Monday, March 12, 2012

Elfin Slippers

Sally recently knit these super cute slippers. She knit them both in an evening-can you believe it!

These were knit using an old pattern (I have the same pattern and I bought it decades ago for $1.60!) with some very soft and pretty bulky yarn. Adding a novelty yarn up at the cuff really makes these slippers pop! It is such a great idea and it reminds me to think about adding embellishments or change things up to add some punch to a project.

She also sewed on some suede slipper bottoms which will extend the life of the slippers significantly. I made thrummed slippers for my kids several years ago and they wore out quite quickly, I wish I had put on some slipper bottoms.

These would make a great gift. They are fast and easy to do and everyone would love them.

Here is one of Judith"s adorable baby hats . It is knit with a bulky and frilly yarn. Super cute!!

Judith aka ColourSparks has been designing lots of hats for adults,children and babies. They are super patterns to knit and to wear.                                                                                                                   

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cathy's Pretty Sweaters

Cathy always wears the nicest and prettiest hand knit sweaters. She finds the best sweater patterns that are perfect for layering and can be worn through many seasons. This latest one she knit is Moshup. It is a Berocco pattern. This sweater is knit from the top down and Cathy said it was quite interesting and quick to knit. I love  how the increases are done with yarn overs so a nice eyelet design is created.

Cathy used  Monsoon- a James C. Brett yarn. I love the long colour changes. It really adds a lot of interest to the sweater. It would look equally nice in a tweedy yarn or a yarn this is more tonal, it all depends on the look you want or what you want to wear it with. Needless to stay choosing the button is the most fun part. There are so many great buttons to choose from and they can  really add a punch of colour and interest to a sweater.

Cathy also brought in some of her crocheted vests from the book One Skein Wonders. These were quick and easy to do, She used Taiyo-a Noro yarn. Again, using a long striping yarn really adds a lot to a simple design pattern. Thanks Cathy!

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