Railway Ear Warmer

Here in the South, frigid winter days are few & far between. We have wind though, lots of wind. When the wind blows, even moderate temps can feel like your ears are icy. This is a simple ear warmer headband which works up very quickly in bulky weight yarn for just that occasion. A great 1-2 hour project.

It’s a free pattern in my Ravelry store…TexasPurl Designs


Blankets for Babies

I so enjoy making baby blankets. I can always envision a little angel cuddled up in a handmade blanket. The first baby blanket I made with this pattern was planned for a little girl, turns out my friend had a little boy! Surprise! He’s so adorable! Second time’s a charm for this blanket. Tunisian entrelac works up so nicely with Caron Simply Soft. #Yarnspirations

Virus Shawl

Not that anyone necessarily needs a sweater or shawl to contend with Texas weather year round, air conditioned offices and homes certainly can demand it. I always seem to be chilled in the mornings.

What a nice project to work up! Just a small bit of adjustment with the yarn as I added a new ball so the colors would blend properly and off again. Very quick to make and I love it.

Side note about the yarn: The Patons Lace in Patina is a bit “sticky” to work with. It doesn’t glide though your fingers well. Better to pre-load on your finger than depend on it to flow well. But very soft and pretty.

Thank you to my beautiful daughter-in-law for modeling it.

New Curtain on the hook…

I had this brilliant idea (in my opinion) for a new kitchen curtain. Now….to find a motif I can work with. I came across an awesome hexagon lace motif on Pinterest and off we go! I have two completed and had to block them to see how they are going to look. I think I’m going to love it.


Tunisian Throw with Company Logo

I finally finished this Tunisian Throw for my boss. This is our company logo. Turned out pretty sweet. I used a program online (Stitch FIddle) to upload a photo of the logo and it charted the pattern for me. What a fabulous program. Started it in December. Slow going, but done! I plan to back it with a royal blue fleece.


Yarn Stash Organization

We’ve moved! And now I’ve had to reorganize for the space I have. I entered it all into my stash on Ravelry. What a nice feature of the site. I made notes on each entry as to location (bins, closets, totes, etc.) and got it all put away.

So….please don’t tell my husband I have 41 Miles of yarn!