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!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The few warmer days we had made me think of summer. Well, now it is not "warm" any more (still sounds funny to say that when you live in Wisconsin) but I am so excited about my latest design! Knitting with linen is just wonderful and the result unexpected. Not sure yet if this will be a sweater or just a top. But the sleeves could be an option! 
Then it is also very difficult to come up with the perfect name for a design. Please post any ideas you might have! So far I am thinking "Linea". I can't wait to sew it together. Now I am imagining there could be more in linen! A whole collection of linen yarn garments! Hope you like it as much as I do!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Downtown Slouchy Beret

It has been a while since I have posted! Time really flies. Finally we got some snow and it got quite cold, too. This is the right time to think of hats! I have made two of these slouchy hats and "test drove" them on several walks with my doggy friend Ivy. Usually I am not a hat fan but these slouchy hats look more flattering.
The first one is made out of  Debbie Bliss' Glen . This yarn looks not attractive at all in the ball but knitted up it turns out to be wonderful! My second one, the grey one, I used Rowan Cocoon , a much heavier yarn but also very stunning. I can't say which one I like more!

And here, that's me in gray and my friend Gwen in blue:

As always you can buy my pattern on Ravelry.