Knitting sets your mind free and makes you see the other side of whatever this will be.....the purlside or the happier side of life!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Oh boy!
I can't believe it myself!! This is the sweetest baby with the cutest cowboy hat - of course made and designed by me! But the photographer is very important, too! A great shot makes all the difference in the world! I can't wait to have more pics to show off!
Thank you Jen!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Opinions Wanted!!

So what do you think? 
This is my first project for my book proposal totally done!! Super nice orange! My favorite color! Plus really really light weight!! I shouldn't be showing it off yet but I just had to! 
I bought a template today and will be working to get a good website for me going. Kids will be back at 
school next week and then I will fly through the internet to figure out might take a while but I have high hopes!!
Let me know what you think about my cardigan "ORANGE MARMALADE"
Can you see how see though it is? 

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I am in the newest Vogueknitting magazine Fall 2010! Well not in the pattern pages but in an add from Cascade Yarns. Good enough for a start! But my name is misspelled - oh well! Good enough, too!
Find it on page 49.

Monday, August 16, 2010


It is still very hot and humid in Wisconsin but the new yarns are arriving at my yarn store and also the magazines show fall fashion. So hot or not! Winter will come and I just had to do this one as so many other things!

Rowan's Big Wool was the yarn of my choice:

I knitted most of it in the car on our trip to Sheboygan,Wi and back home. It is a one hour ride. 
Usually I am not a big fan of knitting with big yarn but on the other side the speed is unbeatable! 
The pattern for this one will be listed as a free pattern on Ravelry.

I am already off to another project: a scarf! I am always one project ahead.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Every now and then I just have to crochet.
It was a bit of a search to find this raffia "yarn". For some reason I thought this would be a good hat for my photographer friends who are always looking for unique hats as photo props.
I am excited about the outcome and two hats are on their way to Minneapolis for photo shooting. I keep my fingers crossed.

Plus have made a photo tutorial on how to make a sewn bind off for knit one, purl one ribbing!
It is always a lot of work to do it right. Coming soon!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Back Ground?

If you have been following my blog you are probably surprised about the new look! Well, I am surprised, too. My back ground got "discontinued" I guess. I hope you like the new one as well.

This summer is passing faster than I thought and hopefully soon the fall magazine of Knitter's Magazine K100 will be for sale. I am excited about this one....but I can't tell you more.

I also continue working on my book proposal with mostly thin yarns knitted with bigger needles. I really like Rowan's Kidsilk Haze  and my ideas would never run out for this beautiful yarn.

This is the newest book in my collection:
Rowan has wonderful yarns and I am very impressed with their newest knitting and crochet magazine nr.48. Lots of great ideas and just a wonderful presentation of wearable projects. I would need more time to knit.

My next investment will be a new camera so I will have better images for the blog and my Etsy store. If you think you have the best camera I would be happy to know.