Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Two sweaters

I made two sweaters to add to the
The gray sweater was knit from my farm yarn and the blue sweater knit from a very soft alpaca yarn.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Easy knit baby pants

My pattern for easy knit baby pants can be found here

Friday, August 23, 2013

Little Felted Purse

2 ounces wool yarn
16” (US 10) circular needle
US 10 double point needles

Cast on 28 stitches
Knit in garter stitch for 15 rows, this will be the bottom of your pouch
With your left needle start picking up stitches along the edge of your knitted piece, you will pick up approximately 40 stitches; you will now be knitting in the round until your piece measures 6” tall, cast off.

I Cord -You will need to make two I- cord handles measuring 18” long
Thread an I-cord on each side of the pouch and tie ends together with a knot.
Your pouch is now ready for felting.

How to make I-cord

Cast on 3 sts using double pointed needles.
Knit, don’t turn.
Slip the sts back to the beginning of the needle and k the row again.
Continue in this manner until you have a short length of knitting, pull down on the cord and the gap at the back will close.
Continue until the cord is 18” or desired length.

Felting your pouch

Put your pouch in the washer with a pair of jeans or some similar heavy non-shedding fabric to help agitation.
Pouch can be placed in a closed bag (a zipped pillowcase, for example) to keep any shed wool from plugging the washer's drain.
Add a little soap and run on a hot wash cycle.

Check your piece often in the wash cycle until your pouch is felted to your satisfaction.

Dry completely and then decorate as desired.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Chickens and Ducks

Our hen and duck both sat on eggs this summer and now we ducklings and chicks to enjoy around the yard and pond.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Felted purse with doll

A felted purse with a little doll tucked in the pocket.

Mittens and fingerless gloves

Mittens and fingerless gloves listed here

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Boot cuff pattern

                 Boot Toppers or Boot Cuffs

Skill level: Easy

To make the cuffs I use a double strand of my farm yarn in worsted weight, you could also use a bulky weight yarn. Cuffs are knit in a stretchy rib knit pattern.
Boot cuffs are a great way to dress up your boots and to help keep your legs nice and warm.

16” circular needle size 10
Two 2 oz. balls of worsted weight wool

Using two strands of worsted weight wool cast on 28 stitches
Join stitches being careful not to twist the stiches
Knit 2, Purl 2 around until each cuff measures 6” long, cast off loosely.

Make second cuff.

Boot cuffs can be made shorter or longer depending on your preference.

Have fun knitting!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I added some child size scarves to my shop.