pen organizer, niagara falls, & knitting with silk

painting of the week update . . above is “soft”

seafoam for “foam”

a niagara falls en plein air . .

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plus a wip video !

a watercolor of my dad’s favorite spot for his birthday

& with making all these paintings & drawings i’ve needed to get a new way to organize my pens & brushes. i bought this piece of wood for 25 cents at the thrift store & glued different sized cups to it before spray painting it gold. it works wonderfully !

on the needles, i’m working on a new design in this silk (my favorite color)! soon to be a lacy tee !

wip : thrummed mittens, giants, & vectors


in the midst of this very cold winter i’ve cast on a pair of thrummed mittens! i’ve never worked with thrums before but i really love how fluffy & warm they’re turning out. i’m more or less using this pattern from the yarn harlot

. . . also on the needles, a soon-to-be cowl — ultra warm. i’m using size 50 (US) needles & raw, unspun roving. this is so quick to knit & the fabric it produces is amazing.

& something a little different. . . a mock travel poster that i created in illustrator for class. always on the lookout for city lights !!

how to: simple infinity scarf

577 by --erin kate
577, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

i’ve been making different versions of this super-simple infinity scarf knit in worsted weight yarn held double, great for holiday gifts. below is the pattern if you’re interested !

what you need
– two skeins of worsted weight yarn held together or a bulky yarn (I used caron simply soft here)
– size 13 24″ circular needles
– stitch marker.

– co 120 stitches, join in round being careful not to twist. place stitch marker at beginning of round.

1. * k1, p2 repeat from * to end of round
2. knit to end of round.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until piece measures 8″ from the beginning. Bind off using the k2tog bind off or loosely using a needle a size or two larger.

That’s it !

knit & stamp

2774 by --erin kate
2774, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

I’ve been laid up for a bit after having my wisdom teeth removed & have been knitting away on some low-bandwidth projects to sell at a new local business.

I needed a stamp for a kind-of logo. Rabbits have been my trademark for quite awhile so I carved this stamp out of an eraser . . .


. . . cleaned it up & used it on my tags!