A Couple of New Things

Kool-Aid Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

I have a couple of new pieces to show you today! First up is a surface pattern design. A little while back, I shared my Ninja Stars Take a Backseat pattern design with you. Today, those ninja stars are front and center. You can read more about Ninja Stars at Annie C Designs.

My other new piece today is the Kool-Aid Cowl:

Kool-Aid Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I crocheted this cowl from yarn I dyed with Kool-Aid. It is a really fun way to dye yarn, and can yield some pretty great results. I love the bright colors in this one.

See more photos and purchase on Etsy.

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Caramel Apple Cowl

Caramel Apple Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

How are things going where you are? It is a busy day for me. I have a few pieces that I am blocking, I’m crocheting on a couple others, I’m getting files together for some surface pattern designs, and I’m trying to remember to do a bit of laundry here and there. I also put a new crocheted piece in my online shop today. This is the Caramel Apple Cowl:

Caramel Apple Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I dyed this yarn with Kool-Aid! How cool is that? It is a pretty easy process, yet can create some gorgeous yarn. I used cherry and lime Kool-Aid for this yarn. When complimentary colors (like red and green) come together, they make brown. In this case, the bits of brown reminded me of caramel, and the red and green reminded me of apples. Caramel Apple. Voila!

See more photos and purchase on Etsy.

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Bit of Magenta Cowl

Bit of Magenta Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

It is an unseasonably warm day here in Kansas City. Today I am going to head outside to take down the Christmas lights (no sense in doing that when it is very cold, I say) and fill up the bird feeders (I can almost hear little birdie tummy rumbles from inside the house). Before I start my outdoor chores, I want to show you my newest piece! This is the Bit of Magenta Cowl.

Bit of Magenta Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I had a little bit of yarn left after making my mom’s Christmas scarf, and I just started crocheting with it. I went around and around the piece changing my stitches here and there, without much of a plan. I stopped when I was almost out of yarn—I saved enough to do the picot edgings on top and bottom. The result is a fun little cowl with lots of texture.

See more photos and purchase in my Etsy shop.

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Winding Forest Path Cowl

Winding Forest Path Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

I just added a new piece to the shop! This is the Winding Forest Path Cowl:

Winding Forest Path Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I love the combination of black and deep, dark green in this yarn. I can almost smell pine trees when I look at it, which makes me think of this as a kind of Christmassy piece, though it is really appropriate for any chilly time of year.

I’ve wanted to try a braided piece for a while now. I went with fairly wide sections for the braid, which means I ended up with a shorter piece—a piece that is the perfect size for a cowl. The braided panels wind around like a path in a forest.

See more photos and purchase in my Etsy shop.

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Autumn Palace Cowl

Autumn Palace Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

I have a new piece in the shop today featuring a happy little yarn. This is the Autumn Palace Cowl:

Autumn Palace Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I know I say this a lot but, I love this yarn! It is part of the Isaac Mizrahi Craft collection from Premier Yarns. Those lavender and lighter orange threads that run through the yarn are really fun, and the darker orange core yarn is silky and wonderful.

I loom knit this yarn into a cowl that can be worn slouchy or folded over for more of a turtleneck look.

I still have another skein of this yarn! I don’t know what I’m going to make with it yet, but it is going to be fabulous, because this yarn is fabulous.

See more photos and purchase on Etsy.

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Scoops Cowl

Scoops Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

Back when I posted my Smooth & Melty Cowl, I mentioned that the yarn reminded me of ice cream. Specifically, it reminds me of both Neapolitan and Spumoni ice creams. There is the chocolatey brown, the golden vanilla, the strawberry and cherry pink, and the pistachio green. I crocheted this cowl from the yarn I had leftover from that Smooth & Melty Cowl.

Handmade Scoops Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

I really like the way the thicker parts of this yarn create the little puffs in this piece. Those are the “scoops” of ice cream in the cowl.

See more photos and purchase in my Etsy shop.

Until next time,
Annie

New Piece: Roy G. Biv Cowl

Roy G Biv Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

There really is a “Part II” to the What I Did on My Summer Vacation post, but I need to take some photos before I can finish that up and the batteries in my camera died. I was going to buy some today, but I got distracted by the big display of crazy pumpkins at the grocery store, and forgot I needed to make the battery purchase. Crazy pumpkins can do that to you.

I the meantime, I’ve added a new piece to the shop, one that I managed to get pictures of before the demise of the camera batteries. This is the Roy G. Biv Cowl:

Roy G. Biv Handmade Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts | Etsy

If you have looked through the pieces I have available on the site, you might recognize the yarn in this cowl. It is the same yarn I used for my Rainbow Infinity Scarf. The scarf is a crocheted piece, but this Roy G. Biv Cowl is loom knit.

I love rainbows, both naturally occurring and human-made. I have a Pinterest board dedicated them. When I worked at Wal-Mart, I arranged the clothes on hangers in Roy G. Biv order (I would rotate which color I started with so there wasn’t a sea of red shirts when you entered the ladies’ department). The clothes in my closet are in rainbow order, too. If I have a chance to do something in a rainbow color scheme, I am a pretty happy girl. This cowl makes me very happy!

See more photos and purchase in my Etsy shop.

Until next time,
Annie

On the Loom: Blue and Gray Cowl

Blue & Gray Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

Hi folks,

I have a loom knitting piece in progress to share with you today!

On the Loom: Blue and Gray Cowl | Webster Fiber Arts

In my head, this is going to be a kind of funky cowl when it is done. What you see in the photo is just the very beginning. I’m working this from the bottom up. The bottom is knit loosely and is split so it will lay a little better. I’m tightening up the stitch now and joining the piece together. Then I’ll knit on it for a while and split the piece again so the cowl has a sort of fold down collar. That’s the plan anyway—with any luck it will all work out like I am seeing it in my head.

Until next time,
Annie