Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Beta Brand Neck Pillow/Bag

My design has been selected as a contestant for BetaBrand's Bright Idea contest.  It's a crowdfunding website for clothing and accessories.  You can vote for this design at the link.  The pillow is a crescent shape sack

that you can use to fill with your clothing and make it a neck pillow.

Or when you get to your destination, use it as a purse.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Use Needle Gauge to Strip Herbs and Leafy Vegetables

I saw this at Sur La Table and almost bought it -

but then realized that I already have several needle gauges. I tried my Susan Boyle metal gauge and it worked great for rosemary.  I usually use my everyday tools for knitting (like toothpicks for cable needles in a pinch) so this is a reversal.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

More yarn from Plymouth and Free Download Available for Kid's Cabled Cardigan

Love Plymouth yarn for sending me another designer pack.

And my pattern Kids Cabled Cardigan which was published in Cast On Aug-Oct , 2014 is now available for free download on Red Heart's website.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nine Rubies Designer Night

I realized that I had given away all my Convertible Cowl/Hats and so had a day to make another one.  This one is made form Plymouth's Arequipa yarn (complimentary from Plymouth Yarn).  I got it done barely in time but it's really soft and turned out well.

Here is a picture of all the designers at Nine Rubies.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Nine Rubies San Mateo on Sat. Nov 7 5-7 pm showing my knitwear samples

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, come on by, there will be several other local designers there as well.