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A Holiday Preview

Phew! It’s been a busy season and I suspect it will only get zanier later this month. I start putting projects in my “all done!” basket back in July and I’m still working on things every bit of down time that I have. Want to see what I’ve got up my sleeve, on my needles and tucked away for the holiday? Betchya do!

I carved some stamps this past weekend to make wrapping paper. I’m notorious for waiting until the -nth hour to wrap things and then scrambling to fish bits of paper out of the recycling to hastily tie things up in them. In the end, the package doesn’t do justice to what I’m gifting (just take a look at these sew in labels that I think pretty much sum up the sentiment that goes along with hand knit presents). So, this year I’m doing something simple but handmade to wrap those little gems.

Bows! It’s getting cold and I’m wearing more sweaters and heavy jackets. I have a brown wool jacket that I think is lovely, but it covers up anything I’m wearing under it. So, stick a little knit bow to me and I’m a happy camper! Plus it’s knit in a deep purple which makes it look ten times fancier than a fabric bow.

Toasty toasty hat! This one has a folded brim to make the hat fit snugly but not too tightly and gives your ears some extra warmth.

The deer hat! I haven’t blocked it yet, I was just too excited to wait for that extra step. I bought the pattern from Little Owl Knits on etsy and have been waiting until I had enough brown yarn to finish the ears. Gah! It’s too cute.

Some fingerless mittens with a little extra flair.

I knit the Calais Shawl over Thanksgiving and I like the color, but I think I’ll try to nudge it a little closer to blue/grey than green/grey with some kool aid dying this weekend.

I’ve even gotten around to spinning up my stash of Linus wool from his shearing after we move a few months ago! The skein turned out really, really well and it’s all ready to go to it’s new home!

Socks! For myself this time. I’ve had them finished for months now, but I haven’t gotten the chance to wear them yet so they still look perfect. 

Knit sushi! I knit the shrimp and California roll, I think I’ll finish the blob of wasabi and roe roll this weekend and call it good. The shrimp roll looks great and was fun to knit, the California roll… not so much.

Shrimps!

And the crown jewel! The Dala Selbu Hybrid mittens. I had to redo a few parts more than a few times but that was just because I insisted on trying to knit these late at night and in the dark. Silly me. But now they’re done and look pretty great!

So that was a smish smash of things in my done-zo basket. I have a few more things on the needles and a handful left to start and then I’m all done with some time to spare.

Aviator Baby

On April 1st, I’m taking over for a woman in the Admission’s office when she goes on maternity leave and today I went to her baby shower in the library. It was fun, there was cake and someone actually wound up buying her one of my wooliemans that I have in Stardust bookstore down the street! (I’ll give you a hint… it’s the minty green one) It was a treat to see her pull it out of the bag and have that instant of “Wait a minute… that looks familiar… OH!” I whipped up a baby hat one night using the Aviatrix Hat pattern I found over on ravelry. I had a blast knitting it, and for all of you knitters who read this I would definitely recommend it. It’s made using short rows which is essentially how you knit the rounded heel of a sock. Very cool and very fast!

This is the hat I knit using a good portion of my left-over bits of yarn from other projects. I love when I can dip into that stash and get rid of some of those teeny tiny balls. And here are two lovely photos from Rogue Sheep on ravelry/flickr. I wish I had a baby I could plunk the hat on and confirm how cute I think it’ll be, but for now I’ll have to be content with Rogue Sheep’s sweet little pictures of her finished version!

New Threads

I’ve been doing some small crafty things. I knit Joe a hat for Christmas and, since I couldn’t wait until that crazy holiday to give it to him I also decided to write a pattern for it and have him pose for some pictures. So, the pattern is in the etsy shop (check it out!) and the hat has been on his head ever since…

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I also started a new series of tins. I’ve run out of the actual tins until after Christmas, but I’m busy making the embroideries that will go on them when they reach my sweat, busy little fingers.foxy62

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Stay tuned for these guys in the shop after the holidays.

Etsy Shop of the Week -Lizarietz-

After spending so much time at camp away from such crazy technology as the internets, truly hot water and functioning freezers I spent a good chunk of my morning weeding through my favorite shops on Etsy. I’d forgotten how much I missed looking at all of the pretty things… what did I do before I found Etsy? Twas the dark ages m’dear. Anywho, I realized that the majority of the shops I like either have fancy stuffed animals or really neat ceramic things and I feel like I’ve done both categories justice. Tucked away in there are some clothing and jewelry based shops as well and those definitely haven’t been featured yet. This week it’ll be Lizarietz, a clothing shop. It’s always ok to look, no matter how expensive things are because half of the beauty of these outfits is the photography. Enjoy!

il_fullxfull88017112The Cross Back Jumper

This is one of my favorite pieces because of the pockets, the way the seams wrap and do pretty things and the colors.
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The Ruffle Dress

There’s something about the little details (it’s all in those ruffles man, they’re just so pretty!) that makes my brain smile when I see these outfits. I can’t tell whether it’s the dresses themselves or the photographs that makes me want to print these pictures out and paste them to my dresser door (if I had a wardrobe door, that is)?
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The Sailor Dress

How can you not love the little ruffly detail going across there? Not possible… especially when you know how hard that is. I could probably wear that… I mean if you twisted my arm and everything… Oh you brute, fine fine I’ll wear it I guess.
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The Batwing Tunic with Knotted Collar

I’m more than a little in love with this picture and, more specifically that stone fish. The colors are oh so pretty and gauzy and flowy…
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Brown Linen Cloche

When I add an etsy shop to my favorites it also adds the shop to my RSS feed and lets me know whenever the shop puts anything new up. The vast majority of my notifications involve these clothe hats. I like how they’re gathered and ruffled just enough to make them interesting but their colors are so simple and quiet that the hat recedes into the background and only acts as an accent. Nice.