Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I forgot to mention that I ended up with 24 squares on the Tiny happy blanket, I added another row of four squares to the bottom of the design. Feel free to use my design, just let me know if you do, I would love to see it.

Process (4th and final step)

Tiny happy baby blanket is done and ready to be given as a gift. I'm very pleased with the way it came out.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


It rained last night, I love how Los Angeles feels so clean after the rain.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Between the lines - Yarn tasting

Between the lines was launched yesterday at Wildfiber in Santa Monica. I designed the shawl especially for them. They have a yarn tasting event this weekend, and I'll be there today (Saturday) between 11:00 - 1:00 to answer any questions regarding the design. Yarn: 2 skeins of Araucania Ruca Solid, DK / 8 ply, 263 yards (240 meters), 100 grams (3.53 ounces), 100% sugar cane in teal (114). Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm. Join us and sample some yummy yarns.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tiny happy

Leftovers from my Tiny happy blanket (waiting for the yarn to arrive to finish it), and a crown detail from my new hat pattern, About a hat (coming soon). Three ways of finishing About a hat. This one is the i-cord finish.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Process (3rd step)

My next step is to calculate how much yarn I need. I ordered 1 skein of each color, CotLin yarn weighs 50 grams a skein. Each square weighs 12 grams. Each color (other than white) weighs approx. 2-3 grams. White weighs approx. 4-5 grams. ; Here is how much yarn I need for each color: Red (in 9 squares) = 27 grams • Blue (in 11 squares) = 33 grams • Orange (in 8 squares) = 24 grams • Yellow (in 8 squares) = 24 grams • Green (in 4 squares) = 12 grams • Dark brown (in 10 squares) = 30 grams • Mid brown (in 13 squares) = 39 grams • Light brown (in 15 squares) = 45 grams • White (in 20 squares) = 100 grams • I'm going to order 2 more skeins of the white just in-case I need a little more than 100 grams.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Process (2nd step)

Remember this post? I got the yarn, decided on the square design, chose the hook size and crocheted one square. After blocking, measuring and weighing I decided to work on a four by five squares grid. You can see the design on the first picture. Each square other than the colorful part will have two rows of white around it. You can see the colors I chose on the second picture, and the start of my Tiny happy blanket on the third one. I weave in the ends and connect the squares as I crochet each square. ; Yarn: Cotlin DK Yarn from KnitPics, Hook: E, 3.5 mm.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

About a hat

About a hat was born from the love of the simple garter stitch, recycled cotton and a little colorful surprise on the crown. ; Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton, made of cotton remnant from the garment industry (all new fabric) this is a great choice for the eco-lovers. 75% recycled cotton + 25% acrylic. ; Needles: US 4 and US 6. ; More details to come.