Monday, December 30, 2013

A Look Back and A Look Forward

Can you believe it another year gone by. It seems a year slips by in a blink of an eye,  so much happens we almost forget what projects we started 2013 with.  It seem such a long time ago. 
Looking back  to the beginning of 2013 I tried my hand with weaving. I purchased the "Knitters Loom" from Ashford and love it, then I borrowed a 4 shaft table loom and wow the possibilities.  I am now more and more curious about it. To me its another way to enjoy all the yarns that I have accumulated.  Especially the very fine weights.
I do knit more then any other craft. I find it relaxing, sit back a good movie and off I go in my own world.
The curiosity of weaving, I suspect will grow in 2014  working with a loom making cloth, It is so fascinating how a string becomes cloth either knit, crochet or weave.  Just love all the results.

What do you for see yourselves doing in 2014? Will you want to learn a new craft/hobby? Its a great way to keep you young and happy!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Let the Festivities Begin!!


Thanksgiving came and went, left overs are gone as well, the work week began and the mad rush to Christmas is on!!  Holiday knitting in full swing, I just realized there's only 19 days left till Christmas. Oh Boy I'm really late.  I have been on Pintrest posting pictures of yarns with links to free patterns to match. Such as     Filatura Di Crosa,Lupo 4 skeins will make a great and quick scarf cast on 8 sts on size 15 needles and k2, p2 till end of yarn.  A quicky scarf for sure.    Lupo is a fluffy, soft yarn and fur accents are everywhere.

Fable Mitts

These wonderful fingerless mitts are perfect, love making them and wearing them.  Imagine knitting these with ArtYarn Ensemble Light!! find the free pattern here  
and  you know where to purchase the yarn  :-)

Ravelry: Jasper project galleryThere are more ideas in the Pintrest site  http:  !  Any questions post here I will assist anyway I can!! or email me Josephine at

How about this hat also a quicky and the yarn is an oldy but a goody loved this yarn so much I kept some after Berroco discontinued it.  Only a few left on the site.  First come first serve. Jasper is 100% wool and its a very soft wool.  We used it for felting made some hand bags and felted hats. And if you go to the site its on the closet out so its priced quite low.
Patter is also a free pattern on the Yarn Holiday Shopping at Nonna's board.  Go see you will enjoy Pinterest !!