Love This Yarn Worsted 100% acrylic  252 yards

The Eden Cap in Jazz. I Love This Yarn Worsted 100% acrylic 252 yards


The Rainbow Halter made stash yarns. A discontinued silver grey for the body and various acrylic fibers for the stripes. Will be available in Knit360five soon.











The New York Giants Fan Scarf. Made from stash yarns and in the Brioche stitch. Available soon.
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I was glad to read stripes were still in vogue (and Vogue.) I wanted to have some fun with stripes and this is what I came up with. As soon as this halter was finished, it was purchased. When you create items to sell, you can’t ask for anything better than that.

I am now on the lookout to do more stripey things when they present themselves.


Bernat Super Value Stripes Worsted 264 yards Acrylic










Stash yarns


Stash yarns but looks like I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby


James C. Brett Marble Chunky Bulky 341 yards Acrylic


Loops and Threads Impeccable Worsted 192 yards Acrylic