|'Greenie' Beanie ~ hand knit (Photo by Showna)|
|'Snow Buds' mad hatter ~ hand knit, felted & embroidered|
Today is beautiful outside and what scant snow we had this winter has melted away in the warm and long awaited sunshine. Vibrant purple crocuses are poking out through drab ground cover and the grass and mosses are greening up. This promise of spring sends me back to my stash and a frenzy of colour in anticipation of the tulips, daffodils, lilacs, iris, peonies, poppies and lilies yet to come.
|'Icelandic Flowers' gnomie ~hand knit, felted & embroidered|
(Hat pattern design by Harpa Jonsdottir
with my embroidery design)
|'Baby Icelandic Flowers' beanie |
~ hand knit & felted
Last years pale purple iris were the perfect inspiration for a flower pot style fringed beret combined with a lovely Irish green hue. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Other orchid and parchment coloured iris inspired a classic beret below.
|'Irish Iris' flower pot beret ~ hand knit & felted|
|'Tambourine' beret ~ hand knit & felted|
A nest with a clutch of robin's eggs was the inspiration for this pleated cloche in an irresistible robin's egg blue with a touch of orchid pink.
|'Robin's Egg' pleated cloche ~ hand knit & felted|
|Robin's eggs (Photo by Karen Lammes)|
|'Robin's Egg' ~ top view|
|'Plum Bun' pleated cloche ~ hand knit & felted|
|'Plum Bun' ~ top view|
|'Fickle Fingers' flower pot beret ~ hand knit & felted|
|Vintage Black & Blue beret ~ felt with hand knit band|
|Vintage Pink beret ~ felt with hand knit band|
|Vintage Red' beret ~ felt with hand knit band|