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I finally got my first commission!  I mean, yeah…sure…it’s my mother-in-law…but hey, it’s something, right?

So, we went down to my in-law’s place up in Arkansas for the weekend, and as I was sitting there crocheting, my MIL said she wanted to commission me to make a shawl/wrap for her mother, who I shall affectionately refer to as “Granny” henceforth. 320 more words

New Labels & Knitting


I have finally had time to update to my new logo and labels in time for stitching them into my latest knitwear creations. I have been using the older logo as labels for the last year since I made my ‘UNDERGROWTH’ collection for Spring / Summer 2013. 339 more words

Memory with a Shrug and Grim Set Teeth

in my youth
my open-mouthed youth
I fought hard
my eyes to the sky
but still I’d cry


© Steve Mitchell 2014


Alouette, gentille Alouette...


I have been waiting since Christmas to find the perfect pattern for this delicious yarn. The yarn is Berroco Foliage, a chunky- weight yarn that is both warm and soft to the touch.  243 more words


Winter ahoy!

Put away that sunscreen & life preserver, Winter’s not far off now…

Autumn/ Winter 2014:

Phew! Even in this summer heat, we’re already dreaming of wraps & shrugs…. 23 more words

Peek a boo

While swimming laps, this young guy (college?) keep trying to get me to notice him. It was quite amusing. I avoided making eye contact because I was a little creeped out for a bit, which seemed to make him more eager.  146 more words


Another Shrug - crochet this time

There is a brief pattern (UK & US versions) at the bottom of the post for anyone who might want to make one

After I finished the mohair shrug I liked the simplicity of the pattern and the shape of the garment so much that I started wondering if it would work in other sorts of yarn and after Jill from… 1,829 more words