Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I can't believe it myself, but yes, I have another new pattern this year, Woolly Bird Holiday Ornaments! I am excited because they are so quick and easy to knit up and whimsical to embellish.
The birds call for alpaca sport weight yarn. That way after felting they can be vigorously brushed using the nap riser brush, to create fuzzy, soft little creatures! The perfect final touch to these little birds. The birds in the photo were knit using Frog Tree alpaca sport weight. One skein makes dozens of birds.
I actually timed the knitting process. Each bird took 15 minutes to knit up. The embellishing materials include many items found already in your craft bin: acrylic felt, embroidery floss, wool roving for the beaks and 20-gauge wire (found in any craft store) for the hooks. Don't be intimidated by the hooks, I give very detailed instructions and diagrams.
My favorite ornament? The cream owlet, of course! I love that simple little face! Which is your favorite bird ornament?
Word of caution, you will be making them for everyone this year!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
|Matilda the Witch|
NOTICE: As of January 1st, 2015 I have taken the Matilda the Witch gnome PDF off my website for downloading. My new book, Whimsical Woollies, is coming out in May and will have all the gnome adaptions in it. They are new and improved and all in one simple location. Thanks!
Matilda the Witch has been around for awhile, some of you may recognize her. What is new is a pdf download now available for easy access to these supplemental instructions.
Matilda is created using my Woolly Gnome & Mushroom pattern. This pdf gives you clear instructions on the yarn colors needed, how to needle felt the nose and chin, a template for the little felt bats and more! Contact me if you are interested in a PDF download.
Look for my Woolly Santa pdf download, another adaptation of the Woolly Gnome & Mushroom pattern.
Happy knitting & felting!
Monday, October 1, 2012
Colorado here I come!
The dates, the stores involved, the workshops, and the times are all official! Below are the stores participating:
October 23, Tuesday, My Sister Knits, Fort Collins
October 25, Thursday, The Recycled Lamb, Lakewood
October 26, Friday, The Recycled Lamb, Lakewood
October 27, Saturday, Knit Knack, Arvada
Check out my website for further details for each class descriptions: Special Events.
I am looking forward to coming back to Colorado, the awesome mountains and all the wonderful people I have met and shared my patterns with. Hope you are in the neighborhood and can drop by and support these local yarn stores!
Happy knitting & felting!