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Anyone who is a Game of Thrones fan, and/or loves to knit, will fall head over heels for this new Winterfell cowl over at the Fancy Tiger Blog.



(Photo from the Fancy Tiger Blog)

I can’t believe their surreal photo shoot.  I feel like I’m beyond the wall and it’s a very scary place.  Good thing I have the prospect of a sweet-looking cowl to keep me sane!

I’m going to knit one of these up asap, and I think you should, too.



I learned to knit at Christmas last year.  And thanks to classes at Fancy Tiger, I’ve been knitting and knitting and knitting!  And not badly! =)


Ysolda Teague’s Pear Drop in Scrumptious Lace.


Arrowhead Mittens by Alexis Winslow / Brooklyn  Tweed in Elemental Effects Natural Shetland Fingering wool.  =)  Warm!


Stephen West’s Geysir Stretch Knit Along Shawl in super soft Malbrigo Worsted.  It looks more electric in person.  (^o^)


And this is not knit, but I wanted to share.  Made with the Liberty of London lawn fabric I got in Paris, paired with the neon/tan lace I got in Santa Fe, and the button I got down the road.  Ha ha!  It all comes together!  A very fun and fast, but expensive scarf to make.  I love Liberty!  Their design team must be the coolest pattern geniuses on the planet.  If anyone gets a chance to go to La Droguerie in Paris… do it.  Miles and miles of Liberty Lawn, walls of ribbons, yarn by the pound, and beads and buttons in apothecary jars that make your heart melt.  *Droooooooool*  This is their button wall- all of which are tucked away in magical drawers behind the counter…


The possibilities are endless!


I don’t know how this happened.  A year ago, this wall above my bed was a blank wall… and then…

I read a blog where a designer said she only kept empty frames in her bedrooms so that she wouldn’t have nightmares.  I can’t remember the reasoning behind it, but it seemed to make sense at the time, so I started collecting old frames from antique and thrift stores.

Then posters started creeping into my frames…  I was recently given the print of the girl with the umbrella for Christmas by a good friend.  It is by artist Kristin Kemper, who I think is genius.

I also have that sick affinity for paper that most artists do.  Those big drawers at art stores that you can pull out and leaf through expensive swaths of paper, like fabric in their patterns, always call to me, even though I have no plan for their use.  I finally just stuck some up on the wall because I couldn’t bear to stash them away somewhere.  Now it’s growing!  My new favorite place to buy paper is here:  Kozo: Fine Art Materials  in Denver.  But Meininger is always great, too.

Covering a whole wall like this would be fun!  Image

P.S.  The decaying wood on the wall is the guts of an old piano that had been left outside.  I love how it looks like a fish skeleton… since you know how much I like the beautiful macabre of the skeleton.

Has anyone else played with Polyvore yet?

I know I saw it floating through the internet world a while back, but I never tried it until recently.  It’s ridiculously addicting.  I suggest putting an hour aside before playing with this virtual collage site… I went to find a good outfit to pair with the FibreCo’s pattern, Winthrop, and got sucked into all the color!

Winthrop Sweater Tomato-Style