Saturday, December 22, 2007

Grandma's Santa Cloth

I love 50's printed tablecloths. I just got this one from my gramdma's things. I remember she used it for the side table that held the turkey(or ham), lefse, and sometimes lutefisk. I can't believe how white it still is, and the creases remain from when she last ironed it, many years ago.
Some motifs from the border, the gold is a metallic gold.


Of course, I realized, living in a house with seven cats, I had to take it off the table when I wasn't around to keep them off. Don't want to add kitty paw prints to the design!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Yellow Kitchen

I finally decided what color to paint the kitchen.
The family let me paint it my yellow choice(I also was thinking of a very light yellow green towards the grey side, or a spicy paprika or cinnamon--each of those were too wild I guess). But I love the yellow, it makes the room feel warmer, and makes me feel cheerful. I'm kind of going for a Carl Larsson vibe--I really love his gentle paintings of homelife and interiors. Like these two.

Button Garland

And so begins the Christmas Parade!!!
Super easy, a kid can do it.. string buttons of choice on hemp twine. Thread through two holes, slide the button where you want it, and it will stay. Tie a loop in each end to hang on the tree. also made a strand with red buttons and wrapped a little wreath.
Nice way to use heirloom buttons with memories. I will say I probably saw this on Martha Stewart! Ha!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

A Hoody For Me

One day a Blue Darner flew in the back door...I finally caught it and set it outside the next morning on the deck rail. I got a real good look as it warmed up enough to fly in the cold October morning sun. I had no idea a bug carried the exact colors that had been swirling about in my brain--Teal, turquoise, mahogany, burgundy, avacado, seafoam...
The colors I'd been knitting with...


This is what comes of leftover sample balls...



Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Halloween Cat

Runster likes ORANGE!

My Place in the Sun

My Place in the Sun

Ribular Hat and Mittens

Ribular Hat and Mittens
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Jambo Afghan

Jambo Afghan
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Where You Can Find My Knit Designs

  • ZigZag Yoke Pullover for Women/Classic Elite Yarns
  • Swing Coat/Cherry Tree Hill Yarns
  • Generation Gap Kid's Scarf and Hat/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Doodles Hat and Pullover for Kids/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Headin' East Women's Kimono Jacket/Fall 2006 Knitter's Magazine
  • Snow Bunny Girl's Cardigan/January 2007 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Snowman Dance Kid's Pullover and Ornament/November 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Monster Pillows/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine
  • Pebble Rib Women's Jacket/September 2006 Creative Knitting Magazine