Thursday, January 28, 2010

One Skein Purse Project

I wanted to show off a purse I made with one skein of my hand dyed yarn. I know many people wonder what can they make with just one skein of a yarn. This is the yarn I used. It is a 100% wool, heavy worsted weight.
Here are more skeins of this yarn in different colors.

I started by knitting a rectangle, and then picked up stitches around the edges. I knit in the round until the top edge, and knit the handle straps back and forth. The purse then got to go through the wash a couple times to full it. After that I attached the magnetic closure and sewed the straps on the handles! Ta da!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Finished Items: Scarves

Since you asked so nicely...

This is the scarf in the WIP post from the 15th, complete and modeled by yours truly!

Scarf number two is made with the same hand spun bulky yarn. It is very similar, just a little shorter than the first scarf.

Snowflakes Blog Carnival

Snowflakes! What a fitting topic for today as its been snowing all day!

These are some fabulous snowflake themed items on Etsy!

These cute earrings are from a Daily Sweet, The Magpie's Daughter

Veelana, also a Sweet has this paper window ornament.

This snowflake shaped goat milk soap from, a fellow blogger, SweetSallysSoaps's is adorable.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Feature Etsy Blogger for January

Each month the Etsy Bloggers choose a member to feature. This month's featured blogger is ... NICO Designs!

Two things that jumped out at me in her shop are these super cute shoes

and this bag!If anyone wants to buy these for me feel free! I'll find a baby for them later. :p

You can find her blog here:
and her Etsy shops here:

This shows a few of the things that are in her shop!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Work in Progress

I'm in a knitting mode lately and I have a lot on my needles. From left to right: a scarf I'm working on with purchased hand spun yarn, a scarflette made with hand spun by me yarn, a scarf made with 2 strands of different commercial yarns.

The first scarf is black with bit of sparkles and other colors spun into the yarn. It's fun to work with.

The scarflette is in a cable pattern that made up as I went. I'm still deciding on what buttons to use with it. The yarn is 70% merino and 30% tencel for a shiny, silky, smooth, soft yarn.

The third scarf is a stash buster that I started because I was away from my other projects and wanted to knit something right then.

Looking Forward to 2010: Blog Carnival

Now that 2010 is here, what do you have planned/look forward to/hope to accomplish this year?

I plan in finally introducing my soap.

I look forward to skiing! I'll be really disappointed if I don't get to ski before it gets warm again.

I hope to sell more than I did last year! I'd like to get up to 300 (or more) sales by the end of next year, which means making and selling a lot more than I did this year.

I also hope to travel and take more cool pictures. This is me after a mile hike on a peninsula sticking out into the Pacific Ocean in 2009. :)

I've been Featured!

Veelana's did a sweet blog post about me, and I've decided to give away the winner's choice of a soap sock or a magnet. See her blog for details on how to win.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

We had a pretty relaxed New Years Eve here. We just chilled and had fun playing a game with a friend! Yes, I had a LAN party on New Years Eve, and it was awesome! Plus we had the best salsa ever, and sushi rolls for dinner and pocky!

I also finished up this scarf on New Years Eve earlier in the day.

Gotta run, 2010 is off to a busy start!

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