Wednesday, February 25, 2009

and a Hat to Match!

I had originally used the leftover handspun yarn from my Neck Warmer to knit up a bowl that I intended to throw into the washing machine and felt/full. Sort of an Easter basket, I was thinking. BUT....both my husband AND my mom thought it looked like a matching hat for the Neck Warmer. And truthfully, when I plunked it on my head, it didn't look half bad! It was a little big, and the edges were curling up since they were just knit plainly. After thinking about it for a day or two, I ripped it out last night, and re-knit it as a proper hat, with ribbing at the edges and the whole thing is a bit smaller than the bowl!

And now I have a spring color ensemble!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Knitted Neck Warmer

So I purchased some pretty pink variegated yarn at Tiny Canary, which is a cool indie craft fair held in December here in Columbus, and then I rediscovered some nice green yarn that my mom had handspun for me. I played with some coordinating solids in Galway and Cascade, and tried to figure out what I could make with it all. I only had about 95 yards of the pink handspun.

After a half dozen starts and frogs, I came up with a little knitted neckwarmer! Now that my hair is as short as I like it, my neck gets chilly, even when the temp is up! I also wanted something more pastel for spring, and not too long or bulky.

I opted to use just the handspun, because it's a small piece and I didn't want a lot of ends to weave in. I did have a teeny bit of the pink leftover, so I used that, the green handspun, and some of the light pink chunky Galway to knit a bowl that will be felted/fulled in the washing machine. In these colors, it will look pretty with Easter eggs in it!

After I got this knitted up, I needed a button, so again I went to my stash, and found some cool big buttons in funky patterns and colors. They were 3 to a card, I think my daughter or mom gave them to me for Christmas last year or the year before. Anyway, I just sewed the button on, and pushed it through one of the lacey holes in the scarf. I can't wait to wear it out!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

And we Have a Winner!!

The One World One Heart Giveaway has closed, and the winner of my Hoot the Owl Mittens is Jeri at Lampwork Beads

This has been the most fun I've had without being arrested!! (ok, joking here!) But you get the idea....and the very bestest part has been blog-crawling so many creative places....thankfully the wonderful organizer will keep the list of all the blogs up for awhile, so we can still visit and explore! Yay!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Red Panty Clothing at Monkey's Retreat!

Tonight was the first Saturday of the month, which means Gallery Hop in the Short North area of Columbus....and a party at Monkey's Retreat, which is now featuring Red Panty clothing!! Yay!
Michelle of Starfish Clothing (see the cool screen printed tees?)invited me to share some of her space in the back of the store, so now there are Red Panty clothes in the Short North!

Here I am on the left, in the Green Tea Sweater, Robbie of Monkey's Retreat is in the center, and Michelle of Starfish Clothing is on the right, see her cute little skirt with the tree on it??

Michelle's 15 year old son Cole and his group, Crabfeather, provided the awesome jazz music....Cole plays the bass. They were VERY good!

Michelle and I did the front window display on Monday earlier this week, that's my pink sweater over Michelle's cute shirt and skirt, and that's a Red Panty pin on a Starfish hat!

That's my thrift store Red Panty sign; it was originally just black and white, but my daughter did a paint wash to turn the panties red....I think it was karma, the sign looks so much like my labels!

I am just really excited to have a new venue; I hope we do well!