Mimi Wilson & Kate Denne, mother and daughter team, are the creators of "Whimsy Woolies". Myself being the artisan and Kate the queen of computer savey, allowed my dream to become a reality in this ...
Mimi Wilson & Kate Denne, mother and daughter team, are the creators of "Whimsy Woolies". Myself being the artisan and Kate the queen of computer savey, allowed my dream to become a reality in this high tech world. Inspired at a very young age by my protegee, Mimi Foort, my namesake, who was an amazingly talented and spirited lebonese women. She lived on Quadra Island, across Discovery Passage from my home. I am reminded of the kerosene lantern, the spinning of the wheel and the smell of fleece. Mimi taught me to knit, crochet and spin. I was 19 when I opened my yarn shop, taught others my crafts, and had a design company for a number of years. This was prior to the web, when it was a great effort to market your talent. I was fortunate enough to sell my designs both in Victoria and Vancouver, but burnout hit and I lost my creative spark for a number of years. Then along came my sweet grandchildren, who have re-ignited my flame. I read a quote that lit a spark, by George Elliot, "It's never to late to be what you might have been". I want to leave a legacy, my patterns, a book, something to hold in your hands, a craft that I hope will ignite your creativity. I want everyone to be able to create and enjoy my Whimsy Woolies as much as I have in their creation.
Please look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/whimsywoolies where I preview my latest designs, offer pattern specials and chat. Happy hooking, Mimi
Wild Rose Bonnet & Legwarmers
A sweet vintage inspired bonnet, with matching legwarmers, is embellished with wild roses. The roses can be made small, medium or large, and in any combination. Its your choice how to finish your bonnet. I have shown options, in the 3 different sized hats to give you ideas. The yarn is a wonderfully soft bulky weight, so works up quickly. Enjoy & let your creative side blossom!
10 dc & 6 rows = 4in/10cm