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Knits, I’ve made a few…

I have been making more of an effort to get photos of knits I’ve completed and posting them, rather, scheduling them to my fb page. Thus far I’ve been good. A picture/item a day, which I try to also simultaneously share on Instagram, and I’m a few weeks scheduled in advance, with more knits on the way, both creation wise and photo wide. I’ve also reshot (finally!) some items that were in the shop (those bloody reds!!). So it’s only fitting that I start getting back to posting knits here, too. I believe it’s been several years since I’ve posted knits here so let me catch the blog up to speed on the ones already posted. 

First up is a baby hat in a thick and soft dusty rose yarn. I used the lace ending pattern for a baby sweater (posted later) and just went with that for an alternating pattern. I was winging it but it turned out pretty well, I think. 

Next is a scarf made with a hand dyed tencel yarn from Yarntopia Treasures from New Mexico. Her yarns are to die for! This scarf has a pivot edging on both sides and the colours are gorgeous. Oranges, greens, and yellows. 

Just a standard grey scarf but I love how thick and cuddly it feels on the neck. And it goes with everything. Grey is so classic. 

Another hand dyed yarn from Yarntopia Treasures. These colours are just stunning. Greens, blues, and purples. I believe this is bamboo tencel mix. 

A newborn unisex baby sweater with one wooden button with a fern leaf burned onto it. The button comes from Brickbubble and her buttons are so adorable. 

This yarn was sent to me from my friend Kare at Intellexual Design Custom Footwear & Accessories. It’s a black cotton yarn but there’s this amazing metallic thread woven into the yarn and it changes colour. 

The colour of the metallic strand is actually reminiscent of the rainbow in a soap bubble. Green/pink/purple. 

Here’s that baby sweater I was telling you about. So this can be a matching set with the baby hat but that wasn’t my intention when I knit them. This sweater has more Bruckbubble buttons…

Bruckbubble buttons with little baby chicks burned onto them. Aren’t they adorable??

My friend Aimee at The Little Bird Designs needed some yoga socks in hot pink! I was happy to oblige. I knit them in a ribbed stitch because a little birdie (heh) told me she has thin feet. Rubbed stitch is better at hugging you so if you need to make it a better fit, go with the rubbed. 

These mittens were part of an idea that didn’t work out but I’m not done trying to the idea. The pattern is actually just a repeat pattern used in a baby sweater but I thought it was pretty for these Snow White mittens. This is the Downton Abbey Lady Mary yarn. It’s got a strand of metallic silver woven through it but it’s extremely hard to capture that in a photo. 

Here’s that same patter but in a purple hat. This yarn is so soft that it would be perfect as a chemo cap. 

I had just finished knitting a hat with this vibrant yarn but only had the one skein. I hate to waste yarn so I turned the remainder into a coffee cozy. I used to make these all the time (I once made 35 for a group of friends in Europe) and love using a yarn that changes colour. 

This scarf was already in the shop but had to be reshot. Red is the most difficult colour to shoot. I love these scarves and am going through my UFO (unfinished objects) bags and found quite a few of them. Apparently I didn’t feel like weaving in the ends of a number of scarves. (Insert eye roll)


I knit this rainbow baby blanket for a lady who is having a rainbow baby. I’d never heard the term until a few years ago. A rainbow baby is a baby born after the loss of a baby. Very sweet and I’m honoured she’s asked me to make it for her. 

More hand dyed bamboo yarn. This baby sweater, also with wooden Brickbubble buttons, also using that repeat pattern we saw in the mittens and hat, is for a dear friends daughter. I’m reading a pair of arm warmers and a sweater for a custom made leather belt. Check out @leoninestudios on Instagram or http://www.leoninestudios.com – she just came back from working at the Invictus Games!

I was asked by a customer if non-slip slippers for tots was possible so I made my standard newborn to 3 months booties, and then a pair of booties for a 6-18 month old. So sweet!

I took a barre Pilates class and these were for the instructor. Her favourite colour is orange (and her class is hella hard! Pilates by Bernadette in Pickering). 

This past winter I made so many Star Wars hats it was pretty crazy. The best part was customizing the saying. 


Here are the arm warmers I made for my friend in exchange for the leather belt. 


And today these were scheduled. This blue is just gorgeous! Tardis blue fingerless gloves for all the whovians. 

Latest Knitties (image heavy)

newborn baby hat with a pink flower adorning the side. for my neighbour, whose son is having a baby girl, due any day now.

newborn baby hat with a pink flower adorning the side. for my neighbour, whose son is having a baby girl, due any day now.

A bunch of stuff I’ve knit lately. Some have Etsy listings, others do not.

bath pouf that I was inspired to make at the insistence of my friend Keri. turned out pretty well. I have yet to list it to etsy

bath pouf that I was inspired to make at the insistence of my friend Keri. turned out pretty well. I have yet to list it to etsy

peppermint green top knot newborn baby hat. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

peppermint green top knot newborn baby hat. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

his and hers facecloth. a bulk order of facecloths for another local business. she's putting together a bunch of gift baskets and is including these. honoured to be able to make these for her. the colour in this is supposed to be bone white but my cell phone made it a yellow instead.

his and hers facecloth. a bulk order of facecloths for another local business. she’s putting together a bunch of gift baskets and is including these. honoured to be able to make these for her. the colour in this is supposed to be bone white but my cell phone made it a yellow instead.

dalek mittens. this wasn't my pattern. i made these for a friend's great niece.

dalek mittens. this wasn’t my pattern. i made these for a friend’s great niece.

newborn baby pumpkin hat, because pumpkin everything. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

newborn baby pumpkin hat, because pumpkin everything. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

cotton tank back view. I think if i ever make this again, the straps will be thinner.

cotton tank back view. I think if i ever make this again, the straps will be thinner.

a beautiful dandelion coloured fisherman knit cowl. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

a beautiful dandelion coloured fisherman knit cowl. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

unisex newborn baby sweater. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

unisex newborn baby sweater. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

cotton tank top front view. pretty cute, and quite comfy

cotton tank top front view. pretty cute, and quite comfy

variegated cotton dishcloth, knit for shits and giggles, and no etsy listing yet.

variegated cotton dishcloth, knit for shits and giggles, and no etsy listing yet.

cotton kitchen scrubbies. these are so good and again, not ever listed to etsy. isn't made with tulle.

cotton kitchen scrubbies. these are so good and again, not ever listed to etsy. isn’t made with tulle.

this is an attempt to knit sibylline sisterhood mittens. it's ok, I guess. I'm not too fond of it. will have to tweak the pattern.

this is an attempt to knit sibylline sisterhood mittens. it’s ok, I guess. I’m not too fond of it. will have to tweak the pattern.

this was a test knit, again, not my pattern, but will sell it for the cost of the yarn only (and shipping, if applicable).

this was a test knit, again, not my pattern, but will sell it for the cost of the yarn only (and shipping, if applicable).

variegated cotton hanging dishtowel. I knit this just for shits and giggles. a hanging towel. again, not yet listed to etsy.

variegated cotton hanging dishtowel. I knit this just for shits and giggles. a hanging towel. again, not yet listed to etsy.

love the slouch hats. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

love the slouch hats. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

I was just testing out this stitch one day and it was a neat texture so I thought it would make an interesting (to look at) cowl. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

I was just testing out this stitch one day and it was a neat texture so I thought it would make an interesting (to look at) cowl. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

I knit this for my coworker who had her first baby (girl). so sweet.

I knit this for my coworker who had her first baby (girl). so sweet.

knit this for my mum's coworker, who is having a baby. or it's the wife of the coworker. regardless. a blanket knit in the fishermen stitch style. love it! it makes it squishy.

knit this for my mum’s coworker, who is having a baby. or it’s the wife of the coworker. regardless. a blanket knit in the fishermen stitch style. love it! it makes it squishy.

seed stitch hat, that's super comfy. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

seed stitch hat, that’s super comfy. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

mug cozy. i just love these. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

mug cozy. i just love these. click the picture for the link to the etsy listing.

cabled hat. shawl pin not included. click the picture for the etsy listing.

cabled hat. shawl pin not included. click the picture for the etsy listing.

sleep mask for all the shift workers. click the photo for the etsy listing

sleep mask for all the shift workers. click the photo for the etsy listing

Cabled Coffee Mug Cozy {image heavy}

My friend Keri from The Quilted Valkyrie ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedValkyrie ) sent me a pin of a photo of a cabled coffee mug cozy. I have been considering making something like that for a few years but I’m just not sure if it’s something people would be interested in. Generally I don’t make things unless people suggest them to me, because then at least I know what people want or what’s trending.

…I can’t believe I just said that. Trending.

Anyhow. I whipped this up the other night at work and took photos yesterday. Here’s my first foray into mug cozies, or, as I prefer to call them, Mug Huggers (oh come on. mug huggers is a cute name!!). I used Bernat Mosaics “Into The Woods” yarn, which is gorgeous, and the colours in this are khaki and ash grey. I’m pretty pleased with it and stuck two gorgeous wooden buttons on it.

I’ve photographed the cozy on two different styles of pottery mug, both from The Village Pottery in PEI, Canada, just to show that the cozy will fit most standard sizes of mug.

Also, the wooden spoon in the background was made for me by ARicher Designs: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ARicherDesigns
And the logo for my shop (and the writing that is on the spoon) was designed by Thunderpeep Designs:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thunderpeep
http://thunderpeep.blogspot.ca/

Click on the first picture and it should take you to the Etsy listing.

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Etsy Finds

I fell in love with this “bear rug” a couple of years ago (give or take) and it is no longer available. This little business blew my socks off with how incredible the detail is. If you check their Sold Items you’ll be amazed by what you see. In fact, I’ll include the link to their sold items so you can see how incredibly talented this artist is! And they are truly artists!

fIsForFelt

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Link to sold items —> https://www.etsy.com/shop/FforFelt/sold?ref=shopinfo_sales_leftnav

check em out

if you click on this link it’ll take you to my friend’s blog, Thunderpeep Designs. She makes amazing greeting cards and other paper paraphernalia (I love her trolls!). But you’ll also see, in the three photos, a pair of my leg warmers in action. Snow action!

Because who doesn’t love snow, right??

…right?

….hello?

Okay, okay, I get that you’re sick of snow. That’s fine. Clicky on the linky and go see the leg warmers.

http://thunderpeep.blogspot.ca/2014/02/weekends-in-february-rock.html

revamping things

I recently borrowed a friend’s book “Craft Inc” and it’s really putting some aspects of my knitty business into focus. Mainly the fact that, in my eyes, it’s still just a hobby. And while I know it could never be a full time business, I do think that I need to revamp it and up my game.
So a great big thank you to Thunderpeep Designs http://https://www.etsy.com/shop/thunderpeep for lending me that book. While I’m not done the book, I’m taking notes and it’s making me think and rethink a few things. Which means I’ve gone back to read and re-read a few things.

Another friend who deserves some credit is The Quilted Valkyrie https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedValkyrie for her guidance and honesty. Yep, the stash does need to be organized. Yep, the photography skills need some improving. A lot to consider in the photography area, especially considering my house is an east/west house with two windows in my loft that are north and zero south windows. TQV takes tremendously beautiful photos and I definitely look to her for inspiration.

And, of course, a lot of thanks to my hubby for his patience. Yarn Mountain finally has a home in the storage room and it all fit. I still need to organize it and buy more rubbermaids but he sacrificed a corner of his Man Cave for the sake of Yarn Mountain. Love you, honey!

As part of my revamp, I’m playing around with different themes on here, trying to find one that I like. While my brand is me and my quirky personality, trying to find a clean theme that I like has been difficult. I’m rather picky and fickle, which means that I’ll be changing things up for quite a while. I’ve already changed the theme 9 or 12 times since two days ago.

Also, I’m rather bitter because I had a dream last night that I had knit a beautiful hat that everyone loved and was literally knitting it (and its matching gloves) year-round. I woke up and couldn’t remember what the damn thing looked like.

I’m also going to try and make more of an effort to blog. We’ll see how that goes!

xo

https://www.etsy.com/shop/knittylittlesecret