There’s Still Time

December 15, 2016

While there’s still time to make that online purchase and receive it before Christmas, you might consider whipping something up yourself. This knit body mitt can be completed in a couple of hours and would be a great stocking stuffer, small gift when paired with a handmade soap or a little personal indulgence. Sitting  down to a bit of knitting zen couldn’t hurt either as things ramp up to the big day.

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Linen Body Washcloth by Fog Linen at Need Supply Co.  Photos:http://needsupply.com/linen-body-wash-cloth.html

Purl Soho Cotton Pure in Black Sand   Photo: https://www.purlsoho.com/yarn/cotton-pure.html

This near black cotton from Purl Soho is a perfect choice if you’re knitting it up yourself. And, it’s available in over forty colors. Simple put, cast on to knit up a rectangle 12″ wide and knit until you reach ten inches. Cast off, fold in half, seam up the side and close one end. I’d suggest a simple pattern of k 1 p 1 across and k all the way back…you’ll end up with a rib on one side and a pebbled texture on the reverse. Done.

 

 

 

 

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A little inspiration,

June 13, 2014

a little yarn and a little time. The Inspiration?… this modern 1926 textile design by Anni Albers. The yarn?… Berroco’s Modern Cotton. The time?…unbelievably, about 10 days…cast on to bind off. And the result?  Exactly as planned…a modern baby blanket that was intentionally “un-pink”.

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Just in Case

May 21, 2014

It’s always good to have an alternate plan. So as I anticipate the upcoming holiday weekend I have put into place Plan B…just in case. A little inspiration from a modernist weaving by textile artist Anni Albers and a few skeins of pima cotton have me set and ready to go should the weather take an unpleasant turn.

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top photo via http://blueberrymodern.tumblr.com/