Sunday, February 23, 2014

Knit up some warm confidence.

Get A Backbone shawl

Get A Backbone. A shawl pattern.

Here is the pattern for Get A Backbone.  A lovely shawl that can be knitted in any yarn to any size.
This link currently goes to ravelry.  I will be posting the pattern here soon.
It is an easy enough shawl, with just a bit of fun in the center with the cable.  A gentle cable, great for cable newbies or experienced cable-rs alike.  

Fast on size 11 needles with bulky yarn.  I hope you enjoy it!
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Get A Backbone, a shawl.

Need a bit of a shore up?  Just not feeling able to put up instead of shut up?  Legs a bit shaky?  Well have no fear, a backbone is here. Yes, a knitting pattern for your very own portable backbone. 
I have had this pattern clanking about in my head for much too long, now it has finally come out. I used a lovely BFL yarn by Feederbrook Yarns, Entropy, blue faced leister. Still working on it at this post, but it will soon be published on ravelry, free even. 
Strength and warmth, what a great combination. 

Monday, February 03, 2014

Another sneak peek.

Here is a close up sneak peek of another pattern from my upcoming ebook 'Stoplight Knitting'. These are the One Way Wrist Wraps. Worsted weight yarn, size 7 needles and quick as a bunny to knit. I knitted the models in Malabrigo Rios, one of ny favorite yarns.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A rough road

I am currently writing a new ebook of knitting patterns. Hoping to take it to print as well. It has patterns that are portable and only take one or two balls of yarn. Some if the patterns have attention level options from easy to intermediate.
The title? Stoplight Knitting.  Yes we can see a theme.  
Here is a sneak peek at one of the projects. This one is 'rough road' lap mat. 
I am looking forward to showing more sneak peeks soon. 
You can find me on ravelry as hestiasfire to keep out a closer eye.  
Instagram: hestiashands. 

Sunday, December 01, 2013

A sad day

My dear, beloved father passed away on Monday, November 25. 
My heart is broken. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

My new convertible

Scarf that is!  I used Anzula Squishy and Madeline Tosh sock yarn to weave this scarf adding three rows of lace on one end.  I attached three small buttons to he opposite end and used the lace as buttonholes.  A scarf or
a cowl, choices are good. Sweet. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Took a class at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company. Got a cricket rigid heddle loom and have been weaving ever since. The rhythm of the shuttle and heddle is so soothing. Even warping this loom is easy and relaxing. Weaving is a great stash buster as well. Having the best time with my new delicious loom.