My Makes

Tractor amigurumi, plus ongoing WIPs

The tractor amigurumi is now finished! This cute little pattern is by Toota Toys and is available in Ravelry. PHOTOS: Finished tractor amigurumi dimensions: W 13cm; L 20cm; H 19cm from base to beacon The tractor has a lot of small parts - a counterweight, beacon, mirrors, headlights, mudguards, exhaust, and treaded tires with axles.… Continue reading Tractor amigurumi, plus ongoing WIPs

My Makes

WIPs update: cocoon shrug, cardigan progress, amigurumi, and new velvet yarn

Just popping in to share a pod / cocoon shrug I made with my old fave, Hi-Soft 4-ply cotton blend. I've wanted to make one of these for a long time, because it's basically one big granny square that's folded like origami. Folds made to the center create sleeve openings, and only a seam on… Continue reading WIPs update: cocoon shrug, cardigan progress, amigurumi, and new velvet yarn

My Makes · My Neighborhood

A peek at early Autumn in my neighborhood, plus WIPs

If I could pause this weather pattern and keep it all year long, I would. Warm, bright days and cool nights suit me, and so do the colors of this season. Right now, cosmos are in full bloom around my neighborhood and on campus. PHOTOS: Top, my boy enjoying a lunchtime walk. Cosmos field at… Continue reading A peek at early Autumn in my neighborhood, plus WIPs

My Makes

Metropolis cardigan WIP mini update

I'm starting the second sleeve of the Metropolis cardigan this week. After finishing the sleeve, I will lengthen the bottom and add the button placket. Next week, I'll hopefully be able to visit the traditional market to find some lovely buttons. PHOTOS: Cardigan progress as of this week. The second sleeve is half done at… Continue reading Metropolis cardigan WIP mini update

Free Patterns · My Makes

Latest lacy shawl make is now ready to wear

My Key West shawl made with superfine 2-ply merino is now blocked and finished! It was one of the more enjoyable stitch patterns I'd done recently - thanks to the lovely free pattern from Kristin Omdahl. I can't quite explain why I enjoyed making this one, definitely more than the manual process of the Fedde… Continue reading Latest lacy shawl make is now ready to wear