This is an Estonian lace rectangular shawl made of a blend of wool and mohair in lace weight. Czech gold glass beads were incorporated into the design along the center of each leaf motif.
Made from 100% sport weight wool, this circular wrap shawl incorporates amber glass beads along the bottom edging.
Banjo Cable Sweater
This pistachio-colored, fitted ladies sweater made from 100% wool features a rich and deep v-neck design perfect for apres ski.
Made in sea foam green cotton crochet thread, this lacy crocheted sweater is perfect for a summer evening out on the town.
Here is a closeup view of the bead detail for Fall Shawl.
Here is a wide angel view of Fall Shawl.
New Year's Shawl Edge
Detail showing the edge work of the New Year's Eve Shawl.
The Shape of New Year's Eve
Long shot showing the rectangular shape of the New Year's Shawl.
Closeup view of the New Year's Shawl showing the beads in a single leaf motif. Beads were pre-strung onto the yarn prior to knitting and "dropped" at the appropriate stitch to form the spines of each leaf motif. The gold beads added a subtle hint of color to this otherwise plain shawl.
When insects got into my navy 100% wool yarn and destroyed several skeins of yarn, I sought complimentary colors to complete this simple pullover. When worn, the stripes on the sleeves align with the stripes on the body of the sweater.
Scarves and Cowls
Shades of Grey
This scarf is knitted lengthwise for a much firmer drape. Variegated ruffle tape is added as an accent.
Pretty in Purple
Cowls are quickly becoming more popular and with good reason! They add the dame flair as a scarf but without the problem of how to tie them or what to do with the tails. This purple cowl features variegated tape ruffles.
Made in mixed berry, red ruffle, and bordered in black, this eye-catching scarf is reminiscent of the romantic ideal of Zorro.
The rich colors of cream, mocha, and chocolate blend in harmony to create this delicious cowl.
This horizontally knitted scarf features a stunning and bold block of burgundy color framed by taupe ruffles and a black border.
This scarf features a cream center done in moss stitch for a simple but elegant basic structure. This is accented with caramel ruffle edges and ends.
Breast Cancer Boa
This lovely boa in 2 shades of pink serves as a striking fashion accessory as well as an iconic reminder of breast cancer awareness.
Self-striping eyelash yarn makes this boa a joy to knit. It's lively color palette coordinates with almost any wardrobe.
This vintage lace pattern used in a subtly colored scarf adds a touch of elegance for a night out on the town!
Orange You Lovely
This bright light orange scarf adds just the hint of color to your dreary winter wardrobe.
This open weave pattern is both fun to knit and fabulous to wear. It adds a touch of whimsy and elegance to any outfit.
This simple scarf was made with a pebbled textured and colored yarn.
This simple scarf in a pebbled yarn is a knockout!
A touch of ruffles add flair to this color block cowl.
Blue Ruffle Scarf
Similar to the cowl made in the same colors, this is for those who prefer a traditional scarf over a cowl.
Green and Black
A stunning color combination to add a touch of elegance and color to any outfit.
Top Ruffle Cowl
This cowl with ruffles along the top edge is reminiscent of Edwardian collars.
Hats and Gloves
Red Hat Fair Isle Detail
The traditional X and O pattern is readily apparent in this closeup view.
These light weight wrist warmers are perfect for those cold winter days!
This matching hat and gloves turns heads on even the coldest of winter nights.
This stylish and slightly asymmetrical hat features a cabled cinch band topped off with a leather button.
This creme brulee is hot out of the oven with its accent of colored buttons.
OK, so Nordic Nights are long. Really, really long. Here is a stylish hat with extra warmth at the ear band and plenty of air space in the crown for a very warm and cozy hat for those extremely cold winter nights.
Nordic Nights Detail
Detailed view of the fair isle pattern used in the Nordic Nights hat.
This whimsical hat incorporates an asymmetrical pattern with a gigantically whimsical striped pom pom.
This crocheted cap features added warmth around the ears capped off with a decorative shell button.
Victorian wrist warmers in 2 shades of grey warm up those cold rainy days in Northern California.
Two-toned decorative buttons add grace to these Victorian wrist warmers.
The Lady in Red & White
Ruffles and buttons add a Victorian feel to these wool blend wrist warmers.
Rudolph Rides Again
This cute little winter hat was made for my 1-year old great nephew. As soon as my Mom saw it, she had to have one too! I made hers without the ties.
There is no purple in this red hat! But the pops of color make you stand out on the slopes.
Child's Nordic Cap
Traditional Nordic designs are combined in this kid's winter cap.
This crocheted beanie is decorated with a crocheted cabbage rose.
I made this Fair Isle cap for my husband. He wears it every time we go to Tahoe.
Made in 100% wool, this beanie is as warm as it is cute.
Made from my yarn stash, this beanie sports a contrasting ear band.
These leg warmers are just the ticket when working at my computer in my basement home office.
Blue Crochet Hat
This cute crochet hat in 100% wool is adorned with wooden buttons.
Purses and Bags
This is my first felted purse design. It is monogrammed on the outside in amber beads and is lined on the inside with several pockets to help keep you organized.
Market BagMade from 100% cotton, this crocheted bag is sturdy and attractive. Every time I use it, someone asks me where I got it. The sunburst design in the purple band add even more interest to this brightly colored market bag.
I made this elegant clutch purse for myself to use at a wedding. It was the perfect size for the few essentials I needed that evening.
These pincushions are made with fine crochet thread in an elegant taupe.
Originally made as a bookmark, silver glass beads were sewn on to highlight some of the flowers.
Inspired by sweater designs, these pillow covers are made from 100% wool. The black lacy pillow covers a grey satin pillow sheath and is fastened with shell buttons. The grey cabled pillow has a zipper closure along the bottom edge.
Intarsia Wall Hanging
At 2 feet by 3 feet, this wall hanging was inspired by a photo my husband took.
Oak Leaf Motif
Small lace motifs are ideally suited to use in bookmarks knitted from crochet thread. This classic oak leaf motif was so striking in burgundy, I thought I'd frame it.
Floral Lace Bookmark
Lavender glass beads accent the petals of the flowers in this lace bookmark knitted using crochet thread.
Crochet Table Runner
Made in standard crochet thread.
Table Runner Closeup
Green Waves Afghan
Knit as one piece on long circular knitting needles using a boucle yarn for added softness.
Made from 100% wool.
Sunol Water Temple
Knitted in crochet thread using stranded knitting for the lettering and lace motifs for the structure, this wall hanging celebrates the Willis Polk Water Temple located in Sunol, CA.
Knitted in crochet thread using stranded knitting for the lettering and lace motifs for the structure, this wall hanging celebrates the Willis Polk Water Temple located in Sunol, CA. This version is in a simpler frame.
Holiday ornaments are both fun and easy to make.
Lace Covers this Glass Ball
Beads and Stripes
Lace Ornament Cover
Brown and Gold Ribbon Mesh
Snowmen for the Mantle
Dangle Leg Santas for the Mantle
Knit using the double knit technique, this flag style ornament has the same design knit on the other side in reversed colors.
Adorned with a simple bow, this tiny sweater makes a nice tree ornament of a gift tag.
Raspberry Mini Sweater
Crocheted and starched to retain shape, these little snowflakes are suspended from a twig for added interest.
Eyelet rib pattern
I used a self-patterning baby yarn in Sport weight in combination with a simple eyelet rib stitch pattern.
Sleep Sack and Hat Set
Blankets are no longer recommended in cribs, especially for very small infants. This sleep sack and matching hat helps to keep your baby warm and cozy without the choking hazard of a traditional blanket.
The hat was knit in the same yarn with a modification of the stitch pattern used for the sleep sack to give a unified look despite the difference in scale.