Friday, November 30, 2007
Collecting the sticks was really fun. Felix and I took a long walk in the park. We saw a lot of dogs, ran into old friends, listened to the birds and looked at the view from the top of the hill. In one direction was the downtown skyline, in the other direction was the 5 freeway. Cars driving on the freeway look pretty when seen from above.
Our stick gathering expedition had a purpse. We want to make god's eyes to decorate the house for Christmas.
Click the picture above to see it BIGGER.
Here are the ones we have made so far. WOW I have a huge yarn stash. So far I dipped into my Brown Sheep Nature Spun bags because I like the bright colors and the weight of the yarn. I also used some lace weight mohair and a sequined carry along thread.
Johnny wants to make a multidimensional star. I'll write another post after we have more and the tree is up.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Kristin Nicholas has a new book filled with patterns inspired by color. Her designs are playful and happy and the book has useful information on how to use color and detailed, illustrated, explanations on how to embellish your knits with embroidery.
All her patterns use her Julia yarn and right now she is having a yarn giveaway contest. Go check it out!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This Sunday, December 2 I'll be at the lovely Knit Cafe in West Hollywood signing copies of my book Boho Baby Knits. Please come on by! I'll have all the pretty sample pieces from the book with me.