on the needles . . . i casted on the first of the purl bee’s pompom peds in dove grey. in lieu of pom poms, i’m going with a picot cast on. i’ve also been working on this 100% silk (in ballet pink !) in a new design . . i’ve found that i do best to have one project that i’m designing as well as one that i’m just following a pattern, beats any boredom !
i also sewed this bento project bag thanks to this tutorial. the original purpose of this kind of bag was for snacks & things but it is the perfect size to throw in a purse with a pair of socks on the needles !
’tis the season! i used micron pens & watercolors to paint these two cards. one for mothers day (me & my two sisters in her arms !) & one for my favorite college graduate who loves hockey.
& a couple painting-of-the-week updates ! above is “trail”
& “intertwined” (this gold is unbelievable in real life !)
i’ve finished my cancun top that i wrote about in this previous post! i really love how it turned out & it was so simple i’ve decided to offer the pattern for free !
this top is knit in two lace & garter stitch rectangles & seamed at the sides & shoulders to create the boxy shape. it’s a really quick knit & perfect for warm weather !
(thanks to my sister for modeling !)
love folded-up knits!! this is the yarn i used, i absolutely love the pinky-tan colorway with little gold specks (impossible to photography correctly!)
if you’re interested in making your own, you can download the pattern now
update : this pattern was featured on the lucky ewe podcast !
update 2.0 : this pattern is now available in french thanks to the translation of Marjolaine of www.planete-laine.com , thank you !!
update 3.0 : this pattern is now available as a youtube tutorial thanks to ravelry user iknitsonyoutub !