February 22, 2009

Pattern - Diamond in the Rough Fingerless Gloves

Well, I had so much fun writing the pattern for my "Cascade" gloves that I couldn't wait to finish my 2nd one. I've just listed a PDF Pattern for my "Diamond in the Rough" fingerless gloves in my Etsy shop.

Next I'll be working on putting together kits for both of these patterns, which I hope to have available within a week or so.

February 21, 2009

Pattern - Cascade Fingerless Gloves

I'm so excited to offer my first pattern for sale in my Etsy shop! I've had a few people request a pattern for my "Cascade" fingerless gloves, and after working on it for the last couple of weeks and reading it about 100 times, it's finally done!

Right now I've got a PDF version available for email, and I'm also planning to put together a kit very soon. The kit will include a paper version of the pattern as well as 2 balls of Mission Falls 1824 SW Merino yarn in your choice of colors. I am so in love with this yarn, and since it's Canadian made I thought this would be a great way to share it with the rest of the world. Look at all these gorgeous colors!

Stay tuned for more patterns and kits coming soon. Up next - "Diamond in the Rough" gloves!

February 19, 2009

Old Flame - Handspun SW Merino yarn

Well, it's been a little while since I've posted anything new, but it's not because I've been slacking off. I've been planning and working on some great spring wear coming soon to the Etsy shop, and I've been doing lots of spinning! Here's the newest yarn off the wheel, which will be added to the shop tomorrow.

"Old Flame" is SW Merino, DK weight, and incredibly soft and squishy. I love these firey colors, and there is a wonderful play between dark and light in this yarn.

Here's the roving, dyed by Ginny of FatCatKnits on Etsy. I'm a big fan of her colorways, and the fiber is beautifully prepped!

February 11, 2009

Golden Slumbers - Handspun SW Merino yarn

My newest yarn sold in absolute record time in my Etsy shop, thanks to my having posted pictures on Ravelry. Thanks Ravelry! I thought I'd share photos here because I was really pleased with the way this yarn turned out.

I called this yarn "Golden Slumbers" because the colors remind me of snowy, sleeping woods (and because I love that song). I ended up with 195 yards of fingering weight SW Merino, weighing in at 4oz.

The roving came once again from Kristin of All Spun Up on Etsy. Her colors and fiber never disappoint, and this was no exception. I absolutely loved spinning this yarn!

February 10, 2009

And the Winner is...

Congratulations Melanie (aka pgb)! You've won a free pair of hand knit fingerless gloves in your choice of "Diamond in the Rough" or "Cascade" syles. Please check out the colors available and choose the one you'd like. I will make a custom listing for you in my Etsy shop. Just head over and "buy" it, and leave a comment with your choice of style and color! I hope you'll love your new gloves!

It was so inspiring to read everyone's suggestions for how they "live life softly". I will be compiling some of my favorites over the next few days and I'll post a list here! (If anyone would rather I not share their suggestions, please let me know)

The winner was chosen using the random number generator at This is a true random number generator that uses atmospheric noise rather than predetermined algorithms to come up with its number.

February 9, 2009

Live Life Softly Give-Away (Last Call)

I thought I'd forego my Etsy Monday feature today to remind everyone that today is the last day to get in on the "Live Life Softly" blog give-away! I will be drawing the winning name tonight at 9:00pm PST and will announce the winner tomorrow morning.

Up for grabs is a free pair of fingerless gloves in your choice of "Diamond in the Rough" or my new "Cascade" style. As further enticement, here are the colors available:

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the original post telling us how you "live life softly". Good luck to everyone who entered!

February 1, 2009

Cascade - Hand knit wrist warmers

I'm so excited to list the first pair of my new "Cascade" wrist warmers in my Etsy shop today!

I've had a few pairs done for a while now in a handful of different colors, but I had no one to model them for me. I finally convinced my best friend Sam to give it a shot - isn't she beautiful? The best part is she really had fun, so we're going to be doing it again. I'm really looking forward to scouting out cool locations around her house in downtown Vancouver to take our pictures throughout the spring and summer!

These are knit with the same soft Superwash Merino yarn as my "Diamond in the Rough" gloves. I am in love with this yarn - it is incredibly soft and warm and there are so many great colors available. And it's made in Canada, which is very cool! I'm really happy with how these gloves turned out. The eyelet pattern reminds me of a waterfall, hence the name. They're feminine and pretty without being overly frilly.

And don't forget, these gloves (along with the Diamond in the Rough gloves) are up for grabs in the Live Life Softly give-away going on now! If you haven't already, be sure to enter for your chance to win a free pair!