always loved hand crafts. I learned these from my mother when I was
very young. I never saw her use a pattern to make anything. She
designed all her own creations whether it be knitting, crochet,
tatting, needlework. A true artist! Lucky for me, I was interested
enough in what she did to learn her skills.
The key to good design
is and always has been, simplicity. Take a basic design and build on
it. The type of yarn you use can turn a basic knitted scarf or tee into
a work of art. There is such a gorgeous selection of yarns these days
but many of these do carry a very high price tag.
An animal lover, I am
opposed to using wool. It's just as well that I am allergic to it! I
stay with cotton, linen or hemp or combinations. Do remember to try
Bamboo yarn if you can! It's soft as silk and produces beautiful
Enough chatter. I will
be adding patterns from time to time so check back periodically to see
what's new. If you are looking for high profile stuff, you had better
pick up a copy of Vogue Knitting. All my stuff is geared towards
simplicity and easy to make so even the most inexperienced crafters
will have no trouble.
For more information about the Hen's Jacket, please visit Cobblestone Farms Sanctuary. This
wonderful sanctuary which helps rescued battery hens relies solely on
donations so please help if you can. Every little helps!
If you run into any
difficulties, I am happy to answer any
questions - just e-mail me!