New Pattern: Sunnyside Cowl

I have designed this pattern for my daughter who loves to wear it. If you know teenagers, this is a big compliment. She picked the colours, of course. The stitch pattern is Half-Patent, which is very easy to knit and produces a very stretchy and warm fabric.

The yarn I have used is a very soft Merino Silk blend in Dk weight. It is a single-ply yarn.

You can get the pattern in my Etsy shop.


New Yarn: Cashmere/Silk Lace

I have decided to add a new yarn to my store and here it is.

I love this yarn! It is a cashmere/silk lace weight yarn. The cashmere gives it a beautiful drape and a bit of a halo. The silk makes it shimmer. It is extremely soft.

Especially for this yarn I came up with a new dyeing method. The colours change every 1 – 2 inches and flow smoothly from one shade to the next. Every skein is 3.5oz (100g) and has 1.430yds (1.300m). Have I told you how much I like it? ; )

What Happened to Miss Molly?

Miss Molly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and his hat,
And he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.

He looked at the dolly and he shook his head.
And he said, “Miss Molly, put her straight to bed.”
He wrote on the paper for a pill, pill, pill.
“I’ll be back in the morning with the bill, bill, bill.”

Well, in the last weeks this Miss Molly had all her children sick at home ( one of them twice) and now she herself needed to go to the Doctor. As some of you might know I have Asthma and if I get a simple cold it acts up and does not want to leave.

Anyway, if you want to make me feel better (hehe) you can sign up for my newsletter by sending me an e-mail to sunnyside(dot)ellen(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Or on Ravelry you could link your yarn to my new shop page and make it look prettier. Instructions how to do this are here.

Thanks a bunch!

Heads up

My Etsy store will be closed in August. So please let me know if there is anything you need before I put my store in vacation mode. Thank you!


Even though my blog suggests I have not been doing much lately the truth is that I have not blogged about the things I have done. I have been making jams, jellies and syrups. I have made cakes, cookies and bread and (big surprise) I have even been sewing. The sweater I started in August last year is almost finished and I have started another scarf with handspun yarn.

Unfortunately I also have been hit by another worsening of my Asthma so that all that activity has slowed down to a trickle yet again.

In the photo is a silk/merino blend for my oldest daughter whose favourite colour is blue. The yarn is inspired by Intertwined. It is a single ply yarn where you add sparkly embroidery thread. I have been trying hard not to overspin the yarn. It will all be obvious when it comes off the bobbin! I think I should spin more often so that I remember the things I have learned the last time I did it.

I am not sure what I enjoy more: spinning the yarn or knitting with the handspun yarn…