The challenge of matching the perfect yarn (colour, weight, and fibre) with the perfect pattern, can sometimes make me crazy... Not this time! I found this pattern for free on Ravelry, and although a challenging cabling project, it was MADE for the hand-dyed pure alpaca yarn that I had stashed away. The pattern is called 'Cable Top Cap' by Susan Mills, and the yarn is called Tranquil Waters by A to Z Alpacas. I think might sell this hat, but I feel like I should make a coordinating pair of mittens or fingerless gloves to go with it first. If you might be interested in this item, with or without matching mitts, please let me know!
A co-worker friend of mine asked if I could sew her a stethoscope cover... I had never tried before, but I gave it a whirl, and gave her the results. It was not very pretty... the seams were not straight and the closure was a mess. I have been working on a new design and I have finally come up with something that I like. So I have begun sewing stethoscope covers for all those healthcare workers who would like one. I will take custom orders, and post any unsold covers in the Store section of this blog. Currently I'm using designer quilting cotton, however, I am going to start trying out organic bamboo french terry, and up-cycling cotton jersey. Hopefully it works!!