Western Art Glass

December 11, 2009

How gorgeous are these from Western Art Glass?

Made out of recycled beer bottles and other glass.  Super cool.

Ski, bunny, ski!

December 3, 2009

Hello, friends.

What better way to kick off the Craftery than with a free pattern? I give you my first original design that actually worked like I told it to:


Ski tracks! Just like in the cartoons, kids.

Cascade Cloud 9 (1 ball, 109 yards)
Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK (1 ball, 127 yards)
Size 7 (4.5mm) 16″ circulars
Link in Ravelry
Free pattern here: Ski, bunny, ski! (PDF)

It’s got cables. It’s got a big ol’ (3.5″) pom-pom. It’s got sun-shaped decreases. And it’ll keep your ears warm and snuggly all winter long.

In truth, you could use any worsted-weight yarn for this. Solid or semi-solid colors work best. My colors here are on the girly side, but the hat works for dudes too. And of course, the pom-pom is optional. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for squeezability, but optional.

PS: Let me know if you find any errors. I’ll get ’em fixed up.