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Fingerless gloves


Fingerless gloves are just the thing for girls and women who like to text. I’ve made two pairs recently. The red ones are my original design and are slightly smaller for a person with short fingers, like me. The teal pair will fit someone with longer fingers.

These two pairs will be on display at our subdivision’s arts and crafts fair in March.


What to do . . . ?


What do you do with two yarns that look good together, but there’s not enough of either one for a sweater? I solved my problem with this jacket and added decorative clasps for good measure.

Cancer caps

These caps are for a lady who thinks that a wig would be too hot in the summer.
The pink flower is crocheted and sewn to the cap with a button.
A cancer cap should fit more snugly than a cap that goes over the hair and can be made with lighter-weight yarn for comfort.




I had two skeins of Lion Brand’s “Amazing” yarn (same color, Regatta, and same dye lot).
With the first one, I made the beret for my post of February 20, 2014 (below).
The second skein started at a different place in the sequence of colors, so I made the same beret pattern again, to see how it would turn out.
I’m amazed at how different it is, but it is actually brighter than the photos show it. Top photo, under side; bottom photo, top side.

Light as a feather scarf

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This 63-inch long scarf weighs about as much as a feather. It’s knit with a mohair-blend lace yarn in shades of blue and white, so it’s intended as a year-round decorative accessory.
As are most items on my blog, this one is for sale at $20.

Baby afghan for Lena

This a a shower gift for a baby girl whose name will be Lena. The color is called “Silly Sprite” (Loops & Threads “Snuggly Wuggly” yarn). I love the color!

Red prayer shawl

This is the third pattern that I have developed for prayer shawls for my church. The photo shows the cabled edges and the large center cable.

I’m going to take a break from knitting these for a while.

Long, skinny scarf


I wanted to make a scarf that is drapable and can be tied without too much bulk. This mesh pattern turned out to be perfect with thin yarn and rather large needles. The yarn is sort of variegated, with several shades of blue.

New beret


This beret started as an adaptation of another pattern (because I didn’t have the right yarn for it), but I adapted it so much that it’s quite different. The yarn is Lion Brand’s “Amazing” (color, Regatta). The photos show the top and bottom of the beret.
It’s for sale at $25.

My fifth prayer shawl

This is my fifth prayer shawl for my church’s new ministry.
Prayer shawls are rather large projects but good for cold winter evenings. I don’t know whether I’ll want to knit them when the weather gets warmer.
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