A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western ...
A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western Fiberscapes" where I take my design influence from the photographs I take and other's I admire and turn them into fiberscapes. Knitting, is very therapeutic to me, it slows me down and centers me. I started creating my own patterns in 2011, just, well because and was amazed they sold on etsy. It was just a fun little hobby that earned me some holiday and yarn money that year. But, I got hooked (no pun intended!) and really love the creative process, combining stitches for textures along with combined with the math calulation.
Sometimes I find an interesting stitch technique and fabric and imagine a design in it. Sometimes it takes many weeks and trial and errors to work something out. I can't tell you how many times I start, get 1/2 way and then pull it out and start again!
As of fall 2015, I'm becoming more focused on the artistic side of knitting. I've been studying mosaic knitting, which I love and playing with blending color - as with Canyonlands. "Navaho Sunsets" has a mix of mosaic and blending colors, while "Eagle Mountain" was inspired by the bald eagles soaring on the thermals above the mountain and canyon behind my house in the foothills of Colorado and Native American art and symbols..
I'm always willing to help my customers with any questions and welcome feedback to improve or add patterns that customers suggest.
No more out of shape ultra stretchy straps! Essential fashionable mesh beach bag, with sturdy, contouring shoulder straps that will stretch less and keep their shape well and make a great cross body / shoulder bag that fits everything in. This will be better than your average mesh bag as a result.
When following or trying beach bag patterns previously, I've been perplexed that the straps wear very stretchy and get out of shape very easily. This also puts stress on the join areas around the strap and pulls the whole bag long and out of shape. To counter that, I've shaped the straps to have a wide base to give the bag better strength and construction. I also like the aesthetic appeal a little better. This has the added benefit that it to contours to your body without gaping as much, meaning your contents are more secure.
Contouring straps, mean less stretch and stress on strap/bag join areas for better quality and durability
X body shaping, means more secure for valuables as bag opening does not drape open
100% cotton materials: keeps shape.
Machine washable, dry flat over night or machine dryer on low heat.
Add a clear vinyl lining to keep wet garments (extra cost)
380 yards of Worsted weight