There's always a yarn project running through my head. Sometimes I need to let it out!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Free pattern Wednesday!

I'm always looking for beautiful patterns that I can use either for my own use or for me to make and sell.  In order to sell the finished product from a pattern that's not mine, I have to make sure that the writer/publisher has given permission.  That's part of the reason that I LOVE the patterns from the Drops Design website.  Not only are these patterns absolutely gorgeous, they can all be used to make and sell a finished product.  You just have to list that the pattern came from there.  I can't wait to make some of these designs.  I'm sure that they will sell well on my website.  The best part, though?  They're all free!!!!

I've been on a scarf kick lately, but because it's so hot here lately, I've been on a LIGHTWEIGHT scarf kick.  :)  I was looking thru their patterns yesterday and found a few that I can't wait to make.

I love this one.  The shape is perfect for an accent scarf and I love the stripes.  There is some great sock yarn out there that this pattern would be perfect for.  The whole thing is knit in stockinette stitch and I normally hate how it curls on the sides, but I like how it looks on this scarf.  It adds a nice touch to the shape.  It is knit from side to side and I think it would end up being a quick knit.

There's also this scarf with a beautiful openweave knit.  I think this would be perfect over a sleeveless shirt or tank.  Again it has the triangle shape.  This one is knit from the top down, so you start with a lot of stitches and decrease on the way down.

I love both of these patterns and I can't wait to get started on them!

I'll post pictures as soon as I have them done!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Blue Jean Collection and more!

Vacation time...for the rest of my family.  My husband and his family will be on vacation for a week starting tomorrow.  Unfortunately, because I was out of work for 6 weeks with the baby, I don't get to go.  :(  So it's a week without the hubby for me.  Oh well.  My little one makes it worth it.

Meanwhile...I made a new collection!  Titled Blue Jean Baby.  It's all items either made with the color of blue jeans or actual blue jeans!  I love these.  The blue of blue jeans is such a great color to work with.

Take for example this necklace made by WillOaks Studio.  I love the drape and the ribbon adds a beautiful touch.

Then there is this clutch from Nancy's Bags Etc.  I LOVE how they used the buckle from the overall as the closure for the clutch.  So creative!

And this bear made by Crivellobears is absolutely adorable!  I just want to squeeze him!!!

Go check out the collection and leave a comment!

Meanwhile, I'm re-organizing my store and will be updating older listings and adding some fresh new ones!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Busy, busy!

Phew!  I've been busy, busy lately!  You never know how much time a newborn takes until you have one!

I love his cheeks (along with everything else about him)!

And alert and just relaxin'!

I haven't had a whole lot of time for myself, but I have finished a few scarves for an order shipping to Australia.  I've also started a new lightweight fashion scarf in my new favorite bamboo/silk yarn.  Here is a picture of the beginning of the scarf.  It's a drop stitch pattern and along with the great drape of the yarn, the scarf is coming out beautifully.

More pictures when it is finished!  And of course there will be more pictures of the babe.

Happy Wednesday!