Macchiato sweater

This is my first top down crocheted sweater and I think it turned out great. I slightly adjusted the pattern and used a plain HDC stitch instead of the one called for. You can find the pattern and yarns here.

Noro Cowl

Here is a cowl made from one ball of Noro Okunoshima which is silk, wool, angora, and mohair. I love the color combination! I made up the pattern but it’s mostly half double crochet and bobble stitches.

Southern white cornbread

I’ve been trying for months to replicate my grandmother’s cornbread recipe and I think I’ve finally come up with it! Here is my recipe: 1/2 cup white cornmeal 1/2 cup self rising flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup vegetable oil Plus 1 tablespoon oil Heat oven... Continue Reading →

Christmas tree ornament?

So, my sister has loaned me a very fancy sewing machine in perpetuity so I have decided to experiment with various fabrics. Of course, I broke a needle because I was using the wrong kind. The sewing machine is a Bernina 1630 and is quite sophisticated. Every time I need to learn some thing I... Continue Reading →

Purple mini Afghan

I am happy to report that I have finally finished this mini Afghan. I used three different yarns. I used the Queensland wool and cotton blend that was 1500 yards and came in four colors in one cake. Then, I used a mohair and silk blend from Orion fiber arts from New York and then... Continue Reading →

Ribbed knitting board scarf

I think I’ve had this on my knitting board for a couple of years but I finally finished it! The yarn is lovely and the double knit ribbing is quite nice and makes for a stretchy fabric.

Baby blanket in pinks

I made this simple baby blanket in a linen stitch. No pattern either 🙂 the yarn is acrylic (3 large skeins) and an I hook. It only took about three weeks which is quick for me.

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