Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crochet Angels

With Christmas around the corner, here is a fun and fast crochet project. I will be teaching these angels at EWEphoria in Oak Ridges on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Two classes have been scheduled, one from 1 to 3 in the afternoon, and in the evening from 6:30 to 8:30. Please call the store to book your spot.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We knit on the weekend!

This weekend, I had two granddaughters for an overnight stay. Two and a half, and almost five. They love to craft with Nonna. So we made legwarmers on a plastic crank knitting machine from Michael's. The girls knit a long tube in the round, out of fun fur, and I added a one inch ribbing on either end. They were delighted. Unfortunately, I did not get a picture.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Etsy Store

Today I launched my online Etsy store, called MonikasRainbows. Please visit and look around. This is an amazing place, and I am so proud to be a part of this amazing group of people.
I create because I am compelled to do so. Ideas come, and ask to be created. And when I listen, and allow creativity to happen, I am extremely happy. I hope you all enjoy visiting Etsy.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Jane Thornley Organic Wrap number 3, is a birthday present for my daughter. I gave it to her this past Saturday evening, so now it can be posted. She has always loved pink, so I started with a skein of Handmaided Sea Silk, that had a number of beautiful shades of pink in it, as well as some beige/brown, and the green. Then I started hunting for the other yarns to pick up those colours, and to add texture. Yarn came from two different stores, and a tiny bit of pink eyelash came from my stash. This one was really interesting to knit, especially since the colours were not my usual pallette. I know my daughter was surprised, and pleased, that I had created this work of art for her. I was surprised how difficult it was for me to part with it, as it really had become a part of me for well over a month. I guess that's the "artist" in me, getting attached to my creation.