Monday, January 28, 2013

Letterpress wedding invitations.

It's nice to keep my toes in the water with small projects such as these. 
A 5 color job for some close friends.

And a 3 color job for my niece and her beau.


I can't stand this interface. Without getting into the annoying code, I can't figure out how to format these blog posts to make them look nice. Sorry.

I haven't given up on crochet!

Leg warmers for a special 1 year old.
A quick scarf with two kinds of yarn for my little sweetie.

This cap was intended for my husband, but ended up fitting my 4 year old instead. I am working on enlarging the pattern, but I've already made it way too big and ended up frogging it.

adventures in knitting

I learned to knit! Beginning from my first projects (the humble dishrag) to my latest masterpieces. (ha!)
I must have made 5 dishrags before I felt confident enough to move on to other things!
This is the Wham Bam Thank You Lamb pattern from
This is more the correct color.
First project worked in the round. The Poplar Cowl.

Made this one for my mom -- It's the Churchmouse Ruffle Scarf. It felt like it took forever since it was worked end to end, but my mom loves it. That makes it worth it. 

Couldn't find the pattern for this one on, but that's where I found it originally. It's a pretty basic baby cap.
I ended up making a bunch of these, since I knew of at least 20 friends and acquaintances having babies last year.

This one was intended for my 1-1/2 year old son, but it turned out too big.

My first pair of knit socks! They're for one of those babies born in 2012. I made these from a book I have had for years. I actually made 3 socks... I screwed up the second one, so I had to knit up a third one.

This was my first sweater ever knit! It was another baby gift and much easier than I imagined it would be. It's the Yoked Cardigan from KnitBot.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

More calendar stuff

Here's this year's calendar page. I really like the way it turned out.
Also, I've updated my Spoonflower tea towel calendar for 2013.

Lots of posts coming...

Trying to keep up with my blog isn't really working out. It's been just over a year since my last post. I just went through my photo libraries and pulled out all the project photos. There are a lot of them, so the explanations may be short and I hope I get through them all. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Oh yeah, I'm also a letterpress printer.

I've been printing since 1999, but for some reason I didn't think it belonged on this blog. I've printed tons of stuff, mostly wedding invitations, and I can't possibly post it all. I can, however, post the calendar pages I've been doing since 2006. I belong to a group of letterpress printers called the Redwood Chappel. (Not religious, that's just what a group of printers is called. It's rather unfortunate these days, like a murder of crows.) Each of the members is assigned a page, we each design and print 400-500 copies, then we get together in October to collate them and talk about how our year went. I'm glad to be a part of it... until recently I've been the only printing female member, and only one of two under age 60 or so.
From top to bottom:
October 2006
November 2007
December 2008
cover 2009
March 2010
April 2011
May 2012
(Sorry about the formatting... this interface drives me batty and I can't get it to look how I would like it to.) You may notice that the most recent page, May 2012, was the inspiration for my Spoonflower tea towel calendar.