Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fun and fast as the links are addictive to knit.

Found last week while thrifting.

The pattern is on whipup.net; Dec. 6/07. I would add short rows to the wrist portion to make them looser.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hat kick

Hats are fun and quick as you only have to make one, and not match it to anything like another sock or mitt. There are 8 cream hats in total from 965g. Orange and grey ones are White Buffalo and the red one is handspun. Magnets hold the chin strap.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

snowflake stocking

Washed once. Needle felted snowflake.

Friday, September 28, 2007


Before washing. Will needle felt or duplicate stitch a design around the border afterwards.

Monday, September 10, 2007

knitter teatowel

Found last week.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

sunning sims

The single one is silk/wool.

Monday, August 13, 2007

mini monkeys

I've been monkeying around lately and reading a lot. These ones are 3 inches tall.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

For my sister, Lillian. Found at 2 different Goodwills.

For Lynley's birthday.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Yesterday's finds

What $6 can buy.

Rosewood lotus pod.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


An unwanted souvenir tea towel. Mine now.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Posters and ads from the 30's

Friday, April 27, 2007


20th Century art.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

more hats

Hats and bags in other Birkeland window.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Crown and pyramid picture

Knitted yesterday; I hope it'll shrink down to size. It's 36" around.

On our kitchen wall.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

felted hats

Window display at Birkeland's. Hats were felted by Harvey Mae and Erik.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Blue scarf

Started yesterday. It's 8' long and 155g of NZ aran; hand dyed by Hand Maiden. It will bloom nicely when washed.

Friday, March 30, 2007

baby fuzz

Here they are Angela. Hand Maiden wool gone blurry.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Russel Wright

Russel Wright dishes from various thrift shops.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Knitted while waiting for my mom's eye appt. to end. Sole is about 6" long and I'll slightly shrink them.

Friday, March 23, 2007


Handspun overdyed by Sandi mixed with black wool eyelash.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

sock monkey sheets

Coming home from Seattle, we stopped at Target. Couldn't resist them at $19/queen set.

Friday, March 16, 2007

embroidery image

An image on a tea towel, maybe from the 40's. Looks like a container of knitting needles behind her skirt.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Based on a Lopi sweater pattern but with one opening for both legs.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

pile o' swippers

Some for gifts, the rest to Nova House. They had been drying on the kitchen floor.

Monday, March 12, 2007


From a neighbourhood yard sale a few years ago. Sarah (took one of my lunch hour knitting classes) only wanted 25¢ for Grommet, so I gave her a couple of my finger puppets.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

EZ's baby surprise

Just finished the knitting part. Had to frog twice (did too many rows once and forgot to do one paired increase the other). I thought of doing paired increases at the corners when I cast off and should have to make the corners lay better. I started to edge the front neck but will have to sew the top of the sleeves before I can continue around to the other side. Texas cotton with 3.75mm.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

colour chart

Sample noses for plush animals. In other words, "stuffy noses!"

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Arden's picture of the day.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


Can you guess what these are?

Saturday, March 3, 2007

rescued animals

Unwanted by others.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Flair dishes

Most of the pieces were found at a Sally Ann in the early 80's. We don't use them anymore.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

walkies and vases

Found at various times. Donald Duck was a Value Village find.

Searching for more vases to photograph, I notice I'm missing two.

Monday, February 26, 2007

swippered out

I'm done swippering. These are the latest ones just out of the washer. I like to use contoured inner soles to shape them. Kathleen Day is revising/clarifying the pattern to make it easier for you and me. Thank you, Kathleen.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

vases and more swippers

Found at different times; blue one from a secondhand army clothing shop no longer in business.

Slippers are shrinking as I write.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

more vases

German penguin, English Beswick and unmarked vase. All bought secondhand.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Redwing found at the Sally Ann in North Vancouver for $10; bonus plastic flowers.

McCoy found at Union Gospel Mission for $3. When not holding flowers, it stores plastic vegetable bags.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

slipper petals

Latest batch in various sizes and ways of adding the uppers to sole. They all seem to work okay.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Bunny love

This one's just too cute.


Table mat found while thrifting. I finished the other blueberry bootie tonight and it matched!

Monday, February 12, 2007

clogged brain, not drain

A new load of slippers. Lucky, my washing machine, doesn't mind the wooly bits floating around in the water. I said I wasn't going to knit any more for awhile, but the one in the middle was started last night and finished this morning. That one has a double sole.