Thursday, November 15, 2007

Barebottom Gear

First let me appologise for the photos - this is not my strong suit. However, here are the photos for the stitch marker order from sunneshine. They are divided by price. All sets are 6 identical markers.

Group #1 $4.00

wine bottle, paint brush, yellow glass heart, blue glass heart, wine opener, angel, @

Group #2 (divided into two photos) $4.75

sun, sheep, handcuff, pug, purple glass octopus (only 4 sets), brown glass dog heads (only 4 sets), snoopy (only 4 sets), blue glass whales ( only 4 sets)

All the markers in this photo are glass.

orange glass lady bugs (only 5 sets), blue glass lady bugs (only 5 sets), pink and white floral beads (4 sets), green floral heart (4 sets), silver and pink beads (4 sets), tiny victorian markers

Group#3 $5.50
(the white skulls are also available with black beads on top/bottom)

white skulls with clear beads, happiness, pick up trucks, flamingos

Group #4 $6.00

hockey player, gun, sand dollar, yarn ball, highwheel bike, fleur de lis, jet fighter, hockey stick, coffee bag, coffee bean, espresso maker, brass flower

Group #5 $6.75 (again, divided into two photos)

kimono, fortune cookie, hockey skate, pewter lady bug, dragonfly, butterfly

indy car, nascar, vw bug, football helmet, teapot, heart, small pewter skull, beaded coffee bean

The little pewter skulls in this photo are also available with black beads.

Group #6 $7.50

skull with bones, baseball glove, jet airplane, mini buddha, rubber ducky

Group #7 $8.50

sock monkey, large pewter skull, play airplane, angel wing

The play airplane is also available with black beads.

Group #8 $10.50

Maneki Neko (lucky cat of Japan), skull and crossbones

the skulls are show front and back.

Harry Potter Markers
These have been my best sellers of the year.
They are the dark mark, wizard, cat, owl, frog and rat (all the main characters pets).
They are available with the house colors beaded as shown for $10.50 or for $7.50 with just the charms. (add $0.50 for the organza bag and potion bottle)

All of the markers with this order will be made custom. If the charms are on loops in the photos, its how they are listed on etsy. You can choose from the following loops for no charge.
The far loop work with at least a size 13US needle, 10US and 6US respectively.

These small sterling loops will work with any of the markers as well. They are an additional $1.00 per set. The sizes are 9mm and 7mm, will work with needles 2mm smaller then the loop.

Additionally, if you would like an organza bag to hold your makers. I have brights and muted colors. If you would like a specific color, let me know and I will do my best to oblige, but no guarantees for exact colors.

Finally I am happy to offer anyone from the Bare Bottom Group 25% off anything on my etsy site (not including freight). There are several sets of markers that I did not have enough of to offer a large quantity to the group. To keep Alyssa's life less complicated, these markers will be paid for by paypal per order, if you get the order in before the group order is delivered, I will not charge freight and your order be packaged separately, but will be delivered to Alyssa with the group order. If you pay immediately with paypal, I will refund the difference, or if you would prefer, wait and I will send you a paypal invoice for your order.

Thanks so much!!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Hush Dress

The hush dress from knitty - DONE! I love it, it fits well!!
Happy, happy, joy, joy!!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Finally some finished objects!!

Here is my barbie for the Rocky Mountain News spring design contest - her sweater is knit with Habu black cotton on size 1 needles and her underpiece is knit on size 2 needles with a cotton/bamboo blend on size 2 needles.

And a couple errand hats that I have been needing to post for about a week!

Happy Knitting!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

my only fo this week...

This is my only FO this week - I love it, though!! Very spring-y!! Made with Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, remaining yarn from Fyns baby blanket from last summer!
More of these to come -
needles size 6, 84 stitches around...

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I may have a hat problem...

More hats...
Bunny Hats from Pattern Central...
size 9 needle
Blue Sky Organic Cotton in Wheat
Dream in white
love, love, love these

The other hats are all just finishing up odds and ends from my stash... off to be sold at sunneshine...

Have a good week!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Baby Hat Central

There has been a lot of travel lately and everywhere I go, I seem to get commisioned for baby hats. I love two of these and not the other two, but what can you do? Five more commissioned hats to go....

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

another ufo and dashing

Dashing from Knitty
Made from 125 yds of handspun undyed alpaca, llama and merino in a chocolate, charcoal, black - love, love, love the yarn....
Took about 4 hours total - easy and fun!

The scarf is my oldest UFO done!! I hate the yarn, it is a basic 25 stitch across stockinette scarf - boring and done!

On to more fun stuff!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

for robbie

knucks in cedar green - beautiful color!
for RobbiE

Monday, March 05, 2007

new baby hat

New cotton baby hat - used up the last of the organic pink cotton that I had! There was an organic blue one this week, but it sold before I thought to photograph it. I have to get back on the baby hat wagon, as they are flying out of the store right now. And there are tons of requests for bigger sizes - 6 mos, 2yr - hats!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Knucks - one for Becky, one for me -- no embroidery.

Monday, February 19, 2007

knit more, learn more

Here is a kid's roll hat that was made while running errands - mostly at the bank, though. Its Lorna's Laces - Georgetown - Shepards Worsted - 88 stitches on size 8 needles.

And then we have my Pi R Square shawl - my first EZ project!! And great learning experience.... details on that at sunnelite. It was knit out of lace weight Alpacawear in charcoal - 250g (almost exactly) - on a size 3 needle. I should have counted the stitches at the end, but I know that I completed 36 rows after the third increase and it took about 70g of yarn to make the border.

Monday, February 05, 2007

layers of texture

So one more errand hat down!! Its just a baby hat out of most the remaining Camoflauge Lornas Laces Shepards Worsted in my stash. It turned out cute.....

Then there is an old UFO that has dropped the U! These scarves never look that good to me off. But they look and feel good on with layers of texture, color and depth!! Not sure that I will make any more of these, but I am really glad to have this one done!!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Two more off the list....

Here is my oldest UFO, now done! I turned my sample piece of felted fabric into the Kable needle case from Berrocco. While mine used all different wools to see how they would felt, not the alpaca that was called for, I think it turned out quite well. I used some left over philosopher's wool for the inside cables. I am quite pleased and it holds needles nicely! I am waiting to find some more scrap purple yarn in my stash to make straps with, but until then, I sewed some purple ribbon on the outside in two places and it works quite well!
The sweater is my Peace Fleece Cardigan. Done!! It was an easy quick sweater - they were right the size is pretty big and slouchy for a small. I wouldn't wear it to work, but it is great for cruisin' around the house. Super comfy and super warm! Plus, I love that I got to use some of my vintage buttons on it! The details on this sweater are - it was a purchased pattern called the Everyday Cardigan, I bought it from Kpixie it was meant to use Peace Fleece. The sweater was knit out of 4 1/4 balls of worsted Peace Fleece on size 6 and 8 needles. It is all knit flat then seamed. If I were to do it again, I would slim out the arms a bit and knit them in the round, but everything else was perfect on the pattern.

Monday, January 22, 2007

skaska brown warm shawl

The brown cashmere skaska warm shawl is done! Blocked! And ready to wear! I did make a few mistakes on it - so maybe at some point I will knit another, but really I am so happy and proud of it!
It is 8 repeats of 72 rows of lace pattern, knit on size two needles from the pattern that I got in Gallena Skaska's "Russian Lace Knitting" class.
Still haven't figured out the best way to photograph it - oh, well!

errand hat and charity scarf

Here is my oldest UFO's turned into a scarf for charity. Such a learning piece for me at the time. Now I will be glad to have it keep someone warm!

And the first errand hat of the year. It is already sold - so I really needed to get it done. It is on Lorna's Laces camoflague worsted yarn - 75 sts on a size 9 needle!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

made up mitts

Here is my pretty bulky yarn turned into mitts. Since I winged it with the pattern, here is the Made Up Mitts Pattern:
CO 24 st on dpn - join in the round
k 3 rows m1 by knitting the front and back of the same stitch three times
k 4 more rows ( a total of thirteen rows or 2 1/2")
k2tog first and last stitch of the next row
turn work p row
turn work k row (do this two more times for a total of 6 rows, making sure that the RS stays the RS)
Do not turn work again at the beginning of the next row join the round again and start by m1 (knit front and back of same stitch) k row to last stitch m1 - back to 27 sts. Knit 5 more rounds (about an inch). Begin rib k2, p1 for 9 rows (about 2") and bind off loosely.
Easy, fast and fun!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

We call them pirates hat

One more down! We Call Them Pirates Hat!! It was a quick knit - the pattern was fun and rhythmic and in two days there is the hat. Mittens are next!!
The hat is made of smart wool from scandinavia - one skein of each color. The inside is lined with elite lavish cashmere (left over from my black cable hat) the lining goes from the bottom of the hat to the beginning of the decreases. (The smart wool was a little itchy and that eliminated that!)

Monday, January 15, 2007


These are my first socks! They are made from the spring hiking socks pattern from Halcyon Yarn in Wick yarn from Knit One, Crochet Two. The yarn is a soy/polypropeline blend that is supposed to wick moisture away from your skin. It sounds good in theory, but we will have to wait till spring to see how they are in practice!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A tale of two hats...

Working on that FO goal. Here are two of my stragglers. The fair-isle hat is one I started up to about an inch almost a year ago. It is kind of a random pattern on donated yarn. I found it doing my stash clean out this week - however my list was already too full, so it never got listed. It will go to a women's shelter. It was really good fair-isle practice. And quite fun to knit.

The other hat is for me. I made these for all the girls that I worked with for Christmas out of Alpaca and then really wanted one for myself. It has been straggling along and now I will be able to wear it for the cold snap this weekend!

Here's to lots more FO's!!

Monday, January 08, 2007

First finished object of the year!

This is the first finished object of the year for me! I washed and blocked it this weekend, which really did seem to help with the curling. I hope that lasts!! I love this scarf!! It is the possum that mr sunneshine gave me for Christmas knit in the diagonal lace pattern on size five needles. It only took me 5 days of knitting to get it done. Now to wear it for the rest of the winter!! Sorry about the sideways picture, blogger won't let me upload the flipped one - oh, well!