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Monday, December 28, 2009

What to do with bits of leftover yarn? Doll hair! This little doll is actually a brooch made with wool felts, beads and charms. All my knitterly life I have wondered what to do with leftover yarn. I can not stand to see it go to waste so I reverted back to my childhood when I made yarn dolls to play with. Other girls had barbies but I made yarn dolls especially the summer I spent at Aunt Louvie's farm in Bloomsburg, PA. I loved giving them elaborate yarn hairdos and would fashion clothing and clips for their hair. I think I have finally come to the realization that I have had a life long love affair with fiber! Perfect, I am a yarn Diva!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The winter solstice is nearly upon us with tomorrow marking the shortest day of the year. We are still right in the thick of winter and now that all my holiday knitting is done; I am planning the next set of projects I can begin. I love the feel of yarn in my lap as I contentedly knit away and plan in my head the gifts i will give the next holiday, the next birthday. Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Holiday season. HAppy knitting!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This is what inspires me the most about wool felts; the colors! I love that I can work with a color palette that excites me! I envision using all the felt shapes to embellish my felted knit pieces like scarves, purses and hats. Come with me on what will be an interesting, creative and fun journey!

The newly created felt corner soon to grow with even more product. Now, you can embellish your knitted pieces or other work. Look soon for samples that I am busily creating!

Beautiful felted beads in an array of stunning colors!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

This is Regina wearing a scarf that I've just knit made with Noro Silk Garden yarn. I love the riot of colors Noro uses in their yarn and the subtle blending and shade gradation they are able to achieve. It is just a simple scarf, knit of row upon row of garter stitch but in the making of this piece, I was again reminded of how pleasurable just simple knitting is. The meditative and calming that knitting has on me is a true joy.