Saturday, March 29, 2008

Knitted Innards

I just stumbed across these images of amazing knitted innards at the Sarah Illenberger website. This site is mainly in German, so I am unsure if she knit or photographed these pieces, but I love how the mohair yarn has captured the feel of the pieces.

Brain Embroidery at Monster Crochet
Knitted Digestive System at Craftster
Other Fiber Brains at Museum of Fabric Brain Art
Womb at Knitty

Saturday, March 22, 2008

New Knitting Pattern: Rolled Brim Baby Hat with Stripes

I have created another hat pattern, but this time it is for baby. It is called the Rolled Brim Baby Hat with Stripes. I made this little hat for the same friend that I made the Strawberry Baby Rattle for. She wanted a baby hat for the little guy when he comes home from delivery, and I am happy to be able to fulfill this request.

I used Merino Style yarn from Knit Picks. So this is a very soft, yet inexpensive gift to make. I have really enjoyed designing for baby I will probably do more. This pattern is available in my etsy store,

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Knit Strawberry Baby Rattle

I wanted to make something for a friend of mine who is having a baby soon. While browsing at patterns over at Ravelry, I came across this adorable Knit Strawberry pattern by Pez Diva. I saw it and knew that it would make a perfect baby rattle.

I used two yarns held together, Lamb's Pride and Berkshire, so it would be large and have a pretty variegated effect.

For the rattle, I filled a small plastic egg with peppercorns and sealed it with my favorite low VOC silicone glue.

I also added a small plastic ring onto the stem of the strawberry so the toy may be clipped onto a stroller or whatever. To cover the plastic ring in yarn, I used a crochet tutorial which was written up over at Lula Louise.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Crochet Bullion

This past Sunday, at the LA Fiber Guild meeting, my new friend Janice showed me how to make these adorable crochet bullion.

Janice is a freeform crochet diva and I am a crochet novice. I am thrilled to know this new technique and plan on using them as embellishments on the surface of various projects.

violet: Cascade 220 Tweed,
lime: Lion Wool, teal: Lamb's Pride

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Loose Leaf Tea Canisters

I have been brewing a lot of loose leaf teas lately. I wanted to purchase some nice canisters to hold the teas in. Everything I found in the stores was either really expensive or ugly.

I saw a bunch of tin canisters with Christmas prints in the sale bin at the craft store for less than a dollar each. So, I purchased the canisters, some pretty paper by Paper Source and
Mod Podge. I covered them with the paper and now I have some nice canisters to hold tea.