This is my place to chronicle the simple pleasures of my life.....I knit, crochet and sew etc. I'm a proud Mommy, a wife and above all a soul of living light. Join me on a journey to inspiration amongst craft or life.....

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Inspiration is easy to come by for me - I have crafty bits and pieces everywhere in my house but lately I haven't had the commitment behind it.......So many ideas for projects, half finished knits, just started knits, the desire to crochet a blanket before it gets too warm, I go to bed thinking and planning these ideas but just haven't had the 'starting (or continuing) commitment needed lately - it's left my crafty mind in disarray.
Where is the mojo needed to move my hands I wonder?
I have been working on custom orders - these are easy, they don't require anything except someone elses desire for an item and a deadline is always great motivation for me. At the moment my list is filled with crocheted items.....Star Wars amigurumi, dinosaurs.......

Monday, August 19, 2013

Free knit pattern - 3 way rib kindle cozy

I had a very special 50g ball of yarn and decided a kindle cozy was something I would use all the time and hence be able to enjoy the yarn....I did remember to write my pattern up as I went for once so here it is :)

3 way rib kindle cozy!

3mm, 30cm circular needle or DPN's
Worsted yarn - I used 'Nerd girl yarns' Luscious....worsted merino silk
stitch marker

Cast on 64 and join in the round

K2 P2 rib for 2 inches

Knit 5 rounds

K2, P1 around til last two sts, P2tog
Repeat K2 P1 rib for a total of 2 inches

K 5 rounds

K1 P1 around til last two stitches, P2tog.
Rep K1 P1 rib for 1 inch.

Next we will be finishing with a 3 needle bind off.
transfer half your sts to another needle and then complete the 3 needle bind off.
Turn inside out then weave in ends :)

The cozy can easily be made longer by adding extra rounds to each set of ribbing.
You can also leave it right side out if you prefer the knit look with the rib rather than the purl bumps.
The pattern can also be easily adapted to knitting flat if you prefer and sewing up a few seams.

Another option would be to add an eyelet round so you can thread through a cord at the opening: 
K2tog, YO, P2 around. Next round continue as K2 P2.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Blog post #365

Chinatown hat in fingering.....
New shop item!!!

Fresh produce from our garden

Test knit of fjaril

A new top for my littlest princess

Monday, August 5, 2013