Tag: gifts

Knitting Kits

I’ve been mulling over this one for a bit:  making my patterns into knitting kits.  It took me a bit, but I finally came up with a presentation I’m happy with.  This first release is the Newborn Knit Kit for the Cabled Earflap Cap.  The kit includes the printed full color pattern with numerous photos along with a skein of the luxury yarn, Terra by the Fibre Company.  It is all packaged in a sweet eco-friendly gift box that is perfect for giving or receiving.

The Newborn Knit Kit for the Cabled Earflap Cap
Choose your Color

Summertime Change Up

The heat has been unbearable lately. And the humidity. I usually thrive in toasty weather, but this has been a bit much. My thoughts are muddled, I can no longer add. The alphabet eludes me. Perhaps the worst part is that I have a top floor studio without air conditioning. The fans are just not cutting it this year. And, oh yes. You may be remember I work with wool? Gorgeous cashmeres and thick woolens to make blankets and stuffed toys and hooked rugs. I usually love that. Now I just want to walk away.

The new Terry Starfish Sachets will be available at Found Objects in Manchester by the Sea, MA later this week.

A funny thing happened the other day as I was bemoaning my heated fiber fate. “You should work with terry!” Wouldn’t you know it, she was right! A client has been asking me for a summer alternative to the starfish sachets and despite all my experiments, I really just couldn’t come up with a fabric I liked. Grain sacks, vintage linens, you name it, nothing was giving me an ah-ha moment. But this terry. Let me tell you. This is fantastic. I’m using recycled towels and bathrobes in beachy summer shades. I love them. The fabric is rather insistent that I try a larger pillow next, as well. I will keep you posted. My fingers are itching to get sewing.

I use recycled towels and bathrobes to make these scented gifts.