Thursday, December 9, 2010


I am so grateful for the orders and super kind feedback I have received about my neck warmers! I have been busy filling orders, up late at night having fun with yarn (and a heating pad for my arms!) If you are waiting for an's on it's way!

Some things:

Read this article in NW Source about me and some other talented local Etsy sellers! I do say I crochet quite a bit. Am I prone to hyperbole? Maybe....but it's true, if I am not sleeping or at my day job, I am almost always crocheting!

Current obsessions:

The Office
my new yarn swift and yarn ball winder
cookies (even though i have not eaten any yet)
crystal earrings
getting a droid
duran duran

Okay...back to work!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My New Scarf

Hand Crocheted 100% Baby Alpaca yarn. I made it for myself! I gotta stay warm too...this winter is cold here! It's already snowed in Seattle! I am also trying some new designs, so this is also an experiment :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I made these Kolachky filled with poppyseed, apricot and strawberry rhubarb fillings. Yum! But by the time dessert time rolled around, I was so full, and could only fit in a small piece of delicious pecan pie! It was a meal of epic proportions, with 26 of us all together sharing a plethora of dishes. I love Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Black Cowl

I love my black cowl.

Busy busy....

I love filling orders for's been non-stop these days! I am so grateful for everyone who has ordered a cowl neck warmer from my Etsy shop to keep them warm and cozy this winter THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I also love special orders for friends, like this cowl with I am making with some super soft alpaca yarn. The plan is it will be a scarf, but then have buttons on the end so he can wear it as a cowl too. I am making it up as I go!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Where I love to Eat

Nettletown. For yummy, delicious, absolutely perfect food.

Monday, November 1, 2010

I love Autumn...and leeks.

Hello everyone! Last weekend we went to Port Townsend to visit Maude and Chuck, and had a relaxing and fun time, as always when we go to visit them. We had alot of laughs and walked all through all the trails and parks in town, and enjoyed windy fall weather by the water. It was the perfect sweater weather, and I wore the orange sweater my mom knit for me, which makes me feel like a human pumpkin.

We also had some delicious leek soup. The leeks were so beautiful! Maude picked several of them fresh from the garden.

Am I the only one crazy about leeks? They are my favorite vegetable by far!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Crazy for Alpacas

Last month, my mom (who, btw, is an amazing, accomplished knitter) made a visit to Island Alpacas on Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vinyard. I am so jealous! These creatures are so adorable and, and the fiber they produce is so ridiculously soft.

My mom took some photos of the alpacas on the farm:

So cute! Babies!

I am really excited to have found some awesome superfine baby alpaca yarn to create the ultimate luxury cowl neck warmer. It makes perfect sense the Incans referred to their fleece as "The Fiber of the Gods," because the yarn is so soft and light to touch, I just want it around my neck all day long.
This cowl neck warmer is made from superfine baby alpaca yarn. Crazy soft!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New! Vegan Friendly Cowl Neckwarmers

If you are vegan or have a sensitivity to wool, there is a cowl neck warmer for you!
I just posted a cowl neck warmer in my Etsy shop called "graylights." The name is inspired by young people who dye their hair with gray highlights.

This cowl is 100% acrylic, and just as fun and chunky as all the others. You can look at it here. Check back for more colors soon!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dark Forest Cowl Neckwarmer

So totally can order one here!

Keep it for myself

I love when I make a cowl and want to sell it, but then kinda fall in love it and want to keep it for myself. Like this furry cowl I made last year. I wanted to sell it....but's so cute and soft and....i guess I just have to keep it!

It happens with almost everything I make to sell. I like it so much that sometimes it is hard to see it go, or, I decide I have to make one for myself. That is the reason I make these cowl neck warmers, because I really love the design, and wear mine all the time! I have always loved the mystery and cozy glamour of a high neckline. Maybe it began in the 70's when my mom dressed me in turtle necks? Who knew it would turn into such a fashion obsession?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Crocheted Cowl Neckwarmers Restyled

It has been really fun to style some of my neck warmer with clothing on a dress form. Although it doesn't compare to how it will look on an actually person (which is always really fantastic!) it helps show how the cowl will look with other clothes. Take a look at my etsy shop with some new stylings, as well as new cowls I will be post this weekend!

In this pic my chocolate cowl neck warmer paired with my snakeskin print dress. I think I picked up this dress in a vintage shop years ago. I love animal prints!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grey weather just around the corner.

The upside of the cool weather is that it is just in time to wear a new crocheted cowl in grey wool. This one is a favorite since I barely wear any colors anymore, and this fall I may end up totally blending in with the clouds. I found this faux leather jacket down in Oly at Dumpster Values. It kinda squeaks when I wear it, but whatever, it's great. I also got a new pair of grey Minnetonka hi-top moccasins yesterday. Suede fringe will always be a favorite of mine!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sneak Peek Fall 2010...

This is a peek one of the items that will be available soon in my shop this Fall!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Secret Small Beach World

nw low tide. inspiration at the shore. i took this photo, and thought of baby bird mouths.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I have a hard time.....

....crocheting and felting in the summertime. I always want to be outside on my days off! I love adventuring and hiking around!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bloedel Reserve: Go There. Right Now.

If you love beauty and nature, head on over to Bainbridge Island and visit the Bloedel Reserve, the 150 acre nature preserve and garden. You will not regret it.

Janice Arnold at Bellevue Arts Museum

Yesterday I saw Janice Arnold's felted window installation at the Bellevue Arts Musuem. I am already CRAZY about felt, and I fell in love with the beautiful and ethereal pieces of felt draped in the window. And I had no idea that she is an Evergreen State College Alum! Watch a video about her feltmaking process here.

The photos for her installation "A Window into Process," are posted on her Facebook site. It is definitely worth checking out the three week process she shared with the public! Here is a picture from her site:

If you love felt, go now!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top Five TV Series to Watch While Crocheting.

I am really into watching TV series available on Netflix instant. I love being introduced to shows that I have never seen or heard of, or simply cannot watch because I don't have cable TV. One of the greatest things about crocheting is that I can create while watching fantastic TV shows, AND be inspired by costumes, drama, and scenic aspects of certain shows. I have compiled a list of the top 5 shows I love to watch while crocheting.

1. Merlin

All I have to say is.....where is season three of this feel-good family friendly version of the legendary Arthurian wizard as a teenager? I miss Merlin and the gang....bring on the magic!

2. Legend of the Seeker

How perfect are Kaylean's costumes? Gorgeous wool capes, robes, flowing epic hair and knee high leather boots have totally inspired my wardrobe. The Seeker's handcrafted boots are fantastic! Also, Zed is the best wizard ever :)

3. The Tudors

So King Henry VII was puffy megalomaniac, but the costumes, scenery, and acting are dark, sexy and opulent. I can't wait to see Season three! One of the coat pins on the guards has even inspired a new felted brooch design.

4. The Vicar of Dibley

Hilarious! This cast is outstanding and the show is full of witty British banter.

5. Arrested Development

This is my favorite TV family. The dialouge is brilliant, and I have watched each episode so many times I don't even have to look at the screen, I can just listen and laugh along.