October 2009

Sock Monkey

Sock Monkey

My little monkey dressed up as a sock monkey for Hallowe’en today at school. I have to admit, I’m really proud of his costume. I made it out of seven pairs of work socks and I got the idea at Instructables. The instructions were for an 18-month old, so sizing up was a necessity. I had fun using the heels of the socks for the knees and elbows. read more

Skullaclava

Skullaclava

I whipped up a special Hallowe’en balaclava for Devan to wear now that the weather’s cooler. I stumbled across the instructions for this on an unlikely site called Instructables. There are all sorts of great ideas on that site for the DIY kind of person. When I saw this skull toque “instrucable” I knew I wanted to make one for Devan. Interestingly it was designed by a relatively new knitter called ‘Robotrix’; a guy who had only knit two other projects read more

Your Knits

Your Knits

Recently knitters have sent me some wonderful pictures of their finished Avery projects. Caz, from Australia made this beautiful sweater modeled by her adorable grand-daughter. She used Regia Silk Color paired with an Australian merino wool. Caz says, I enjoyed knitting this pullover very much – loved your clear instructions and the interesting design elements kept me engaged. I just love feedback like that! Thanks Caz One of my Guild members, Marjorie wanted to knit read more

Missing …

Missing …

… and feared lost. We’re still in an upheaval from our move. Boy, it’s a lot of work, isn’t it! I cannot find my workshop samples. They were all packed together in a large clear bag (the kind that comforters or pillows come in). This should be an easy item to find in our piles of boxes and belongings, but I can’t find it anywhere. read more